Monday 3 April 2017


From August 1980: a fanzine ad for STAR TREK THE MAGAZINE.

I don't know much about this one... despite the official-sounding title I suspect this was actually a fanzine.  It's a UK address on the advert but they may have simply been acting as agents for a US publisher.  Paramount's lawyers may have turned a blind eye to fandom (it did keep reruns of the show on the air and movies in theatres) but I think a title that grand was probably a step too far, especially if it stopped the studio signing a commercial deal with a real publisher.

i assume it is not to be confused with TREK, the seldom-seen fanzine that spawned the series of paperback books collecting articles from the 'zine throughout the 1980s.  They were once certain secondhand bookstore fodder but seem to have become a lot rarer in the wild over the last decade or so.

1 comment:

  1. it sounds like a one-shot publication ( assuming it was even published ).

    A genuine curio.


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