A vaguely interesting concept becomes a true mess
by JOHN VINCENT
A new book provides a different perspective on Trek history
Gene Roddenberry sure liked to tell stories, especially if they were stories that helped inspire the underdog. So it's probably no surprise that even some of the stories the Great Bird of the Galaxy himself shared about the early days of "Star Trek" might have a taste of fiction to it. Not th ...Read More
New documentary will focus on 1982 Houston convention that crashed and burned
It was a weekend some Star Trek fans hoped the world would forget. It was 1982, and some had billed it the "grandaddy of all Star Trek conventions." Scheduled to take place just days after the release of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," this was supposed to be a convention like none other. ...Read More
Trekkies will be welcome after all to the 'future birthplace of James T. Kirk'
Looks like elected officials in Riverside, Iowa, aren't too keen about being known as the "future birthplace of James T. Kirk." Council members voted last month to deny its annual $10,000 contribution to TrekFest, a weekend-long Star Trek convention of sorts hosted by the town in June. That lack ...Read More