Talking Outside In Boldly Goes


What feels like a million years ago but was actually more like three, I was invited to be one of 117 authors to contribute essays to a book in ATB Publishing’s Outside In series. They’ve done other media properties but tackled Star Trek aiming to have this mammoth work out in time for the 50th Anniversary. Yesterday, the social media onslaught began as you can tell but I wanted to talk a little bit more about it here. First of […]

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Saluting 50 Years of Star Trek


Although Gene Roddenberry first conceived of Star Trek in 1964, today we celebrate its 50th anniversary as it debuted on NBC. For a number of reasons having to do with post-production optical effects and editing, the network decided to open with a monster-of-the-week episode, “The Man Trap”, rather than the second pilot, which introduced us to Captain James T. Kirk or the first story filmed for the first season “The Corbomite Maneuver”. As a result, it took audiences a while […]

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The Star Trek Stamps are Released Today


Today at noon, the United States Postal Service is hosting at event at Mission New York, the 50th anniversary Star Trek convention. They will be unveiling the four commemorative stamps celebrating Gene Roddenberry’s creation. I was contacted a year ago to consult on these stamps, mostly the written material although I did offer my thoughts on the artwork. While I wish they had used photography, the iconic images remain recognizable. Last week I was invited by the USPS to attend […]

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