Star Trek fan for life. A Star Trek collector for almost as long.
I tell the stories behind my best collectibles.
I wrote recently that the Enterprise is in fact a Starship-class vessel. Lots of people disagreed. Lots. But then they also disagree with Gene Roddenberry and Matt Jefferies.
August 14, 2020
Knowing the Enterprise’s class was a point of honour for young me, a bit of trivia that set me apart from kids who only liked Star Trek. It’s unfortunate young me had it wrong.
August 13, 2020
Read a wide-ranging interview with Takei and get confirmation that TOS did not employ invisible stagehands.
July 23, 2020
IDIC pendants, all the scripts, even actual film footage from the set. Gene Roddenberry had collectors in mind even as the show was still in its first run.
June 11, 2020
“Bones — what if I’m wrong?” Kirk asked in a touching scene in Balance of Terror. The original version of that scene was a mundane exchange until Gene Roddenberry fixed it the day before the cameras rolled.
May 21, 2020
If I had a time machine, I would return to August 1966 and pay AMT to make me a Galileo. And I wouldn’t need to bring much cash.
February 26, 2020