When I was about twelve years old, I got hooked on Star Trek. Over the next three years or so, I absorbed all the Star Trek stuff I could find. I joined fan clubs, subscribed to zines, purchased every “special edition” magazine that was sold by the local magazine/cigar store. I built Testors models, painstakingly painting black or white windows on the Enterprise D. Thanks to a friend and his obsessed family, I attended convention. I ordered many items through the mail via catalogue. I taped every episode of TNG, which was easy because TNG was on three times a week at that point thanks to an amazing television station we could receive unless there was a storm over Lake Erie. In the centre of everything was the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek.
This is a blog about Star Trek, growing up as a Trekker during Star Trek’s Silver Anniversary and fandom in general. I also share thoughts on the newest generation of Star Trek stories, actors and fans.