Today’s mail delivery brought with it my contributor’s copies for this latest issue of Star Trek Magazine. Yet another helping of nerdity as I do GeekDad things with the girls (in and around catching snippets of the Firefly marathon on the Science Channel).
My contributions to this issue are actually pretty minor, in the form of providing the first draft of the script for the seventh and final installment of extended storyline featured in “The Trek Life,” the comic drawn by artist David Reddick and included in each issue of the magazine for the past several years. Editor Paul Simpson and I then tweaked the script before sending it on to Dave so that he can do the voodoo he does so well. Working on the story was a lot of fun, I must say.
So, what else is in the magazine this time around? Let’s have a look, shall we?
- Paul Simpson interviews Captain Jonathan Archer himself, Scott Bakula.
- The “Star Trek 45s” coverage continues, with Lance Parkin revisiting the Voyager episode “Coda,” Christopher L. Bennett’s look at “Concerning Flight,” and Allyn Gibson taking a peek at “Timeless.”
- A look at the mean, misguided, or just plain crazy captains, admirals, and other Starfleet leaders by Brian J. Robb
- David R. George takes a long, hard look at the “Miracle Worker,” Montgomery Scott, and whether he deserves that title.
- Celebrating the 25th anniversary of its theatrical release, Howard Weinstein takes a look back at Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
- David A. McIntee ponders Star Trek‘s portrayal of the law, legal proceedings, and other lawyerly mischief.
- An excerpt from Michael A. Martin’s second novel taking place during the Romulan War: Star Trek: Enterprise – To Brave the Storm.
In addition to all of that, there’s the usual assortment of news tidbits, fan spotlights, the newest installment of Larry Nemecek’s “Lost and Found” and “A Fistful of Data, Dr. Chris Dows’ “Treknology” column, along with product news and reviews.
That should tide you over during the coming holidays, right?