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(still trying to get one for spock/uhura http://spock-uhura.livejournal.com/1141107.html but they didn’t like the…

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Added by Spock/Uhura Shipper on July 2, 2012 at 3:49am — No Comments

Some details of my interview

Got a new email update from Marc Cushman on May 8th. He shared some more details about his upcoming 900 page book "These  Are The Voyages", full of surprising behind the scenes stories and pictures from every Star Trek T.O.S. episode, which commemorates the 45th Anniversary of Star Trek!



Of his interview with me, he says "You are one of the voices that walk us through the production, taking us on a tour of makeup, the trailers, the set, with a look at Bill Shatner and Marc Daniels at… Continue

Added by Win de Lugo on May 12, 2011 at 2:47pm — 4 Comments

Star Trek Re-Watch: "The Enterprise Incident"

Last week, I teamed up with friend and fellow writer David Mack to help relaunch the "Star Trek Re-Watch blog over at Tor.com. We took over the duties beginning with the original series' third season, and we're reviewing the season in airdate order, which means our first turn at bat was "Spock's… Continue

Added by Dayton Ward on October 14, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Ward's Wayback Trek Reviews, Entry #17

The latest in a (more or less) weekly series of reviews throughout 2010, on randomly-selected episodes of the original Star Trek series, and presented in a "live blog" format as I rewatch the episode. Why? Well...why not?



Tonight's episode:

"The Way to Eden"

third season

episode #75

original airdate: February 21, 1969



Summary: The Enterprise picks up a shipload of hippies looking for a planet called “Eden,” and hijinks ensue. Oh,… Continue

Added by Dayton Ward on September 14, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Star Trek 365.

So, I've had this book for a few days now after pre-ordering it from Amazon months ago. Published by Abrams Books, this hefty tome makes use of the publisher's popular 365 Days series format to present what is, essentially, a celebration of the original series.



I say this as a longtime Trekkie of the first order: If you're a fan of the original series and you don't have this book? You need to turn in your "I Grok Spock" pin, pointed ears, phaser-shaped water pistol, and your… Continue

Added by Dayton Ward on September 3, 2010 at 6:39am — 1 Comment

Ward's Wayback Trek Reviews, Entry #16

Wow! Has it really been *two months* since the last time I did one of these? Where did the time go?



(I know. I can hear some folks saying "What? It's only been two months? Damn!" Today's just not your day, is it?)





The latest in a (more or less) weekly series of reviews throughout 2010, on randomly-selected episodes of the original Star Trek series, and presented in a "live blog" format as I rewatch the episode. Why? Well...why not?…

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Added by Dayton Ward on August 28, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ward's Wayback Trek Reviews, Entry #15!

The latest in a (more or less) weekly series of reviews throughout 2010, on randomly-selected episodes of the original Star Trek series, and presented in a "live blog" format as I rewatch the episode. Why? Well...why not?







Tonight's episode:

"For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky"

third season

episode #65

original airdate: November 8, 1968



Summary: The Enterprise encounters an artificial asteroid which contains a… Continue

Added by Dayton Ward on June 27, 2010 at 1:07pm — 2 Comments

Ward's Wayback Trek Reviews, Entry #14

The latest in a (more or less) weekly series of reviews throughout 2010, on randomly-selected episodes of the original Star Trek series, and presented in a “live blog” format as I rewatch the episode. Why? Well...why not?







Tonight’s episode:

“The Cage”

original unaired pilot

episode #1



Summary: It’s the first pilot, baby! The Enterprise journeys to the mysterious planet Talos IV in response to a distress call, and hijinks… Continue

Added by Dayton Ward on June 13, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Today's "Artifact of Nerdity."

Found this last night in the back of the closet down in "the Vault." Anybody ever seen one?







It's a type of poster they used to call "Wallbusters." This thing is monstrous: 50" x 38", and the idea is that the scene is perforated and removable from the surrounding white space, after which you stick it on your wall to give the room that whole "HOLY SHIT! They're coming to get me!" feeling. These were… Continue

Added by Dayton Ward on June 10, 2010 at 8:37am — 4 Comments

Feelin' Nostalgic: the Star Trek Poster Books

It's a quiet Sunday evening here at Stately Ward Manor, and as I work my way through my Season 3 DVD set of Burn Notice in preparation for watching the 4th season premiere I've got on the DVR, I feel like gettin' bit nostalgic for some old-school Star Trek nerdity.



So, what's on the agenda tonight? A trip back to 1976, and the totally bitchin' series of Star Trek Giant Poster Books. Behold, yo!…

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Added by Dayton Ward on June 6, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Ward's Wayback Trek Reviews, Entry #13!

The latest in a (more or less) weekly series of reviews throughout 2010, on randomly-selected episodes of the original Star Trek series, and presented in a "live blog" format as I rewatch the episode. Why? Well...why not?







Tonight's episode:

"And the Children Shall Lead"

third season

episode #60

original airdate: October 11, 1968



Summary: The Enterprise arrives at a remote Federation outpost and finds that all of the… Continue

Added by Dayton Ward on June 6, 2010 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Ward's Wayback Trek Reviews, Entry #12!

The latest in a (more or less) weekly series of reviews throughout 2010, on randomly-selected episodes of the original Star Trek series, and presented in a "live blog" format as I rewatch the episode. Why? Well...why not?







Tonight's episode:

"Shore Leave"

first season

episode #17

original airdate: December 29, 1966



Summary: The Enterprise crew takes a much-needed rest break on a supposedly uninhabited planet, and… Continue

Added by Dayton Ward on May 23, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

More original series Trek stories? Yes, please. Always.



So, I'm reading message boards this morning, and I come across a discussion started by someone commenting that they didn't want to see any more stories with the original Star Trek characters. He'd done some thinking, and figured that this one group of people had encountered far too many adventures to be credible. It wasn't realistic, apparently. To make it more interesting, he was referring only to the original series' 79 episodes, and not even the subsequent animated… Continue

Added by Dayton Ward on May 9, 2010 at 11:28am — 11 Comments

Ward's Wayback Trek Reviews, Entry #11!

The latest in a (more or less) weekly series of reviews throughout 2010, on randomly-selected episodes of the original Star Trek series, and presented in a "live blog" format as I rewatch the episode. Why? Well...why not?







Tonight's episode:

"Operation -- Annihilate!"

first season

episode #29

original airdate: April 13, 1967



Summary: The Enterprise answers a distress call from a colony on the planet Deneva, and hijinks… Continue

Added by Dayton Ward on May 4, 2010 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Feelin' Nostalgic: Star Trek tech nerdity.

Over the weekend, TrekMovie.com posted new details about the very cool-looking U.S.S. Enterprise Manual to be published by Haynes in September. For those who might not know, Haynes publishes detailed and super-duper illustrated "do-it-yourself" repair manuals for pretty much any make and model of car or truck you'd care to… Continue

Added by Dayton Ward on April 26, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Ward's Wayback Trek Reviews, Entry #9!

The latest in a (more or less) weekly series of reviews throughout 2010, on randomly-selected episodes of the original Star Trek series, and presented in a "live blog" format as I rewatch the episode. Why? Well...why not?







Tonight's episode:

"Requiem for Methuselah"

third season

episode #76

original airdate: February 14, 1969



Summary: The Enterprise journeys to a supposedly uninhabited planet searching for the cure to… Continue

Added by Dayton Ward on March 19, 2010 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Ward's Wayback Trek Reviews, Entry #8!

The latest in a (hopefully) weekly series of reviews throughout 2010, on randomly-selected episodes of the original Star Trek series, and presented in a "live blog" format as I rewatch the episode. Why? Well...why not?







Tonight's episode:

"Is There in Truth No Beauty?"

third season

episode #62

original airdate: October 18, 1968



Summary: The Enterprise is tasked with escorting a Federation ambassador so ugly that he… Continue

Added by Dayton Ward on March 6, 2010 at 2:42pm — 2 Comments

Flipping through the Star Trek Fotonovels.

I've been doing some digging around in the Vault lately, and found myself pawing through some of my older books. Among them are these twelve little jewels...ambassadors for Star Trek from a truly bygone era.



Star Trek Fotonovel Covers

(Click to enlarge.)



Published in 1977 and 1978, each of these "Fotonovels" takes an episode of the original Star Trek series and retells it in a neat… Continue

Added by Dayton Ward on February 26, 2010 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

Why, yes...the original Star Trek is still my favorite.

Last year, during the run-up to the premiere of the new Star Trek film, I wrote a semi-regular series of blog posts where I was "feelin' nostalgic" for the original series. The topics I covered included reminiscing about older Star Trek books, tributes to the original U.S.S. Enterprise filming model, to pleas for fans to visit the totally awesome website of fan turned pro and Academy Award-winning makeup artist Doug Drexler (who among other things is also the artist for the… Continue

Added by Dayton Ward on February 25, 2010 at 8:40am — No Comments

Ward's Wayback Trek Reviews #7!

The latest in a (hopefully) weekly series of reviews throughout 2010, on randomly-selected episodes of the original Star Trek series, and presented in a "live blog" format as I rewatch the episode. Why? Well...why not?







Tonight's episode:

"The Doomsday Machine"

second season

episode #35

original airdate: October 20, 1967



Summary: Summary? What the hell do you want? It's the one with THE FRIKKIN' DOOMSDAY MACHINE, man! Oh, and… Continue

Added by Dayton Ward on February 24, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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