Let's see. My fondest memories of early 1970's Star Trek
-The Making of Star Trek, The World of Star Trek,
and "The Trouble With Tribbles".
My original books are on my bookshelf, five feet away from me, as I type this.
-model kits and James Blish books
-paying for cable TV myself, out of my paper route money, so I could watch Star Trek
on WTCM-TV out of Minneapolis. It cost $6.50 per month (my parents wouldn't pay it, as we got a whopping six channels)
-getting the latest Lincoln Enterprises catalog and collecting film clips
-the thrill of The Animated Series'
original run. "Thrill"? You bet. These were new stories,
and we were starving for them.
-publishing one of the earliest fanzines (Star Trek Nuts and Bolts)
along with three friends. We solicited stories and artwork, and did all the editing and paste-up. One of the guys actually bought a used mimeograph machine so we could do the printing ourselves. We even figured out how to do bulk mailing. Not bad for 13- and 14-year-olds. It ran from 1974 to 1979, when Star Trek: The Motion Picture