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Old March 24 2014, 10:37 PM   #1
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a history of technical fandom/fan manuals?

I'm curious if there's a resource out there detailing the history of Trek's technical fandom, in the same way sites like fanlore.org or ebooks like Boldly Writing have done so for Star Trek's rich fanzine and fanfic legacy. There's a ton of history there, from Franz Joseph's tech manual and blueprints starting the ball rolling, the emergence of countless fan-made blueprints and unofficial tech manual expansions, FJ's reaction to Michael McMaster's Klingon blueprints, the cheap knockoff booklets which used photocopies of other people's work without permission, the conflicting fan timelines and reactions to the official one when it appeared, updated reissues of older blueprint packs and finally Paramount's crackdown on these unofficial Trek products.

I for one would read the hell out such a site or book.
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Old April 4 2014, 11:23 AM   #2
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Re: a history of technical fandom/fan manuals?

Yes, me too. In my youth I tried to get my hands on every such book or blueprint set, which wasn´t so easy here in Germany - long before the age of the internet. So I´d really be interested in what I´ve missed

But the lack of posts in this thread seems to indicate there´s no such compilation out there.

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Old April 4 2014, 07:23 PM   #3
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Re: a history of technical fandom/fan manuals?

This may not be a compilation - but it is useful:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...hnical_manuals
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Old April 13 2014, 10:31 PM   #4
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Re: a history of technical fandom/fan manuals?

I hope we can see more down the road.
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