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Old January 7 2009, 01:35 PM   #1
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The original Star Trek Monthly available again

Over the past couple of years, a number of people have asked whether it's possible to get hold of the UK-produced Titan Star Trek Monthly from the period before it launched in the States - i.e. from February 1995 up to August 2006. The interest has been such that at long last, I can report that these are shortly going to be made available in digital format.

A CD-ROM containing the first 24 issues will go on sale from early February - full details, including price in different territories, will be in issue 16 of Star Trek Magazine. The only editorial pages not to be reprinted are the comic strips that were cherry picked from DC's run (and maybe even Marvel's run at some point as well?) The discs run on all standard formats, and they're fully printable. Wikipedia has a run down of the contents of many of those issues at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_Magazine although obviously their list isn't comprehensive.

At the same time, it's great to be able to officially announce that as from issue 16, Star Trek Magazine is increasing output to 8 issues a year (so one every six weeks or so). Issue 16 will hit newsstands mid-February, with 17 at the end of March.

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Old January 7 2009, 01:43 PM   #2
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Re: The original Star Trek Monthly available again

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Over the past couple of years, a number of people have asked whether it's possible to get hold of the UK-produced Titan Star Trek Monthly from the period before it launched in the States - i.e. from February 1995 up to August 2006. The interest has been such that at long last, I can report that these are shortly going to be made available in digital format.

A CD-ROM containing the first 24 issues will go on sale from early February - full details, including price in different territories, will be in issue 16 of Star Trek Magazine. The only editorial pages not to be reprinted are the comic strips that were cherry picked from DC's run (and maybe even Marvel's run at some point as well?) The discs run on all standard formats, and they're fully printable. Wikipedia has a run down of the contents of many of those issues at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_Magazine although obviously their list isn't comprehensive.

At the same time, it's great to be able to officially announce that as from issue 16, Star Trek Magazine is increasing output to 8 issues a year (so one every six weeks or so). Issue 16 will hit newsstands mid-February, with 17 at the end of March.

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Excellent stuff all round!

Memory Alpha has full details of almost every issue at http://www.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star Trek Magazine, BTW Paul... I wrote those articles, so this release will be good for me, as I will be able to fill in the details on the issues I don't own!

The comic strips were from DC and Malibu, but you can get those with the Comic Book Collection anyway...
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Old January 7 2009, 05:31 PM   #3
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That's great news Paul! I suppose that moving to 8 issues a year will mean my subscription will now come due earlier?

I'll certainly buy the CD-Roms. How many will it take to get all the issues released? And would Titan ever consider just doing a DVD-Rom of every issue on one DVD instead?

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Old January 7 2009, 07:19 PM   #4
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Great news on both counts.
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Old January 7 2009, 07:29 PM   #5
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Whoo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old January 7 2009, 09:08 PM   #6
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I'll certainly buy the CD-Roms. How many will it take to get all the issues released? And would Titan ever consider just doing a DVD-Rom of every issue on one DVD instead?

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Simple math would indicate that it'll probably need 6 to get up to the start of the worldwide run, but like everything, it's dependent on sales as to whether that happens. I've pushed this project hard since reading the comments on here (and elsewhere) from people who feel they have missed out, so I really hope people follow through and buy it/them.

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Old January 7 2009, 10:40 PM   #7
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Cool, I definitely be keeping an eye out for it.
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Old January 7 2009, 11:35 PM   #8
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Brilliant! I'll be keeping an eye out for these. Thank you!

Are the magazines going to be coming out more regularly in the UK as well? How far behind are we? I've looked online but I'm not sure the dates I've been finding for UK release are accurate...

Of course, I could just get a subscription like I keep meaning to.

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Old January 8 2009, 01:56 AM   #9
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The UK is behind? I thought you guys were on the same schedule as we were in the US.
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Old January 8 2009, 09:22 AM   #10
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The UK is behind? I thought you guys were on the same schedule as we were in the US.
The copies physically have to get from the US to the UK before they can go on sale hence the slight delay, which we're working to reduce as much as possible. Issue 15 (142? I lose track of the numbering for the different markets!) should hit British shelves very soon.

It's one reason why we don't try to compete for "recent news" with websites like Trek Today or TrekWeb. The stories we cover (for instance Majel Barrett's death) are ephemera on the net, and in print we can give good space to them.

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Old January 8 2009, 09:25 AM   #11
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Re: The original Star Trek Monthly available again

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The copies physically have to get from the US to the UK before they can go on sale hence the slight delay, which we're working to reduce as much as possible. Issue 15 (142? I lose track of the numbering for the different markets!) should hit British shelves very soon.
Out already in fact, I picked up on... monday I think. Really liked the mirror timeline.
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Old January 8 2009, 11:01 AM   #12
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The copies physically have to get from the US to the UK before they can go on sale hence the slight delay, which we're working to reduce as much as possible. Issue 15 (142? I lose track of the numbering for the different markets!) should hit British shelves very soon.
Out already in fact, I picked up on... monday I think. Really liked the mirror timeline.
OK, colour me officially impressed. I didn't think they'd be here before the weekend!

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Old January 8 2009, 02:13 PM   #13
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Will the CD be available here in the states?
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Old January 8 2009, 02:20 PM   #14
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I'm hoping mine will drop through the door in the next couple of days then
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Old January 8 2009, 03:47 PM   #15
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The UK is behind? I thought you guys were on the same schedule as we were in the US.
The copies physically have to get from the US to the UK before they can go on sale hence the slight delay, which we're working to reduce as much as possible. Issue 15 (142? I lose track of the numbering for the different markets!) should hit British shelves very soon.

It's one reason why we don't try to compete for "recent news" with websites like Trek Today or TrekWeb. The stories we cover (for instance Majel Barrett's death) are ephemera on the net, and in print we can give good space to them.

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Huh, I'd assumed that since it was coming out in the UK long before it was in the US, that that meant it was printed in the UK and shipped to the US.
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