Starlog Magazine

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by jimcat, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. jimcat

    jimcat Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 20, 2005
    Dear all,
    Once again, I'm stumped as to which forum to post this in. No-one seems to have posted the link before, even if I'm the last to find it, so:

    is a link to the Internet Archive's scans of the first 224 issues of "Starlog" magazine. I've only had time for a quick look so far, but the general quality of the scans seems fairly good, it seems to be legal, and it's free!
    This is my big chance to track down all those issues I regret throwing out years ago, and finding that they weren't that great anyway...

    Best wishes

  2. Captain Nebula

    Captain Nebula Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 12, 2010
    I wish I could find the Starlog magazine special they made for Star Trek II.
  3. mb22

    mb22 Commander Red Shirt

    May 11, 2009
    Its available on eBay (and probably many other places as well).
  4. bbailey861

    bbailey861 Admiral Premium Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    Kingston, ON Canada
    A great archived and downloadable find. Thanks.
  5. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    They've got a lot of the Tom Corbett books. Daymn.
  6. Redfern

    Redfern Commodore Commodore

    Sep 28, 2006
    Georgia, USA

    I acquired the first issue when my childhood buddy Kyle gave me his copy. (He partially colored the Filmation face drawings in the glossy paper center section.) I started to collect the mag with issue 6 and later I back ordered the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th issues to complete my collection. When my local newstand failed to supply the occasional issue, I opted for the mail delivered subscription. I faithfully purchased copies until the mid hundreds. Long before that point the magazine had become little more than a promotional vehicle for upcoming productions whereas I preferred "after the fact" in depth retrospectives. (Cinefantastique was more my angle, but prohibitively expensive.)

    Thanks for the link!


  7. CorporalCaptain

    CorporalCaptain Admiral Admiral

    Feb 12, 2011
    Taking up space
  8. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Oct 8, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    I just discovered this archive yesterday (the Starlog collection, not It's great!
  9. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Also a bunch of the radio shows, brought to you by Kellogg's Pep, the spaceman's breakfast cereal!
  10. Tom

    Tom Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 10, 2003
    In your Mind!
    I still have a bunch of old issues from the 80's put away.
  11. TREK_GOD_1

    TREK_GOD_1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 24, 2006
    Escaped from Delta Vega
    The memories! I have much of the early years up to 1986 in storage, so it has been a long tome since browsing the magazine, and its style. If you look at issues 1 - 15, you really get a sense of how different filmed sci-fi was back in the day.

    Thanks for the link, jimcat!
  12. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Commodore Commodore

    Sep 19, 2010
    east coast U.S.
    Well said. As a boy, I first began subscribing to Starlog back in '78 after seeing the Robby the Robot television commercial. I began my subscription with issue#13 and purchased the first twelve back issues with my paper route money. Great memories and a great magazine that I still have stored in a box too. I also subscribed into the '80s.;)
  13. Michael

    Michael Le modérateur de fanart Moderator

    Jul 10, 2007
    Aloha Quadrant
    Discovered this a few months ago. I have been downloading all issues covering the premiere of Deep Space Nine, but didn't find time yet to actually read them.

    It's funny how many times they chose to heavily and enthusiasticly feature a show, only to stop when said show was cancelled. Happened with Time Trax, which got covered for three or four months with interviews, specials etc., but then it got cancelled. Same with Space Rangers, Earth 2 and Space Police. In insight, it's funny to see how often they were "wrong" about a show being the next hit. But then again, what is a magazine going to do?
  14. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

    Mar 28, 2013
    Bulawayo Military Krral
    Thanks for the link.
  15. BorgusFrat

    BorgusFrat Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Sep 21, 2006
    U.S.S. Exeter
    Awesome mag, for it's time! I got my first ever fan-made blueprints through them, which led me to discover Star Station Aurora. I'll never forget getting the Excelsior blueprints in the mail- - totally professional! They could of been on store shelves right next to the "official" sets,and they looked awesome on my bookshelf sitting next to the TMP ones.

    I can even see the old ad listings in the "Trading Post" with these downloads! Isn't free stuff from the internet GREAT!!!! :techman:
  16. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 17, 2005
    Walking distance from Starfleet HQ
    The Internet Archive is right near me. It's an amazing place and they're working hard to preserve everything they can, from web pages to blogs to old books and films.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013
  17. wildstar

    wildstar Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 14, 2010
    That's great! Where would I be without Starlog? It frightens me to think about it. I still have almost 10 years of Starlog stacked in a closet. My first introduction to Macross and The Prisoner came from Starlog. Thanks for the link!
  18. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    I miss those days. I got fooled by Starship Design. I thought it would be a monthly (fictional) publication--when it was even more than that--a fictional monthly publication--not like the Starship collection from the UK in that there was only one Starship Design.

    Stupid me tried to subscribe to it.
  19. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

    Nov 17, 2001
    Cincinnati, OH
    Faithfully bought every issue up until the mid-60-range. It was a connection to the outside world of SF for a kid like me from a small Appalachian town.
  20. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Oct 8, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    Is there a website that has a comprehensive listing of all the issues with Star Trek (particularly, the original series) content?