Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Myko, Nov 21, 2009.
A dissapointment in what way?
Rather than rehash it here, I direct you to my latest thread over in Trek Art:
A Little Something I'm Playing With...
I read the other thread.
I think it's awful that a bankrupt publisher should be able to put an author's intellectual property in limbo.
Just that particular form, and even that might not be the final word. Bjo still holds the rights to the property itself. It's just doing it as a regular book might have a few hurdles.
To bring this back to the OP, I have to confess I have developed a certain morbid curiosity about what's in Ruth Berman's "snippy little fanzine", as Bjo put it.
So, to re-ask the original question, does anyone happen to have a copy?
All I can tell you is that her fanzine was called "T-Negative". It was considered one of the better 'zines during Star Trek's "dry years". The artwork was usually pretty good but I found the stories dull.
You might want to start your search here:
My understanding is that this was a separate publication, and not a part of "T-Negative".
In other news, I may have an announcement soon regarding an update of the Concordance.
I guess a tentative remark is in order.
Thanks to being one of the few people left who still has the capability to use 3.5" discs, and being dumb enough to take on this project, I should be able to get some preliminary work on a new version shortly, just as soon as Bjo sends me the materials, and depending on the condition of that material from the last version (apparently, the discs picked up some sort of bug during the time they were in the custody of the incompetent publisher, so there might be some issues). Otherwise, we're looking at retyping in everything from scratch.
Good thing I got that '76 version in the mail the other day, since that's the direction we're looking at.
Maybe the wheel can be included as a do-it-yourself extra. If anyone happens to have a scan of a loose wheel, it'd certainly be appreciated, 'cause I really don't want to take apart mine.
This is going to be fun, regardless.
You'll never get me to take my wheel apart!!!
>Otherwise, we're looking at retyping in everything from scratch.
Umm, ever hear of a technology called "scanning"?
The information is on disc. Scanning the disc would be rather pointless, doncha think?
Upon further review, the wheel would be a useless endeavor in nostalgia, since a scan of the old wheel would, by definition, not include any of the updated material.
But scanning the print version of the 1996 Concordance wouldn't be.
Text scanning is a pain, because there are always errors, plus the most recent edition is formatted all wrong, so either way, we're looking at retyping. Not to mention the fact that I don't have a copy of that version handy.
By the way, this is the page format we're shooting for in the new version.
Sorry, what's this "wheel" you're asking about? Is it like an old code wheel from computer games?
My own copy is packed away, but I seem to recall the wheel being part table of contents, part explanation of abbreviations used for the episodes.
Whatchew talkin' 'bout, Willis? I remember having a record of the Space: 1999 soundrack back when the show was still on.
I have fond memories of the original Concordance. I bought my first copy of the Concordance (and the separate Third Season Supplement) at the 1974 International Star Trek Convention at the Americana Hotel in New York. Those were heady days for fandom. Ah, memories!
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