Thursday, 10 December 2015

1986: STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME MAGAZINES (Starlog)

From 1986: One movie. One publisher. Two magazines,

Starlog made the most of their STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME license by churning out two pretty similar one-shots devoted to the new movie.

They actually did three: they also published a POSTER MAGAZINE (which was actually a magazine, albeit with little text content, with posters rather than the traditional floppy mags so popular in the Seventies) but I skipped that at the time and I've never seen a copy cheap enough to make me splash out since. The stills were ill-suited to be blown up to poster-sized dimensions and looked pretty grainy.

Just in case these weren't sufficient to meet the demands of ardent Trekkers, DC also published the done-in-one comics adaptation.

4 comments:

  1. I actually have that poster mag which I acquired from the movie boulevard store in leeds.

    David McDonnell, the man behind all of those mags has another informative article on the trek site here :

    http://www.startrek.com/article/creating-official-trek-magazines-1983-2000

    another reminder that BACK ISSUE and ALTER EGO are both due out next week.

    And to finish on a high note, I just stumbled upon the entire original V series dvd in my local library. Hurrah !

    Certainly far superior to that god awful reboot.

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