'Star Trek: The Magazine' Wraps UpBy Caillan
December 28, 2002 - 10:27 AM
After four years on the newsstands, the Paramount-authorised 'Star Trek: The Magazine' is set to fold next year.
The monthly magazine's last issue will be published in April, 2003, according to its web site, which did not give any reason for the periodical's closure. Although no new issues will be published, back issues will still be available for $7.99.
Launched in May 1999, 'Star Trek: The Magazine' promised the "very best new, up-to-date, in-depth news and information" in each 112-page issue. The first edition included interviews with Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Deep Space Nine executive producer Ira Steven Behr, and Trek head honcho Rick Berman, as well as articles on the making of the Voyager episode 'Dark Frontier' and designing tricorders. The publication gained a reputation for its technical briefings with topics ranging from the Borg and USS Voyager to the Klingon Defense Force and Ferengi pods.
Over the past year, the magazine had been running commemorative issues to celebrate the special edition DVD releases of the Star Trek films. With 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' and 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' profiled in the December 2001 and September 2002 issues, respectively, December's issue takes a look at 'Star Trek III: The Search For Spock.' Interviewees include director Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and producer Harve Bennett, while the publication also features articles on the film's special effects and production design.
The original announcement can be found at the 'Star Trek: The Magazine' web site. Thanks to Matt Spence and 'RavenBlue' for this!