Nayr and Kavura discuss the Star Trek-related articles in these exciting classic Starlog magazines from 1977. Included: the first news about Nichelle Nichols recruiting for NASA, and surprising news about the first Star Trek movie.
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Nichelle Nichols Recruits for NASA
Nichelle Nichols took on a new role of recruiting women and minorities to work for NASA.
Screenwriter Allan Scott Co-Writes Trek Movie Script
Starlog interviews Allan Scott, who, along with Chris Bryant, is writing the new movie script. Surprisingly, neither of them were familiar with Star Trek or science fiction when they took the job.
Enterprise Model at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Nayr and Kavura discuss the original model of the USS Enterprise that is at the Air and Space Museum, along with other amazing historical models the museum houses.
“Ordinary” People in Space
NASA starts it’s new “Payload Specialist” program which allows “ordinary people” to accompany astronauts on outer space missions. Well, as long as they meet the physical requirements, that is!
The Late Harlan Ellison
Starlog’s printed interview with this angry writer is as entertaining as it is enlightening. Nayr and Kavura also discuss their own stories of Harlan Ellison.
Starlog Had So Much Trek Stuff!
Nayr and Kavura take you through these magazines looking for anything Trek or NASA-related. They find miscellaneous ads for Star Trek merchandise to be delightfully whimsical! Also, letters from Starlog readers, Star Trek conventions, and well-known Trek extraordinaires David Gerrold and Susan Sackett!
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