Star Trek: The Magazine

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This article is about the Star Trek magazine published in North America. For the magazine published in the UK, see Star Trek Magazine.

Star Trek: The Magazine was an authorized monthly tabloid-size periodical published in the United States and Canada by Fabbri Publishing (US) devoted to the Star Trek franchise. It ran for 48 issues, from May 1999 through April 2003, covering nearly 5,000 pages. There were three volumes, the first with 24 issues, and the latter two with 12 issues each.

The magazine was notable for its exclusive interviews with actors and production crew. Each issue also featured detailed technical briefings, many of which were lifted from the European Star Trek Fact Files. Advertisements in ST:TM were scarce.

A significant feature of later issues was the "Starfleet Technical Database", written by Rick Sternbach. The lengthy articles provided exclusive backstory and carry the same semi-canon weight as the technical manuals, which he also contributed to. Some of his material was reclaimed from an abandoned Star Trek: Voyager Technical Manual.

Contents[edit]

The issues listed below are intended as a general reference and are not inexhaustive.

Volume 1[edit]

Issue Date Interviews Technical Briefings Other
v1 No. 1 5/99 Patrick Stewart USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E), Son'a, Borg
v1 No. 2 6/99 Kate Mulgrew, Jason Alexander Deep Space Nine, U.S.S. Prometheus (NX-59650), Klingons, Starfleet and the Federation
v1 No. 3 7/99 Leonard Nimoy, Armin Shimerman USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), weapons, transporters designing the Akira
v1 No. 4 8/99 Nicole de Boer, John de Lancie USS Voyager (NCC-74656), communications, Starfleet uniforms: 2266, Romulans designing the USS Defiant (NX-74205)
v1 No. 5 9/99 Garrett Wang, Wil Wheaton USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D), Species 8472, parallel Earths
v1 No. 6 10/99 Brent Spiner USS Defiant (NX-74205), the Dominion, the Hirogen, Captain Kirk DeForest Kelley tribute
v1 No. 7 11/99 Nichelle Nichols, Ronald D. Moore, Max Grodénchik USS Enterprise history, the Cardassians, holotechnology
v1 No. 8 12/99 Rene Auberjonois, Jennifer Hetrick Delta Flyer, Jean-Luc Picard, the Kazon, the Vulcans
v1 No. 9 1/00 Robert Duncan McNeill, James Darren starbases, the Ferengi, starship operations
v1 No. 10 2/00 Marina Sirtis, J. G. Hertzler USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D), computer systems, the Krenim, Seven of Nine designing the USS Enterprise (NCC 1701)
v1 No. 11 3/00 James Doohan, Martha Hackett Nebula class starships, the Phoenix, the Bajorans designing the USS Enterprise (NCC 1701) interiors
v1 No. 12 4/00 Andrew Robinson, Robin Curtis USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A), Klingon Defense Force, stellar phenomena designing the bat'leth
v1 No. 13 5/00 Jonathan Frakes, William Campbell USS Voyager (NCC-74656), the Malon, Kirk's crew
v1 No. 14 6/00 Robert Beltran, Chase Masterson USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C), Starfleet Uniforms 2350s–2365, Romulans, propulsion systems
v1 No. 15 7/00 Majel Barrett Roddenberry, William Sadler Deep Space Nine, Lore's Borg, 24th century medical equipment tribute to John Colicos, designing the Vor'cha
v1 No. 16 8/00 Denise Crosby, Aron Eisenberg, Janice Voss Earth history, Jem'Hadar attack ship, Gamma Quadrant races The Animated Series
v1 No. 17 9/00 Jeffrey Combs, Patti Yasutake, Wendy Neuss USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), William Riker, Cardassian ships, spaceborne life forms Star Trek: The Animated Series
v1 No. 18 10/00 Kate Mulgrew, Marina Sirtis USS Voyager (NCC-74656), Kathryn Janeway, Alice, the Klingon Civil War special Star Trek: Voyager issue
v1 No. 19 11/00 LeVar Burton, Cecily Adams USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B), the Think Tank, Trills, Starfleet uniforms 2271 designing the USS Voyager (NCC-74656), reinventing the Klingons
v1 No. 20 12/00 George Takei, John Savage USS Relativity (NCV-474439-G), Spock, the Varro, the Bajorans designing the USS Voyager (NCC-74656), reinventing the Klingons
v1 No. 21 1/01 Tim Russ, Rene Auberjonois, Jonathan Del Arco USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D), Federation law, Borg Queen's ship, standard issue kit 2266 desigining the Type-6 shuttlecraft
v1 No. 22 2/01 Dwight Schultz, Jonathan Frakes, Tiny Ron SS Raven (NAR-32450), 23rd century aliens, Ferengi pod, Worf designing the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) interiors, Gold Key comics
v1 No. 23 3/01 Alice Krige, Manu Intiraymi USS Dauntless (NX-01-A), Federation starships – Steamrunner class, Saber class, the Borg special Borg issue, Borg species designations
v1 No. 24 4/01 Marc Alaimo, Susan Gibney, Martha Hackett Miranda class, Wesley Crusher, the Vaadwaur, starfleet uniforms 2366-73

Volume 2[edit]

Issue Date Interviews Technical Briefings Other
v2 No. 1 5/01 William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, Hans Beimler, Jonathan Del Arco USS Grissom, Dr. McCoy, Q's anti-time future, 23rd century aliens special Star Trek: The Original Series issue
v2 No. 2 6/01 Roxann Dawson, Eric Menyuk USS Stargazer (NCC-2893), Dr. Bashir, Jupiter station, tactics and maneuvers designing Species 8472, designing Ares IV
v2 No. 3 7/01 Robert Picardo USS Voyager (NCC-74656), Kes, USS Equinox, worlds of the Delta Quadrant 2 covers, designing Species 8472, designing USS Voyager (NCC-74656)
v2 No. 4 8/01 Garrett Wang Deep Space Nine, Kira Nerys, the Overlookers, games and sport designing USS Voyager (NCC-74656)
v2 No. 5 9/01 Cirroc Lofton Pike's starship Enterprise, Tom Paris, Project Pathfinder, Starfleet roles reinventing the Ferengi, designing the Type-12 shuttlecraft, Marvel's TMP-era Star Trek comics
v2 No. 6 10/01 Patrick Stewart, Rick Sternbach USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E), Tasha Yar, the Voth, galactic archaeology tribute to Gene Roddenberry, 35 years of Star Trek, who is in the Federation?, reinventing the Ferengi
v2 No. 7 11/01 James Conway, John Eaves Federation starships, Dominion fleet, Odo, 23rd century aliens special Enterprise issue, Q, Enterprise lineage, DC's 1st volume of Star Trek comics
v2 No. 8 12/01 Robert Wise, Stephen Collins USS Enterprise 1701 refit, K't'inga, V'ger 2 covers, special Star Trek: the Motion Picture issue, Persis Khambatta tribute
v2 No. 9 1/02 Scott Bakula, Vaughn Armstrong USS Prometheus (NX-59650), starship operations, Iden's rebellion, Geordi La Forge aliens of TMP, designing the D7 Klingon battle cruiser
v2 No. 10 2/02 Linda Park, Jeffrey Combs, James Horan Delta Flyer, Scotty, Klingon culture, Starfleet uniforms 2270s–2340s designing the Runabout
v2 No. 11 3/02 Connor Trinneer, John Fleck Captain Proton, Tuvok, Freedom class, Niagara class, 24th century aliens First Contact storyboards, canon books
v2 No. 12 4/02 Armin Shimerman, Majel Barrett shuttlecraft, Data, Irina's ship, 24th century aliens 2 covers, special TNG first season issue

Volume 3[edit]

Issue Date Interviews Technical Briefings Other
v3 No. 1 5/02 Dominic Keating, Matt Winston Ares IV, Miles O'Brien, the Lokirrim, Starfleet equipment designing V'ger, Chief O'Brien's rank, Starfleet Technical Database – Intrepid Class Design Evolution 2361–2370, DC's TNG comics
v3 No. 2 6/02 John Billingsley, Diana Muldaur, Tracy Tormé, Rob Bowman Vulcan shuttle, Federation tug ship, the Mirror Universe, the Srivani TNG season 2, designing the Klingon Raptor class
v3 No. 3 7/02 Anthony Montgomery, Ethan Phillips, Jeffrey Combs, Clint Howard, Matt Malloy Danube-class Runabouts, Delta Quadrant races, the Nightingale, Chakotay designing the Ti'Mur, Picard's family album, Original series phaser props
v3 No. 4 8/02 Ethan Phillips, Jonathan Frakes, Leonard John Crofoot Admiral Janeway's shuttle, Starfleet personnel, Son'a scout ship, Dr. Crusher TNG season 3, designing the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C, making of "Yesterday's Enterprise"
v3 No. 5 9/02 Nicholas Meyer, Robert Sallin, Walter Koenig, Paul Winfield Project Genesis, Khan Noonien Singh, the Ba'Neth, a guide to sickness 2 covers, special TWOK issue, Ceti eels, abandoned TWOK characters
v3 No. 6 10/02 Patrick Stewart, Robert O'Reilly, David Ogden Stiers USS Centaur NCC-42043, USS Rhode Island NCC-42043, stellar phenomena, Tsunkatse, Kai Winn TNG 4th season
v3 No. 7 11/02 Scott Bakula, Nichelle Nichols, Winrich Kolbe USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, the Dinaal, 23rd century aliens Starfleet Technical Database – Klingon Technology: Personal Weapons
v3 No. 8 12/02 Leonard Nimoy, Harve Bennett, Joe Menosky USS Excelsior, the Qomar, the Bajorans designing the Klingon Bird of Prey, TNG season 5, Ensign Ro
v3 No. 9 1/03 Michael Dorn, Dina Meyer, John Logan Federation vessels 2161–2377, Kor, Klingon Raptor class, USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D deck by deck aliens of TSFS, designing the Excelsior, Starfleet Technical Database – Constellation Class
v3 No. 10 2/03 Brent Spiner, Tom Hardy, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Stuart Baird, John Logan USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, Counselor Troi, Romulan Bird of Prey: 2152 3 covers, special Nemesis issue, designing the Reman Scorpion, Starfleet Technical Database – Romulan Propulsion Historical Overview, the Romulan Star Empire, designing the Scimitar
v3 No. 11 3/03 Patrick Stewart, Michael Bell Enterprise (NX-01), the EMH, deep space stations, 24th century aliens, USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Nemesis abandoned ideas, the Bringloidi, designing the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E, TNG season 6, ENT animatics, designing the USS Prometheus NX-59650, Malibu Comics' DS9
v3 No. 12 4/03 Nana Visitor, Casey Biggs, Nicholas Meyer Deep Space Nine support craft, Benjamin Sisko, USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A, starship operations 2 covers, DS9 10th anniversary issue, TNG season 7, matte painting, designing DS9 interiors, Starfleet Technical Database – Aeroshuttle Technology, designing Hirogen ships, Marvel's Paramount Trek comics