Earl is a freelance video producer currently working in Arkansas. He started working on the LogBook – well, actually, back then just a simple Star Trek: The Next Generation episode guide – during his senior year of high school in the show’s third season. The rest is history. Earl divides his time between writing for and maintaining this site, collecting (and occasionally playing with) classic video game systems and memorabilia, collecting (but less frequently playing with) vintage SF-related toys and action figures, reading, still and video photography, watching movies, composing music, and playing with his cats. Earl used to brag about coding every page of theLogBook.com by hand in a DOS-based text editor, and designs just about every graphic; obviously sanity and web standards have caught up with him.
Earl has been a staff writer for Classic Gamer Magazine and This Is Not News, a columnist and forum moderator for Digital Press, and has written video game reviews on a freelance basis for All Game Guide. He served as a fact checker for Benbella Books’ “Boarding The Enterprise” anthology (2006, edited by Hugo- and Nebula-winning authors Robert J. Sawyer and David Gerrold with Leah Wilson) and was a contributing author (along with staff writer Tracy Hemenover) to “The Unauthorized Guide To Deep Space Nine” (1997), compiled by Hal Shuster. He also consulted on and provided material and memorabilia to the short-lived Sci-Fi Channel series Sciography, for an (ultimately unaired) episode about the acclaimed SF series Babylon 5; and was the DVD content producer and remastering specialist for Packrat Games’ The Odyssey2 DVD. He has also created cover art for audio drama CDs and video game cartridges, and is a frequent exhibitor at the annual Oklahoma Video Gaming Exhibition. In 2008, he released the Phosphor Dot Fossils DVD, which he had spent four years writing, editing, producing and even scoring.
He has been quoted in articles about Star Trek for the Las Vegas Sun, and classic video games by the Baltimore Sun. (Stellar, eh?)
Contact details for Earl – and for any correspondence related to theLogBook.com in general – can be found below. If you want to see Earl’s professional TV portfolio, it can be found here, and his blog can be found here.