107: You Never Forget Your First Fandom

You never forget your first fandom – and in my case, that was the premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation. See why this was completely different from Star Wars, and find out how many ways a science fiction TV series can change someone’s life (spoiler: a lot). A nostalgic trip to the final frontier. (1:11:46)

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Keith Robinson
Mr. Intellivision, Keith Robinson.

Congratulations to Kevin and David, who won these fabulous prizes!

A combadge, phaser and tricorder that have seen a lot of action since the Enterprise’s mission began.

On the right, my very well-worn 1987 Galoob die-cast Enterprise-D. On the left, my somewhat newer Eaglemoss Enterprise-D.

Tough little ship
Okay, yours is bigger: a significantly larger model of the Enterprise-D at the now-extinct Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Okudagrams make everything better. Even pinball.

Tough little ship
Your host, as a much younger man, with Star Trek: The Experience’s Ferengi waiter.

Hungry for more Trek talk? Stick around this fall when Discovery premieres.

Vinyl’s place is in…the…kitchen?

Ermahgerd, BABY HIPPO!!


King Tut rules the arcade.

Now available in print and for Kindle: WARP!1, the latest book from your podcast host, Earl Green, covering classic Star Trek on TV, in movies, as animation, and other Gene Roddenberry projects from the ’60s and ’70s.