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Star Trek: The Official Fan Club Magazine

Identifier: PN4836 .S725

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Star Trek: The Official Fan Club Magazine was begun in 1979 by Dan Madsen. This collection contains issues ranging from 1993 to 2003, though the reader should note that the collection may not be complete.


  • 1993-2003

Language of Materials

These materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

These materials have unrestricted access.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


2 Volume(s) (This collections consists of two (2) volumes. )

Scope and Contents

Georgia Tech Archives and Special Collections holds issues of the magazine published between 1993 - 2003. It may not be a complete run of the publication.

Biographical / Historical

Unlike most science fiction publications, Star Trek: The Official Fan Club Magazine had fairly humble origins. Instead of being published by a publishing company, it was begun in 1979 by Dan Madsen, a fan of the series. It started out as more of a unofficial newsletter than a magazine. However, it seems the magazine was very popular as it was authorized by Paramount Picture, the liscencer of Star Trek. Madsen continued to run the publication, and in 1985 founded a company, FANtastic Media, to organize the fan club and the magazine. It was then that the Star Trek: The Official Fan Club Magazine moved to actual magazine size and regular distibution. In 1995, the magazine was renamed Star Trek Communicator, but retained the numbering from the earlier title. The publication continued until 2005, where it closed due to fan complaints and threats of lawsuits. Madsen has tried to revive the publication since, but as of date none of these attempts have provedn successful.


These materials are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials for this collection were donated by the Atlanta Science Fiction Society.

Processing Information

Materials were processed by Jocelyn Jagrowski in January 2021.

Inventory of Star Trek: The Official Fan Club Magazine
In Progress
Jocelyn Jagrowski
January 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA