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Name: alt.startrek.creative, ASC
Date(s): 1990 - present
Moderator: not applicable
Type: usenet
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise
URL: ASC / Trekiverse
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Alt.Startrek.Creative (ASC) is a usenet group that was created for the purpose of posting of fiction based in the Star Trek universe[1].

Fan Comments

Usenet newsgroups have come and gone, but alt.startrek.creative continues to be the main forum for the posting of fan fiction based on Gene Roddenberry's creation. The web archive associated with the newsgroup has had its ups and downs over the last decade, but Stephen Ratliff and his dedicated crew of archive maintainers have kept the archive (also, not coincidentally, mirror'd across three sites to avoid bandwidth problems) and the newsgroup running smoothly despite the Barbarian Hoards that have invaded the 'net each year as gated communities like prodigy and AOL gained their Internet gateways, and new university students come online every Fall. [2]


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Split -- ASCE and ASCEM

The amount of slash/sex discussion stirred up on the newsgroup upset a number of members and a separate group alt.startrek.creative.erotica (ASCE) was created for those specifically wishing to write read such things. But advertising is everything, and within a few months, ASCE (as well as was drowned by spambots pushing adult services. ASC endured, and those wishing to see a viable list for K/S pushed on and petitioned for alt.startrek.creative.erotica.moderated (ASCEM) to be formed—moderated only for the purposes of filtering spam. [3]

You can read about Alt.startrek.creative Slash Wars.

Current Staff

  • Stephen Ratliff - FAQ Maintainer, Status of Stories: Backup
  • Katie Redshoes - Archivist
  • Ian Toldman - Assistant Formatter
  • Rocky - Status of Stories: The Original Series
  • Keroth - Status of Stories: The Next Generation, Status of Stories: Enterprise, Status of Stories: MIS
  • Seema - Status of Stories: Voyager
  • Gabrielle - Status of Stories: Deep Space Nine

Previous Staff

Past staff and members of ASC.


FAQ Maintainer

Status of Stories

External Links

Related Links
People Alara Rogers, Gabrielle, Ian Toldman, John Ordover, Jamelia, Katie Redshoes, Keroth, Macedon, Peg Robinson, Rocky, Seema, Stephen Ratliff, Stephen Young
Places ASCEM, ASCA, Star Trek, Trekiverse
Things ASC Awards, The Mannerly Art of Critique - Peg Robinson, The Mannerly Art of Disagreement - Macedon


  1. FAQ Alt.StarTrek.Creative, An Introduction, Version: 5.20, May 20, 2002. (Accessed October 10, 2008)
  2. from Mall Rats by ljc
  3. from The Legacy of K/S on the Internet: Online K/S Fiction, an article in Legacy #1 (2007)
  4. Maintain a ftp archive until April 2005 when he gave up his position, FAQ Maintainer's Notes: Second Year on the Job, February 1, 1997. (Accessed October 10, 2008)
  5. sometime between 2000-2004)
  6. 2000, not sure of else
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