Anti-Matter

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Zine
Title: Anti-Matter
Publisher: a club zine for TILOSK ("The Interplanetary Legion of Space Kooks")
Editor(s): Carol Lee
Date(s): September 1968 to August 1971
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Medium: print zine
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Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Language: English
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Contents

Anti-Matter is a gen Star Trek: TOS anthology edited by Carol Lee. It had at least four issues and was among the first 35 or so Star Trek zines published.

From the editorial: "Official Journal of the Interplanetary Legion of Space Kooks. Dedicated to Star Trek bad guys, the overthrow of Star Fleet, subversive space activity, science fiction evil doers, terrible monsters, outer space buffs, and ridiculous projects... Most humble apologies for the entire club for the lateness of this ish. Printing was delayed while your astute Commandant went to the library to find out how to cut a mimeograph stencil. If this ish looks sort of strange, I'll try harder next time. Thank ghod for Cor-Flu!"

It is one of the very earliest Star Trek fiction zines published. For others, see List of Star Trek TOS Zines Published While the Show Was Still On the Air.

The Carol Lee whose wiki page is linked by the same name on this page is not the same Carol Lee who edited the fanzine Anti-Matter. Being her nephew, I can assure you that the Carol Lee of Anti-Matter never lived in Maryland at any point in her life. She was born, raised, lived and passed away in New York State.

Issue 2

Anti-Matter 2 was published in December 1968 and contains 24 pages. The theme of the zine is "The Winter Mobilization to Save Star Trek from Cancellation." Contributors are Jonnie Huberman, Elizabeth Sheridan, Flutnick, Sylvia Stanczyk, Laurie Wilcox, and Jari Lynn Wood.

You are Receiving this Zine Because page, which this zine called "Excuses"
cover of issue #2
  • ToC (1)
  • The Mobilization ("By the time you read this, The Winter Mobilization To Save Star Trek From Cancellation should be well under way. Each one of you should've written at least ONE letter to NBC in support of our favorite show. If not, you deserve 10 demerits." ) (2)
  • Protest Stickers (3)
  • Write-In Rules (4)
  • Legion News (5)
  • Subversive Space Chatter (7)
  • The Lone Stranger or The Misadventures of T'Pow Jones (fiction) by Sylvia Stanczyk (9)
  • Kooky Project #2 ("...pretend we're part of the Enterprise for a day. For example: a floor, Kirk's chair, Spock's lyre, a body function panel i sick bay, a computer bank, a communicator, a warp engine, or whatever you can dream up. Then tell us what you experienced that day. Com on, gang, use your imagination.") (10)
  • Results of Kooky Project #1 (Club members are encouraged to be purely logical for a day, "A Young Vulcan's Handbook of Emotional Control" from Spockanalia #1 is referenced.) (10)
  • Star Trek Revisited ("A Series of Scathing Reviews and Criticisms from a Fan's Point of View" -- episode reviews of "Spock's Brain," "The Enterprise Incident," "The Paradise Syndrome," (11)
  • What is a Fanzine? by Carol Lee ("Basically, it's a fan magazine published by fans themselves on a mimeograph machine, much like the club journals. They are not sold on the newsstands, so the only way you can get them is to send away for them. In most cases, the editors are searching for new material and usually ask their readers to contribute stories, drawings, etc. for publication. In a sense, you could say that a fanzine is a do-it-yourself magazine." The article gives descriptive information for six zines: Kevas and Trillium, Spockanalia, Star Date, Plak-Tow, ST-Phile, and Galileo 7.) [1] (14)
  • Library Tapes (Star Trek book reviews) (16)
  • And from the Trash Heap (review of a Star Trek comic) (17)
  • Villain of the Month (The Romulan Commander: "We've certainly seen more beautiful women on Star Trek, but our nameless Commander proved more powerful than T'Pring ("Amok Time"), much sexier than Leila ("This Side of Paradise"), and more persistent than Nurse Chapel (in almost all episodes). She not only seduced Spock, but she got him to enjoy it as well. Will we ever forget those passionate scenes in her bedroom?") (18)
  • Club Directory (19)
  • Classified Ads (19)
  • Excuses (20)

Issue 3

Anti-Matter 3 was published in March 1969 and contains 64 pages. This issue contains one of the only con reports for Star Trek Con.

cover of issue #3, Kathy Bushman

Contributors of stories, articles, jokes, and poems: Mary Allen, Laura Basta, Virginia Brennan, Lucy Broadway, Julie Bushman, Kathy Bushman, Gwen Carlson, "Sam" Cornelie Cole, Debbie Dawkins, Karen Greenstein, Joannie Huberman, Bob Kerr, Susan Kotar, Susan LeVasseur, Lisa Morgan, Lynne Olson, Glenn Perelson, Janet Reilling, John Reinhart, Betty Ann Sheridan, Adrien Spectra, Sylvia Stanczyk, Kris Stacy, Ronald Waite, Laurie Wilcox.

Contributors of art and cartoons: Kathy Bushman, Karen S. Greenstein, Alan Cole, Carol Lee, Patricia Diane Olson.

This issue contains a fairly subversive letter by Gene Roddenberry, in which among other things, figures that Star Trek will be cancelled:
The whole thing [this zine] sounds totally illogical plus admittedly subversive. Probably immoral too. Therefore I consider it a great honor to accept a membership in TILOSK as Commander of the NBC Peacock Pluckers squadron. The fact this membership is free makes it doubly delightful. I would appreciate it more only if I could have somehow stolen it. Thank you and all the members for your hard work on behalf of STAR TREK in the past and in this winter's mobilization to save STAR TREK from cancellation. My own guess is that it will be cancelled, although a sufficient campaign plus high enough summer rerun Nielsens could possibly shake NBC up enough to order it brought back mid-season (January, 1970). Who knows? Maybe the fans will win again. Or maybe NBC simply feels it cannot afford to give in again and start a dangerous precedent of giving TV viewers what they want to see. I can certainly understand the network's position on this. You start that sort of thing and the next you know people will begin practicing what they preach, some nut somewhere will begin believing that happiness is better than money, the average man will start listening to those nuts who say that war isn't manly and glorious, someone will start feeding the undernourished despite the proven fact it can lead to high colestrol [sic] and heart attacks, and first thing you know the streets will be full of earth kooks as nutty as you space kooks. Reference my rewriting of Harlan Ellison. His last public statement was that I am the type of person who would rewrite the Bible. Therefore, he has decided not to send me a copy when he has completed writing it.
  • Toc (1)
  • The Fate of Star Trek (2)
  • Odds and Ends, from the Commandant (editorial) (3)
  • Legion News and Developments (includes the text of a letter by Gene Roddenberry) (5)
  • list of club members (the editor notes that membership in TILOSK had jumped from 23 to 85 since the publication of this issue of Anti-Matter)
  • announcement of a new fan club, this one for "Isis," the cat from "Assignment: Earth" (see image)
  • Kooky Project Number # and Kooky Project Results ("LEGALIZE GRAS! -- Here is another one of TILOSK's ridiculous subversive experiments. Naturally, when we speak of GRAS, we do not refer to a psychedelic weed, but to the Gene Roddenberry Appreciation Society. The experiment is to find out just how suspicious the Post Office Dept. is Simply mail something that sounds crispy to the Commandant in an envelope with the words: "LEGALIZE GRAS" written in large letters on the back. Such as: uncooked rice, a few corn flakes or something equally noisey [sic]. Then we'll see how many of these suspicious envelopes are opened for inspection before they are delivered. The results of this experiment will appear in Anti-Matter #4. Whatever you do, DON'T send real grass! We'll all be carted off to a Federation prison.") (13)
  • Why I Wouldn't Want to Be an Extra-terrestrial Body by Mary Allen (20)
  • The Star Trek Bad Guys by Julie Bushman (21)
  • Bring Back the Invisible Romulan Ships by Jill Schwinn (24)
  • *The Hortan Tunnelers (article) by Lynne Olson (25)
  • Shades of Vulcan (poems: "Direction to a Vulcan Youth," "Through Vulcan Eyes," "Compassion," "Beauty," "Aftermath: A Vulcan Legend") by Adrien Spectra (27)
  • The Truth Behind Pre-Emptions by Lucy Broadway (31)

Subversive Space Chatter:

  • Mudd's Log by "Sam" Cornelie Cole (32)
  • Supplemental by Susan LeVasseur (33)
  • A Romulan Viewpoint of "The Enterprise Incident" by Sue Kotar (35)
  • Klingon Kommuniques by Sylvia and Carol Lee (39)
  • The Colonization of Sina (fiction) by Lisa Morgan (43)

From the Makers of the Galaxy's Largest:

  • Domesday Machines by Lucy Broadway (44)
  • The Lone Stranger by Sylvia Stanczyk (45)
  • Three Quarter Time by Virginia Brennan (46)
  • A Poem by Karen Greenstein (46)
  • The TILOSK Catalog (satire) by Carol Lee (47)
  • Super Algae by Karen Greenstein (50)
  • Star Trek Revisited by Carol Lee and Betty Ann Sheridan (fairly negative reviews of "Is There No Truth in Beauty," "And the Children Shall Lead," "Spectre of the Gun," "Day of the Dove," (51)
  • Public Notice by Glenn Perelson (54)
  • Library Tapes (book reviews) by John Reinhart (55)
  • Fanzines, compiled by Carol Lee (56)
  • Villain of the Month Club (James T. Kirk: for his pomposity, his disregard for the Prime Directive, for his womanizing, for his "rotten posture, his stomach sticks out, and ... his hips waggle") (58)
  • Club Directory (59)
  • Unclassified Ads (61)
  • Excuses by Flutnick and Lucy Broadway (63)

Issue 4

Anti-Matter 4 was published around August 1971 and contains 130 pages. [2] [3]

cover of issue #4, art by Kathy Bushman
  • How I Learned to Stop Eating and Love Tribbles, article by M. Phillips
  • Mudd's Log, article by C. Cole
  • 'For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky' review by Carol Lee
  • Excerpts From the Tribble Smuggler's Notebook, article by - Laura Basta
  • Tribia by L. Basta
  • Every Theory You Always Wanted To Know About Tribbles, article by C. Lee
  • 'The Tholian Web' (review) by C. Lee
  • Tribble Chronicles, article by C. Lee
  • Great Grand pappy to a Tribble, article by C. Lee
  • Omega Glory of Star Trek, article by B. Vardeman
  • Nasty Review of Star Trek Bubble Gum Cards~ -- L. Basta -
  • Detailed Specification Sheet for TSS Tribblion(A) L. Basta
  • Tilosk ian Catalog of Tribble Sub-Species, article by G. Carlson
  • Villains of the Month, article by C. Lee
  • La Tribbiata (opera) L. Basta (also pub. separately)
  • "Charlie X" (review) by J. Reilling
  • Subversive Space Chatter by L. Broadway

References

  1. While science fiction zines had been around for a long time, many Star Trek fans were new to the subject of zines.
  2. Some clues about dates, this one from the wiki's talk page about this zine: "In November 1969 I received a brief newsletter called "Dilithium" with six pages of Carol Lee's news and gossip (it's folded over to mail, and the postmark is 4 DEC 1969). It was to excuse the lateness of A-M #4. ANTI-MATTER Number 4 finally showed up around August 1971 (I noted at the time, that it was supposed to be the April 1969 issue)."
  3. Another comment about dates, added by an editor on 04/03/2012: "I am by no means an expert in this subject, but I am Carol Lee's (editor) nephew. Unfortunately she passed away a few years back and I cannot confirm this but I currently am holding a copy of Anti-Matter #4 which includes a letter explaining that this issue was 2 1/2 years late for publication. It was originally due to be published in 1969, which tells me that Anti-Matter #1 MUST have been published prior to 1970 as stated above."
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