|Dates:||late 1960s, early 1970s|
|Founder(s):||Sarah Cornelie "Sam" Cole|
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|Focus:||Star Trek: TOS|
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Nimoyan-Spock's Scribes were two Star Trek: TOS fanclubs founded and run by Sarah Cornelie "Sam" Cole. Both clubs were official affiliates of the Leonard Nimoy National Association of Fans. Both had a number of publications, featuring articles, fan fiction, poetry, stream of consciousness writing and art.
- Spock Hears from Spock's Scribes (issue #3 was published in 1968)
- Spock's Scribes, the main newsletter
- Spock's Showcase, primarily nonfiction about the actors, writers and producers
- The Grapevine, a brief newsletter
- Spock's Scribes Journal, seasonal
- Hollyvine, the Christmas newsletter
- A yearbook in four parts, published separately: Spock's Sentinel, "Convention Coverage and Personal Appearances", "Welcome", and "Storyteller"
- Nimoyan, same as the above, but focus on Leonard Nimoy and his career rather than on Star Trek and Spock.
About the Club
The club's core membership consisted of Sam Cole and a group of schoolgirls from the Grand Prairie, Texas area, with input from Karen Flanery. They called themselves "Sam and the Locos".
From the Introduction Booklet
In the club's introduction booklet, Sam Cole explained that the girls wanted to create stories in which they were brought aboard the Enterprise and caused trouble. When they asked her for help, she suggested that they write themselves in as relatives of the officers who were being transported between schools on different planets.
- Samantha Scott was the daughter of Amelia Grayson (Amanda's twin sister) and research scientist James Scott (no relation to Montgomery). She was born on XX Larid where her parents had gone to rescue a dying race of humanoids. James and his wife were killed in an accident and Samantha was raised by the natives for three years, then brought to the research complex where she was adopted by Kit McCoy, Leonard's sister, as a companion to her adopted daughter Kelley. Appearing to be physically and emotionally retarded, Samantha was actually a true telepath who loved "all" and would "unravel the knots" of people who were angry or frightened. When Kelley came aboard the Enterprise, Samantha sneaked aboard and hid in the air vents. "She did every ridiculous thing you can imagine without rhyme or reason." She also read and memorized every tape on the ship, hoping to be able to understand their meaning later. Samantha was played by Sam Cole.
- Kelley McCoy is also an orphan. She is a brilliant student who wants to be a doctor like her uncle Leonard. She has been a mother to Samantha. She often originates the wild ideas and plans for the group's antics on board. Kelley was played by Susan Le Vasseur.
- Keenah Chekov is Pavel Chekov's sister. She wants to be a spy and makes it her business to know the hiding places and secrets of everyone on the ship. She is prone to crushes on men but is painfully shy. Generally cheerful and optimistic, she often planned hijinks with Samantha. Keenah was played by the late Keenah Dunn.
- Tess Chekov is Chekov's third cousin. She considers herself a hippie-type free spirit, but she might like to be a psychologist and wants to "solve" Samantha. Tess was played by Linda Miller.
- Willdalayne Storn was the daughter of Storn, Ambassador Sarek's brother, and a Romulan scientist. They had married during a tentative alliance between the Romulans and the Federation. When this fell apart both her parents were killed and she was adopted by Sarek. She is motivated by anger and hostility but also by intense curiosity. As she hates both Vulcans (except for Sarek, whom she now respects) and Romulans she desires to model herself after Earth people. "Billie" was played by Debbie Kuhn.
- Yeoman Judy Kirk is Captain Kirk's niece. She believes she was assigned to the Enterprise because of her uncle, but he wasn't even aware she had joined Starfleet. She is a versatile thinker who has been assigned to numerous departments. Judy was played by Melody Jordan.
- Akiko Sulu is Mr. Sulu's sister. They were born and raised in Hawaii. She is an artist. She wants to join Starfleet but thinks this will not be possible due to her less than exemplary schoolwork. She is a gentle person who can "be seen with anyone". Aki was played by Rebecca Odle.
- Cass Scott is a distant cousin of Montgomery. She has a lot of engineering talent but little training. She takes things apart all the time and the girls bring "unfixable" items to her. She is fascinated by Samantha and will often engage in antics with Kelley or Keenah. Cass was played by Debbie Morrison.
Sam Cole believed that behind all the fun and satire, the clubs served an educational purpose in that members would learn the elements of writing.