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Title: Anti-Zine
Publisher: USS LaGrange (fan club out of Ohio)
Date(s): early 1990s
Medium: print
Fandom: Star Trek
Language: English
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Anti-Zine is gen, het and slash (though this last genre appears to be more parody than serious) Star Trek club zine.

Issue 1

Anti-Zine 1

Issue 2

Anti-Zine 2 was published in October 1992 and contains 150 pages.

cover of issue #2

From a 1993 ad: "This zine contains everything from several-somes to K/S and beyond, including a risque cover of Tasha, K/S paper dolls, and much more. The material in this zine is fairly 'serious,' so please do not order if you are squeamish."

From a 1994 ad: "A wild & crazy compilation poking fun at Trek fandom. From the outlandish cover to the tongue-planted-firmly-in cheek Field Guide to Con-Goers, you will know this is no ordinary fanzine. Did I mention the Kirk & Spock cut-out dolls? How about the creative crossword puzzle? And stories too. Definitely Adult — with hetero and "/" included."

From the zine: "Reproduction of our stuff without good enough reason is seriously pretty much a foolhardy risk. Violators will be severely spit upon. This issue is dedicated to all the Trek fans who have learned they can laugh at themselves."

  • Strange Place for Mirror by Lynne Miller (7)
  • A Field Guide to Con-Goers (27)
    • Con-Slut
    • Horny K/S-tral
    • Insane Fan
    • Kirk Fan
    • Mundane
    • Ruby-throated Filker
    • Super Completest
    • Tech Head
  • Rerun on the Ten Forward by Mike Walters (33)
  • Admiral Jim and Spock Cutouts by Niki Krause (46)
  • Second Childhood by Dona Stein (57)
  • Butterfly by Laura Bartlett (78)
  • A Naked Time (or where no kirk hath denied before) by Ian Mariano (106)
  • Do Vulcans Ever Swear?, poem by Shirley Peters (114)
  • My Darling Spock, filk (115)
  • Abysmael by Lynne Miller ("Most of us have read the Star Trek novel, Ishmael. Some people like it very much. I did not, primarily because I hated Here Come the Brides, and I though Ishmael was a rip off with Spock thrown in for laughs. But what if... our tortured Spock, his mind wiped clean due to his encounter with the Klingons, had landed in a different television show?") (crossover with Gilligan's Island) (120)
  • Pepto-Abysmael by Lynne Miller (crossover with Beauty and the Beast (TV)) (124)
  • Hurt-Comfort A-Mazement ("Hey Kids! Poor Captain Kirk is all tied up, with two broken legs, a ruptured spleen and the heartbreak of psoriasis. Can you help Mr. Spock find him before the others do?") (128)
  • K/S Revisited, parody story by unknown author (129)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2

Antizine is certainly about the characters we have seen in both Classic and ST:TNG. This zine was put out by the U.S.S. Lagrange, another Starfleet chapter, this one in Ohio. There are virtually no stories with fan personas, all of them being adventure stories with members of the show.

"Strange Place for a Mirror" is a "Mirror, Mirror" ST:TNG style. "Rerun on Ten-Forward" is a Wesley "saves the ship" while fooling around with some twentieth-century science-fiction television shows. "Second Childhood" has Picard getting a look at things through a child's viewpoint with a little help from Q. "Butterfly" is a comic book version of Starfleet and the Enterprise fighting a Romulan disease with the help of a reluctant scientist. "Old Friends" brings together two kinds of fan culture, Star Trek and the characters of Saint-German [sic] and Roger (and if you don't know who they are, read Chelsea Quinn Yarbro). There is also an NC-17 section at the back, but most of the material is pretty mild. Most of it pokes fun at the K/S type of material and the "Hurt-Comfort" stories that are so popular. The non-story items include puzzles, a Kirk and Spock paper doll set and a "Field Guide to Con-Goers" (see if you can spot yourself), which was my favorite.

Art varies from great to really terrible, but the zine is physically well put together. I got the zine free from friends, but I wonder if I would have been happy with it had I spent money on it. I liked many of the non-story items, but was unhappy with most of the fiction. So many of them were shallow creations. The characters had all the right names, but many of them did not have anything behind that. It may be the result of reading fanzines for over 10 years now; it is not enough to simply have Kirk, Spock and McCoy come running in with weapons to save the day (again). I want three-dimensional characters and this isn't it. Even "Second Childhood" has a great set-up and story idea only to let it fall into a crime-story in space. Only in "Butterfly" (which was the first chapter in a multi-part story—I wish I could get the whole thing right now) did the characters show any real emotion. The U.S.S. Lagrange has done an interesting thing here, not just poking some fun at ST, but also its fandom and the conventions of ST zines. If only they could have improved the stories, this would be truly a collector's zine. As it is, it is more on the average side. Certainly it is for the Star Trek fan with a sense of humor about their hobby. [1]


  1. from The Trekzine Times v.1 n.2