|Click here for related articles on Fanlore.|
Centre Stage is a gen anthology featuring characters that Leonard Nimoy has played in TV, movies and plays. The stories are by Linda C. Wood.
Centre Stage 1 was published November 1987 and contains 47 pages. This zine is rated PG-13. Artwork by C. Sibbett.
It contains three stories about Leonard characters - Stryker from "Get Smart", Lord Achmet from "Marco Polo" and Ben Blacker from "M-Squad".
- Front Page
- Get Stryker! (Get Smart)
- Sing for Me (Marco Polo)
- Walk on the Dark Side (M Squad)
Centre Stage 2 was published in 1991 and has 78 pages of stories and poems covering the whole range of Leonard's characters: Zombies of the Stratosphere, Star Trek: TNG, The Untouchables, and TJ Hooker. Includes Convention prizewinners. Artwork by Sue Toher.
- What do the Nimoy Fans Do?
- Bad Guy/Good Guy
- Zombie Quest (Zombies of the Stratosphere, 1952)
- Black Hawk's Revenge (The Old Overland Trail, 1953)
- Curtains (The Untouchables, 1962)
- The Fightin', Battlin' Catlins (Laramie, 'The Runt', 1962)
- Reverie for Harry (Dr Kildare, 'An Island Like a Peacock', 1963)
- An Equitable Trade (First Prize, Midcon, 1988) (Star Trek, 'Operation - Annihilate!, 1967)
- Mother, Please Try to Understand (Star Trek, 'Journey to Babel', 1967)
- The Ghost on the Highway (Inspired by the picture in "Will I Think Of You?" - "Only on the Highway" Second Prize Winner, Leonard Nimoy Convention, November 1983)
- The Hitch-Hiker (from LP "The Way I Feel")
- The Ballad of Emile Vautrain (Mission: Impossible - 'The Choice', 1970)
- The Ballad or Orville Miller (Catlow, 1971)
- The Coming of the Cat (Night Gallery - 'She'll be Company for You', 1972)
- Coral Jungle Castaway (The Coral Jungle, 1975)
- Kibner's Fate (Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, 1978)
- "...To Reach a Star" (Vincent, 1980)
- Vincent (Vincent, 1980)
- Oh, Golda (A Woman Called Golda, 1982)
- Sing for Me (Marco Polo, 1982)
- Only Darkness (The Sun Also Rises, 1982)
- The Gift (Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan, 1982)
- The Moseley Brothers Caper (T J Hooker - 'Vengeance is Mine', 1983)
- Integration (First Prize, 'Frontiers' Convention, May 1990) Star Trek III - The Search for Spock, 1984)
- Qual Se Tu? (Star Trek V The Final Frontier, 1989)
- Return Again to Tomorrow (Second Prize, UFP Convention, May 1991) (Star Trek: The Next Generation, 'Sarek', 1990)
- The Spirit of the Con
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2
This zine contains short stories and poems all written by Linda Wood. 6 of the items are Trek-orientated, the rest are based on other roles played by Leonard Nimoy, from Zombies of the Stratosphere to today. There is perhaps a little more poetry in the zine than I personally would prefer, but this is more than made up for by the quality of the stories. Linda is a very able writer and tells a good story; four of the items won either first or second place in various convention fiction competitions. Although it is not one of the competition winners. I think my favourite story is the one based on The Hitch-hiker (from The Way I Feel, one of Nimoy's song albums). It follows the hitch-hiker from when he steals the car, checks through all the things he has stolen... and has a chilling end that leaves you feeling "it serves him right!" Well worth getting. 
- from IDIC #20