Diachron

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Zine
Title: Diachron
Publisher:
Editor(s): Jimmie Welt
Type: letterzine
Date(s): May 1991 – October 1991
Frequency: monthly
Medium: print fanzine
Size:
Fandom: Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation
Language: English
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Diachron is a gen letterzine covering all things Star Trek, with an emphasis during its run on classic Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation. It ran for 6 issues, one of which was a double issue. It was a successor to Interstat, alongside STARLink and Engage. Following its cancellation, Diachron editor Jimmie Welt became a columnist for STARLink.

Regular columns

At various times:

  • The Trekvine - summary of Trek-related news, plus reprints of articles from magazines/newspapers [issues #1-6]
  • Viewpoint – Jimmie Welt's Trek observations [issues #2-6]
  • NASA News – Space news [issues #5-6]

Issue 1

cover of issue #1

Published in May 1991 [12 pages]

  • Editorial/Introduction by Jimmie Welt
  • Letters of Comment from: Colleen Carteaux, Joan Marie Verba, Richard Heim Jr.
  • Column: The Trekvine
  • Convention Report – Trek convention with guest Leonard Nimoy – weekend of May 4, 1991.
  • Inclusion with this issue: Survey postcard
  • Art: Cover art (McCoy and Spock) by Zaquia Tarhuntassa


Issue 2/3

cover of issue #2/3

Published in May/June 1991 [32 pages]

  • Editorial by Jimmie Welt
  • Letters of Comment from: Billy Lawson (2), Paula Parker, Sally Scheef, Jeffrey K. Wagner
  • Columns: The Trekvine, Viewpoint
  • Interview: Transcription of May 24, 1991 article that appeared on Channel 5 NBC Dallas, Texas
  • Star Trek crossword puzzle, and solution
  • "Scotty Who???" – convention review of Houstoncon by Maggie Drain
  • Original Fiction – "The New, Improved Star Trek" by Colleen Carteaux
  • Art: Cover art (Enterprice NCC-1701-D) and page 29 (Worf) by Zaquia Tarhuntassa


Issue 4

cover of issue #4

Published in August 1991 [20 pages]

  • Editorial by Jimmie Welt
  • Letters of Comment from: Paula Parker, Karen Malone, Joan Marie Verba, Billy Lawson, Colleen Carteaux
  • Columns: The Trekvine, Viewpoint
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation crossword puzzle, and solution
  • Survey Results (from postcards sent with issue #1)
  • Art: Cover art (Spock) by Zaquia Tarhuntassa


Issue 5

cover of issue #5

Published in September 1991 [20 pages]

  • Editorial/Introduction by Jimmie Welt
  • Letters of Comment from: Kimberly Pederson, Paula J. Parker, Karen Malone, Joan Marie Verba
  • Columns: The Trekvine, Viewpoint, NASA News
  • Star Trek Quote Quiz, and solution
  • "The Marathon" – commentary on the Star Trek film marathon, held across the USA on September 7, 1991
  • Art: Cover art (Enterprise NCC-1701) and cartoon (page 13) by Lionel Padron


Issue 6

cover of issue #6

Published in October 1991 [20 pages]

  • Editorial/Introduction by Jimmie Welt
  • Letters of Comment from: Jan Driggs, Billy D. Lawson, Paula J. Parker, Kimberly Pederson, Karen Malone, Connie Jo Hammerstrom
  • Columns: The Trekvine, Viewpoint, NASA News
  • Convention Report – Creation Convention with guest Michael Dorn – weekend of October 19/20, 1991.
  • Art: Cover art (Gene Roddenberry and Enterprise NCC-1701-A), page 16 and cartoon (page 9) by Lionel Padron