Doctor Beth

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Name: Doctor Beth
Alias(es): Beth Singer
Fandoms: Star Trek, Stargate Atlantis, Forever Knight, many, many more
URL: at Archive of Our Own
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Doctor Beth is a fan writer and eBay zine seller.


  • The Realization – A missing scenes/extended scenes story surrounding the episode “A Private Little War” (Star Trek: TOS) in Grimmoire.
  • The Scar – Daniel's Appendicitis scar becomes more important than any SG-1 could have ever imagined when a mission goes badly wrong. (Nominated for a 2012 Fan Q Award) in Redemption #10.
  • The Nobel Prize – A crossover with The Big Bang Theory. A device to contact aliens yields results far beyond Sheldon's dreams. (Nominated for a 2013 Fan Q Award) Redemption #12.
  • Saving Santa (Nominated for a 2015 Fan Q Award) - Redemption #15.
  • The Microbots - A mission goes badly wrong when John is injured and a strange woman is their only hope for help and a way home to Atlantis. In Critias #4.
  • Captured - Jack whirled around just in time to see Daniel's eyes roll back so far they showed nothing but white crescents. His left arm buckled and Jack caught him before he fell. In Gateways #3.

Ebay Seller

Dr Beth is a major seller on eBay where she sells used media fanzines. She buys collections from people who are either done with their fanzines or from the estates of fans' families.

She often has information or chairs a panel at fan cons about what to do with your fanzine collection when it comes to writing your will or trust; her idea is to save zine collections that might otherwise be destroyed by families with no idea what to do with them.


Dr. Beth's Start in Fandom

I like to say that I was conceived during the second season of Star Trek... Um, my parents started watching Star Trek when it was on the air, and they were part of the letter writing campaign to bring it back. My mom was very active in going to conventions and buying fanzines. So I started growing up watching it.


I started reading fan fiction because my mom had collections of fanzines and I started when I was a teenager. I asked her if I could borrow some of her fanzines, and she gave me some. And. She gave me some of her Star Trek fanzines, which were of the first ones that I read was, see? Don't Tell The Captain.

"Don't Tell It The Captain" was one of the most hilarious Star Trek fanzines novels... . So I basically got it from when I was little, and I've been watching it ever since. And I got into science, I think in part because I was into Star Trek and I actually have a PhD in biochemistry from UCLA.


See, my mom always had zines in the house and I would borrow the zines. And so one of the problems that I wasn't really into slash; she was so I would always try to find the things that I really liked. And so I've always found things like Contacts and like Relative Tomorrows and, you know, stuff like that. [2]