Enterprise Incidents (US Star Trek: TOS zine)

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Title: Enterprise Incidents
Publisher: Pop Cult then New Media Press
Editor(s): James Van Hise
Date(s): 1976-1990?
Medium: print
Genre: non-fiction
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Language: English
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Enterprise Incidents is a gen Star Trek: TOS fanzine. It was a joint production of The Science Fiction Comic Association and the Star Trek Federation of Fans. "Enterprise Incidents" mostly contains interviews, articles and clippings.

A bit of an odd duck, this zine straddled the line between semi-pro and fan-created content. Starting in issue #6, it printed fan fiction and fan art, but it is unclear how long this continued, perhaps only until issue #10.

When James Van Hise began adding non-Star Trek articles before changing the title completely and becoming this slick magazine, the zine was called Enterprise.

"Enterprise Incidents" ran for at least 33 issues.[1] From issue #25, the cover banner incorporates a subtitle, "SF Movieland", and this new name begins to grow in size over the next few issues, to help the magazine compete with "Starlog" in the newsstands and comic shops. There also exist Special Collectors Issues that reprint early original issues, sometimes two old zines in one new, that had been long out-of-print.

Some of the artwork by Ralph Fowler can be found here.[2]

It had a short-lived sister zine, a cookbook called, The Alien Cook.

Relationship to "Trek"

Regarding the connections, or lack thereof, to Trek, a semi-pro zine that was a contemporary:

On the subject of TREK, the only real connection between ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS and TREK is what they mentioned themselves recently in a letter column. Both zines are printed at the same shop. I also know the editors of TREK but we have completely different ideas on what we want to do with our magazines. TREK does features that I don't do, and I do features that TREK doesn't do, which is as it should be. There'd be no point if we duplicated each other. This way you get completely different approaches. Thus there are people who prefer TREK over EI and people who prefer EI over TREK, which shows that we have succeeded in being two completely different magazines. [3]

A Pro Zine, But Still a Zine

A fan in 1978 commended Van Hise for his zine in a letter in issue #6:

As for the fan material —all that single minded, unbridled enthusiasm is apure delight. Now that I've defined myself as aconsumer, may I close by cormending your creativity and initiative in being an active contributor. Without your special breed of fan, this Star Trek fandom would lose its


Van Hise responded:

Thank you for recognizing that I am still a fan. Some fans look upon ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS as a pro-zine and snub it because it has attractive layouts and a wraparound binding. Attractive layouts are the result of a lot of hard work, not to mention a little imagination. A zine that is side-stapled is often no less expensive to produce than one that is wraparound (what with cutting and trimming and those individual sheets, the printer has more work to do than it usuatty takes just to trim it and stitch it for a wraparound). Rather than side-staple and collate a zine. I think I’d rather put all that time and effort into the zine itself and believe me, collating is very time consuming. A zine which is printed wraparound is much easier for the reader to go through, with which I’m sure all you regular TREK and ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS readers will agree.

I enjoy publishing ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS. Most of the stills I publish are from my own collection which has been steadily growing since 1966. The rare stills I print this issue from ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE are from my own collection as well. I am a Star Trek fan, not just a Star Trek publisher. I think that makes all the difference in the world in how well a zine is done. I care and I enjoy. I get just as excited as anyone else when someone lends me a slide or something for use in E.I. which I’ve never seen before and which is unique. I feel that if it excites me, that you'll like it too. I enjoy being in fandom and I enjoy contributing to fandom. With ENTERPRISE INCIDEntS I'm trying to do worthwhile features which no one else has done or is doing.


On the other hand, it is difficult for fans not a

part of fan fiction fandom to learn about what is going on there and all of the sines which are available. I hope that this issue of EI will serve as a guide so that people interested in fan fiction will find the type they like much more easily. No one will like everything fan fiction fandom has to offer, but I do feel that it has something for everyone.

General Fan Comments

It is a lush production that really couldn't be better although I could always wish for a lower price." Another fan said: "The emphasis is on reviews of episodes, photos, and interviews. Frankly from the issues I've seen, I was not as impressed [as some fans], but I prefer fiction-orientated 'zines.' [4]

Though lithograph printing (that used in pretty much all slick professional magazines from "Good Housekeeping" to "Time") is the ultimate in reproducing photos, both in black and white and color, it should not be assumed that beauti­ful photos alone will carry a 'zine if it is devoid of any other content. True, ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS does have excellent photo repro, many of the stills never before printed, full nearly-full pagers - but it does have some very good ar­ticles, such as the interview with De Kelley in #2, the article about an examin­ation of the actual alien spacecraft models used in the filming of STAR TREK (#1), and the compilation of old magazine and newspaper articles from 'way back (#2).

Layout is near-perfect, especially as seen in the interview with John (Com­mander Karg in "Errand of Mercy") Colicos in #1. And the covers! A beautiful Steve Fabian on #1 and a color "Mirror, Mirror" photo on #2. Plus, there is a feature - a photo and abbreviated story/essay - lots and lots of stills with text taking up 10 lovely pages: in EI #1, the episode revisited is "Amok Time", and in #2, it is "Mirror, Mirror." A very enjoyable feature, as is all of EI.[5]

"Bold New Direction"

In 1978 and with issue #6, the editor announces in a flyer that the zine will be taking "a bold new direction.":

Why the change in 'Enterprise Incidents"? Because as pleased as we have been with what we have accomplished in E.I, we always seem to run out of pages before we could present all we wanted to. Plus, we felt it was time for the magazine to grow and expand its horizons to include a very active and vibrant sector of Star Trek fandom which we have been ignoring. What I'm speaking of is the fan fiction zines. There are some very exciting and creative things being done in them which are far more inventive, entertaining, and well-written than the fiction being published by Bantam, etc. Fan fiction is not afraid to experiment and try new ideas out side of the rigorous action/adventure formate required by the major companies publishing ST fiction. Our expanded format will attempt to begin exploring all of them. For instance:
  • 'Alternative Thoughts' by Gerry Downes: Gerry discusses and analyses this landmark story of hers which sent ripple from one end of ST fandom to the other!
  • 'Fan Fiction: Is it Legal or Merely Tolerated?' - We will attempt to set the record straight on exactly what the situation is.
  • 'The Fan Fiction Zines' - In which we discuss and analyze the many different types of zines currently being published.
  • 'K/S Fiction: Syndrome or Serious Writing' -Discusses a rather volatile area of fan fiction that is rapidly growing in popularity and acceptance despite the rather touchy nature of the concept. A lot of research is going into this and it will include comments by one of the writers most identified with it, Leslie Fish.[6]
  • 'Sherlock Spock' - A serio-comic tale of murder and mayhem aboard the Enterprise, and the dual character who solves the dilemma.

The editor also says that with issue #6, the column 'Star Trek Review':

... will concern itself with fanzines, as opposed to prozines and newsstand publications. SEND US YOUR ZINE FOR REVIEW! Due to the fluctuating nature of zine publishing, we don't know everyone who's out there... Some of the fan fiction we present will be staff-written, but we are also interested in submissions from YOU, the reader.

A Fan Makes an Appeal on the Zine's Behalf

In a 1979 personal statement, a fan encourages others to support this zine.

Most of us are very familiar with the superb fanzine, 'Enterprise Incidents.' THis can truly be called a fanzine with a differences since its printing and contents, as well as graphics, are on a much higher level than most fanzines. WIth the most recent issue, fan fiction has been added as well, a drastic move which appears thus far to have been beneficial, giving the zine a more universal appeal to Star Trek fans. However, rising costs have led to many delays. Recently the publisher made an appeal to subscribers which I feel all fandom should be aware of. In order to come out more frequently and strengthen the zine's 'backbone' so to speak, the first major subscription drive has begun. Everyone involved is encouraged to subscribe NOW so that the zine may continue to get better and better. It is not in danger of folding; he merely wants to stabilize it more against inflationary printing and postage costs. This is definitely a worthwhile cause. How many fanzines do you know, folks, which have a FULL-COLOR COVER, numerous half-tones, pictures, well-researched articles and professional artwork? If you really want a great looking zine to look better, you should subscribe.[7]

Some Flyers

Issue 1

first printing
cover of issue #1 by Stephen Fabian, second printing
back cover issue #1, Mike McKenney

Enterprise Incidents 1 was published in 1976 and contains approximately 40 pages. Front cover and some interior illustrations by Stephen Fabian with additional art by Brad Epstein, Paul Gorman, Mike McKenney and Ralph. Back cover by Mike McKenney. The editor was James Van Hise and associate editors were John Ellis, Michael Zarrillo and Robert Zarrillo.

Issue 2

Enterprise Incidents 2 was published in 1976 and contains 34 pages.

cover of issue #2
flyer for issue #2

Issue 3

Enterprise Incidents 3 was published in Nov 1976 and contains 40 pages.

flyer for issue #3
  • 14-page recap of "The Menagerie" with over 50 stills
  • feature on Jeffrey Hunter
  • "How Do Those Star Trek Devices Really Work"
  • an article on Gene Roddenberry
  • The Star Trek Bloopers
  • The Star Trek Archives
  • 3 pages of Ralph Fowler art

Issue 4

Enterprise Incidents 4 was published in June 1977.

cover of issue #4: "On the cover of the fourth issue of ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS we published a photo which baffled many fans because they could not recall ever seeing this scene in an episode. They were right. This scene was shot but deleted apparently because the episode ran too long. It was probably shot for "The Way To Eden" as it did have rec room scenes, plus on the far right of this scene we see someone stretched out on a table sound asleep." [8]

Issue 5

Enterprise Incidents 5 was published in December 1977.

cover of issue #5

From a fan: "Why did you devote the cover of #5 to ships that Gene Roddenberry has denounced? That seems dumb to go against the great bird."

Response from the editor: "I wasn’t aware that Gene Roddenberry had "condemned" the Franz Joseph designs. At any rate I find them interesting speculation and worthy of exploring in illustrations. I also used that cover because it was a darn nice piece of art which handled the subject very well." [9]
  • Whither Thou Goest, Star Trek?, article by J. Van Hise
  • This Side of Paradise (photostory)
  • This Side of Paradise - Analysis by J. Van Hise
  • Behind the Scenes of Star Trek by J. Van Hise
  • Incidentally Speaking - letters
  • Star Trek Bloopers
  • The Banned Episodes of Star Trek by J. Van Hise
  • The Star Trek Review
  • Star Trek vs. Star Wars, article by J. Van Hise
  • Star Trek Archives (clippings)
  • Star Trekers Off the Top of My Head by Walter Koenig (his impressions of the other stars)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 5

Stay off of the STAR WARS bandwagon! I buy you because EI is a STAR TREK zine!! I love Star wars (I've seen in 9 times) but it is taking over. (Ever been to a n ST con lately? I have. Three Darth Vaders, several Lukes, Solos, and Leias. I wish they'd go to hell!) I really wish you would stick to ST.

NOTE: As I stated in the last issue, the Star Wars article was included in EI#5 because I felt it legitimately fit in a Star Trek zine from the point of view the article took. I also stated then that it would be the only Star Wars article which EI would ever do, and I'm sticking to that. Not only are unimaginative Star Wars costumes proliferating at conventions such as the one I just attended, which had twice the number of Hans, Lukes, Leias, and Vaders you mentioned, but many Star Trek zines are blindly jumping on the Star Wars bandwagon. The problem with that is not only does it show the superficiality of the people involved who view Star Trek as "old" and Star Wars as "new," but they aren't doing anything different. They're taking all their old plots from Star Trek fan fic and rewriting them as Star Wars fan fic. I like Star Wars a lot too. I've seen it 10 times, but the thrill is largely superficial. It's kid stuff, but it's great kid stuff like the Wizard of Oz. Star Trek offers something with a lot more depth and substance. [10]

I just received ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #5 and I wanted to congratulate you on a job well done! The photo recap on "This Side of Paradise" was very nicely done. You captured the spirit of that classic STAR TREK episode very nicely.

I'm concerned about the future of El when you discontinue the photo re-cap, should (as you say) the STAR TREK photo-novels be a success. I certainly hope the Fotonovels are successful, because I feel they are professionally done and contain the essence of the given episode. However, It is important, I feel, that Should they prosper, you do not lose the main, unique ingredient of ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS -the large number of stills -which recall and constantly remind fans of their fondest memories from their all-time favorite show. The quantity of stills and scarcity of ads are what makes yours the finest Star Trek magazine on the market. [11]

"Enterprise Incidents takes a Bold New Direction". Sounds good, but is it? Anytime a zine changes its format, it's bound to lose readers, as well as gain new ones. In this case, I prefer to hold out on my opinion until I sample #6.

Now the questions.

Why the new Interest In fan fiction? I mean, sure, some fan fiction is good, but why an expansion of 32 pages devoted to it?

Before I refer you to your own review of SPOCK MESSIAH in #3, and an answer to a letter in "Incidentally Speaking" in #4, maybe I should ask you what you mean by "fan fiction?" You mean articles such as "Star Trek: Behind The Scenes", or novels and short stories? I have read some good fan fiction stories, but most can't even hold a candle to a good article on the STAR TREK movie, or a good character analysis.


Sure, fan fiction is good, but only because it fills a craving for anything Star Trek. And now with Star Trek II on the way, do we really need fanfic?

NOTE: Fanfic isn't just to satisfy a need for STAR TREK like an addict getting a fix rather it uses the familiar characters of the STAR TREK universe to expand that universe as well as to explore ideas and situations the same way that any other good science fiction story does. Not all fan fiction is this type, as evidenced in the article on the many types in this issue, as some of it is just Star Trek for the sake of Star Trek, but some of it is a bit more ambitious and the article also discusses these. Reading ST fanfic, one finds a complete cross-section of the genre of science fiction itself. [12]

I admire your publication very much, but I must admit I am very disappointed that you are including fan fiction. There are hundreds of outlets for this and your publication and TREK are the only ones available that give the STAR TREK fan what they want.

NOTE: You'll see by this issue that the fan fiction emphasis is not replacing anything. In fact you'll

find many of the regular features in this issue much longer than they were previously. The expansion was to make room for the expansion of interest into the realm of fan fiction without sacrificing the features which have been so very popular thus far.

We had a science fiction con here in Santa Rosa called OCTOCON, which was highly successful, and the one thing all the writers stressed was: Create your own characters; your own universe. Imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery. It is just imitation.

The fan fiction I have read; including the NEW VOYAGES, leaves very much to be desired. If the writers knew the technical end, they didn't get the characters right, and if they wrote on character they distorted that character into their vision of what they would like to happen. Much better if they had written something entirely new. The best story I read was written on Spock and the characterization was perfect. Yet it was not a STAR TREK story. Two stories, really, by Sue Glasgow of Oklahoma. [13]

I'd like to make a comment on the fan fiction zines I've seen ads for recently. I notice they tend to concentrate on old characters, and a couple of the stories are based in part on items from the episodes —such as the Guardian of Forever. This shows alack of imagination —there is so much more to the Star Trek universe than Kirk, Spock, and items borrowed from the TV series. The Guardian of Forever is a rather big thing to borrow, but there might be story possibilities in a reference to Saturnius harem girls, or Rigulan eel-birds, which could be just as exciting. [14]

A year ago I spotted STAR TREK LIVES by chance in a grocery store. The possibility that others were actively feeding their fascination for the series had never occurred to me. As an elementary special education teacher, I am continually faced with cruel realities, along with the joyous ones, in the classroom. There are times when my spirit needs to be refreshed. There is no place for discouragement or cynicism among children. I want to provide them with a contagious optimism. STAR TREK has helped in that way. As for the fan material —all that single minded, unbridled enthusiasm is a pure delight.

Now that I've defined myself as a consumer, may I close by commending your creativity and initiative in being an active contributor. Without your special breed of fan, this Star Trek fandom would lose its voice. [15]

My one and only hero is Spock. Of him and Kirk, Spock is the real man. I agree when Anne said he always treats women with respect. A woman can always feel safe and protected in his presence. Kirk is aggressive, a swinger and a womanizer. Those traits don't interest me at all. The thing is, Spock does not project the usual macho he-man image. The man is the gentlest person on that spaceship and yet the strongest. But he will never use that strength unwisely. He is always protective of his human crewmembers, but will never injure one living thing.

Spock is a man of the highest moral ethics and is the exact opposite of Kirk. I guess what really interests me is the fact that Spock is the exact opposite of his looks. He looks Satanic, yet he is far from being devilish, so to speak. Spock is always at war between his two natures, not being entirely Vulcan or Human, But the fact that he is the most popular character on Star Trek and loved because he is different, but good, is really something to think about.

Another interesting fact is that Spock never was prejudiced against other crewmembers of a different race.[16]

Issue 6

front cover of issue #6, Ralph Fowler

Enterprise Incidents 6 was published in September 1978 and contains 124 pages.

The cover by Ralph Fowler. The interior art is by Ralph Fowler, Gordon Carleton, Hilary Barta, Ron Wilber, Eddie Eddings, Beverly Zuk, Mike McKenney, Fred Hemback, Martin Cannon, Kevin Gentry.

From Van Hise, the editor:

My conversion to fan fiction came about through the help of my wife and her friend, Sandra Gent. I was able to read what was considered good fanfic, and found myself extremely impressed with some of the things being done. I felt that ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS should include material relating to fanfic, as well as original fiction as well. Thus I will be presenting samples of the many types of fan fiction being done, although everything I print will be original and not reprinted. The several articles on fanfic in this issue are designed to introduce fan fiction to the ST fan whose exposure has been limited or non-existent. We hope to guide you to the kind you'll enjoy so you won't be turned off by getting a zine which is totally outside your realm of interest. We also hope to introduce the readers of EI to some of the new ideas and concepts being explored in the STAR TREK fan fiction.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 6

See reactions and reviews for A Brief Moment of Light.

See reactions and reviews for The Many Faces of Fan Fiction.

See reactions and reviews for "Alternative" Thoughts.

See reactions and reviews for Fan Fiction: Is It Legal, Or Merely Tolerated?.

[zine]: K/S fans will consider this ish the best to date of this excellent zine. The editor continues all the regular features: a pictorial recap of a Star Trek episode, the Bloopers, Archives, Revues, and Incidentally Speaking columns, and special feature articles... and the usual hordes of black and white photographs of our heroes that have long been a book to those of us who illustrate Trek fanzines. BUT -- this is the best part, folks: Mr. Van Hise has finally succumbed to the spell of fanfic! Were it not for the occasional typos that escape the watchful eyes of the proofreaders, one would be inclined to consider this zine a slick, commercial magazine, with its full color covers, superb black and white stills and informative articles. Perhaps his wife Della (who publishes Naked Times) influenced his decision to include fanfic in the current ish along with the promise of more to come in future editions. In any case, he has demonstrated remarkable courage in selecting the most controversial aspect of fanfic for his initiation into the most exciting part of Trekdom. Introducing the offerings is an in-depth discussion of the nature of the Kirk/Spock relationship by one of its best proponents, Gerry Downes, who is currently at work on her K/S zine, Alternative 2. There is a very fine K/S story included, 'A Brief Moment of Light.' Cannon's accompanying illo is deeply touching. Other fanfic includes an outrageous bit of humor, 'Survivors,' by Jim Van Hise and Hilary Barta. Finally, the many never-before-seen photographs of the Star Trek team are a welcome addition to the collector's reference library. Don't miss this one! [17]

E.I. is a high quality fanzine dealing only with Star Trek, its ideas, and stars. It lives up to its claim as "the magazine with an imagination"...

Highlighting the issue is a twelve page recap of "Balance of Terror" which includes excellent photos from the episode. Other regular features inside include "Incidentally Speaking" - an interesting letter column, "The Star Trek Archives" - reprints of old Star Trek articles from various magazines, "The Star Trek Bloopers" - photos of spoiled takes, and "The Star Trek Revue" - reviews of ST fanzines. Also to be found within is an opinion on the ST movie, an article on the many forms of fan fiction and its legality, an article on the Kirk/Spock relationship, three short stories, and many rare pictures. The artwork is highly imaginative and superb.

"Survivors - or - Your Psyche's Unbuttoned" (Kelly H. Hale)—Spock and Lt. Tracey crashland. on a planet and must try not to drive each other insane. The Vulcan thinks that they will not be found for months and his humanity is exposed at the end of story. A nice story with a somewhat funny ending. "Sherlock Spock" (James Van Hise & Hilary Barta)—Two murders have been committed aboard the Enterprise while Kirk is on Leave off ship. Spock solves the baffling mystery in a true Sherlock Holmes manner and discovers an interesting situation existing on board. A clever tale with fins illustrations. "A Brief Moment of Light" (Tracey Alexander)—In this excellent, highly thoughtful, Kirk/Spock relationship story, the Captain is an old man, retired from Star Fleet for twenty years. On his last night of life, he thinks back to his adventures in space and the death of Spock. The Vulcan's spirit visits him and takes Kirk "home" where his friends are and always will be.

Wraparound cover with a beautiful piece of artwork employing "Balance of Terror" symbols by Ralph Fowler on the front cover and two nice ST photos on the back. Printed on high quality paper, 76pp, A masterpiece which is worthy to anyone's fanzine library. Rating: A+.[18]

69 pps of offset printing with bountiful photos and mostly cartoonlike drawings. A Ralph Fowler wrap around cover featuring elements of "Balance of Terror," best art in issue.

EI has always been a good buy for the money; somewhat slickly done in pro-style and with many features found no where else, like its archive section and rare bloopers. This issue represents a departure from the previous ones, including fanfic for the first time, and several articles. As usual, it begins with a thought-provoking editorial regarding the Movie, followed by an always LoC section, pictorial summary of BT, old Shatner and Nimoy pix, reviews/ratings for 8 zines, and several pages of ads at the back (not counted in the pages listed above). Of the new material I found Christopher Randolph's "The Many Faces of Fan Fiction" the most interesting as an intro for new readers, though I was incredulous that a writer could consider "Get 'Em" stories (one of the Big Three put through painful experiences) without once mentioning the definitive "Logical Conclusion" by Paula Smith (printed in MENAGERIE 7/8). Particularly sensitive is Christopher's coverage of the adult zines which are so plentiful now. The editor has a brief article on the legality of zines (okay, as long as tolerated by Paramount as harmless to itself), followed by explanations and interpretations of ALTERNATIVE by the author, Gerry Downes. Three fan stories conclude the zine. "Survivors" by Kelly M. Hale is a sometimes funny and sometimes overdone job about a very uncharacteristically absent-minded Spock marooned with a talkative and irritating female officer. Spock's dialogue mostly rings true and unjarring. The second story is one of the editor's, a hybrid Sherlock/Spock (which also is the name of the piece) that suffers from a rather clumsy writing style. I was surprised at the use of two non-words, also —"layed" for "laid" and "irregardless" for "regardless," accustomed as readers are to the excellence of the editing in this zine. The plot of the S/S story isn't new, but the sequence and flashes of dream world serve to dress up the action. I found the last story, "A Brief Moment of Light," by Tracey Alexander, overwhelmingly maudlin and self-consciously sentimental. This theme has been handled better so many times before. It does have its moments as Kirk's last day on earth is described, but the cheery little switch to heaven/Valhalla with its winged childhood pets is too abrupt, breaks the sorrowful mood that the writer has taken such pains to establish; much better that it ended at Kirk's death.

Using El's rating system for zines, I'd give this one a good 8 (out of 10), well worth its cost.[19]

Even if Mr. Randolph didn't go into any detail at all, a simple listing of some of them would be helpful and informative to the neofen.

In the "Get-Em" section, the author primarily uses as his examples stories that you can no longer get (believe me. I've tried). This is extremely frustrating for the new fan. Mr. Randolph doesn't even bother to discuss them in a historical context with the mention that they're out of print. There happen to be some very good stories in zines currently available -- why doesn't he mention any of those?

NOTE: At the time the article was written, those zines weren't out of print as we had purchased them 5 months prior to the publishing date, but unfortunately by the time we published EI#6 they were indeed out of print, although the editors of those zines plan to publish a "J. Emily Vance Collected" in the near future.

In the "Alternate Universe" section, Mr. Randolph does mention several of the most well known alternate universes, but manages to leave out one of the very important ones, the zines called ALTERNATE UNIVERSE 4. I'm amazed that he would leave this one out -- the exciting "universe" of Lightfleet.

NOTE: even old Chris Randolph doesn't know everything or even about everything. Should anyone wish to do an article annotating the one in EI#6, I'd be happy to consider using it.

Also, I'm not a die-hard Kraith fan either, but the stories are exquisitely and intricately written and certainly deserve better than the very poor description they received in the first paragraph on page 46. They are certainly some of the most detailed ST fiction ever written, and worthy of a more comprehensive statement. Kirk/Spock's "liege" relationship is only a very small part of this universe.

In the "K/S & Adult" section, Mr. Randolph apparently thinks that the only "adult" fiction in Trekfandom is about Kirk and Spock. What about the beautifully written Kirk/Uhura series in DELTA TRIAD? Obviously, another major oversight. Also, once again, the stories he has chosen for examples in this section are out of print. Having said all the above, let me add that I did enjoy this article. I'm just sorry it was so very limited in scope.

The final paragraph of the article mentioned writing to the Welcommittee for additional information. The inclusion of the address of the STW might have been helpful, as well as a mention of the STW catalog, which is where all the zines are listed. Also, the bi-monthly newsletter SCUTTLEBUTT is a must for those fans interested in keeping up with what is currently being published, what's out of print and unavailable, what's out of print but still available, planned zines, ST auctions, etc.

NOTE: Not anymore. Scuttlebutt plans to suspend publishing with #16. Such is the fleeting life of many zines in ST fandom.

Lastly, if there is an ST fan anywhere who has not read STAR TREK LIVES, but is interested in fan fiction, he/she should be advised that this paperback book contains some wonderful descriptions and history of fan fiction.

6) Listing of Recommended Zines. My main complaint, of course, is that the list is not long enough. A magnificent novel you omitted (and perhaps you could include as a future review), is Passages by Susan K. James. This is an extremely well-written psychological Kirk story, which I'm sure is still in print.

NOTE: I asked Chris about "Passages" and he threw up his hands in horror at mention of the story, which he doesn't believe is in print anymore, and which Chris describes as a bizarre Hurt/Comfort story in which Kirk loses his legs and Spock comforts him, for the entire story. Chris doesn't think much of it.

7) "Alternative Thoughts." This is the single best article in EI#6. I have not read ALTERNATIVE since it is impossible to obtain, but I have read some of the newer ones, such as COMPANION and THRUST. The subject is, as Gerry Downes states, very controversial.

While I don't believe there was a single over example of this relationship in the aired episodes, within the confines of these zines (especially COMPANION), I believe the possibility could exist. G. Downes article is very thorough and well written.

Again, my compliments on a great issue. I look forward to #7.[20]

I received ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #6, and I was thoroughly impressed! It is a beautifully done publication and you have every reason to be proud. First of all, Kelly Hale, who wrote "Survivors", was a guest of mine at our science fiction con OCTOCON 11 on Oct. 14-15. When she told me she was going to have her story published, I was thrilled for her. I know how it feels to put your heart on paper and have someone read it with love.

I know I will be criticized for saying that those with talent should create their own universe. But as an example take "A Brief Moment of Light" by Tracey Alexander. If you substitute Starsky and Hutch, or Shaun Cassidy or any of today's personalities, the story would lose its impact for a Star Trek fan. In judging on its merits, it is obvious that Ms. Alexander has talent; but since she can't make any money writing Star Trek stories, wouldn't it make sense to put that talent to work for her? In fact, you can take any other story written about Kirk/Spock/McCoy and find that the same substitution of current heroes, including the roots from Star Wars; and you have writers that may, in the future, be accomplishing something for themselves limiting themselves to Star Trek, or Star Wars, or whatever happens to be the current rage.

Actually I think these writers find writing Star Trek fiction, or whatever kind of derivative fiction, good practice in putting one word after the other. Not every piece of fiction I write is going to be something I'll put in the mail to the professional editor. A writer should be able to write things just for themselves, or just for fun, or just for practice, and in fan fiction writers can write and publish things wherein they can deal with subjects that the professional markets have no interest in. Plus, they can get feedback on their style and ability. I really got into writing "A Brief Encounter in a Timeless War." I wrote the first draft in two days and three months later I sat down and wrote the second draft over a period of 12 hours in what writers call a "white heat" of total involvement and high energy. I enjoyed it. I got into these characters, and even without the backdrop of the ST universe, this tale would still be interesting, as would "The Weight."

Your own article: "Fan Fiction, Is It Legal, Or Merely Tolerated?" This was extremely interesting because it points out that the fan writer does not have a chance to get published legally, and isn't that what writing is all about? Because I have been involved totally these last years (2) with our own science fiction con and writing on Star Trek in our own publication SPELLBOUND, I have now withdrawn from the group to devote myself to writing I know I can do, given a chance. Because I am 68 years old, I do not have time to waste. In the next two years I hope to accomplish my small goals; to write articles on a diversity of subjects and have them published.

"Alternative Thoughts" by Gerry Downes. An intelligent and well-written article to justify the writing of the "let's-not-talk-it-out-loud-theme".

But again, anyone who can write as well as Gerry Downes should be able to create her own heroes and situations to great advantage. I suggest that the same substitution be applied for the characters of these erotic stories. To use established characters is still imitation, no matter how well done.

To write Star Trek stories for fun is fun. But to believe that expanding and elaborating on these characters is the one reason for writing is self-defeating. It may also be one of the reasons that for anyone who does not know and love Star Trek and all its characters, and who happens to read one of these stories, may conceive Star Trek as something entirely different. I also am of the opinion that Mr. Nimoy, Mr. Shatner and Deforest Kelley may feel that their privacy is being invaded, and we don't do that to friends.

Thank you, and live long and prosper. [21]

Well, I don't see how you did it, but you did. You have made a good thing even better! I am speaking, of course, of your new format for ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS.

By all means keep your episode recap! You are giving us a lot of nice pictures! Random comments: I always enjoy the Archives and Bloopers sections.

"Alternative Thoughts" by Gerry Downes in EI#6 was the best article that I have read to date on the K/S relationship. I'm glad to see that you are including fanfic in EI.

I have been having trouble finding 'zines lately - so your Recommended Zines section is greatly appreciated.

Oh, how you saved the best for last! "A Brief Moment of Light" by Tracey Alexander is without a doubt the most beautiful Star Trek story I have ever read! What a glorious idea, what touching characterization, and what an ending! It makes me wish that it all could end like that. I believe that it has the distinction of being the only Star Trek story I have read where I was glad to see the characters die!

Of course we know you're a fan! Who else but a fan would add all the nice little personal touches to a 'zine like you do. [22]

I shall always like EI for its primary function as repository, memory bank, guardian of the best (and funniest) that made the imaginary world that is our home world -no matter what new universe we've made.

But, what an elegant article by Christopher Randolph!

I read anything by Gerry Downes minimum three times. Gerry is rational, articulate, sensitive. She also is not garrulous. She speaks when speech is necessary.

I truly wish everyone who is really interested in the fandom phenomenon would get EI#1-6. Since I've been, for three years, a fan fiction fan, I never really agreed with some of your early premises, but it didn't matter. You were always there at the main premise, which is Star Trek.

As far as Leslie Fish is concerned, I think "The Weight" is the best I've ever seen in ST fiction (except for a few episodes, which are not really comparable.) I'll like it even better when I have it all in one piece. (I missed a couple of the early ones), "Poses" strikes me as among the funniest bits of erotica I've ever read -ranking with Salinger, Pynchon and Max Schulman in that area. Leslie is a brilliant writer. I happen to love her existential gestures toward political looniness (I've been extremely active in politics for 16 years). She almost tells it like it is -I mean the sheer madness of organizational politics. She's tough; so is the world.

I found the efforts at fiction in EI#6 a bit timid. I think this is appropriate. Sneak up on 'em. I liked all these, especially Tracey Alexander's. Not Tracey's fault the theme is threadbare -especially in ST. I have two Denver friends (unpublished) who've covered the same ground, but not so well, plus the many published stories--most of which I think are not as good as Tracey's.

Now, on the reviews. You're up in the stratosphere again. My only criticism of EI is that it is too kindly in its reviews of other pro and semi-pro zines. MATTER ANTI-MATTER and TURBOLIFT REVIEW just can't be 9's. Where would that put INTERPHASE or TOSOP for a couple of STARDATE's? —or WARPED SPACE just on "The Weight" issues alone. I'll give an example. I think TURBOLIFT had an attempted tracing of the notorious Shatner album photo. It was ghastly. I still think fanzines can have passable art, or less art. Standards needed.

So be a little tough, and tell your reviewers it's no crime for something to be "good". Damn little (I won't quote Sturgeon) is superb or excellent. Lots

is very good to good. The bulk is fair to shit. Right! Right. [23]

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #6 is the first issue of yours that I have ever read, and for a person who is not 'open-minded and even somewhat liberated' (at least not as I perceive what you mean) your issue was a disturbing shock! It seemed singularly determined to undermine every attraction and enjoyment I have in Star Trek, namely THE NEW VOYAGES series (whose editors and style I admire to the very depth of my soul, and wish to emulate someday if I can ever receive assistance in developing my very amateurish efforts at writing Star Trek stories!

Also the Kirk/Spock relationship which is my main interest theme (the discovery that the K/S relationship, which to me has always been one of the most ideal and perfect formats upon which to develop friendship and brotherhood, is being 'explored and developed' into a homosexual relationship is immensely disturbing to the point of fury and indignant outrage), and the standards and criticism required of fan fiction (by the time I was half-way through "The Many Faces Of Fan Fiction" I was totally unable to even think about picking up a pencil and resuming work on my ST stories and series that I have been eagerly and enthusiastically developing for the past two to three years. If they're already 'mediocre,' 'just plain dull,’ and so forth before they've even been finished, why bother?!)

A deep breath and several hours, of reflective and contemplative introspection later, I calmed down -a little. Whether it be rationalization, self-defense of my ideals, standards and precepts, or whatever, I asked myself who is Christopher Randolph, Gerry Downes and ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS that their opinions, standards and viewpoints should so upset me? Answer: Because I am succumbing to a basic ego/personality weakness of mine, that of crediting the opinions of others as more valid and defensible than mine.

Poppy-cot! I disagree with Christopher Randolph and Gerry Downes. Yet, as I think Gerry Downes indicated in her article "Alternative Thoughts", the exploration of the varieties of human behavior, questioning the established, the roles people play and why, does offer an opportunity for growth and self-discovery. My opinions, standards, and views differ immensely from theirs, yet it is not total and absolute for I found some of what they had to say interesting, agreeable, thoughtful. I am just taken aback at the difference of conclusions that can come from the same foundation.

Nevertheless, the difference does compel me to look within myself, examine my concepts, beliefs, and opinions, and consciously establish and express my own stand and viewpoint and its validity, for myself, and someday--if by some miracle my abilities develop to such a point--to others.

From my own self-analysis I believe what has disturbed me the most is my ability to put aside that which so intensely bothers me so as to 'see' and enjoy what was formally a past time of immense delight, recreation, and pleasure as I once did. By that I mean that I am very angry -both at myself and those of the differing opinions -that I can no longer read and enjoy a Kirk/Spock story without wondering and being on my guard as to what the author is implying.

I guess what I'm experiencing is the 'death of innocence' and the deep emotional/psychological turmoil such a process entails. On an intellectual level I say that perhaps one day I may be grateful and appreciative for what is in all probability an opportunity for me to grow and develop a stronger awareness, confidence and ability within myself, but at the moment I can only feel that I've lost something very dear and cherished. This naturally leads me to want to break off all chances of further upsets which would be to not purchase your zine ever again, stick exclusively to the fan fiction of writers whose views, opinions and outlooks are similar to mine and therefore to be trusted, accepted, and enjoyed without reservations, and keep my own fan fiction to myself.

Alas, while such actions would be a soothing relief and peace to my mind, they would also deprive me of the chance and desire to read, enjoy and share the many viewpoints of which I would find inspiring and thought provoking and an addition to my own thoughts and dreams. My one comfort and relief is that in my venture into fan fiction (for in case you haven't realized by now, I am a newcomer) I will not have to worry about purchasing any 'adult' zines unknowingly and without warning. I am very grateful for that restriction, and that there are zines that I will be able to purchase and read without undo distress. I am therefore very grateful for your "Recommended Zines" and "The Star Trek Review" services, though your standard of rating differs somewhat from mine. It may not serve to help me select what I will purchase, but it will probably help immensely in determining what I won't purchase.

On a complimentary note, I want to express my appreciation for the quality of the photos, "The Star Trek Archives," and the fan fiction "Sherlock Spock" and "A Brief Moment of Light." (I thought the latter story to be a beautiful portrayal of not only the Kirk/Spock friendship, but also of the eternal nature and continuity of relationship, the only true possession that I believe can be taken and had beyond the grave.) Oh...please, if by some chance the story isn't as I...perceived it (meaning that the author wasn't implying friendship) I really would prefer to be left in the dark. (See how suspicious I've become?)

Well, I think this is all that I have to say for now. I'm not sure if there will be a next time.

Hopefully, I will be...mature?...enough to not judge the presentation and enjoyment quality of your magazine by one issue. I will try, but Star Trek to me is a form of entertainment, relaxation and hope from the often time trying and bitter rigors of life and reality. I found little entertainment and relaxation in your magazine, at least not enough to outweigh the disturbing aspects. So at the moment your magazine does not appeal to my needs. Yet, it may very well be that it is fulfilling needs that I am unaware of and/or not mature and knowledgeable enough to realize exist and need attention. Time-and my own reasoning?-will tell, I guess.

I don't know if it is proper to say thank you for the opportunity to express my hostility to some of the aspects of your magazine, but I'm doing it anyway.[24]

Issue 7

front cover of issue #7 by Ralph Fowler
back cover from issue #7, Jim Kuzee
flyer from APOTA #79, click to read

Enterprise Incidents 7 was published in November 1979 and contains 80 pages.

The cover is by Ralph Fowler. The interior art is by Hilary Barta, Martin Cannon, Ralph Fowler, Brian Franczak, Jim Kuzee, Kevin Gentry, Pat Molnar, Don Rosa, and Michael Verina.

From "Star Notes" by Brian Franczak:

Star Trek fans have become notorious, I think, for "doing it themselves, The fan fiction which reached epidemic proportions during "the lean years," and some of which is now starting to see professional publication, is the perfect example of this. When fans couldn't coax any more new episodes out of the network, they simply went ahead and created their own.

Star Trek lends itself ideally to this purpose. All the groundwork had already been done, the result being a fully-fleshed set of characters and a well-established background. All that was needed for Star Trek to live again was anew series of situations. The fans were quick to supply them.

Which brings us around, finally, to that which you now hold in your hands.


Over the years, my infatuation with both Star Trek and comics increased geometrically. Eventually, my love of comics began to express itself artistically, and that, in turn, led to the melding of my passion for the two. The past eight years have been spent working up to this project.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 7

See reactions and reviews for A Brief Encounter in a Timeless War.

[zine]: I enjoyed EI #7, although I don't care for the "centrefold' [The Creation of Spock] - I'd seen this picture (or one very similar to it) before and I feel it's verging on blasphemy - not that I'm religiously minded, I'm not; but I feel it could give offence to anyone who is. Granted, if you can't laugh at yourself occasionally you're a pretty lost cause, but religion is a subject about which many people are very touchy. I didn't much care for the picture strip either; not that It's badly done, it's one of the better ones I've come across. I just don't care for having stories presented that way. I keep thinking of all the printed words that could have gone into the space wasted by artwork (British fans don't go much for artwork, and - to refer to the letter from [Jeanine A] - many fans over here rate Interphase fairly low in the scheme of zines because of the amount of artwork in it. I would per­sonally rate it about 8; I enjoyed the fiction in it, but felt it rather too geared towards art a lot of the time.) Still on the subject of Jeanine's letter, I too would rate Matter/Antimatter about 9, but I'd put Turbolift Review at 10; the Stardates at 8-9 depending on issue, and Warped Space -I'm afraid - at about 6. There has been materiaI in it I've enjoyed, but mostly - and especially since Lori started putting so much Star Wars material - I've not cared for it at all. Not to denigrate the quality of writing that has gone into many SW stories, I just plain don't read them because I am not interested in knowing more about those characters at any level. I went to Star Wars once - to see what all the fuss was about - and although it had its moments, mostly in the second half, much of it bored me. Jeanine mentions "The Weight" - well, again I don't care for it, at least as Star Trek. I think Leslie would have been better to have written it as a straight SF story without trying to include ST characters. The thing is, as I'm sure you know, a reviewer judges to some extent on the basis of his/her personal preferences. No matter how hard you try to be objective it isn't always possible. To me, "The Weight" is that much wasted effort as an ST story because Kirk is, to all intents and purposes, on his own, separated from McCoy and Spock; Quanna, as a Spock analogue, is not the same, especially since he thinks she's Miramanee. I gave it a fair try; read my way right through it (although I did have to get photo­copies of some of the earlier episodes from a friend) but found myself more and more inclined to scan as it went on. On the other hand, Leslie's "End of the Hurt-Comfort Syndrome" in NT 3 is in my opinion one of the best things she's ever written.... With regard to [Elaine H's] letter - there was one logical reason for the change of uniforms - so that Paramount could get the copyright tied up rather tighter than it was! My personal opinion is that the new uniforms in the movie look great on the women - those miniskirts were hopelessly impractical for landing party duties and were clearly designed by a man who liked looking at female legs; but for the men, I think the new uniforms have too feminine a cut. Granted, I'm looking at the design from a British viewpoint; that style of dipped-front tunic may be perfectly acceptable for men in the States, but over here it looks effeminate, at least to a lot of people. Nor do I personally care for men wearing pastel-coloured trousers (and shoes/ boots); again, it strikes me as effeminate. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, my 40+ years showing. On the other hand, I enjoyed the movie apart from the V'ger fly-through, which kept putting me to sleep). Elaine also mentions that Christopher Randolph referred to several zines/stories that are now out of print. But he is in good (?) company; STAR TREK LIVES had that section devoted to fan fiction, and many of their examples also were (are) unobtainable. As editor for STAG, I've had several requests from new members about where they could get hold of the zines/stories mentioned in STAR TREK LIVES, and mostly I've just had to answer, "Sorry, of out print." Anyone doing an article on that subject is bound to refer to the stories he/she knows about and feels fits the theme, regardless of whether or not the stories are still obtainable - and regretfully, many of the best ones go O/P very fast. I know; we put out two (at least) new zines every two months, and find it impossible to keep them all in print, although we'd like to; space (or rather, the lack of it) makes it impossible for any editor to keep zines in print no matter how popular that zine may be. (Our zines run to 50 - 70 pages each). Still on the question of Elaine's letter; Kraith is excellent SF, but no way is it ST. It falls flat on Its face as ST because of one thing; if Spock is as important to Vulcan as Kraith implies, no way is he ever going to be allowed to leave the planet and risk his life in any profession as dangerous as Starfleet.[25]

[zine]: The interviews with writers are enlightening as I have always been curious about what it takes to create something as good as STAR TREK, and the people behind it. I also enjoyed the first part of "The Dragons of Berengaria" although I was a little dubious at first. The only ST based comic book I bought was a bitter dis­appointment both in story detail and art. Mr. Franczak has proven ST can be done in strip style and lose noth­ing by it. Please don't let anyone talk you out of printing the fan fiction you have recently included in EI. Because of the story excellence, it adds another dimension to your 'zine that many of us fiction fans can't easily get. And while still in the vein of ST fiction, you state in your letter section that the NEW VOYAGES will not be continuing. Could you go into greater detail of why and where you received your information? It is upsetting to me because I found the stories refreshing, though in comparison to the six you have thus far printed in EI they are a little pale! [26]

Issue 8

Enterprise Incidents 8 was published in 1980 and contains either 96 or 124 pages. Art this issue: Martin Cannon, P.E. Cunningham, Leslie Fish, Ralph Franczak, Mahlon Fawcett, Jim Kuzee, Kevin Gentry, Ken Mitchroney, Jim Newsome, Michael Verina and Ron Wilber.

cover of issue #8
from issue #8, an 8-page interview of Fish by Van Hise in which, among other things, she talks about the story written for this issue

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 8

The Enterprise Incidents is a regularly published quarterly fanzine... My first reaction is this is one of the handsomest fanzines I've ever seen. It comes with a color photo wrap-around cover featuring scenes connected with ST:TMP. The interior is full of photos and artwork. They definitely patronize a super printer! But is it worth buying? That depends on what you want out of a fanzine. EI #8 contains only two pieces of original fiction. "Invaders Great and Small" by Fish, Agostino, and Van Hise is 14 pages long, and set in Leslie Fish's The Weight universe. It deals with Dr. McCoy's experiences during the Romulan invasion of earth, with a plot similar to Well's "War of the Worlds." I was disappointed. The other piece of fiction was the conclusion of the comic strip adventure, "The Dragons of Berengaria." Handsome, but lightweight. The interviews were a bit better. The interview with Dorothy Fontana dealt mostly with her brief involvement with the Buck Rogers series. The interview with Greg Jein and Bill George, the model builders who did V'ger, was interesting. But the interview with Fish was fascinating. A few more odds and ends such as an illustrated version of Leslie Fish's comic song "Banned from Argo, a short letter column, and even shorter fanzine review column, and some stuff about seeing ST:TMP for the first time were included. Mr. Van Hise also reprinted his editorial on the Kirk/Spock homosexual relationship premise and ST:The Novel, which originally appeared in The Naked Times #3. The bulk of the 'zine is devoted to photos and artwork. Indeed, there are pages and pages of excellent black and white photos, mostly from the original series, but some from ST:TMP. There is a whole photo novel representation of the episode "Shore Leave." And there are also 16 -- count 'em -- 16 pages of advertising for Mr. Van Hise's photo service. Yep, 16 pages of 1 5/8 x 2 /14 bw photos that you can buy as well as 8 x10 color stills. If you like photos, you might like this zine.[27]

Issue 9

Enterprise Incidents 9 was published in 1982 and contains 100 pages. It has art by Lonny Fawcett, Mike McGann, Mark Cantrell, Ken Mitchroney, Jim Kuzee, Kevin Gentry, Rich Bruning, Doug Drexler, Mike Minor, and Geoff Mandel.

cover of issue #9, artist is Lonny Fawcett

Issue 10

Enterprise Incidents 10 was published in 1982 and has 80 pages. The frontispiece is by Michael R. Adams, other art by Hilary Barta, Mahlon Fawcett, Dennis Bailey, Michael R. Adams, Ken Mitchroney, John Turek, Marc Cantrell, Jeff Nelson, Jim Kuzee, Mike Verina, Pat Holnar, Mike McGann, and Michael Aten.

cover of issue #10, uncredited

Issue 11

Table of Contents page of Enterprise Incidents 11
cover of issue #11

Enterprise Incidents 11 was published in 1982. Its cover price was $2.50 and had 80 pages. The cover is by Mahlon Fawcett, the frontspiece is by Michael R. Adams.

  • The Making of the Visual Effects of STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE - Part One (2)
  • The Bantam STAR TREK Experience (4)
  • Dreadnought Expirations (18)
  • Gene Roddenberry: His 1968 Speech At Berkeley (22)
  • Leonard Nimoy and the Other Van Gogh (34)
  • Star Trek Bloopers (40)
  • Yesteryear, Today and Tomorrow by Leslie Fish (42)
  • The Captain Kirk Revenge Squad (62)
  • The Star Trek Archives (70)

Issue 12

Enterprise Incidents 12 was published in 1983 and contains 80 pages.

cover of issue #12

Issue 13

Enterprise Incidents 13 was published January 1984 and contains 68 pages.

cover of issue #13

Issue 14

Enterprise Incidents 14 was published February 1984.

cover of issue #14

Issue 15

Enterprise Incidents 15 was published March 1984.

cover of issue #15
  • Space: the High and Endless Frontier / Jacquelyn Craig Johnson
  • Of Vulcans and Romulans by Dennis Fischer
  • Captain Chekov? You Must Be Joking by Dennis Fischer
  • Paul Sammon - writer, director, producer
  • Romulan Society and Culture, Part 1 by David Brewer
  • Vulcan as Viewed by Michael Minor
  • Bloopers
  • Turning on the Heart Light (ET)
  • Science Fiction Concepts in Star Trek by Dennis Fischer
  • Star Trek's Transporter: Speculations and Implications by Al Christensen
  • War Games: To Play or Not to Play by Dennis Fischer
  • The Endurance of Star Trek by Jeff Spender

Issue 16

Enterprise Incidents 16 was published April 1984

cover of issue #16
  • What Have They Been Saying About Star Trek?
  • Space (Column) - Voyage from Yesteryear, Space Colonization as Racial Rebirth
  • Road Warrior
  • Romulan Society and Culture, Part 2 / David Brewer
  • Star Trek: The Role-Playing Game
  • The Search For / In Search Of
  • From Behind the Scenes of The Wrath of Khan/ Dennis Fischer
  • The Cage and The Menagerie: a Comparison / James Van Hise
  • Welcome to Starfleet Academy / Dennis Fischer
  • Bloopers
  • Memory Tapes - clippings

Issue 17

Enterprise Incidents 17 was published May 1984.

cover of issue #17
  • The Last Starfighter / James Van Hise
  • Interview: Andrew Probert
  • Space (Column): Crime in Space
  • View Screen: The Genesis Effect
  • The 40 Million Dollar Dune
  • The Dune Saga
  • Angelique Pettyjohn / James Van Hise
  • The Making of Visual Effects of ST:TMP
  • Where No Man Has Gone Before: the Birth of Star Trek as We Know It
  • Bloopers

Issue 18

Enterprise Incidents 18 contains the following articles: Phil. Experiment / Splash / Last Starfighter / Mark Lenard / Leela / Robert Fletcher / Dune / Jedi

cover of issue #18

Issue 19

Enterprise Incidents 19 was published July 1984 and contains the following article: Star Trek III: The Review, Part 1 by J. Case

cover of issue #19

Issue 20

Enterprise Incidents 20 contains the following articles: ST III / Streets of Fire / Last Starfighter / Dune / Baby / Firestarter / Phil. Ex

cover of issue #20

Issue 21

Enterprise Incidents 21 contains the following articles: Roddenberry / Colin Baker / Baby / Conan / Last Starfighter / Ghostbusters / Gremlins

cover of issue #21

Issue 22

Enterprise Incidents 22 contains the following articles: V / Shatner / Gremlins / Dreamscape / L. Starfighter / Buck. Banz. / Ghostbusters / 2010 / Never Ending Story

cover of issue #22

Issue 23

Enterprise Incidents 23 was published November 1984 and contains the following articles: No Bones About It, DeForest Kelley is Glad to Be Back by Mike Clark

cover of issue #23

Issue 24

Enterprise Incidents 24 contains the following articles: Gremlins / Terminator / Starman / Dune / Baby / V / Star Trek / Buckaroo Banzai

cover of issue #24

Issue 25

Enterprise Incidents 25 contains the following articles: Last Starfighter / V / 2010 / Nimoy / Chris Reeve / Gremlins / Dune / Starman

cover of issue #25

Issue 26

Enterprise Incidents 26 contains the following articles: Dune / Bennett & Nimoy / Repo Man / 2010 / Bond / V / Runaway / Night Comet / Tom Baker

cover of issue #26

Issue 27

Enterprise Incidents 27 contains the following articles: Radioactive Dreams / Star Wars / Kate Capshaw / Dune / The Stuff / Patrick McGoohan / V

cover of issue #27

Issue 28

Enterprise Incidents 28 contains the following articles: V / Spielberg / Dune / Stop Motion Animation / John Stockwell / George Pal / My Science Project / Return to Oz

Issue 29

Enterprise Incidents 29 contains the following articles: 1984 / Cocoon / Ladyhawke / Richard Jaeckel / Starman / Defcon 4 / John Carpenter / Nichelle Nichols / Terminator

Issue 30

Enterprise Incidents 30 contains the following articles: Lifeforce / V / Nichelle Nichols / Otherworld / Ladyhawke / Terminator / My Science Project / Cocoon

Issue 31

Enterprise Incidents 31 contains the following articles: Brazil / Cocoon / Lifeforce / Blair Brown / Space / Mad Max / Shatner / Ladyhawke

Issue 32

Enterprise Incidents 32 contains the following articles: Clan of the Cave Bear / Sex Mission / Matthew Broderick / Ladyhawke / Mad Max / Goonies / Dykstra / Lifeforce / Cocoon

Issue 33

Enterprise Incidents 33 contains the following articles: Explorers / Goonies / Mad Max / Cocoon / Black Cauldron / Return to Oz / My Science Project / Michael Fox / Back to the Future / Tobe Hooper / Lifeforce / Richard Herd / V / Disney section

Enterprise Incidents Special Collectors' Issues

Enterprise Incidents - Special Collector's Issue #1 was published in 1983. It is a reprint of issues 1 & 2 originally published in 1976.

Enterprise Incidents - Special Collector's Issue #2 was published in January 1984. It is a reprint of issue #3, (Nov. 1976) & #4, (June 1977).

  • The Menagerie (photostory)
  • The Menagerie: Analysis / J. Van Hise
  • Star Trek's First Captain: Jeffrey Hunter / J. Van Hise
  • Star Trek Bloopers, Part 1
  • How Those Star Trek Devices Really Work - from TV Star Hit Parade August 1968
  • Gene Roddenberry / Mike Cooper
  • Star Trek Archives - clippings
  • Flashback - with Walter Koenig
  • Doomsday Machine (photostory)
  • Doomsday Machine - Analysis / J. Van Hise
  • Where Are They Now? - Galileo 7
  • Star Trek Bloopers, Part 2
  • Star Trek Profile: William Shatner / J. Van Hise
  • Conversations with William Shatner [Q&A after one-man show, Middlesex College, 11/15/76]
  • Star Trek Archives - clippings

Enterprise Incidents - Special Collector's Issue #3 was published in April, 1984. It is a reprint of issue #5, (Dec 1977).

  • Whither Thou Goest, Star Trek? / J. Van Hise
  • This Side of Paradise (photostory)
  • This Side of Paradise - Analysis / J. Van Hise
  • Behind the Scenes of Star Trek / J. Van Hise
  • Incidentally Speaking - letters
  • Star Trek Bloopers
  • The Banned Episodes of Star Trek / J. Van Hise
  • The Star Trek Review
  • Star Trek vs. Star Wars / J. Van Hise
  • Star Trek Archives
  • Star Trekers Off the Top of My Head by Walter Koenig [impressions of the other stars]

Enterprise Incidents - Special Collector's Issue #4 was published in July 1984. It is a reprint of issue #6, (Sept 1978).

  • Whither Thou Goest, Star Trek, Revisited / J. Van Hise
  • Leonard Nimoy of the Stratosphere
  • Balance of Terror (photostory)
  • The Scene You Never Saw [cut scene, probably from The Way to Eden]
  • TV's Star Trek: How They Mix Science Fact with Science Fiction / James W. Wright
  • Star Trek Archives [includes cast barbecue shots]
  • Star Trek Bloopers
  • The Many Faces of Fan Fiction / Christopher Randolph
  • Fan Fiction: Is It Legal, Or Merely Tolerated? / J. Van Hise
  • "Alternative" Thoughts / Gerry Downes
  • Fan Fic:
  • Survivors, or, "Your Psyche's Unbuttoned" / Kelly M. Hale
  • Sherlock Spock by Hilary Barta
  • A Brief Moment of Light / Tracey Alexander

Enterprise Incidents - Special Collector's Issue #5 was published in November, 1984. It is a reprint of issue #7.

Enterprise Incidents - Special Collector's Issue #6 was published in January 1985. It is a reprint of issue #8.

  • To Boldly Go / Tracey Alexander [ST:TMP premiere]
  • Where Nomad Has Gone Before / James Van Hise
  • Star Twek: the Motion Sickness - comic
  • Inside V'ger: an Interview with Greg Jein and Bill George
  • Interview: Update:Dorothy Fontana
  • Star Trek Bloopers
  • Dragons of Berengaria, Part 2 / Brian Franczak [comic book story]
  • Star Trek Revue (reviews - zines)
  • Interview: Leslie Fish / James Van Hise
  • Banned From Argo - comic
  • K/S: Roddenberry Adds a Surprising New Wrinkle / James Van Hise
  • Fan Fic:
    • Invaders Great and Small / Leslie Fish, Joanne Agostino and James Van Hise ["a tale of Roantree's Earth"] - a McCoy story from 'The Weight' universe. McCoy is a country doctor on an Earth that has renounced high technology. When the Romulans invade, McCoy is abducted to help them combat a plethora of Earth diseases ravaging their troops.
    • Shore Leave - photostory

Special Issue

Enterprise Incidents Summer 1983 Special was published in 1983.

Enterprise Incidents Special Edition "Spotlight on..." series

Reprints of material from earlier Special Edition issues

Issue #1 - INTERVIEWS was published in Jun 1984

Issue #2 -...LEONARD NIMOY was printed in Jun 1984

  • Nimoy's a Natural as Holmes
  • Leonard Nimoy of the Stratosphere
  • To Spock or Not to Spock
  • Leonard Nimoy and the Other Van Gogh
  • Dressing Room Secrets
  • Spock's Death: Was It Worth the Uproar?
  • A Day with Mr. Nimoy
  • Of Vulcans and Romulans
  • The Search for In Search Of

Cover Gallery of Special Issue

Best of

The Best of Enterprise Incidents was published in 1990 by Pioneer Books, Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada. ISBN 1556982313.

The introduction by James Van Hise (dated April 1990) states: The material in this book is drawn from issues as early as #2 and spans the life of Star Trek itself as well as of the magazine. The magazine exists now only in the form of the book you're holding, but since several pieces in this book appear here for the first time, one could hardly say that ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS is defunct.


  1. ^ Enterprise Incidents at the TOS Zinedex (accessed 22 Aug 2009)
  2. ^ Enterprise Incidents Blog (accessed 22 Jan 2010)
  3. ^ from "Enterprise Incidents (US)" #6
  4. ^ from Fanzine Review 'Zine #2 (1977)
  5. ^ from Stardate #10 (August 1976)
  6. ^ appears to have not been written/published
  7. ^ from Scuttlebutt #15
  8. ^ from Jim Van Hise in "Enterprise Incidents (US) #6
  9. ^ from Enterprise Incidents (US) #6
  10. ^ from a letter of comment in "Enterprise Incidents" #6, with a reply by the editor
  11. ^ from a letter of comment in "Enterprise Incidents" #6
  12. ^ from a letter of comment in "Enterprise Incidents" #6
  13. ^ from a letter of comment in "Enterprise Incidents" #6
  14. ^ from a letter of comment in "Enterprise Incidents" #6
  15. ^ from a letter of comment in "Enterprise Incidents" #6
  16. ^ from a letter of comment in "Enterprise Incidents" #6
  17. ^ a review by Pat Stall from Scuttlebutt #12
  18. ^ from The Alpha Centura Communicator v.4 n.4
  19. ^ from Dixie Owen in The Clipper Trade Ship #24 (1979)
  20. ^ from a letter of comment by Elaine Hauptman in "Enterprise Enterprises" #7
  21. ^ from a letter of comment by Fern Lynch in "Enterprise Incidents (US)" #7
  22. ^ from a letter of comment by Cheryl Newsome in "Enterprise Enterprises" #7
  23. ^ from a letter of comment by Jeannine Atchison in "Enterprise Enterprises" #7
  24. ^ from a letter of comment by Alinda Alain in "Enterprise Enterprises" #7
  25. ^ from the LoC section of Enterprise Incidents #8
  26. ^ from the LoC section of Enterprise Incidents #8
  27. ^ from TREKisM #15