Here Come the Brides

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Name: Here Come the Brides
Abbreviation(s): HCTB
Creator: Screen Gems
Date(s): September 1968 – April 1970
Medium: Television series
Country of Origin: USA
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Here Come the Brides is a Western television series that aired on ABC from 1968 to 1970.


Here Come the Brides is sometimes crossed-over with other television series of the era, for example Alias Smith and Jones[1] (which was also a Western on ABC), Starsky & Hutch,[2] and—most commonly—Star Trek.

Star Trek/HCTB fiction are usually same-actor crossovers: the HCTB character Aaron Stempel (also spelled Aaron Stemple) is played by Mark Lenard, who also portrayed Sarek in Star Trek: TOS and TNG. Several other actors also appear on both shows. Ishmael is a 1985 Star Trek pro book that is a crossover with HCTB (published without permission from the HCTB owners) and alludes to the Stemple-Sarek connection. An earlier example of a crossover featuring these characters is "Echoes Through Time" by Eileen Roy, published in Paladin #1 (1980).

Here Come the Brides was also commonly discussed in Star Trek-oriented fandom spaces. For example, HCTB content was featured in the Star Trek newsletter zine Despatch.


Front cover of the 2004 fanzine Dreams to Last the Years.

Here Come the Brides fanzines:

Multimedia zines featuring HCTB content:

Online Fanworks


  1. ^ For example, "Here Comes the Outlaws" by Paula Smus from Just You, Me & the Governor #5, published in the early 1990s.
  2. ^ For example, "Blood Brothers" by Mary Kleinsmith from Cold Pizza and Butterfly Bones, published in 1997.