It Ain't the Lollipop!
|Title:||It Ain't the Lollipop! (Thoughts by the man and the character...)|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: TOS|
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It Ain't the Lollipop (Thoughts by the man and the character...) is a 10-page zine written by Walter Koenig.
It is a transcript of a short one-act skit in Ni Var form, a conversation between Koenig and the character he played on Star Trek: Chekov.
It is quite a biting, angry commentary on acting, fandom, and hero worship, and involves an airplane bathroom incident.
Description from an Ad
A tongue-in-cheek look at Mr. Koenig's thoughts and feelings on his involvement in ST and its effect on his life. Also included is 'The Chekov/Koenig Debate' which has been performed by Mr. Koenig at several conventions and delighted audiences everywhere. Read this humorous yet insightful glimpse into the complex relationship between an actor and the character he portrays. Each copy is individually autographed! 
Fans were very interested in Star Trek's stars, and this interest generated a lot of "side projects."
Shatner and Nimoy, of course, had the for-profit option of big-name publishers, hence the large selection of offerings such as I Am Not Spock, Nimoy's poetry paperbooks, Shatner and Nimoy's spoken and singing LP albums and much more.
The actors with less attention, and therefore less money-making ability, were more available to fans and their fanworks. Nichols, Koenig, and Kelley were much more willing to write poetry and introductions to zines, as well as creating small zines of their own.
- It Ain't the Lollipop! (Walter Koenig)
- The Big Bird's Dream (DeForest Kelley)
- The Dream Goes On (DeForest Kelley)
- The Dream Goes On and on... and on... (DeForest Kelley)
- The Lady's Alone Again Tonight by Nichelle Nichols, printed in Furaha #3
- The Machiavellian Principle is a 1982 Star Trek: TOS play by Walter Koenig. It was written to be sold at Ultimate Fantasy a disastrous convention which took place in the months following the second Star Trek movie.
- from Communications Console #1