Laff Trek

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Zine
Title: Laff Trek
Publisher: Bill Hupe
Editor(s):
Date(s): 1987-1990
Series?:
Medium: print
Size:
Genre:
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS & Star Trek: TNG
Language: English
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front cover of issue #1, C. Grondahl
back cover of issue #1

Laff Trek is a gen Star Trek: TOS fanzine.

Issue 1

Laff Trek 1 was published in 1987 and has 120 pages. Its subtitle is: The Humor Adventure Begins.

The stories and art are by Marie Williams, Robert Jan, Cheree Cargill, Garvin Czetli, Barb Erickson, Bill Hupe, Tom Howard, Cathy Erickson, Frank and Ernest, Jeanne Cloud, Sandra Hall, Elfie, Ann Hupe, Gordon Carleton, Jim Emelander, Frank and Ernest, C. Grondahl, Tom Howard, Melody Rondeau, Gennie Summers, Marie Williams and more.

  • Star Wrek IV (11 pages)
  • Let’s Hear It For The Ears (3 pages)
  • They Also Serve (2 pages)
  • Incident While Changing Ships (5 pages)
  • One Man Show (4 pages)
  • Trekkie Madonna (2 pages)
  • Crime and Punishment (16 pages)
  • Taxing Tribbles (3 pages)
  • Give Us The Enterprise Back (2 pages)
  • In The Eye Of The Beholder (4 pages)
  • Smurf Trek II (3 pages)
  • Star Trek III—In Search Of The Primers (3 pages)
  • And Now For A Commercial Break (8 pages)
  • Riding The Ears Out (3 pages)
  • Pick Your Own Adventure (7 pages)
  • Zine Editor’s Nightmare (1 page)
  • Holding Out For A Vulcan (2 pages)
  • A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Enterprise (5 pages)
  • Eggs-Actly What The Doctor Ordered (5 pages)
  • Duty Called, But The Line Was Busy (5 pages)
  • The Things I Do For Spock (3 pages)
  • Good Eats (12 pages)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

LAFF TREK:THE HUMOR ADVENTURE BEGINS is a collection of humorous Trek short stories and cartoons. Included are a ST:TMP spoof, "One Man Show," a dialogue a la I AM NOT SPOCK, "Crime and Punishment," in which Our Heroes have to figure out what to do with their baby dragons during an admiral's inspection, a story with a seasonal use for tribbles, a Star Trek primer for ST3, a shore leave tale of mayhem, what Spock does on Easter, and an introduction to two troublesome crewmembers and the new security chief, and more. Cartoons include, "Is it Nimoy yet?" and "[colorful metaphor] I locked the keys in the ship," among many others. This zine perhaps should not be given to fen of delicate sensibilities because of a K/S filksong, Spock's encounter with a Vulcan nymphomaniac, and suggestive blackmailing in one of the stories. All good, mostly clean, fun. [1]

Issue 2

Laff Trek 2 is subtitled: "The Wrath of Dijon" and is a collection of 20 stories and poems. Published in 1987, it is 111 pages long.

It has stories by and art by Bill Hupe, Michelle Perry, Mary Schutter, Sandy Hall, Robert Hall, Robert Jan, Roberta Rogow, Teegar, Anne Hupe, Melody Rondeau, Pamela Prine, Melody Rondeau, Gennie Summers, Marie Williams and more.

Issue 3

front cover of issue #3, Marie Williams
inside art from issue #3

Laff Trek 3 is subtitled: "The Search For Crock." It was published in 1988 and is 119 pages long. Cover: Marie Williams.

  • Junket to Babble by B.P. Finchler
  • Psalm 1 According to Dr. Leonard McCoy by Sandy Hall
  • Family Fraud by David Marks (it's Star Trek vs T.J. Hooker)
  • A Scene from the Rec Room by Ann Hart
  • Trek Beattitudes by Sandy Hall
  • The Wad by CarolMel Ambassador (Scotty's nephew has a unique way of fixing things.)
  • Tale of the DG by Jane Elza
  • An Engineer's Ten Commandments by Sandy Hall
  • Going... Going... Gone! by Ann Hupe (Kirk and Spock are up for grabs at a charity auction.)
  • As the Tribble Turns by Larry Kirby (filk)
  • Plain Old Jim by Anna Parrish
  • Sleight of Hand by Robert Jan
  • Scotched by Robert Jan
  • Mom's Not Going to Believe This by Sandy Hall
  • Washed Up by Robert Jan
  • And All the Ship's a Stage by Ann Hart
  • lots of filks, including "The Feringi Huckstering Song

Issue 4

front cover of issue #4, Susan Leinbach
back cover of issue #4, Robert Jan

Laff Trek 4 is subtitled: "The Final Vegetable Frontier." It was published in May 1990 and is 168 pages long. The art and cartoons are by Nola Frame-Gray, Robert Jan (back cover), Susan Leinbach (front cover), Eunice Raymond, Melody Rondeau, Gennie Summers (inside back cover), and Teegar.

The front cover calls this #4. The title page calls it #4/5.

  • The Incredible Pickle Factory Caper by L.M. Scharrenberg (4)
  • Nicholas by Anna Parrish (12)
  • The Vulcan Homeland Song, filk by Michelle Perry (26)
  • P-P-P-P-Lease by Susan and Bill (28)
  • Starfleet Brats by Michelle Perry (36)
  • The Warts of Con by David Marks (37)
  • Balance of Boredom by L.M. Scharrenberg (Spock Christmas story) (54)
  • Fifteen Pounds Ligher by Michelle Perry (60)
  • For a Good Time... by Nancy Muniz (61)
  • Phantom of the Star Trek Set by Bill Hupe (a Kirk-Spock death episode is filmed for TNG) (65)
  • Transplant Blues by Michelle Perry (135)
  • Mother's Day by Ann Hupe (138)
  • Big Silver Starship by Michelle Perry (153)
  • Finnigan by Anna Parrish (154)
  • The New Enterprise Incident(s) by Eunice Raymond (161)
  • Ornament by CarolMel Ambassador (165)
  • Tribble by Michelle Perry (165)
  • miscellaneous limericks by Michelle Perry

References

  1. from Treklink #12