|Publisher:||Kate Mulgrew Appreciation Society, Kate Mulgrew's Official Fan Club|
|Editor(s):||Michelle Erica Green|
|Fandom:||Star Trek Voyager|
|External Links:||The Now Voyager Archive|
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Now Voyager is a Star Trek Voyager fan club newsletter that was published in print and online between 1995 and 2000. During that time, it was the primary publication of Kate Mulgrew's officially sanctioned fan club, KMAS. 26 issues were published containing news about the show, letters of comment, episode guides and PG13 rated fan fiction.
Issue 1Michelle Erica Green had this wish list:
OUR WISH LIST: We know: we make an awful lot of demands on people. But look at it this way: the more you do, the better we are! So, here's what we'd like to see in the next newsletter: volunteers, you know where we are, and if you tell your friends, your family, and people you meet on the street, just think what we can accomplish!
1. We need a club librarian. This person would be responsible for keeping and distributing the Kate Mulgrew film collection, meaning that people send you postage and you get the tapes in the mail. You also might be responsible for the Kate Mulgrew photo collection and eventually our entire "Star Trek" magazine collection; again, people tell you what they want to see, and you send it. Electronic access would be highly desirable/
2. We need someone to archive fan fiction for all of our enjoyment.
3. We need someone to be the Official Kate Mulgrew Archivist. Go to the library, get on Lexis/Nexis, find every review of every performance she ever gave, find those old Soap Opera Digests, track down her elusive agent and get an accurate copy of her resume...and make this available to all of us?
4. We need a roving con reporter. Your primary responsibility would be to keep a running list of upcoming cons and who's going to be at them. You don't have to GO to every con; you just have to be in charge of getting reports out of everyone who did, making audiocassettes available, and transcribing the good ones. Plus you could keep a con photo file of and for members!
5. Apparently we are going to have a crossword puzzle in the next newsletter; anyone want to do a comic strip?6. We need someone to take responsibility for the column below: WE ARE FAMILY
- a review of Delta Quadrant #4, see that page
- an interesting bit on costs and length of content: Why can't we send messages to one another in the newsletter? This is the question I have the hardest time with, because in an ideal world, people would be able to send personal messages to one another in Now Voyager. I was a member of ENVY, Nana Visitor's first fan club, throughout its existence, and the Templegrams were one of my favorite parts of the newsletter. But they got out of hand--sometimes there were 15 pages per issue of nothing but personal messages--and club dues got out of hand to keep up with the printing costs associated with them. Moreover, ENVY's membership tended to run under 200 people; we have more than twice that, and growing. Now Voyager has an informal electronic mailing list, meaning that people with Internet access have the equivalent of a letterzine to participate in. It only costs $60 a year to keep it running, and nobody has to do any editing or printing, so the overhead for the club in terms of money and time is minimal. But that's no consolation for people who don't have computers or e-mail. I can only think of one solution, and that's to have someone else start a Now Voyager message newsletter, because I simply don't have time to publish one of those and get this newsletter out every other month. Since this is a sanctioned fan club and nobody would be editing personal messages, the relationship between the club and the message exchange would have to be informal; it would take a LOT of work. If anyone is interested in shouldering this burden and winning a lot of appreciation, you know where to reach me.
- a review of Assimilation, see that page
- a review of Delta Quadrant #5, see that page
- a review of And Not Fade Away, see that page
- a review of Code of Honor, see that page
- a review of Unto Us a Son Is Given, see that page
- a review of Forever, see that page
- a review of We'll Always Have Paris, see that page
- a review of To the Farthest Reaches of Space, see that page
- a review of Star Crossed Voyagers, see that page
- a review of Beyond the Final Frontier, see that page
- a review of Delta Quadrant of Venus, see that page
- a review of The Left Hand of Madness, see that page
- a review of The Cardassian Mask, see that page
- a review of Coyote, see that page
- a review of If I Had a Filksong, see that page
- a review of I Feel a Filksong Coming On, see that page
- a review of Take Me Home, Voyager, see that page
In this issue, the current editor steps down.
Now Voyager v.4 n.3/4 (WebCite) was published in August 1998. Special double issue! Reviews of twelve episodes, Grand Slam and FedCon con reports, interview with Robert Picardo, book reviews, zine reviews, and fanfic.
Now Voyager v.4 n.5 (WebCite) was published in December 1998. Interview with Kate on Voyager's fifth season and transcript of People Online chat. Reviews of Voyager season 5 episodes, Bellevue con reports, fanzine reviews and fanfic.
- a review of Strange New Worlds, see that page
- reviews of Delta Quadrant #6 and 7, see those pages
- a review of Maquis, see that page
Now Voyager v.5 n.1 (WebCite) was published in March 1999. Technology for Kids and Tim Hagan Retirement Roast reports, stage photos, Robert Duncan McNeill and Anthony De Longis interviews, and episode reviews.
- a review of Delta Quadrant #8, see that page
- a review of Delta Quadrant #9 and #10, see those pages
- a review of A Separate Peace, see that page
- a review of Delta Quadrant of Venus #2, see that page
- a review of Wayfarers #1, see that page
All Good Things... (WebCite) is a collection of articles, reviews, commentary, and fan fiction submitted to Now Voyager between the publication of the last issue and the dissolution of the club in April 2000.