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You may be looking for "Remote Control," the Star Trek story by Jacqueline Lichtenberg in Interphase.

Title: Remote Control
Publisher: Criterion Press
Editor(s): Kathy Agel
Date(s): 1991-2004
Medium: print
Fandom: multimedia
Language: English
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Remote Control is a gen multimedia anthology, with many Fan Quality Award winning stories. It ran 21 issues.

Be alert: some of the issues are incorrectly labeled on the covers.

There is also a special issue called Remote Control Goes to War.

Issue 1

cover of issue #1, Chris Myers

Remote Control 1 was published in 1991 and contains 240 pages. It has interior art by Charlie Kirby, Shiloh, Dani Lane, Sheila Paulson, and Wanda Lybarger. Cover: Chris Myers (front cover), J.M. McClure (back cover).

Issue 2

Remote Control 2 was published in 1992 and contains 250 pages. It won a 1993 FanQ and a 1991 STAR aWARd for Best Multi-Media Zine. Covers: Christine Myers (front cover), Jeanne McClure (back cover).

cover of issue #2, Christine Myers

Issue 3

cover of issue #3

Remote Control 3 was published in May 1993 and is 213 pages long.


  • Chris Myers (front cover)

Issue 4

cover of issue #4

Remote Control 4 was published in May 1994 and contains 250 pages.

Issue 5

cover of issue #5

Remote Control 5 was published in May 1995 and contains 322 pages.


  • L.C. Wells (front cover)
  • Barbara J. Caldwell

Issue 6

cover of issue #6, L.C. Wells

Remote Control 6 was published in May 1996 and is 251 pages long. It won a 1997 FanQ.


  • L.C. Wells (front cover)
  • Hindman

Issue 7

cover of issue #7

Remote Control 7 was published in May 1997 and contains 204 pages. includes fiction from Hercules, Independence Day, ST:Voyager, Highlander, a Millenium/X-Files crossover, KF:TLC, Real Ghostbusters, Forever Knight, Star Wars, a KF:TLC/Ql crossover, a Man From UNCLE/Hawaii 5-0 crossover and more. Authors/Artists: SMAP, Kira Bacal, Dorothy Johnston, Joyce Strohm, Barbara Eickhoff, Kronette, Kathy Kipper, L.C. Wells, Sheila Paulson, T. Beaty, Z.P. Florian, Nora Mayers, Bill Koenig and more.

Issue 8

cover of issue #8, C.L. Wesel

Remote Control 8 was published in May 1997 and contains 210 pages. (winner of 1998 FanQ)


  • C.L. Wesel (front cover)

Issue 9

Remote Control 9 contains 214 pages.

cover of issue #9, note that typo on the front of the zine which calls it both #12 and #9

Issue 10

cover of issue #10

Remote Control 10 contains May 1998 and contains 211 pages. Artwork by Jeanne McClure.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 10

[Fatal Images]: I like crossovers, when I know at least one of the series in question. In this case, it's Highlander (though I'm starting to get to know RGB because of other crossovers I've read...). This was a well-done how-to-save-Richie-from-Archangel story, which actually makes a lot of sense, tying up the loose ends and making Archangel make more sense too. How do the Real Ghostbusters come into it? Well, there's a demon involved, isn't there? The opening of the story was particularly atmospheric... The wind drove him crazy. It was always there, never stopping, never fading away, wailing between the rock spires, sliding off the crags, masking the sound of threat, the warnings of danger. It tugged his choppy hair, cut through the thin cloak he'd managed to acquire, and rattled off his blade in its makeshift sheath, forcing it between his legs and tripping him when he was least expecting it. The one thing that bothered me a little was that some of the characters seemed just a bit too insightful, seeing things that I couldn't quite believe would be seeable, but maybe that's just me. On the upside, it was lovely and long (hey, I like long stories!) [1]

Issue 11

cover of issue #11, Mike Cole

Remote Control 11 was published in May 1999 and is 212 pages long.


  • Mike Cole (front cover)

Issue 12

cover of issue #12, Mike Cole

Remote Control 12 was published in May 1999 and has 212 pages.


  • Mike Cole (front cover)

Issue 13

cover of issue #13

Remote Control 13 was published in 2000 and is 173 pages long.

  • The Journal by Sheila Paulson (The Real Ghostbusters) (19 pages)
  • Family Values by K. Hanna Korossy (Starsky and Hutch) (8 pages) (winner of a 2001 FanQ)
  • Gossip: Fetchin’ Water (MAGNIFICENT 7) (4 pages)
  • Watches (X-FILES) (10 pages)
  • Pathways (DEEP SPACE 9) (3 pages)
  • The Mummy’s Echoes (THE MUMMY) (15 pages)
  • Ghosts (SEAQUEST) (8 pages)
  • Ordeal (POWER RANGERS ZERO) (23 pages)
  • Table Talk (VOYAGER) (3 pages)
  • Substitution by Sheila Paulson (REAL GHOSTBUSTERS) (14 pages)
  • Twist Of Fate (STARGATE SG-1) (4 pages)
  • Queen Of Hearts (MAGNIFICENT 7) (3 pages)
  • A Measure Of Mercy by Jane Stanley (Star Trek: DS9) (13 pages) (winner of a 2001 FanQ)
  • Home Movies by K. Hanna Korossy (STARSKY & HUTCH) (4 pages)
  • Shattered Silence (Star Trek: Voyager) (13 pages)
  • The Promised Land (Beauty and the Beast) (23 pages)
  • Remembrance, poem by Kathy Agel (Rat Patrol) (1 page) (Moffitt remembers the desert before the war, and those whom he has lost to the war, and why he fights.)
  • Reflections on a Desert Sunrise, poem by Kathy Agel (Rat Patrol) (1 page) (reprinted from an earlier zine, Dietrich reflects on the bitterness of his duty and his dedication to it.)

Issue 14

cover of issue #14, Hindman

Remote Control 14 was published in May 2000 and contains 217 pages.


  • Hindman (front cover)

Issue 15

cover of issue #15, Jeanne McClure

Remote Control 15 was published in May 2001 and contains 218 pages.


  • Jeanne McClure (front cover)
  • Sheila Paulson

Issue 16

Remote Control 16 was published in May 2001 and has 200 pages.

cover of issue #16
  • The Balance of Trust Raid by Starr--Hitch and Troy, trying to stall an interrogation, find themselves reduced to placing their trust in a German nurse. (Rat Patrol) (3) (reprinted in Desert Star
  • Truth by Sandra McDonald (Planet of the Apes) (35)
  • Auld Acquaintance by Dorothy Johnston (The Mummy/Indiana Jones) (45)
  • Lightning by L.A. Carr (Equalizer) (59) (winner of a 2002 FanQ)
  • The Foundation of Friendship Raid by Cynthia K. Taylor & Judith B. Wolford--When Hitch receives a concussion in a battle with Dietrich's troops, the Rats take him to a neutral hospital where they make new friends. (Rat Patrol) (68)
  • For All for One's Worth by K. Hanna Korossy (Starsky and Hutch) (73)
  • The Vacant Chair by Dorothy Johnston (Independence Day) (79)
  • The Loose Lips Raid by Kat Parsons--Needled by a really annoying British soldier in a bar, Hitch can't resist a little bragging. (Rat Patrol) (98)
  • The Right Choice by Loretta Greco (seaQuest) (101)
  • Deliver Us from Evil by Audrey Brackett (Emergency!) (132) (winner of a 2002 FanQ)
  • The Aladdin's Lamp Raid by Sheila Paulson--Cornered by Dietrich in a bazaar, Hitch and Moffitt receive help from an unlikely source. (Rat Patrol/Real Ghostbusters) (171)


  • L.A. Carr (front cover)

Issue 17

cover of issue #17, Susan Grund

Remote Control 17


  • Susanne Grund (front cover)

Issue 18

cover of issue #18, Susan Grund

Remote Control 18 was published in 2002 and is 240 pages long.

Artwork: Susanne Grund (front cover)

Issue 19

cover of issue #19, Joni Warden

Remote Control 19 was published in 2002 and is 235 pages long.

Artwork: Joni Warden (front cover)

Issue 20

cover of issue #20, Joni Warden

Remote Control 20 was published in 2003 and is 228 pages long.

Artwork Joni Warden (front cover)

Issue 21

Remote Control 21 was published in 2004 and has 169 pages.


  • Angelise (front cover)


  1. from Kathryn A at Katspace, posted April 15, 2001, accessed June 4, 2013