|Name:||S.T.A.R. (Star Trek Association for Revival)|
|Founder(s):||George Christman, Margaret Basta and Laura Basta|
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|Focus:||Star Trek: TOS|
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S.T.A.R. (Star Trek Association for Revival) was an organization of fans created in 1972 with "the main purpose ....to revive Star Trek. A more general purpose is the promotion of science fiction."
Some S.T.A.R. clubs later morphed into more general media and science fiction clubs. S.T.A.R. San Diego is one example.
Some S.T.A.R. Chapters
There were, at one point, 160 local chapters. Below is just a handful.
- S.T.A.R. Base Akron
- S.T.A.R. Burbank
- S.T.A.R. Iowa
- S.T.A.R. New York City ("The Alien Inquisition.")
- S.T.A.R. Northbrook
- S.T.A.R. Syracuse
- S.T.A.R. Toledo
- S.T.A.R. Winston-Salem
- Boston Star Trek Association
- S.T.A.R. San Diego
- S.T.A.R. Sacramento Valley
S.T.A.R. began publishing a newsletter in 1972 called Star-Borne. While the first issue had a relatively modest circulation of 2000 copies, membership grew.
The rise and fall of STAR can be traced through its newsletter. Star-Borne 1 came out in May 1972. The newsletter declared that "Star-Borne will be published monthly." In its pages, the newsletter published formal guidelines for writing letters to Paramount to urge that Star Trek be put back on the air. The letter campaign was STAR's reason for being, and STAR spread the word successfully. .....The next issue of Star-Borne was the June/July 1972 issue. The editors announced a change in publication schedule, saying "Star-Borne will now come out on the average of every six weeks....The last known issue of Star-Borne (Vol. 2, No. 13), came out in June. This issue carried an announcement of the first British Star Trek Convention. More to the point, the editors inserted the following statement: "We're trying to keep S-B on a bi-monthly schedule, but at times, it's impossible. And for those who were aware of what is going on, you know why we're lucky to have even this one out. After this, the Star Trek Association for Revival slowly faded into fan history. 
The newsletter ceased publishing in 1974. Still hopeful about continuing the club, STAR issued a membership guidebook in 1975 which gave details about the club's origins and spoke frankly of its purpose, activities, and problems which resulted from the association's phenomenal growth. 
Several local chapters also publishing newsletters as well, such as Menagerie from S.T.A.R. San Diego, Stardate the newsletter of the Sacramento Valley Chapter of S.T.A.R., One Trek Mind, the newsletter of the Boston Chapter of S.T.A.R. and The Andromedan Log of the Lincoln Nebraska Chapter. 
The Rise and Fall
Joan Marie Verba's historical timeline, Boldly Writing, goes into some detail about the rise and fall of what the author calls an early influential organization:
STAR Central. (George Christman was not listed as a member at this time; STAR Central consisted of Laura and Margaret Basta, plus nine others.) However, even this measure—unprecedented in Star Trek fandom— was unable to stop the collapse. STAR Central had faded away by the end of 1975.