|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. Two of these chapters still operating: the Boston Star Trek Association (until the 1990s) and S.T.A.R. San Diego (still active as of 2012).
When main club folded, there were many inquiries regarding debt and money owed to fans. A fan in January 1976 asked: "How much of a black eye did S.T.A.R. give fandom." 
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. Utah
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:
A fan commented upon the club in July 1975: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.
In September 1977, Sharon Ferraro Short discussed the history, and fall, of the club:There is a lot of concern directed toward S.T.A.R nowadays and perhaps some hostility since Star-Borne has not been printed in almost 10 months. This is of little concern for an article since it would only be complaints and bitching. But is S.T.A.R. finished now in it's operation? It's purpose was to get the show back, that's done. What of it's chapters...does someone have the inspiration to suggest a possible plan for another organization (maybe the STW) to absorb the members and chapters. Certainly we can't let that already-organized group just dissolve! 
STAR — The Star Trek Association for Revival — was founded by a group of friends/fans inDetroit, Michigan in the month following the first NY ST Con. It grew with astonishing speed and ended up 2 years later having had up to 5,000 members/subscribers (to Starborne the newsletter) and inadvertently sponsoring a fiasco convention at Cobo Hall . The group was founded by, basically, a group of college friends — their education had been continuing all along and one by one, they went into careers and further education; where there had originally been nearly a dozen members of the STAR Central Committee, there were only 2 by 1975 — the clubs' numbers had grown in reciprocal to the committee's numbers. There was more work to be done and fewer people to do it. The newsletter missed a couple of issues — special offers of memorabilia advertised by STAR/Central in the newsletter were not filled — mail was allowed to pile up unanswered. Paula Smith and I were in Kalamazoo and involved to a minor degree in the publicity for OurCon (Michigan State University, May 1975). We knew that OurCon had purchased a good chunk of advertising in Star Borne. We also knew without help, Star-Borne would not be out before the convention — mail and organizational help were needed at STAR HQ in Detroit. One drizzly weekend in late March, we set out for Detroit via bus. We ended up in the basement, sorting mail up to eight months old, processing orders and filling SASEs with out of date Star Bornes. At the end of the weekend we were exhausted and felt as though we had gotten STAR on its feet a little better. Needless to say, the Star Borne did not get out before the convention and there has not been an issue since then. 
Left in the Wake: A Lot of Debt
In May 1977, a fan wrote that he thought the WSA was "investigating the Star Trek Association for Revival and the Basta sisters. No one is making any accusations or pressing charges. This is just an investigation urged at the request of some fans. If you have any gripes, praises, or useful information, contact WSA Chief of Operations, Ron J. Frantz." }}
The zine, Nova was planned as an appeasement to unhappy fans, as well as a way to alleviate some of the club's debt. This zine did not get published.