Starfleet Communications

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You may be looking for Star-Fleet Communications, published by The Star Trek National Fan Club.


Zine
Title: Starfleet Communications
Publisher: STARFLEET: The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.
Editor(s): John Bradbury (the first 9 issues), Adeline Longshaw (four issues?), Tammy Browne (the last issue)
Type:
Date(s): 1975-1979
Frequency:
Fandom: Star Trek
External Links: A copy of issue #3 is archived here; History of the newsletter and fan club
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Starfleet Communications was the official newsletter of the STARFLEET: The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc. fan club.

It is not to be confused with Star-Fleet Communications an earlier fan club newsletter for Star Trek National Fan Club.

Publication of Starfleet Communications was often so intermittent that fans started up an unofficial newsletter in the 1980s called the Starfleet Communique.

Issue 1

cover of issue #1

Starfleet Communications 1 was published in 1975 (2505.9-2565.9) and contains 6 pages. The editor was John Bradbury.

Issue 2

cover of issue #2

Starfleet Communications 2 was published in 1975 (STARDATES 2566.0-2621.0) and contains 3 pages. The editor was John Bradbury.

Issue 3

cover of issue #3

Starfleet Communications 3 was published in 1975 and contains 8 pages. The editor was John Bradbury.

Issue 4

cover of issue #4

Starfleet Communications 4 was published in 1975 and contains 5 pages. The editor was John Bradbury.

Issue 5

cover of issue #5

Starfleet Communications 5 was published in 1976 and contains 6 pages. The editor was John Bradbury.

Issue 6

cover of issue #6

Starfleet Communications 6 was published in 1976 and contains 5 pages. The editor was John Bradbury.

Issue 7

cover of issue #7

Starfleet Communications 7 was published in 1976 and contains 7 pages. The editor was John Bradbury.

Issue 8

cover of issue #8

Starfleet Communications 8 was published in 1976 and contains 8 pages. The editor was John Bradbury.

Issue 9

cover of issue #9

Starfleet Communications 9 was published in 1976 and contains 5 pages. The editor was John Bradbury.

Issue 10

cover of issue #10
some stats from issue #10

Starfleet Communications 10 was published in February 1977 and contains 20 pages. The editor was not named.

  • this issue explains that there will be some changes with this newsletter: it will be published every three months rather than two (now four issues a year), issues will be longer (roughly 20 pages, rather than the former limit of 8, possible now as the club has purchased a bulk mail permit, something that has cut postage costs in half) and there will be more features and less club business


Issue 11

cover of issue #11

Starfleet Communications 11 was published in 1977 and contains 11 pages. The editor was not named.

Issue 12

cover of issue #12

Starfleet Communications 12 was published in September 1977 and contains 6 pages. The editor was Rob T. Saunders.

Issue 13

cover of issue #13, Steve Miller

Starfleet Communications 13 was published in September 1978 (yeah, a year later) and contains 16 pages. The editor was Rob T. Saunders.

Issue 14

cover of issue #14

Starfleet Communications 14 was published in November 1979 (yeah, another year later) and contains 24 pages. The editor was Tammy Browne. This issue is all about the upcoming movie. It contains many articles, testimonials, a letter from Gene Roddenberry, the announcement that Starfleet, the club, was re-formatting to follow a more military organization.