The Communicator (Star Trek US newsletter 1)

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Zine
Title: The Communicator
Publisher: out of Syracuse, NY
Editor(s): editor was T. Michael Brown, assistant editor was Amy Maynard
Type:
Date(s): 1988-?
Frequency:
Medium: print
Fandom: Star Trek
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The Communicator is a Star Trek newsletter published in the United States. Fans could purchase it at "Twilight Book and Game Emporium," in Syracuse, NY or by subscription.

The editor wrote in the first issue that: "We've already lasted one month longer than we thought we would!"

Issue 0

The Communicator 0 was published in July 1988.

Issue 1

The Communicator 1 was published in August 1988 and contains 9 pages.

cover of issue #1

From the editor: "To begin, let us say that the introductory issue of The Communicator was well received and we distributed many more than we thought we would. People have been very enthusiastic and friendly. Thanks to all of you who talked to us and encouraged us. Unfortunately, responses (correspondence and submissions) were minimal. We had originally hoped to get some kind of response from at least 20% of our readers. This estimate, however turned out to be overly optimistic. We would like to thank those of you who did write in (a big, Big, BIG thank you) and to say that we're looking forward to hearing from you again! Also, to those of you who didn't write in - now it's your turn! Ah, Ah, Don't touch that dial... Wondering what we're going to do for next month's issue of The Communicator? We are! (just kidding) How about a highlight on Khan?! Also, the next installment of ship's log. Pass in Review, and hopefully, something written "by you! See you next month! "

  • several very short LoCs from fans who enjoyed the first issue (issue 0)
  • descriptions of some Star Trek stuff that one could purchase in area stores and catalogs (including an inflatable Enterprise, and "'Golden Throats Album':" New from Rhino Records, if you want to find out what lousy singers William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy really are then this is the album for you!")
  • a con report for Dreamworks Convention on April 16, 1988 in Syracuse, NY, see that page
  • "Collecting Star Trek," article by Joan Appleby
  • Star Trek Clubs, listing
  • ... To Seek Out Strange, New Toys..., article about the quality and quantity of Star Trek: The Next Generation action figures
  • cartoon: "Evolution of a Fan"
  • Logic Puzzle: Yeomen of the Enterprise
  • the lyrics of "The Theme from Star Trek" by Gene Roddenberry
  • Ship's Log: short, fictional what-ifs
  • want ads