Universal Transmitter

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Title: Universal Transmitter
Editor(s): Gerald Mallis & Tom Freeman
Date(s): November 1975
Medium: print zine
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Language: English
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Universal Transmitter is a gen Star Trek: TOS anthology edited by Gerald Mallis and Tom Freeman. It may have run for up to three issues.

Sample pages appear on Fanlore with the publisher's permission.

Issue 1

Issue 1 was published in November 1975 and contains 48 pages. It was dedicated to Christine Chapel. Front cover by Gary Hawfitch and back cover by Gee Moaven. The interior illos are by Connie Faddis.

front cover by Gary Hawfitch
back cover by Gee Moaven
From the editorial:
Welcome. As you probably know by now, you are holding a copy of the first issue of UNIVERSAL TRANSMITTER. Big deal, you say. Well, it is a big deal -- for us. UNI has been a major portion of Tom's and my life for almost a year, and to see it finally in print makes us feel all. warm inside. When you're entering a field such as the fanzine business, and you're hoping to succeed, you have to be something special. The fanzine world is already populated with one-shot zines, zines published on a regular basis, big zines, little zines, specialty zines, good zines, not-so-good zines (though all are well-intentioned).

One necessary quality is needed to keep even the finest, most creative effort on its feet: audience appeal. If the public doesn't like it, it won't do any good to put out future issues.

This brings us back to UNI #1. It Is a zine which, we feel, incorporates some of the best creative talent in this field. But do we have the audience appeal?"
  • Editorial by Gerald Malis (2)
  • Tribute to Christine Chapel by Tom Freeman (3)
  • Fair Deela by Ruth Berman, art by Connie Faddis (5)
  • Snakepit! by Connie Faddis, art by Gee Moaven (also in Rigel #3) (7)
  • The Star Trek Tri-Series, "Strength of 1000 Worlds" by John A. Purcell (25)
  • The Irish Campaign by Jacqueline Bielowicz, art by Connie Faddis (29)
  • Wavelength, Science Fiction Reviews by Gerald Malis (38) (Rockets' Blast Comicollector)
  • The ST Zine Scene by Tom Freeman (39)
  • Epilog by Shirley S. Maiewski, art by Gee Moaven (41)
  • Emotional Outburst by G. Mallis (43)
  • Crossword Puzzle by Darlene Hawfitch (44)
  • Universal Advertisements (46)
  • Acknowledgments (48)
  • other art by D.L. Collin

Reactions and Reviews

See reactions and reviews for Snakepit.