Where None Have Gone Before
|Title:||Where None Have Gone Before|
|Publisher:||Enterprise America, a fan club|
|Editor(s):||Jim Shaun Lyon|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: TNG|
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Where None Have Gone Before is a gen Star Trek: TNG zine of articles, reviews, and news with at least thirty-two issues. It has the subtitle: "The Journal of Enterprise America," and it is a fan club zine. Some issues contain zine reviews.
The first issues were 8 X 11, and in late 1990 changed to the size A4.
Where None Have Gone Before v.1 n.8/9 was published in Sept/Oct 1988.
Where None Have Gone Before v.1 n.10/11 was published in Nov/Dec 1988.
Where None Have Gone Before v.1 n.12 was published in January 1989.
Where None Have Gone Before v.2 n.1 was published in February 1989.
Where None Have Gone Before v.2 n.2 was published in March 1989.
Where None Have Gone Before v.2 n.3 was published in April 1989.
Where None Have Gone Before v.2 n.5/6 was published in June/July 1989.
Where None Have Gone Before v.2 n.7/8 was published in Aug/Sept 1989.
Where None Have Gone Before v.2 n.9/10 was published in Oct/Nov 1989.
Where None Have Gone Before v.2 n.11/12 was published in Dec 1989/Jan 1990.
Where None Have Gone Before v.3 n.1 was published in Feb/Mar 1990.
Where None Have Gone Before v.3 n.2 was published in April 1990.
Where None Have Gone Before v.3 n.3/4 was published in Summer 1990.
Where None Have Gone Before v.3 n.5 was published in September 1990.
Where None Have Gone Before 30 was published in Winter 1990/1991.
Where None Have Gone Before 31 was published in March/April 1991
Where None Have Gone Before 32 was published in Summer 1991.
Reactions and Reviews
First, the basics: Where None Have Cone Before is a bimonthly, digest-sized ST:TNG (with a small amount on classic Trek) newsletter, published by Jim Lyon. It is the official newsletter for the fan club, Enterprise America. Each issue contains approximately twenty pages of tiny, yet readable, print. Artwork, when included at all, is limited to small portraits. The layout is economical, with very little white space per page, yet none of the pages appear particularly cluttered or unreadable.
So, what is at the heart of this newsletter"? News, and lots of it (although be warned that very little of it is fandom-related). I examined issues #30 (Winter '90-91) and 31 (March-April '91). Each issue contains an extensive section on the professional lives of past and present actors on the show, updates on the future of ST: TNG, details about upcoming episodes, general information about Star Trek VI, a convention calendar, book and fanzine reviews, and assorted interviews with people connected with ST.TNG
To show the diversity of information provided, issue 31 contains, among other features, an interview with John Vomholt, author of Masks and Contamination; reviews by Carolyn Kinkead of pro novels Fortune's Light and Contamination, reviews by Pola Staples and Brenda Sulley of the zines Make It So #1 and Trek Talk, and a section entitled "He Said, She Said," a "shoot from the hip" dialogue between editor Jim Lyon and Jessica Ross in which they discuss their opinions of several fourth season episodes.
There is one feature, "On the Cutting Room Floor," that will probably make this newsletter for many readers. As the name implies, it presents some of the scenes that were cut from the scripts before final filming. If you're a fan who burns to know about the scenes we never see, the scenes that Might Have Been, this feature alone will be well worth the price of the subscription. However, if you don't care to go into the episodes in such detail, and can't remember most of the dialogue afterward, anyway (I fall squarely into this category), then you'll probably just skip this section. To my personal taste, devoting twenty percent of the newsletter to this feature is excessive. Other readers will probably wish that it were twice as long.Be warned that very little of the factual information in these newsletters is covered in much detail. I assume that this is at least partly due to lack of space. Also, in an apparent effort to include everything, some of the news was too gossipy for my tastes. That aside, this is a great newsletter for those who want an overview of all the current newsabout the ST: TNG universe. I am unaware of any other source with such a wealth of information about ST: TNG! Certainly, at the subscription rate, it's a hard deal to beat.