Commentary: Trek Stars 81: His Name Was Bill, He Made the Planet Go Away / by Mike Schindler

Nemecek, Part 3: Stellar Cartography.

Last year, Larry Nemecek returned to the world of Star Trek book publishing with Star Trek: Stellar Cartography, a collection of maps which chronicle the geography of the Trek universe. While the maps, created by Ian Fullwood, Ali Ries and Geoffrey Mandel, are the centerpiece of the collection, Nemecek's accompanying text is the hidden gem. It becomes a sort of history of the future, giving us a large-scale look at the events which have played out on a more personal level on the TV screen.

This week, Mike and Max are joined by Steve Roberts of Tribbles in Ecstasy to look at Nemecek's book. We discuss the artistry of the maps, the dense knowledge contained in the text, and how Steve is using the collection to teach his six-year old about Star Trek. 

Running Time: 45 minutes 1 second


Mike Schindler and Max Hegel



Steve Roberts



Stellar Cartography (7:39)
The Maps (9:58)
The Text (15:03)
Teaching Trek (24:40)
Wrap-up (35:24)



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