Matter Stream 22: Recording History In an Analog Age / by Trek fm

Media and Fandom in the 1970s.

For a global cultural phenomenon, Star Trek got off to a rocky start. The Original Series survived cancellation after just two seasons thanks in part to the efforts of fans, but the reprise brought only one more year of exploration for Kirk and his crew. The real story of Star Trek's success can be found in what happened next—reruns, The Animated Series, NASA's first Space Shuttle, and a theatrical reunion of the original cast—all in the 1970s. In this episode of Matter Stream we're joined by John Tenuto to talk his research into media coverage of Star Trek during the 1970s and the role both media and fans played in Star Trek's resurrection.

Running Time: 57 minutes 53 seconds


Christopher Jones



John Tenuto



Initial Post-TOS Media Reaction
Media's Take on The Animated Series
The Power and Evolution of Fandom
Star Wars and The Motion Picture
Recording History In an Analog Age
John's April Event


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