In this episode we speak with the life-long Star Trek fan and serious collector Peter Wolchak.
Peter was kind enough to share some photos of his collection with us below. But you should visit his site for a great deal more including articles and even more photos.
- Dad watched the show
- TV Guide was the way
- Nine years old was the start
- 3-5 times a week for Star Trek
- Missing the teasers
- A store VHS display
- The Star Trek Log books by Alan Dean Foster
- James Blish and the Star Trek TOS Novelizations
- TNG took a bit to get going
- Rewatch habits
- Spouse opinions on collecting
- Collecting and conventions… which came first?
- It all started with the books
- Star Trek Foto-novels
- The Franz Joseph Blueprints
- Wah Chang, a hero to my guest
- Matt Jeffries
- The original design for the shuttlecraft, not used in TOS
- The Enterprise Ring Ship
- The Mego playset
- Peter’s article on Ebony Magazine & Nichelle
- My guest’s advice on where to start with collecting
- Leonard suing Paramount
- Accidental Roddenberry
- Toronto 76 Convention
- The Fanlore Star Trek site
- Tracking down the photographer
- Never forget that Star Trek is a workplace drama too
- Tongo Rad
- Not space hippies… My guest will fight you!
- A different take on Dr Severin
- What is the worst Star Trek TOS episode?
- Honorary Star Trek title awarded: Curator of Amusing Antiquities at Athan Prime
- Corbomite Maneuver TOS S1E02
- They Way to Eden TOS S3E20
- Shore leave Comic, Issue 46 (DC, 1988)
- Demons/Terra Prime ENT S4E20 & S4E21
- Deadly Years TOS S2E11
- Prodigy – All the World’s a Stage PRO S1E13
- Find Peter on his web site: Collecting Trek
- Here is his site devoted to the Toronto Trek con in 1976
- Follow Peter on X (Twitter) here
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