I’m a second generation of Trek fan, one of the ones who first saw it in syndication in the 70s. Even today, I’m still an Original Series fan first and foremost. Which is why I’ve been celebrating all year. And this past Saturday, I decided to top off my 2016 Trek celebrations by taking a road trip to see Star Trek: The Original Series Set Tour. These sets were originally built for the fan film series ‘Star Trek: New Voyages’ (later known as Phase II) by TOS superfan James Cawley.
Thanks to you all for showing up for the first week of the Atomic Junk Shop!
It’s been sort of hinted at that Atomic Junk Shop is a little different from other comics sites; we may have accidentally conveyed the impression that we’re a bunch of grumpy old guys (except Spencer), and that we’re going to sit around grouching about new fans, new characters, and change in general. This is the point where I object to that characterization.
We’d like to take a moment to introduce the proprietors of the Atomic Junk Shop. You may know some of us from other venues, but in case you don’t, here is a brief run-down (in alphabetical order):
Welcome to the Atomic Junk Shop! Think of us as the bookshop owner that can trace the history of a genre, a record shop clerk that can point out the influences of your favorite bands, the person at the comic store register that can tell you all about the run of comics that you’re sure to love based on what’s in your pull box. Basically, we’re here to discuss anything that a teacher or librarian used to frown upon, or a jock would give you a wedgie for liking, or that your parents would tsk tsk with disapproval for your interest in it.