LB: Hey, Trekkers, Have You Seen the Official Star Trek Timeline?

by Larry Brody

For reasons so personal that it’s embarrassing, I admit to being thrilled to learn that, which is a genuine, real life CBS-owned official Star Trek site, has issued a timeline for the entire Trek universe, including all its alternate dimensions and casts.

This in itself is a very cool thing for Trekkers and even casual fans, but here’s what’s so wonderful to me:


And as canon, its stories now are genuine records of events that happened during the last year of the 5 year mission to go where no man one had ever gone before of a certain star ship called The Enterprise, commanded by this dimension’s Capt. James T. Kirk.

And the icing on the cake here is that although over the years I’ve been employed (that means paid) to write several episodes of different versions of ST, the only one that ended up getting shot with me being the sole writer was an episode of ST:TAS called “The Magicks of Megas-Tu.”

And, yeah, I fucking love that!

All my thanks to the CBS/StarTrek.Com powers-that-be.

The 2-minute timeline video can be seen HERE

The full episode of “The Magicks of Megas-Tu”, albeit with terrible sound quality, is HERE

Info on some of my ST work including the background of how “Magicks” came to be is HERE


LB Loves When io9.Com Uses This Picture

That’s this one:

It’s from the old STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES episode I wrote called “The Magicks of Megas-Tu.” It reminds me of how much the show was loved and fills me with a nice, warm feeling for Gene and D.C. and the gang.

io9.Com, for those who don’t know, is absolutely the best site on the web dedicated to science fiction in literature, film, TV et al. The article this picture accompanies this time around is a review of “a recently-completed collection of fascinating short essays called “Kirk Your Enthusiasm” at HiLoBrow.Com, a site I’m not familiar with but soon will be because I’ll be settling in to read the Kirkfest this afternoon.

If I were you, I’d check both sites out. And if you post a comment on io9, tell ’em Larry Brody sent you!