Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Literary Treks 202: The Rosebud of My Collection

Star Trek FotoNovels with Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz!




Before VCRs, DVRs and Netflix, viewers had to watch Star Trek as it appeared on TV. There were no options to record. You couldn't buy the episodes on Blu-ray or download them online. To relive favorite episodes, fans were at the mercy of watching reruns on their local TV station. The only way to enjoy certain episodes over and over again on your own time was to open a book filled with full-color photographs and dialogue directly from the series.

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson are joined by Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz to talk about Star Trek Fotonovels from the 1970s. We discuss our fond memories of the '70s, Scott's favorite episode of all time, his collection of all twelve fotonovels, their influence on John Byrne's New Visions comics, and the interviews and glossaries found in the back of the books.

In the news segment, we talk about new comics from IDW Publishing coming in November and the latest issue of Star Trek New Visions #17: "All the Ages Frozen."


Literary Treks 202: The Rosebud of My Collection
Star Trek FotoNovels with Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz


 


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