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Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
by Elke Tanzer (elke_tanzer)
at September 16th, 2006 (05:54 pm)

Space - the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Star Trek: The Original Series... the granddaddy of the Trekiverse and the original epicenter of slash fandom in the form of Kirk/Spock homoerotica, circa 1976.

The series originally aired from 1966 to 1969, and later there were movies:
- The Motion Picture (1979)
- The Wrath of Khan (1982)
- The Search for Spock (1984)
- The Voyage Home (1986)
- The Final Frontier (1989)
- The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Some of the ST:TOS characters also appeared in Generations (1994). There are gazillions of tie-in novels, too, and all subsequent Star Trek series are set in the same universe as the original.

Yes, much of this fandom happened well before LiveJournal existed... huge great chunks of this fandom happened before the internet existed... and the fandom is still alive and well.

Please help me keep this up to date by commenting with any broken links, new communities, inactive communities, etc. Thank you!

If by some strange and disturbing miracle you are unfamiliar with the characters of this show, I direct your attention to the fabulous fandom overview posted by myhappyface in crack_van, here. There are also a number of handy links in The Directorium ST:TOS page.

crack_van has fandom overviews and recs categories for all five ST shows. In the left navbar of the journal, click on the fandom names for the overviews, and the little hearts next to them for the recs.

ship_manifesto has a number of pairing and threesome essays available for ST:TOS characters.

If you are unfamiliar with the slash fanfiction phenomenon and want to find the best of the best of K/S, start with the links included in killabeez's ship_manifesto pairing essay for K/S.


tosfic - ST:TOS fanfic
kirkspock_recs - fanfic recs for the Kirk/Spock pairing in ST:TOS
startrek100 - ST weekly drabble challenge community
trek_muse - ST fanfic, all shows (read the rules in the userinfo befor trying to join the comm!)
trek_stuff - ST fanfic, fan art and other creativity, challenges and chatter
trek_fic - ST role-play fanfiction challenges
ststory_finder - a community to help you find that piece of fanfiction you lost

Squee and Photos:

trekmen_daily - just what you think it is... daily photos of the men of the ST universe
trekwomen_daily - just what you think it is... daily photos of the women of the ST universe
womenoftrek - squee about the women of the ST universe
sexy_vulcans - squee about the Vulcan characters from all ST shows
vulcangreetings - images of people giving the "live long and prosper" hand sign
klingons - squee about Klingons from all ST shows


wani_ra_yakana - for those who speak or want to learn to speak the Vulcan language
klingon - for those who speak or want to learn to speak the Klingon language

Character- and/or actor-specific:

leonard_nimoy - Leonard Nimoy-related squee
nimoy_obsession - Leonard Nimoy- and Spock-related squee
i_love_spock - Spock-related squee
billy_belly - "Dedicated to worship of William Shatner's tummy"


startrek_still - ST icon stillness challenge community
neutral_zone - ST icon challenge community
st_songicons - ST icon challenge community, one line of lyrics per icon for entire songs
icons4trekkies - icon-posting and icon-sharing community for all ST shows
startrekicons - ST icon community

General Discussion, Chatter and Squee:

startrek_tos - ST:TOS general discussion and chatter
tos_germany - ST:TOS general discussion and chatter for German fans
startrek - general discussion of the ST universe
trekkies - ST general discussion and chatter
star_trek_fans - ST general discussion and chatter
star_trekking - ST general discussion and chatter
the_bridge - ST general discussion and chatter
the_enterprise - ST general discussion and chatter
alphaquadrant - ST general discussion and chatter

Last update: September 16, 2006


Posted by: Tabetha (trivher)
Posted at: April 18th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)

I have created a new drabble community for all the Trek series named strek100 Feel free t add it to the listing if you wish.


Posted by: stars_and_magic (stars_and_magic)
Posted at: January 29th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)

There is a regular icon community by the name of trekicons. It has over 500 posts and has been up and running since Jan. 2004.

Posted by: the non-sequitur girl (rapunzelita)
Posted at: February 20th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
Ancient Egypt // Writing

This post hasn't been updated for a long time, apparently, but in case people are looking at the comments:

eponymous_rose recently revived the trek_news newsletter, and it is a thing of joy and love and tribbles. If you're a Trek fan (not necessarily TOS, any and all Trek goes), you should definitely head over there for fresh news from the FUTURE

Posted by: Devil Doll (devildoll)
Posted at: May 27th, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
Newbie Guide Mod

Hi Elke! I have someone who is interested in taking this overview over if you are having trouble finding time to work on it, or lost interest, or any one of the million reasons we get pulled away from things. Let me know if that's okay with you!

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