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Satr Trek Actor: Why No Slash Me?
 
From 1981, the Star Trek fanzine Menage A Trois. In 2012, two fans remembered their encounter with the zine and one of the actors depicted in the artwork.Kandy F: … [the zine] had a picture on the front cover, very well drawn, of Uhura being hugged by Sulu, but then reaching out past him to Walter [Koenig], implying that it was going to be a three-way. Well—Marnie S: Oh, I know that zine.. I think I have that zine out in my garage.KF: —Walter’s coming around through [the dealer’s room], and he goes, “Oh, you’ve got slash. You got any, listen— Kandy, why is it can I never find any slash that has Koenig it in?” I mean, Walter in it. I mean— (laughter)MS: Yes, yes.KF: He wanted to know why his character wasn’t being slashed. I’m kinda going—MS: He was not—KF: EeeeeMS: —deterred by it. In fact, he used to tease George [Takei] about it.KF: Yes. (laughter) So, anyhow, he goes up and he sees this story…..he rolls it up and he decides to give a dramatic reading.MS: Oh, god! Oh god!KF: About how the two guys had to go down to a planet and seduce the court of the queen, so they’d give them dilithium crystals, for the ship is trapped in orbit and can’t get out. And so these two young men had to go down there and please the ladies of the— So, he’s reading this thing out loud, very dramatically, and just enjoying the heck out of it. So—MS: He got a huge kick out of things like that.”Interview Source: Media Fandom Oral History ProjectArtwork in pencil by Rebecca B.Links go to Fanlore, the fan run non-profit wiki about media fandom

From 1981, the Star Trek fanzine Menage A Trois. In 2012, two fans remembered their encounter with the zine and one of the actors depicted in the artwork.

Kandy F: … [the zine] had a picture on the front cover, very well drawn, of Uhura being hugged by Sulu, but then reaching out past him to Walter [Koenig], implying that it was going to be a three-way. Well—

Marnie S: Oh, I know that zine.. I think I have that zine out in my garage.

KF: —Walter’s coming around through [the dealer’s room], and he goes, “Oh, you’ve got slash. You got any, listen— Kandy, why is it can I never find any slash that has Koenig it in?” I mean, Walter in it. I mean— (laughter)

MS: Yes, yes.

KF: He wanted to know why his character wasn’t being slashed. I’m kinda going—

MS: He was not—

KF: Eeeee

MS: —deterred by it. In fact, he used to tease George [Takei] about it.

KF: Yes. (laughter) So, anyhow, he goes up and he sees this story…..he rolls it up and he decides togive a dramatic reading.

MS: Oh, god! Oh god!

KF: About how the two guys had to go down to a planet and seduce the court of the queen, so they’d give them dilithium crystals, for the ship is trapped in orbit and can’t get out. And so these two young men had to go down there and please the ladies of the— So, he’s reading this thing out loud, very dramatically, and just enjoying the heck out of it. So—

MS: He got a huge kick out of things like that.”

Interview Source: Media Fandom Oral History Project

Artwork in pencil by Rebecca B.

Links go to Fanlore, the fan run non-profit wiki about media fandom

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