(written from a Production point of view)
|No. of issues:||still running|
|Editor(s):||Jody Duncan, Joe Fordham|
Cinefex is a magazine that, in each issue, specifically focuses in-depth on the technical aspects of the special or rather the visual effects used in a particular movie or television production. Launched in 1980 under stewardship of Don Shay, it has become the foremost periodical magazine on special effects, as it was known at the time, in the business and is (as of 2012) still being published. Its very first issue was equally dedicated to Star Trek: The Motion Picture and the movie Alien. Editorial staff has included at some point Mark Cotta Vaz.
Though there is a certain overlap in the subject matter with the contemporary magazines American Cinematographer and Cinefantastique, Cinefex's focus lies on the various aspects of creating of what is presently called "visual effects", whereas American Cinematographer is focused on the actual filming techniques and Cinefantastique, together with the other contemporary publication, Starlog, covered a lesser in-depth but wider range of behind-the-scenes aspects. As such, the magazines can be considered complimentary.
Noteworthy is that Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan has not received any coverage in Cinefex.
Of particular relevance to Star Trek are the following issues:
|1, March 1980||Star Trek: The Motion Picture:|
|2, August 1980||Star Trek: The Motion Picture:|
|18, August 1984||Star Trek III: The Search for Spock:
|29, February 1987||Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home:
|37, February 1989||TNG Season 1:
|42, May 1990||Star Trek V: The Final Frontier:
|49, February 1992||Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country:
|61, March 1995||Star Trek Generations:
|69, March 1997||Star Trek: First Contact:
|77, April 1999||Star Trek: Insurrection:
|93, April 2003||Star Trek Nemesis:
|118, July 2009||Star Trek:
|134, July 2013||Star Trek Into Darkness: