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Alexandria magazine rack

A late 20th century magazine rack

For magazines dealing with the Star Trek franchise, see magazines; see also comics.

A magazine was a periodical containing a collection of articles, stories or other written material, often accompanied by photographs. On 20th and 21st century Earth, they were common sights in book stores and also sold on streets.

In 1953, Benny Russell encountered a vendor in Harlem whose newsstand sold magazines and newspapers. (DS9: "Far Beyond the Stars")

In 1987, New York Times became the last magazine to close its doors. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home).

Despite this, magazines continued to be seen after this year.

The Alexandria Books store in Portage Creek, Indiana had a large set of magazines for sale. (VOY: "11:59")

In the 23rd century, magazines also circulated on 892-IV, then at a stage similar to Earth's 20th century. (TOS: "Bread and Circuses")

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Background Edit

There have been several real-world magazines dealing with Star Trek, including the mainstream, privately published Stardate and Starlog, as well as titles solely published by licensees of Paramout Television and/or CBS and subject to their oversight. Those include Star Trek: The Official Fan Club Magazine, later renamed Star Trek: Communicator, plus The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine, The Official Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Magazine, The Official Star Trek: Voyager Magazine, Star Trek Fact Files, Star Trek: The Magazine, and Star Trek Monthly—later simply titled "Star Trek" when it became bi-mothly, and then quarterly. The latter, originally limited to the U.K., began as an example of a magazine specifically licensed within a specific country. Collectible one-off companion magazines are usually released in conjunction with Star Trek films.

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