T'Kuhtian Press was founded by Lori Chapek-Carleton and Gordon Carleton in 1977, originally as a student organization at Michigan State University. We quickly became known in fandom as the publishers of fanzines such as Warped Space and The Weight, and subsequently as the proud sponsors of MediaWest*Con.
We have been referenced in Textual Poachers, Television Fans & Participatory Culture by Henry Jenkins (Routledge 1992), the official fan club publication Star Trek Communicator, Strange New Worlds (Pocket Books 1998), Star Trek Deep Space Nine Companion (Pocket Books 2000), Star Trek 101 (Pocket Books 2008), and Star Trek 365 (Abrams 2010).
Gordon was a major contributor to Startoons (Playboy Press 1979), has had cartoons published in various issues of Starlog magazine, and has written for Classic TV magazine. He also originated the Landing Party 6 series, long before there were "away teams."
For a list of publications available from T'Kuhtian Press, please send a SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope) to:
200 East Thomas Street
Lansing MI 48906-4047
Of T'Kuht and T'Kuhtians
Press" is derived from the name "T'Kuht" given to
the sister planet of Vulcan by Gordon after it first appeared in
the Star Trek
animated series episode
From "The Man Trap," the first aired episode of the original Star Trek (Sept. 8, 1966):
From the Star Trek Encyclopedia (Pocket Books 1994):
The name "T'Kuht" was used (and properly attributed) in The Vulcan Academy Murders by Jean Lorrah (Pocket Books 1984).
The name was misspelled, uncredited, and the background generally ignored, in Spock's World by Diane Duane (Pocket Books 1988).
T'Kuht is pictured on the cover of New Worlds, New Civilizations by Michael Jan Friedman (Pocket Books 1999), and is described in the text (albeit -- again -- misspelled):
T'Kuht is also referenced in Star Trek Star Charts by Geoffrey Mandel (Pocket Books 2002) as a Class G planet.
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