Monday, July 20, 2015

Between the Lines: Boldly Trekking

by Zinta Aistars
for WMUK 102.1 FM
Southwest Michigan's NPR affiliate

Between the Lines is my weekly radio show about books and writers with a Michigan connection. It airs every Tuesday at 7:50 a.m., 11:55 a.m., and 4:20 p.m. (or listen anytime online), on WMUK 102.1 FM, Southwest Michigan's NPR affiliate. I am the host of Between the Lines.

This week's guest: Rick Chambers


Rick Chambers has boldly gone on to new frontiers. A communications professional, journalist and novelist in Kalamazoo, he happily adds "Trekkie" to his list of achievements. Memories of watching Star Trek as a four-year-old are still vivid in his mind, drawn to the cast of characters in the show even as he shivered in delicious fear at their grand adventures and a parade of alien creatures.

Since 2011, Chambers has written several scripts for Star Trek: New Voyages, the ongoing Web-based continuation of the TV series that originally aired on NBC-TV from 1966 to 1969. Chambers says it’s a childhood dream come true.

Star Trek encouraged me to play games in the back yard,” he recalls. “Running around with communicators made out of cardboard and masking tape and in uniforms and such. As I got a little older, I started writing these adventures. So it’s really at the heart of helping to create me as a writer.”
With skills that improved over the years, Chambers jumped at the chance to ...

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