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Issue 56 of Star Trek Monthly was the September 1999 issue. A German-language edition was released the subsequent month as issue 11 of Star Trek: Das offizielle monatliche Magazin. For reasons unknown, the UK cover for this issue was skipped, and the one for the next issue was used. Also did the German version feature another poster, which likewise was featured in the next UK issue. The rest of the contents remained otherwise unedited.


First Contact
Darryl Curtis on the life of DeForest Kelley.
The Best of All Worlds
DeForest Kelley: A Tribute
Ian Spelling looks back at the life of the Star Trek actor.
Just a Country Doctor
Stoddard Hayes takes an in-depth look at the character of Leonard McCoy.
Interview – Rene Echevarria – "Journey's End"
by Lou Anders, continuing from last issue.
Interview – Rick Berman – "New Beginnings"
by Ian Spelling.
Interview – Nicole de Boer – "The Voice of Reason"
by James Swallow.
The cast of Star Trek: The Original Series (from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier).
Seven of Nine (German edition)
A Fistful of Data
The Borg vs. water cannons?, religion on Earth, television and the cameras in Star Trek Generations.
Interview – Nichelle Nichols – "All Hail"
by David Bassom.
Birth of the Federation; CIC Video releases.
Book extract
Pocket TNG, Double Helix: Infection.
From the Replicator
UK Update: Polco toiletries, posters, SkyBox.
Australasia Update: Playmates Toys, Klingon Honor Guard, Birth of the Federation.
US Update: Playmates, SkyBox, postcards, Franklin Mint, Component Game Systems closes.
Read Out: Rebels, Death of a Neutron Star, Star Trek: Day of Honor (omnibus).
On Screen: Deep Space Nine volume 7.9, Voyager volume 5.9.
Model Matters: AMT's USS Enterprise-C, USS Yamaguchi and minikit set of three Enterprises.
Supplementary Benefits: James Swallow looks at Last Unicorn Games' most recently released supplements: The Price of Freedom, A Fragile Peace, The First Line, The Way of Kolinahr, Federation Away Team Miniatures.
Electronic Entertainment: Jim Brumbaugh reports from E3, including details on Star Trek: Armada, Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force, and others.
Game Plan: Simon & Schuster Interactive's plans for the coming year.
Next Issue
The cover design presented differs significantly from the actual published issue.
Issue 55 Star Trek Monthly
Issue 56 – September 1999
Issue 57
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