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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Nov 13, 2018

It's early 1973, and Leonard Nimoy has confirmed his return to the role of Spock for Star Trek The Animated Series. What Gene Roddenberry has in mind is that the series will serve as a springboard to bring his show to the big screen one day. Nimoy, in reply, sounds dubious. This week on The Trek Files, Gene's letter and...


Nov 6, 2018

When TV Guide requested materials about Star Trek and celebrities who counted themselves as fans, it was Richard Arnold who helped Rick Berman pull together a list. Some familiar names and some surprises show up, plus Richard shares stories about giving the VIP tour to heads of state on this week's The Trek Files.

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Oct 30, 2018

With everything else that had to be considered before launching Star Trek for the next generation, there was the matter of bridge logistics. In early 1987, Bob Justman found himself ruminating over how the layout of the bridge would dictate what crew could be on hand to drive the plots forward. Larry Nemecek is joined...


Oct 23, 2018

As story development proceeded on Star Trek V, Gene Roddenberry butted heads with Harve Bennett over themes of mutiny and religion. Replying to a list of TOS episodes sent by Harve's office, Gene employed Richard Arnold to research those themes in an attempt to steer Harve on a different course. Richard Arnold appears...


Oct 16, 2018

Working out of the Star Trek office on the Paramount lot, Richard Arnold fielded a number of questions and requests from fans and professionals alike. In this memo from 1986, Richard outlines to Gene Roddenberry the types of requests he handles on a regular basis. Joining Larry this week to dive into...