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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Jan 15, 2019

The letter-writing campaign that saved Star Trek for a third season kicked into high gear in late 1967. What was the best way to approach the network, and how many letters were really sent? And what role did vodka play in getting Star Trek to pass its syndication threshold? Find out when John and Bjo Trimble join Larry...


Jan 8, 2019

In a parallel universe, Gene Roddenberry successfully used the Star Trek episode "Assignment Earth" as a backdoor pilot to launch a brand new series in the fall of 1968. With episodes needing to be produced, Gene would rely on story editor Dorothy Fontana to narrow down suitable stories and, like Star Trek, draw from...


Jan 1, 2019

After meeting Gene Roddenberry at the World Science Fiction Convention, John and Bjo Trimble found themselves at the center of Star Trek fandom. They organized the letter-writing campaign that secured a third season, and they were also handling fan mail, photo and merchandise requests. The Trek Files welcomes John and...


Dec 18, 2018

This week, The Trek Files parallels two memos from different eras. First, we'll look at the specific requests made by NBC Standards about the now-iconic kiss between Kirk and Uhura in "Plato's Stepchildren." Then we'll dig into a Michael Piller memo from nearly a quarter century later about how to handle sexual content...


Dec 11, 2018

Lisa Klink joins the Trek Files again for another examination of the early TNG character relationships document. What were the challenges with creating Star Trek's first Betazoid character and how did she change before the show even started production?

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