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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Nov 19, 2019

Above the line, below the line, associates, executives, best boys and key grips... Here to demystify production jargon and logistics, we welcome back Star Trek Assistant Director Mike DeMerrit. What does a budget reveal about putting together a TV show in 1967, and how much did Star Trek really cost to produce relative...


Nov 12, 2019

An on-set intern turned out to be a thief, and Gene Roddenberry let the President of Ball State University know! What else happens behind the scenes during production on a major TV show? Find out with special guest Michael DeMeritt, assistant director on two Trek series, joins The Trek Files.

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Nov 5, 2019

The transcript of an interview reveals so much more than merely the questions and answers within. In 1974, Steve Reed from the Atlanta-based magazine Pulse interviewed Gene Roddenberry, but it seems like Steve was a fan who saw the opportunity to get some insider information. What happens when the dog catches the...


Oct 29, 2019

A new Star Trek in 1986 meant new concepts about science and the intersection of technology and biology. Welcoming back science consultant Andre Bormanis, we examine an early TNG memo from David Gerrold that speculates about what kind of humanity we'll encounter in the future.

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Oct 22, 2019

"Star Trek should be more scientifically accurate!" "Scientific accuracy can't get in the way of Star Trek storytelling!" These two ideas are at odds in a pair of memos from Gene Roddenberry, one year apart during the making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Who better to discuss them than longtime scientific...