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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Apr 17, 2018

In the fall of 1972, Dorothy Fontana sent out a letter for Star Trek fans who were hungry for any shred of information that would indicate a return of their favorite show to TV. A full year before The Animated Series debut, this letter catches everyone up on the latest news, which is to say, there is no news.

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Apr 10, 2018

In 1972, Star Trek was out of production, the animated series was still a year away, and any movie or revival TV series was only a fan dream. Then the first Star Trek convention occurred in New York bringing in an unexpected crowd. Suddenly Star Trek was getting attention again, and Gene's office penned this letter...


Apr 3, 2018

"When it's going good and you're having fun, FORGET IT! It's all wrong!" This week, we discuss a humorous promotional article featuring Gene Coon released by the Star Trek publicity office for publication in local newspapers.

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Mar 27, 2018

The morning after the first airing of "This Side of Paradise," Star Trek fan Beverly Corcroan wrote a letter to Gene Roddenberry. We welcome special guest Dorothy "D.C." Fontana to talk about fandom during Star Trek's first run and the curation of the Spock character in episodes that followed.

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Mar 20, 2018

In the early stages of production on "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," Gene Roddenberry, now a consultant on the franchise he created, was shown a draft script. His response to the death of Spock is captured here in a letter sent to Paramount executive Gary Nardino.

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