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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Feb 20, 2018

The document that started it all - The Star Trek Format is what Gene Roddenberry created in early 1964 to define what his TV series would be. We welcome a special guest who was there from the beginning, Dorothy "D.C." Fontana, to talk about developing Star Trek and how "Wagon Train to the stars" wasn't just a clever...


Feb 13, 2018

What would Star Trek: The Next Generation look like without Gene Roddenberry? In 1986, Paramount lured Roddenberry into development by sharing a development document that looked nothing like what would eventually make it to TV a year later. Would you believe the USS Odyssey? With a Vulcan Captain? Who is actually inside...


Feb 6, 2018

When the rest of the world started to take Star Trek fandom seriously, Gene Roddenberry was asked to provide an introduction for the book "Star Trek Lives" in 1975. Here we present an early draft with many of Gene's thoughts on Trek fans and forward-looking comments about the state of mass media.

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Jan 30, 2018

A year before Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted, David Gerrold sent a memo to Gene Roddenberry, Ed Milkis and Bob Justman about the Enterprise crew tackling philosophical ideas. How does this have repercussions on Star Trek more than 30 years later? Find out in today's episode of The Trek Files!


Jan 23, 2018

In the debut episode of The Trek Files, we deep-dive into one of Star Trek's cornerstone documents: The Star Trek Guide, from April 1967. Your host, Dr. Trek himself, Larry Nemecek, explores the "believability factor" and how it influenced the development of The Original Series together with guest co-host: John...