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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

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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Dec 4, 2018

Back when Wesley was still Lesley, the small group of writers and producers on The Next Generation needed to outline how the characters would relate to each other. What motivated them? How did they react? Where were they headed? In part one of our discussion, we welcome back Lisa Klink to examine how Wesley Crusher...


Nov 27, 2018

Families on the Enterprise? This was a big question among the producers who assembled in the early days of The Next Generation, well before the show's first bible had been written. In this memo, Bob Justman makes a case for dealing with relationships, kids and what the crew is doing when they are off duty. Larry is...


Nov 20, 2018

In that early development period on The Next Generation, the group of assembled producers and writers struggled with ways to make the first underaged regular Star Trek character believable. Should he be a genius? Should he have a brain implant? Should he be promoted to Commander? Three memos reveal the thoughts...