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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

May 15, 2018

In part two of our look at Gene Roddenberry's draft memo to Paramount executive Jerry Eisenberg, Gene explains why the stereotypes of Star Trek fans are wrong. We welcome back special guest Dorothy Fontana for insight into the fan phenomenon of the 1970s.

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May 8, 2018

In the middle of 1976, Paramount assigned producer Jerry Eisenberg to help relaunch Star Trek as a feature film. It didn't take long for Gene Roddenberry to draft a memo to help Eisenberg get into the right frame of mind for the task. Presented here is part one of three special episodes that get to the heart of...


May 1, 2018

Sometime in the early 1970s, Gene Roddenberry was asked to identify his favorite episodes of Star Trek. Simply indicated by dots of red ink, the list may be quite revealing about his own interests and his personal connection to the show he created. This week, Larry is joined by guest co-host Doug Drexler to shed...


Apr 24, 2018

At the height of Star Trek: The Next Generation's popularity, a fan sent Gene Roddenberry a letter with some helpful recommendations. Eighteen pages later, we learn who should be promoted, who should be killed off and what types of stories Gene should be focusing on for the continued longevity of the show. Welcome back...


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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