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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Mar 26, 2019

The Trek Files welcomes back Fred Bronson this week to tell tales of writing for Star Trek: The Animated Series with his draft for "The Counter-Clock Incident" under then pen-name John Culver. Stick around for stories of visiting Nichelle Nichols' home plus crashing the TOS set!

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Mar 19, 2019

The episode that would become "Menage a Troi" started as a pitch called "Piece of Mind" from Fred Bronson to Gene Roddenberry. Having already scripted one episode of The Animated Series, Fred had an "in" with the TNG production staff and knew that a Lwaxana story would be needed. Our special guest this week is Fred...


Mar 12, 2019

This week, The Trek Files solves a mystery 50 years in the making. Ever since Gary Seven's cat "Isis" took human form in the episode "Assignment Earth," fans have wondered who it was on screen for just a few seconds. Rumors swirled, and as is often the case, they were wrong. Meet the newest member of the Trek family,...


Mar 5, 2019

Diversity has always been a hallmark of Star Trek from the written concept to casting to production. In a pair of documents this week, we see notes from Susan Sackett to Gene Roddenberry about audience requests for hispanic crew on the Enterprise followed by Gene's note to Michael Piller about avoiding any "parochial...