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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Oct 29, 2019

A new Star Trek in 1986 meant new concepts about science and the intersection of technology and biology. Welcoming back science consultant Andre Bormanis, we examine an early TNG memo from David Gerrold that speculates about what kind of humanity we'll encounter in the future.

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Oct 22, 2019

"Star Trek should be more scientifically accurate!" "Scientific accuracy can't get in the way of Star Trek storytelling!" These two ideas are at odds in a pair of memos from Gene Roddenberry, one year apart during the making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Who better to discuss them than longtime scientific...


Oct 15, 2019

"Telegram for Gene Roddenberry!" In an age before email and text messages, there was nothing more immediate or impactful than a telegram. This week, The Trek Files presents three telegrams to Gene Roddenberry from 1968 running the gamut from congratulations from NBC to grievances from a fan.

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Oct 8, 2019

After all the ups and downs considering whether Star Trek will return as a movie or a TV show, Gene Roddenberry sends an update to loyal fans. There's thanks on his part to the fans keeping Trek in the public eye alongside his optimism that Paramount is more dedicated than ever to bring Trek to the big screen after...


Oct 1, 2019

How much do suggestions from fans influence Star Trek? In late 1986, during pre-production on The Next Generation, this 11-point memo from Gene Roddenberry circulated among the staff. In it, a consensus of ideas from a recent convention gave food for thought as the plans for a new Star Trek series took shape.

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