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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Jun 30, 2020

We revisit one our earlier documents this week - Gene Roddenberry's draft introduction to Star Trek Lives! - but from a new angle. Co-author and fan-fiction stalwart Jacqueline Lichtenberg joins Larry to discuss early Trek fandom and crossing over into professional realms.

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Jun 23, 2020

What if Star Trek The Next Generation had an android character as a regular? The idea was on Bob Justman's mind in October 1986 when he sent a memo to Gene Roddenberry suggesting they get in touch with Gene's old friend Isaac Asimov. The Trek Files welcomes back Dr. Erin Macdonald to talk about AI, science and robotics...


Jun 16, 2020

Two letters - separated by a few years - aimed at Star Trek fans who wanted to see The Original Series resurrected. While the approach for each is a little different, they are notable for being written by David Gerrold and Andrew Probert (before his Trek career started). Hear what each proposed on this week's show, and...


Jun 9, 2020

Remember when the people of Earth faced down an environmental disaster... and did something about it? It wasn't science fiction, it was our concern over the disappearing ozone layer, and it grabbed the attention of Star Trek's producers in 1987. The Trek Files welcomes back Dr. Erin Macdonald to talk about...


Jun 2, 2020

An early merchandising deal comes to Star Trek when Sawyers, Inc. (maker of View-Master) approaches the show. They sent a photographer to set in December 1967 to capture scenes from "The Omega Glory" and launch a line of TOS reels. At least that was the plan. This week, Larry Nemecek and John Champion talk toys on...