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From the personal archives of Gene Roddenberry - your weekly deep dive into Star Trek history. Hosted by "Dr. Trek" Larry Nemecek, Executive Producer Rod Roddenberry. See the documents at facebook.com/thetrekfiles For more great podcasts, visit podcasts.roddenberry.com

May 11, 2021

Final casting for Star Trek: The Next Generation was happening in spring of 1987. For the role of Wesley Crusher, young actors were given sample script pages and put on tape for the producers to make their decisions. This week, Larry is joined by one of those actor hopefuls, The Trek Files producer John Champion!

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May 4, 2021

A correspondence between composer Gerald Fried and Star Trek Producer Bob Justman regarding music for "The Paradise Syndrome" kicks off this week's The Trek Files. We are honored to welcome the talented (and humorous!) Gerald Fried himself to talk about writing music for Star Trek and a myriad of other iconic...


Apr 27, 2021

After Gene Roddenberry's death in 1991, letters of condolence to Majel Barrett Roddenberry flooded in from luminaries around the world, including from former President Ronald Reagan. Helping Majel reply to those letters was a close friend. The Trek Files welcomes back Dr. Harrison Solow to talk about her relationship...


Apr 20, 2021

A memo from Gene Roddenberry outlines some changes and areas of concern for Star Trek's regular characters as they head into the show's third season. Spock, in particular, poses a challenge, and this week The Trek Files welcomes back Jean Lorrah to discuss fandom's take on the famous Vulcan and how fan fiction filled...


Apr 13, 2021

In 1991 a book proposal made its way to Gene Roddenberry's desk that he should be included in "Portraits of American Genius." This week, Dr. Harrison Solow (wife of the late Herb Solow, Desilu Studios' Executive in Charge of Production) talks about the pitch and her growing friendship with Gene, Majel, Herb and others...