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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Dec 3, 2019

In late 1977, a new Star Trek series was coming along with sets being built, scripts written and actors being cast. Leonard Nimoy wouldn't return as Spock which meant a young Vulcan, Xon, would take his place. Recapping his first trip to Paramount studios in October, 1977, Xon himself, David Gautreaux, drops by The...


Nov 26, 2019

Andre Bormanis joins The Trek Files again to talk about the Bynars and keeping computer jargon believable in science fiction. Our document centers around the development of the TNG episode "11001001" (when it was known as "10101001"); elements that stayed like the holodeck and elements that were nixed like a visit...


Nov 12, 2019

An on-set intern turned out to be a thief, and Gene Roddenberry let the President of Ball State University know! What else happens behind the scenes during production on a major TV show? Find out with special guest Michael DeMeritt, assistant director on two Trek series, joins The Trek Files.

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Nov 5, 2019

The transcript of an interview reveals so much more than merely the questions and answers within. In 1974, Steve Reed from the Atlanta-based magazine Pulse interviewed Gene Roddenberry, but it seems like Steve was a fan who saw the opportunity to get some insider information. What happens when the dog catches the...


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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