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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Mar 27, 2018

The morning after the first airing of "This Side of Paradise," Star Trek fan Beverly Corcroan wrote a letter to Gene Roddenberry. We welcome special guest Dorothy "D.C." Fontana to talk about fandom during Star Trek's first run and the curation of the Spock character in episodes that followed.

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Mar 20, 2018

In the early stages of production on "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," Gene Roddenberry, now a consultant on the franchise he created, was shown a draft script. His response to the death of Spock is captured here in a letter sent to Paramount executive Gary Nardino.

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Mar 13, 2018

Star Trek generated huge amounts of fan mail during and after its original run. In 1975, Gene Roddenberry's assistant started compiling a book of that fan mail, "Letters to Star Trek," and asked Gene to write an introduction. In this draft, we learn about one of Trek's famous fans, and we can see Gene's...


Mar 6, 2018

As the premise for the Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot episode was hashed out, Supervising Producer Bob Justman sent Gene Roddenberry a memo asking that he consider the social and psychological effects of sending a crew of families on a lifelong journey. We are joined in this episode by someone who was there from...