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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Oct 30, 2018

With everything else that had to be considered before launching Star Trek for the next generation, there was the matter of bridge logistics. In early 1987, Bob Justman found himself ruminating over how the layout of the bridge would dictate what crew could be on hand to drive the plots forward. Larry Nemecek is joined...


Oct 23, 2018

As story development proceeded on Star Trek V, Gene Roddenberry butted heads with Harve Bennett over themes of mutiny and religion. Replying to a list of TOS episodes sent by Harve's office, Gene employed Richard Arnold to research those themes in an attempt to steer Harve on a different course. Richard Arnold appears...


Oct 16, 2018

Working out of the Star Trek office on the Paramount lot, Richard Arnold fielded a number of questions and requests from fans and professionals alike. In this memo from 1986, Richard outlines to Gene Roddenberry the types of requests he handles on a regular basis. Joining Larry this week to dive into...


Oct 9, 2018

In August 1973, Gene Roddenberry received a letter thanking him for the Star Trek fans who truly "live" the show's message.

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Oct 2, 2018

The character Geordi LaForge was named for disabled Star Trek fan Georgie LaForge. In this correspondence from November and December 1987, Georgie's mother Sue thanks Gene Roddenberry for honoring her late son.

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