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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Nov 27, 2018

Families on the Enterprise? This was a big question among the producers who assembled in the early days of The Next Generation, well before the show's first bible had been written. In this memo, Bob Justman makes a case for dealing with relationships, kids and what the crew is doing when they are off duty. Larry is...


Nov 20, 2018

In that early development period on The Next Generation, the group of assembled producers and writers struggled with ways to make the first underaged regular Star Trek character believable. Should he be a genius? Should he have a brain implant? Should he be promoted to Commander? Three memos reveal the thoughts...


Nov 13, 2018

It's early 1973, and Leonard Nimoy has confirmed his return to the role of Spock for Star Trek The Animated Series. What Gene Roddenberry has in mind is that the series will serve as a springboard to bring his show to the big screen one day. Nimoy, in reply, sounds dubious. This week on The Trek Files, Gene's letter and...


Nov 6, 2018

When TV Guide requested materials about Star Trek and celebrities who counted themselves as fans, it was Richard Arnold who helped Rick Berman pull together a list. Some familiar names and some surprises show up, plus Richard shares stories about giving the VIP tour to heads of state on this week's The Trek Files.

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