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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Mar 19, 2019

The episode that would become "Menage a Troi" started as a pitch called "Piece of Mind" from Fred Bronson to Gene Roddenberry. Having already scripted one episode of The Animated Series, Fred had an "in" with the TNG production staff and knew that a Lwaxana story would be needed. Our special guest this week is Fred...


Mar 12, 2019

This week, The Trek Files solves a mystery 50 years in the making. Ever since Gary Seven's cat "Isis" took human form in the episode "Assignment Earth," fans have wondered who it was on screen for just a few seconds. Rumors swirled, and as is often the case, they were wrong. Meet the newest member of the Trek family,...


Mar 5, 2019

Diversity has always been a hallmark of Star Trek from the written concept to casting to production. In a pair of documents this week, we see notes from Susan Sackett to Gene Roddenberry about audience requests for hispanic crew on the Enterprise followed by Gene's note to Michael Piller about avoiding any "parochial...


Feb 26, 2019

It wasn't always rosy between Gene Roddenberry and John and Bjo Trimble, even after their mail campaign famously helped "Save Star Trek." Their friendly relationship with the production made them the "go to" source of information for Trek fans everywhere and helped propel Gene's merchandise company, Lincoln...


Feb 19, 2019

An early story pitch for Star Trek: The Next Generation gets examined by Larry and special guest Rene Echevarria to start our third season. What makes a story compelling and produceable? What are the compelling hooks that get a writer's attention? Looking at "Winter's End" and Trek that might have been...

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