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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Feb 11, 2020

Most Star Trek TV scripts are created in a fairly straightforward way - and then there’s "Yesterday’s Enterprise”: a mash-up of stories, a train wreck of a process, and yet one of the most popular episodes of The Next Generation ever. For its 30th anniversary this month, let The Trek Files decipher the paper...


Feb 4, 2020

It's no surprise that Star Trek fans are creative; filling in the details and expanding the universe whenever there is a gap in production. This week, The Trek Files brings you two unofficial publications from the 1970s - one for mixing drinks, the other for applying a Vulcan nerve pinch - and special guest Holly Amos...


Jan 28, 2020

Back when petitions were on paper rather than online, the seventh and eighth graders at Dover, DE's Central Middle School added their signatures to the throngs of fans who wanted Star Trek to return to network TV. Who started the petition? We may never know. How did Gene Roddenberry react? We do know that, and...


Jan 21, 2020

It seems pretty simple on the surface - the names of two directors alternate to finish 16 episodes of Star Trek. This memo from 1967 contains a lot more if you read between the lines though. We welcome back Trek veteran Mike DeMerrit to help us grasp the logistical balance of making The Original Series.

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Jan 14, 2020

Separated by more than twenty years, two letters to the editor of the Los Angeles Times show Gene Roddenberry's concern for contemporary issues. Their relevance today points to the types of human concerns that Gene dealt with in real and fictional worlds.

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