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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Jul 7, 2020

It's Star Trek The Next Generation as you've never seen it! Featuring Captain William T. English, Number One Walter T. Raleigh, Science Officer "Con," and Data the Asian android! Check out Gene Roddenberry's first take on what would be Star Trek's return to the small screen on this week's Trek Files.

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Jun 30, 2020

We revisit one our earlier documents this week - Gene Roddenberry's draft introduction to Star Trek Lives! - but from a new angle. Co-author and fan-fiction stalwart Jacqueline Lichtenberg joins Larry to discuss early Trek fandom and crossing over into professional realms.

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Jun 23, 2020

What if Star Trek The Next Generation had an android character as a regular? The idea was on Bob Justman's mind in October 1986 when he sent a memo to Gene Roddenberry suggesting they get in touch with Gene's old friend Isaac Asimov. The Trek Files welcomes back Dr. Erin Macdonald to talk about AI, science and robotics...

Jun 16, 2020

Two letters - separated by a few years - aimed at Star Trek fans who wanted to see The Original Series resurrected. While the approach for each is a little different, they are notable for being written by David Gerrold and Andrew Probert (before his Trek career started). Hear what each proposed on this week's show, and...

Jun 9, 2020

Remember when the people of Earth faced down an environmental disaster... and did something about it? It wasn't science fiction, it was our concern over the disappearing ozone layer, and it grabbed the attention of Star Trek's producers in 1987. The Trek Files welcomes back Dr. Erin Macdonald to talk about...