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The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

May 26, 2020

Going back to the very roots of Star Trek, we revisit one of the earliest documents, "The Star Trek Format," to examine what works and doesn't work about the "parallel worlds" concept. Special guest Rod Roddenberry discusses Trek's philosophy and legacy of crafting a future based on inclusion and curiosity.

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May 19, 2020

Keeping the science in "science fiction" is a challenge whether it's for an adult or children's audience. In 1973, physicist Harvey Lynn was consulting The Animated Series just as he had done for Star Trek originally. The Trek Files is pleased to welcome Trek's newest science advisor, Dr. Erin MacDonald, to talk about...


May 12, 2020

A straightforward story to introduce audiences to the new Enterprise crew is what Dorothy Fontana had in mind in late 1986 when she drafted "Encounter at Farpoint." It would change many times before premiering nearly a year later - not the least of which was the addition of "Q." The Trek Files unearths a document this...


May 5, 2020

What does it take to get a show nominated for an Emmy award? Not solely concerned with production, Michael Piller sent a memo to Gene Roddenberry and Rick Berman in April 1990 about which episodes had the best chances of getting some prestigious recognition. If only they could find a way to get Patrick Stewart in the...