207 episodes

Your weekly deep-dive into the archives of Roddenberry Entertainment, from the personal files of Gene Roddenberry. Each week, “Dr. Trek” himself, Larry Nemecek, and his guest host will take a behind-the-scenes look at documents that haven’t been viewed in decades—many being revealed publicly for the very first time!

The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast Roddenberry Entertainment

    • TV & Film
    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings

Your weekly deep-dive into the archives of Roddenberry Entertainment, from the personal files of Gene Roddenberry. Each week, “Dr. Trek” himself, Larry Nemecek, and his guest host will take a behind-the-scenes look at documents that haven’t been viewed in decades—many being revealed publicly for the very first time!

    James Doohan interview - 1982

    James Doohan interview - 1982

    When Star Trek fans relied on print for the latest information, one fan found his newsletter under scrutiny from Paramount. They agreed to make Dan Madsen's publication official and gave him access to scoops and the stars. Today we welcome Dan back to the show to talk about his relationship with the studio and one of the times he chatted with James Doohan.
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 21 min
    Interview with Ralph Senensky

    Interview with Ralph Senensky

    This week on The Trek Files, we share more of Larry's interview with Star Trek TOS director Ralph Senensky. Ralph directed seven episodes of the series and discusses here his final work on Star Trek, his professional relationship with Gene Coon, and his work on The Wild, Wild West.
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 18 min
    "A Price Far Above Rubies" beat sheet - 1989

    "A Price Far Above Rubies" beat sheet - 1989

    Writer Hannah Louise Shearer once again joins The Trek Files to examine the ins and outs of production on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Our featured document is the "beat sheet" that lays out the dramatic points in "A Price Far Above Rubies" (later renamed "The Price").
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 22 min
    "Pen Pals" memo - 1988

    "Pen Pals" memo - 1988

    Hannah Louise Shearer returns to The Trek Files to talk about the tumultuous early years of Star Trek: The Next Generation. From rewriting Tasha Yar's death to being removed from a story she pitched, Hannah shares stories of her triumphs and frustrations on TNG.
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 20 min
    Distribution bucks - 1989

    Distribution bucks - 1989

    Seemingly innocuous distribution lists can reveal a lot about the backstage dynamics on a TV show. The Trek Files welcomes back Shawn Piller to discuss Michael Piller's work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, how they bonded over their fandom, and how Michael was surprised to be handed control of the show.
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 25 min
    Fan letters - early 1970s

    Fan letters - early 1970s

    The Trek Files dives back into the mailbag from the early 1970s for a cross-section of fans, from the starry-eyed kids who just want a piece of Star Trek to call their own to the seniors who want to thank Gene for his work and hope for more to come.
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

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Fantastic

Fantastic show for diehards and casual fans alike! The show does a wonderful job uncovering Star Trek history.

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Expects listeners to use Facebook

You’d think a podcast about Star Trek would know better than to put up its required reading material on a toxic platform like Facebook, but apparently not.

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