191 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
    • 4.0 • 4 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!

    Star Trek budgets 1966 - 1967 - 1968

    Star Trek budgets 1966 - 1967 - 1968

    Mike DeMeritt returns to The Trek Files to help shed some light on the budgets of Star Trek's first two seasons. Every dollar adds up, and accounting can be creative - so what did that mean to Star Trek's bottom line then and now? 
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 18 min
    Star Trek season 3 writers memo - 1968

    Star Trek season 3 writers memo - 1968

    Star Trek producer Fred Freiberger gives Gene Roddenberry an update on scripts for the 1968 season of Star Trek. What's revealed is just as relevant to production today, and we welcome back Assistant Director and longtime Trek insider Michael DeMeritt to shed some light behind the scenes.
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 20 min
    Makeup supplies memo - 1967-1968

    Makeup supplies memo - 1967-1968

    A detailed budget and a memo from Star Trek producer Bob Justman spell out the very real need to keep on top of production expenses when it came to makeup supplies on TOS. We welcome back Michael Westmore to talk about keeping the ship running and what actors actually steal from the set.
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 22 min
    "In Essence, Nothing" deal memo - 1968

    "In Essence, Nothing" deal memo - 1968

    "The Tholian Web" started its life as a pitch called "In Essence, Nothing" by Judy Burns. Hear the story of what really motivated pitching to Star Trek when Judy herself joins The Trek Files today to discuss her work on the series!
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 15 min
    From the Bridge - "Gene's Back" - May 1987

    From the Bridge - "Gene's Back" - May 1987

    The man behind some of the most beloved sci-fi/fantasy magazines, Kerry O'Quinn, drops by The Trek Files one more time to share his view "From the Bridge" as well as some personal tales of his time with Gene Roddenberry.
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 25 min
    Tests for Make-Up/Hair/Wardrobe - May 12, 1987

    Tests for Make-Up/Hair/Wardrobe - May 12, 1987

    Should Data be grey or bubblegum pink? This was just one decision to be made before Star Trek: The Next Generation went before the cameras. Hollywood make-up legend Michael Westmore joins The Trek Files to discuss the earliest days of defining the look of TNG's characters.
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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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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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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