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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
    • 4.3 • 6 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 III call sheet - October 21, 1983

    Star Trek III call sheet - October 21, 1983

    Celebrating 40 years since the release of "The Search for Spock," The Trek Files goes deep behind-the-scenes with someone who spent as much time on Star Trek movie sets as any of the stars. Special guest Phil Weyland was a stand-in for DeForest Kelley and William Shatner and had a front-row seat for all the challenges and triumphs of the TOS movies. Hear about everything from deflated budgets to inflated egos in this week's episode!
    Document and additional references: Star Trek III call sheet - October 21, 1983
    The Trek Files Season 12 on Memory Alpha
    All episodes and documents: The Trek Files on Memory Alpha
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 24 min
    Star Trek Cast Option Pickups - February 1968

    Star Trek Cast Option Pickups - February 1968

    Kicking off the 12th season of The Trek Files, we're taking a look back at planning Star Trek's third season in 1968. Bob Justman sent a memo in February of that year to Gene Roddenberry with his suggestions of which cast members should be kept and at what rate. Joining us to discuss the memo is someone from that very cast: Walter Koenig who you know as "Chekov!"
    Document and additional references: Star Trek Cast Option Pickups - February 26, 1968
    All episodes and documents: The Trek Files on Memory Alpha
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 26 min
    Star Trek premise (TAS) - 1973

    Star Trek premise (TAS) - 1973

    Wrapping up our 11th season, The Trek Files is proud to welcome Walter Koenig to the show to look back at his own involvement in Star Trek TAS as a writer. Stay tuned for the revelations about Walter's pitch (and subsequent rejection) from TNG, shared here for the first time!
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 21 min
    TNG Character Relationships - 1986, part 2

    TNG Character Relationships - 1986, part 2

    Ben Robinson returns to The Trek Files for another look at some of the roads not taken when Star Trek: The Next Generation was in development. This time, the complexities of bringing Wesley/Lesley Crusher to life and how TNG could have broken new ground in 1987.
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 18 min
    TNG Character Relationships - 1986

    TNG Character Relationships - 1986

    The Trek Files revisits an early document from Star Trek: The Next Generation's development. David Gerrold sketched out a guide to how the main characters would relate to each other, and in this excerpt, focuses on Deanna Troi's special talent as a telepath. Ben Robinson joins us to look back at the Trek that might have been!
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 20 min
    Star Trek III final draft notes - 1983, part 2

    Star Trek III final draft notes - 1983, part 2

    Continuing our conversation about Gene's Star Trek III memo, we are thrilled to welcome Eugene Roddenberry to share his insights into his father's notes! Examining Vulcan mysticism and how those "small feathers" make a big difference in Star Trek storytelling on a can't miss episode of The Trek Files!
    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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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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

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