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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!

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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!

    5-14 Gene Roddenberry's first thoughts on TNG - October 1986

    5-14 Gene Roddenberry's first thoughts on TNG - October 1986

    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.

    See the documents: http://facebook.com/thetrekfiles

    • 23 min
    5-13 Star Trek Lives draft introduction - 1975

    5-13 Star Trek Lives draft introduction - 1975

    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.

    See the documents: http://facebook.com/thetrekfiles

    • 25 min
    5-12 Isaac Asimov and the Laws of Robotics - 1986

    5-12 Isaac Asimov and the Laws of Robotics - 1986

    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 in Trek!

    See the documents: http://facebook.com/thetrekfiles

    • 16 min
    5-11 Star Trek Cancelled - letters from Probert and Gerrold

    5-11 Star Trek Cancelled - letters from Probert and Gerrold

    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 be sure to see the original documents at http://facebook.com/thetrekfiles.

    • 18 min
    5-10 Hole in the Sky - 1987

    5-10 Hole in the Sky - 1987

    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 the relationship between science advisors and science fiction.

    See the documents: http://facebook.com/thetrekfiles

    • 16 min
    5-09 Sawyers Inc View-Master memo - December 19, 1967

    5-09 Sawyers Inc View-Master memo - December 19, 1967

    An early merchandising deal comes to Star Trek when Sawyers, Inc. (maker of View-Master) approaches the show. They sent a photographer to set in December 1967 to capture scenes from "The Omega Glory" and launch a line of TOS reels. At least that was the plan. This week, Larry Nemecek and John Champion talk toys on The Trek Files.

    See the documents: http://facebook.com/thetrekfiles

    • 20 min

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