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"Trek Untold" is the Star Trek podcast that goes beyond the stars! This show features guests including character actors, stunt performers, directors, writers, VFX artists, and the behind-the-scenes people who make the Star Trek universe boldly go where no sci-fi franchise has gone before.






The Trek Untold podcast is not endorsed by, sponsored by, nor affiliated with CBS, Paramount Pictures, or any other Star Trek franchise

Trek Untold: The Star Trek Podcast That Goes Beyond The Stars‪!‬ Matthew Kaplowitz

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"Trek Untold" is the Star Trek podcast that goes beyond the stars! This show features guests including character actors, stunt performers, directors, writers, VFX artists, and the behind-the-scenes people who make the Star Trek universe boldly go where no sci-fi franchise has gone before.






The Trek Untold podcast is not endorsed by, sponsored by, nor affiliated with CBS, Paramount Pictures, or any other Star Trek franchise

    44: Dey Young, Actress from Star Trek TNG, DS9 & Enterprise

    44: Dey Young, Actress from Star Trek TNG, DS9 & Enterprise

    Dey Young, Actress from Star Trek TNG, DS9 & Enterprise


    Trek fans will remember Dey Young best from her roles as Hannah Bates in the TNG episode "Masterpiece Society," Arissa from the DS9 episode "A Simple Investigation," and Keyla from ENT in "Two Days and Two Nights."


    Dey tells us stories about working with Levar Burton, Rene Auberjonois, and Scott Bakula, what it's like to not only kiss a changeling but be the first character to sleep with Odo, and why Arissa is one of the highlights of her acting career. We also discuss the art that Dey makes today, which is sculpting beautiful works in bronze and marble.


    Plus, stories from "Rock & Roll High School" with The Ramones, acting with William Shatner in "TJ Hooker" and again decades later in "Boston Legal," her infamous moment in "Pretty Woman" with Julia Roberts, and more!


    Learn more about Dey's artwork by visiting her official site - http://www.deyyoungart.com/






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    • 1 hr 16 min
    43: Marc Okrand, creator of the Klingon & Vulcan Languages

    43: Marc Okrand, creator of the Klingon & Vulcan Languages

    Without today's guest, the universe of Star Trek would sound very different. Marc Okrand is the man behind Klingon, Vulcan, Kelpien, and languages for other shows & films. 


     


    Before his time on Trek, Marc earned a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in indigenous languages of the west coast of America, and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Anthropology Department of the Smithsonian Institute.


     


    We learn about how Marc became connected to the Star Trek universe thanks to his work on TV during the early days of closed captioning, and what he contributed to the Vulcan language in "Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan" and the creation of the Klingon language in "Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock". There, Marc worked directly with star & director Leonard Nimoy and Christopher Lloyd on-set to make sure the lines were correct.


     


    Marc continued to expand on the Klingon language through the years, contributing to other Star Trek films & TV shows, and later created the Kelpien language for "Star Trek: Discovery." His work also includes the Atlantean language for the Disney animated film "Atlantis" and discusses the rumor that he was the inspiration for the main character Milo's look. He's also written a few books on speaking Klingon and is always figuring out new words and phrases for fans and shows alike!


     


    We have an in-depth discussion on how a language is created and how to make a fictional one sound real. No stone is left unturned on this episode of "Trek Untold," so get ready for a lesson on linguistics and Star Trek like you've never heard before!





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    • 1 hr 21 min
    42: Susan Diol, Danara Pel on “Star Trek: Voyager”

    42: Susan Diol, Danara Pel on “Star Trek: Voyager”

    Susan Diol's acting career spans dozens of TV shows and theatrical works, but Trekkies know her best as the Vidiian hematologist, Dr. Danara Pel, from two episodes of "Star Trek: Voyager" titled "Lifesigns" and "Resolutions." Before her time on Voyager, she appeared as a scientist named Carmen Davila on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" in "Silicon Avatar." However, her character didn't make it past the opening act for reasons you'll understand when you watch the episode.






    Susan was also one of the actresses initially considered for the role of Captain Janeway.


     


    Throughout her career, Susan has worked with Andy griffin, Dick van Dyke, Megan Mullaly, John Larroquette, Candace Bergan, Jerry Seinfeld, and Mark Harmon, to name a few. She has performed on Broadway and in LA and worked with some legends in the theater.


     


    We discuss her time on TNG and VOY, including her memories of Robert Picardo, wearing the heavy makeup and prosthetics to become a Vidiian with the Phage, and how some of her memorable scenes came together.


     


    Sci-fi fans may also remember her on Quantum Leap, as she was part of an alternate ending for the series finale, which we spend some time reminiscing about, too, along with other roles.


     


    Plus, acting onstage with Uta Hagen, Victor Garber, and John Cullum, stories of character actor Roy Brocksmith who Trekkies may remember from the TNG episode "Peak Performance," time with Chuck Norris while filming "Walker, Texas Ranger," her two-parter on "Night Court" where she almost married Richard Moll, and her date with Brent Spiner! Yes, we are spilling the tea!


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    41: Tim Lounibos, Lt. Daniel Kwan on Star Trek TNG

    41: Tim Lounibos, Lt. Daniel Kwan on Star Trek TNG

    Trekkies may remember Tim as Lt. Daniel Kwan from the season 7 episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" titled "Eye of the Beholder," but he was also Vin Asunder in the "Star Trek Away Team" video game and has one more surprising Star Trek role that you have to hear about. We discuss the makeup process to become a Napien, behind the scenes stories of Jonathan Frakes and Gates McFadden, and other fond memories from filming the episode, and the reaction after.





    Tim also tells us what it was like for an Asian-American actor trying to break into Hollywood in the early '90s, his time on the Hollywood Squares set while filming an episode of "The Nanny," memories of sharing the stage with Michael Forest AKA Apollo from the Star Trek TOS episode "Who Mourns Adonis?", working on "Bosch," "Saved By The Bell: The New Class" and "All-American Girl" with Margaret Cho - a story that involves Garrett Wang from "Star Trek: Voyager."


     


    Plus, he explains why he left Hollywood for seven years and what made him decide to return and come back better than ever!






    NOTE: This episode was recorded before the passing of Dustin Diamond, and we send our condolences to his family, friends, and fans.






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    • 1 hr 29 min
    40: Billy Van Zandt, Rhaandarite Ensign from “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”

    40: Billy Van Zandt, Rhaandarite Ensign from “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”

    Trekkies will remember Billy Van Zandt from one memorable appearance in the Star Trek franchise, but you may know him better for his acclaimed work as a writer and producer for TV & theater, alongside his writing partner Jane Milmore.






    Born in New Jersey, Billy headed to Hollywood to pursue an acting career inspired by Lucille Ball. Logically, his first stop was Lucille's home, and he has a story about that, as well as working with her and Gale Gordon on "Life with Lucy" and later producing an Emmy award-winning CBS TV special about her. He is also known for his roles in "Jaws 2" with Rob Scheider and "TAPS" with Tom Cruise, Sean Pen, and George C. Scott, which we spend some time chatting about today.






    Billy stepped into the world of Trek in 1979 as the Rhaadarite in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and talks about being cast in the film, his thoughts on the new look of Trek and their uniforms, memories of the principal cast, and his extensive makeup process with Ve Neill to become this new type of alien.






    We also discuss his TV writing career with Jane, which includes "Newhart," "Martin," "The Wayans Bros," "The Hughleys," "Daddy Dearest," "Suddenly Susan," and others. Billy has great stories of working with Martin Lawrence, Bob Newhart, Shawn & Marlon Wayans, Richard Lewis, and Don Rickles! Plus, his stage career with some of his notable plays like "You've Got Hate Mail!", "The Property Known as Garland" and "High School Reunion: The Musical."






    This episode is dedicated to the memory of Jane Milmore, who passed away one year ago on this date.






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    • 1 hr 22 min
    39: Steve Neill, Special Effects Makeup Artist

    39: Steve Neill, Special Effects Makeup Artist

    Today, we're speaking with Steve Neill, who is known for his special effects work on "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," specifically making Leonard Nimoy's Vulcan ears and the makeup for the Rhaandarites. He also worked on some of the other Trek films, along with the pilot for "Star Trek: The Next Generation" titled "Encounter at Farpoint" for a scene that was ultimately unused.


    Beyond Trek, Steve's worked on "Laser Blast," "Ghostbusters," "Fright Night," "The Stuff," "Return of Swamp Thing," "Puppet Master," and more. This includes a McDonald's commercial with a unique Star Trek connection, as Doug Jones was Mac Tonight, and Steve made the mask for him!


    These days, Steve continues to make models and masks for himself and for fans to purchase, including a series of Star Trek TOS characters. He's gained recognition for his custom builds of enormous versions of the original Enterprise and a 1:1 scale replica of the original captain's chair. Learn all about this interesting SFX artist whose decades of knowledge and experience go hand in hand with his love of the craft.


    You can check out Steve's pages below:


     https://steveneills.art.blog/ https://vimeo.com/sngstudio https://shortstoriesbysteveneill.home.blog/ https://sngaero.wordpress.com/ https://marycacciapaglia.wordpress.com

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