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The podcast in which we interview all the Asians on Star Trek. Hosted by Phil Yu.

All The Asians On Star Trek ATAOST

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 101 Ratings

The podcast in which we interview all the Asians on Star Trek. Hosted by Phil Yu.

    36: Garrett Wang - Part 3

    36: Garrett Wang - Part 3

    In Episode 36, we conclude our conversation with Garrett Wang. For seven seasons, he starred as Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager. In Part 3 of our interview, Garrett talks about the nuances of cross-cultural casting; negotiating the relative Asian-ness of Harry Kim (how "Asian" is playing the clarinet?); his very first on-camera acting role as an extra in Death Wish IV; and the heartbreaking missed opportunity to reprise the role of (a finally promoted) Harry Kim in Star Trek: Picard. 

    • 43 min
    35: Garrett Wang - Part 2

    35: Garrett Wang - Part 2

    In Episode 35, we welcome back actor Garrett Wang. For seven seasons, he starred as Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager -- which, at present time, makes him the Asian with the most screen time across the entire Star Trek franchise. In Part 2 of our interview, Garrett talks about some of the early struggles in his acting career -- including parental disapproval -- his personal favorite episodes of Voyager, and how, perhaps contrary to popular perception, Harry Kim was actually the "busiest" man in the Delta Quadrant.

    • 43 min
    34: Garrett Wang - Part 1

    34: Garrett Wang - Part 1

    Garrett Wang is best known for starring as Ensign Harry Kim for seven seasons on Star Trek: Voyager. A fan-favorite regular on the convention circuit, he currently co-hosts the popular podcast The Delta Flyers, which recaps Voyager and now Deep Space Nine. In Part 1 or our interview, Garrett talks about the epic, arduous audition process that earned him the role of Harry Kim, the glacial pace of Hollywood diversity from the nineties to now, and the meaningful moment he realized he was carrying the banner of Asian American representation on Star Trek.

    • 46 min
    33: Christopher Aguilar

    33: Christopher Aguilar

    Christopher Aguilar guest starred on Star Trek: Voyager when he was 12 years old, in the season three episode "Before and After," in which he played "Andrew Kim" -- the future son of Ensign Harry Kim and the grandson of Lt. Tom Paris and Kes. Wait, what? It's all very confusing and Christopher helps us clear it up. He talks about getting his start as a kid actor in Hollywood, channeling is own inner Kes while shooting Voyager, as well as his job eventually working as a cast member for Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. He also gets real about his journey, sharing about his work as a writer, performer and mental health advocate.

    • 56 min
    32: Peipei Alena Yuan

    32: Peipei Alena Yuan

    Peipei Alena Yuan is a stunt performer, actress and filmmaker who served as the stunt double for Freda Foh Shen in the 2009 feature film Star Trek, directed by JJ Abrams. Outside of Star Trek, her long list of stunt credits includes Bullet Train, Stranger Things, The Terminal List, Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Flight Attendant, among many others. She talks about pivoting from visual effects to stunt work, her unexpected pivotal role in creating "Bully Maguire," and getting to perform a fight scene with a bucket list legend.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    31: Away Mission with Swapna Krishna

    31: Away Mission with Swapna Krishna

    It's another Away Mission, in which we invite fellow Asian American fans of Star Trek to do a deep dive into an episode of their choosing. We welcome writer and journalist Swapna Krishna to discuss "Lineage" from season seven of Star Trek: Voyager. We discuss the ridiculous lack of privacy regarding pregnancy on the ship, parenting wisdom from Tuvok, and a lonely night of soulful saxophone for Harry Kim.
     

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

raw vegan food!e ,

Great show!

Such amazing deep dives! Thank you so much!!!

'tastia ,

Relaxing, interesting, enlightening, informative

Credit to this show for introducing me to so many interesting people with curious career paths. It has been so helpful to hear about all the different ways people have gotten to the Star Trek franchise as an illustration of how there are many ways to reach a goal. I’m ready for just hearing about all the asians in the film & adjacent industries! I enjoy hearing about how people have navigated around assumptions and stereotypes to do what they want to do. It gives me some inspiration for how to do that in my own life, too.
Also, it is cool to have a whole bunch of new-to-me folks to look for in the credits of all kinds of projects. Thanks for letting us all listen in to these congenial chats!

Dr Erin ,

One of the best Star Trek podcasts out there

This review is FAR overdue since I’ve listened to every episode and get excited every time I see a new one. Phil is a fantastic interviewer with a true love for the franchise. Hearing all the different stories and lives of people involved with Star Trek however big or small is wonderful. This is not a show to miss.

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