A renowned Star Trek authority, Larry Nemecek is author of the bestselling classic Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, and founder of the behind-the-scenes monthly multi-mode fan experience Portal 47. As a regular convention guest worldwide, Larry is often referred to as “Dr. Trek.” He has also been a frequent guest on Trek.fm since the start of the network in 2011. In this special podcast collection, you can easily access all the episodes that feature Dr. Trek.
Well, They Were Up... (Warp Five 145)
Season 4 With Larry Nemecek.
One of the biggest regrets of the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise was that it happened right at a time when digital cameras were making their way into the main stream. Behind the scenes photos were limited to Polaroid photos and how many pictures a roll of film could hold. Had it lasted a few more seasons, we would have had the most documented behind the scenes photos of any Trek series to date. However, we have the next best thing. Larry Nemecek has made a career investigating documents and conducting interviews with the people that have made the episodes we love. So, what does Larry know about the final, and fan favorite season of Enterprise?
In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandi Jackola, and Brandon-Shea Mutala are joined by Star Trek expert Larry Nemecek to discuss the fourth season of Star Trek: Enterprise. We discuss the arcs, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, the cancellation, and appearing in the final episode. We also talk about Larry's first impressions on the show's format, what Larry did on set, and his favorite arc in the season. Originall Published as Warp Five 145.
Patching Up Continuity (Standard Orbit 212)
Uniform Patches, Starships Names, and Registry Numbers.
Until Star Trek: The Motion Picture, each Starfleet vessel has its own unique insignia patch on its uniforms...or did it? In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek to discuss this hotly debated topic among fandom and how these seemingly incongruous and contradictory uniform patches can be reconciled within greater Star Trek continuity.
From production memos in response to The Omega Glory to the long-awaited Defiant uniform patches finally turning up on Enterprise, we attempt to trace the confusing history of the Starfleet insignias, and the starships and registry numbers associated with them.
Originally published as Standard Orbit 212: Patching Up Continuity
I Only Saw Seven of Them Guys!
After nearly two years of waiting—and much speculation—we’re now well into the Star Trek: Discovery story. How does what we’ve seen compare to our expectations? What do we think of the writing and creative decisions so far?
In this episode of The Ready Room, C Bryan Jones and Larry Nemecek revisit some the topics from their last discussion—including an ancient Klingon secret, a unique Vulcan story, and the business side of Discovery—and explore new topics such as the storytelling format, technology, Section 31, how Discovery is connecting with past Star Trek, and whether these connections might change the fan conversation over whether The Animated Series and the literary universe are canon.
Originally published as The Ready Room 216: I Only Saw Seven of Them Guys!
Carroll and Claws
In this third Saturday Morning Trek supplemental, host Aaron Harvey is joined by Dr. Trek himself, Larry Nemecek, to discuss the influences of The Animated Series on Star Trek: Discovery and how The Motion Picture wasn't the first time the subject of redesigning the Klingons was broached.
So grab a bowl of Franken Berry cereal, a Tribble, and anything else pink and join us in the wood-paneled den! Originally published as Saturday Morning Trek S3: Carroll and Claws
Mudd and Sarek on Star Trek: Discovery (The Edge 2)
Setting Star Trek: Discovery ten years prior to The Original Series offers a unique opportunity to include characters from that era. The first two we know of are Harry Mudd—who has made three appearance in Star Trek—and Sarek, whose seven appearances only scratch the surface of his important in Trek lore.
In this episode of The Edge, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Aaron Harvey are joined by Larry Nemecek for a look at the history of Harry Mudd and Sarek of Vulcan, and discuss how the Discovery writers might use them.
Originally published as The Edge 2: Muddy Logic.
Star Trek: Discovery Summer 2017 Details (The Ready Room 215)
We're just two months away from the launch of Star Trek's seventh venture onto the small screen: Discovery. As summer heats up and convention season kicks into gear, news about the series, images from the set, and interviews with creators are bringing us new details and stirring the pot of speculation more feverishly than ever.
In this episode of The Ready Room, C Bryan Jones and Larry Nemecek get together to discuss some of the latest tidbits, including an ancient Klingon secret, a unique (or as Alex Kurtzman calls it a very, very unique) Vulcan story, Riker on the set, the business side of Discovery, and much more. Plus, we make an exciting announcement about the Trek.fm podcast network.
Originally published as The Ready Room 215: The Edge of Discovery.
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Any project that Larry Nemecek is involved in is a huge plus for Trek fans. His passion for Trek is only outpaced by his knowledge of the franchise. Great job
Larry always brings some great things to the show
Any time they have Larry on to discussion Trek, it is always fascinating
It's Dr. Trek, need I say more?
Any time, Larry shows up on the network, it is a real treat. His combination of knowledge and humour always make it a real highlight in my playlist.