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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
    • 4.8 • 90 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!

    8-15 Letter from David Houston to Gene Roddenberry - 1975

    8-15 Letter from David Houston to Gene Roddenberry - 1975

    From soap operas to Star Trek, hear the origin story of one of the most important sci-fi publications of the 20th century: Starlog! We welcome publisher Kerry O'Quinn to talk about the letter to Gene Roddenberry that kicked off a publishing empire.
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 19 min
    More Aliens in Lead Roles memo - 1989

    More Aliens in Lead Roles memo - 1989

    A simple memo from Gene Roddenberry prior to Star Trek: TNG's third season says so much. Is the show being too "parochial" in elevating humans over aliens? We welcome Syfy Sistas host Fran Taylor bak to The Trek Files to discuss diversity in Star Trek then and now.
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 19 min
    Fan letter to Michael Eisner - 1978

    Fan letter to Michael Eisner - 1978

    Fan mail to Star Trek often went to Gene Roddenberry, but in this letter from 1978, a dedicated adult Trekker shares her opinions on what a new Trek movie or series could be with the studio head who was writing the checks. John Champion joins The Trek Files for this week's discussion.
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 18 min
    Letter from Rear Admiral Miller - 1968

    Letter from Rear Admiral Miller - 1968

    An exchange between Rear Admiral H.L. Miller and Gene Roddenberry speaks to the connection between the armed services and Star Trek. We welcome Paramount executive Dave Rossi back to The Trek Files to share some stories about that special link behind the scenes. 
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 18 min
    Creative Concept Notes - 1986

    Creative Concept Notes - 1986

    In the development of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gene Roddenberry sent very few memos. In this rare document, he shares specific thoughts on many aspects that set TNG apart from its predecessor and still resonate to new Star Trek series today.
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 21 min
    8-10 IDIC memo and "Is There in Truth No Beauty" - 1968

    8-10 IDIC memo and "Is There in Truth No Beauty" - 1968

    A pair of documents this week herald the return of TOS director Ralph Senensky. In the latest interview, Ralph shares some of his frustrations with third season Star Trek production, the IDIC medallion controversy, and Fred Fred Freiberger.
    See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles
    Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-scenes access and exclusive merchandise.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Hennessy Badger ,

Treat yourself to the Trek Files

The Trek Files is a delight to listen to each week. Thank you Mr. Nemecek and Roddenberry Entertainment for producing such a treat for Star Trek fans.

a1000faces ,

Wonderful Show, But…

The host has the annoying tendency to want to insert himself into stories of his guests. We know you have a lot of behind-the-scenes Trek knowledge, but sometimes it’s best for you as host to just shut the heck up and listen to your guests tell THEIR stories. If you want to tell your stories then create a secondary podcast for that. A good interviewer lets his guests talk and coaxes stories out of them with the appropriate questions. And then gets out of the way. Let’s hear more of that and less “Dr. Trek” adding his parallel story or memory — unless he’s with John Champion. Love that guy! They work well together.

JoyFamily ,

Post document on your website not F***book

Unsubscribing due to my refusal to give F***book any sort of support.

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