104 episodes

"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

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

"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

    100: Nana Visitor on Being Kira Nerys and Beyond

    100: Nana Visitor on Being Kira Nerys and Beyond

    It's time to celebrate the 100th episode of Trek Untold, and we can't hit a milestone like that without having a great guest deserving of this number. Joining the show is Nana Visitor, AKA Kira Nerys from all seven seasons of Star Trek DS9!


    We discuss her upcoming book and documentary "A Woman's Trek," and how the role of women has changed on-screen and socially, and the early days of being Kira Nerys with the struggles she faced in life while simultaneously working on a TV series. Nana explains the hardships she went through as an actor portraying a trauma survivor in Kira and what she did to understand this Bajoran resistance soldier, and her journey as an actor through seven seasons to come to terms with who she was as a character, and how she related to her in real life.


    We break down the physicality and anxiety of becoming Kira and the indelible mark it left on Nana, discuss some difficult episodes of DS9, including "Duet" with Harris Yulin and "Ties of Blood and Water" with Lawrence Pressman, performing with Marc Alaimo and Louise Fletcher as her respective arch-rivals Gul Dukat and Kai Winn, fond memories of Rene Auberjonois and the romance between Odo and Kira, and lastly, we ask the question – is "Move Along Home" really the worst episode of DS9?


    Plus, memories of working with Angela Lansbury in the touring production of "Gypsy," Richard Dean Anderson on two episodes of "MacGyver," Star Trek action figure stories, the obscure "Working Girl" TV show Nana performed in that also starred Sandra Bullock, and more!






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    • 1 hr 16 min
    99: Ken Olandt: A Career Of Strength & Charm

    99: Ken Olandt: A Career Of Strength & Charm

    Ken Olandt played Picard’s sort-of-but-maybe-not son Jason Vigo on the Star Trek TNG seventh season episode “Bloodlines”, but you’ve certainly seen him in plenty of other films and shows. Spoiler alert – he is just as cool in real life as he is on-screen!






    Ken tells us about his journey from dreams of being an ice hockey player into modeling and then acting, the unique way he improved his performing skills, what he learned while he was a student of Gordon Hunt and Howard Fine and training alongside George Clooney, his first gig on “Days of Our Lives” and his first speaking lines on “Matt Houston”, staring with Jennifer Aniston in the cult horror hit “Leprechaun” and the stunt involving Warwick Davis and Deep Roy that left one of them injured!






    From there, it’s off to Star Trek TNG as we chat about working with Patrick Stewart, Marina Sirtis and Brent Spiner, and why he believes that episode of Star Trek is some of his finest work (in spite of the annoying tight outfits he wore). After Trek, Ken started a film production company and we discuss that, including one of the movies he made that starred William Shatner!


    Plus, we talk about starring in the "Super Force" TV show where he was directed by Jerry Lewis and got to fight with WCW champion Sting, stories from "April Fool's Day," "Summer School" with Carl Reiner and Marc Harmon, "18 Wheels of Justice" with G. Gordon Liddy, "Murder, She Wrote" with Angela Lansbury, Brenda Vaccaro and Genie Francis, and a life lesson courtesy of Sylvester Stallone!






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    • 1 hr 26 min
    98: Kavita Maharaj on Painting Star Trek Art and why Spock is a Yoga Master

    98: Kavita Maharaj on Painting Star Trek Art and why Spock is a Yoga Master

    If you're on social media, you hopefully see a lot of Star Trek fan art on your feeds. But what about taking that fan art and turning it into a profession? This week's guest is here to tell us all about it.


    Kavita Maharaj is fully licensed by Paramount to create Star Trek paintings, combining two of her many lifelong passions. Growing up in the Caribbean, it was kismet that introduced Kavita to Star Trek, but it was her art that brought her to Canada to pursue painting as her life's work. We learn how Kavita turned a hobby into becoming an officially licensed painter of Star Trek, discusses the artists she loves, along with her extensive lifelong journey with Yoga and how that influences her paintings, and breaks down how a piece gets made both technically and spiritually. Plus, why Kavita believes Spock is actually a Yoga master!


    Check out Retrospect Studios' website to purchase Kavita's prints - https://retrospectstudios.ca/


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    • 1 hr 30 min
    97: Jennifer Edwards and her Hollywood Legacy

    97: Jennifer Edwards and her Hollywood Legacy

    Jennifer Edwards will be remembered by Star Trek fans for her appearance on the TNG episode "New Ground," but her time in the spotlight is far more diverse than that sci-fi show.


    We take a deep dive into Jennifer's past and tell stories about her famous father, Blake Edwards, mother, Patricia Walker, and stepmother, Julie Andrews, and what it was like in a house where it was a typical day to see Peter Sellers, Jack Lemmon, or Cary Grant walk by.


    Jennifer tells us how she got the part on Star Trek, working with Micael Dorn and Brian Bonsall and her memories of the set and hanging out with LeVar Burton and Brent Spiner, her reaction to the episode along with a heartfelt note she received about her performance from a fan, and more on the future of her character that never came to be! Throughout Jennifer's career, she also worked with many Star Trek actors and has stories about them all, including William Shatner, Denise Crosby, Jean Simmons, Dana Sparks, and Molly Hagan.


    Plus, all about the infamous "Heidi Bowl," stories from "A Fine Mess" with Ted Danson and Howie Mandel, "The Man Who Loved Women" with Burt Reynolds, fixing another mistake from IMDB, Blake Edwards as a prankster, and the lessons about life and acting he taught his daughter, and what her favorite "Pink Panther" film is.


    Check out Jennifer's book – "When Angels Cry" - https://amzn.to/3LsVW6M





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    • 1 hr 14 min
    96: April Tatro is the Cat's Meow

    96: April Tatro is the Cat's Meow

    For years, there was an unsolved mystery in the Star Trek universe. In the second season of the Star Trek TOS, in an episode titled "Assignment: Earth," one of the performers went uncredited for decades – the human form of Isis the Cat. Many years later, former guest of this show and Star Trek expert Larry Nemecek uncovered the truth, and this week we speak with that enigmatic actress, April Tatro.


    Before landing the gig, April was a well-known dancer and one of America's best contortionists. She tells us her life's story, including how she became an acrobatic dancer and the ways she trained her unbelievable flexibility at a young age, opening nightly for Milton Berle and The Rat Pack, her appearance on Johnny Carson, her time on "Wonder Woman" with Linda Carter, and how she got so flexible in the first place and the ways she maintains that elasticity today!


    From there, it's onto Star Trek, and how she got the role, memories of working with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Teri Garr, and Robert Lansing, why she was uncredited originally, and how she was eventually discovered to be a part of that episode, and how much she loves Star Trek and its fans today! Plus, April spills the tea on her date with William Shatner! Get ready to go head over heels (maybe literally if you are flexible enough) with this week's guest!






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    • 1 hr 2 min
    95: Wil Wheaton is More Than Just A Geek

    95: Wil Wheaton is More Than Just A Geek

    Put on your best space sweater and prepare to travel with the greatest nerd among us, Wil Wheaton!


    You already know Wil as Wesley Crusher from Star Trek TNG and the host of "The Ready Room," among his appearances on "The Big Bang Theory" and countless other geeky places. Needless to say, this interview travels across the galaxy of topics ranging from fun to heavy.


    We discuss Wil's new book/ updated memoirs "Still Just A Geek" and what is different about the Wil who wrote his first book nearly two decades ago, compared to the person he is today, including a more comprehensive understanding of who he is and coming to terms with many uncomfortable aspects of himself.


    Wil speaks candidly about his recent public announcement of his battles with alcoholism and sobriety, as well as the trauma caused by his parents and how he continues to fight the good fight by "doing the work" while advocating for mental health awareness for others afflicted with anxiety, depression, and trauma and abuse-related PTSD.


    From there, it's onto Trek talk as we chat about Wil's favorite action figure of, Wesley Crusher, and why toys were so important to him as a kid, memories of filming "The Game" with Ashley Judd and working with Sir Patrick Stewart (and whether or not Tom Paris is actually Locarno from that same episode) and the most valuable lesson he learned from his Star Trek TNG family.


     Plus, what Wil Wheaton understands about "Stand By Me" and his performance in that film today that he didn't know when he was a child, time on the set of "Toy Soldiers" with Sean Astin, and what Wil wants to leave behind as his legacy.


    Check out "Still Just A Geek" on Amazon here - https://amzn.to/3P8fxvo


    or check out his Super7 Wesley Crusher action figure here - https://amzn.to/3G13c8p or from Entertainment Earth https://ee.toys/0V762N


     If you need help with your mental health, visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website here - https://nami.org/Home


    Or try SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to locate ways to seek treatment - https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment


    Or if you need serious help now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/






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    • 1 hr 7 min

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28 Ratings

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