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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

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 22 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

    82: Jeremy Roberts, Cmdr. Valtaine from Star Trek VI and Voyager

    82: Jeremy Roberts, Cmdr. Valtaine from Star Trek VI and Voyager

    Very few actors in Star Trek can reprise a role they did from one series to another, let alone a role that debuted in a film. Jeremy Roberts is one of those rare people who first played Commander Valtaine in the sixth Star Trek film serving on Captain Sulu's Excelsior. Roberts reprised the role for the third season Voyager episode "Flashback," working again with George Takei and this time Kate Mulgrew and Tim Russ.


    Roberts literally followed a dream to become an actor. We learn all about his unusual path towards performing, his first gig on "Hooperman" with John Ritter, working on "Murder, She Wrote," "Sister Act," "Diagnosis Murder," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "The Mask" with Jim Carrey, his celebrity run-ins with John Wayne and Frank Gorshin, and an embarrassing day on the set of Xena.


    And of course, plenty of Trek talk as we discuss his on-set memories of George Takei, Grace Lee Whitney, and his time on Star Trek VI and Voyager, along with his third role as a Jem'Hadar soldier in the DS9 episode, "Hippocratic Oath," which was a bit of a nightmare since he was incredibly sick during filming! Jeremy has had quite a career, and we dig deep in this episode to find out all about it!


    Visit https://www.drivebydogooders.org/ to donate to the cause, and if you donate $35 or more, Lycia will send you an autographed picture. In the comments section where you donate, include your name and address and what pic you would like, and Lycia will send it on your way! Visit Pancan.org to support the Trek against Pancreatic Cancer









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    • 1 hr 10 min
    81: Steve Varner, Star Trek Toy Sculptor From The 90s To Now

    81: Steve Varner, Star Trek Toy Sculptor From The 90s To Now

    This week, we're talking toys as we are joined by sculptor Steve Varner. This artist worked on toylines like Barbie, C.O.P.S., Army Ants, Inhumanoids, LJN WWF, Big Jim, and he sculpted the very first TMNT figure by playmates, alongside former Trek Untold guest Scott Hensey.


    Steve discusses how he got into sculpting toys and some lines he worked in like, sculpting the aliens from the Star Trek TMP Mego figures, the mystery of the Will Riker figure's stance, how playmates figures are made, how Seaquest DSV figures influenced trek, what feature he wished the Trek figures had, meeting Star Trek actors, and a look at some unreleased star trek figures!


    More recently, Steve was announced as part of the team sculpting the new Star Trek figures for Playmates, which are coming out later this year. Unfortunately, this interview was done before that was announced, so we could not discuss it, but I hope to have a follow-up soon to see what we can learn about those toys!






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    • 1 hr 16 min
    80: Melanie Smith, Tora Ziyal #3 from "Star Trek DS9"

    80: Melanie Smith, Tora Ziyal #3 from "Star Trek DS9"

    There aren't many characters in Star Trek history that had the same character in one show have multiple performers. Melanie Smith is one actress who can add that honor to her resume, as she played the third (and final) Tora Ziyal on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine."


    In this episode, we learn about Melanie's unusual road to acting, her first on-screen appearance and her first professional gig in "As the World Turns," what she learned from the legendary Stella Adler, her three appearances on "Seinfeld" including the historic "Shrinkage" episode with Voyager alumni Jason Alexander, her "nude" appearance on "Adventures of Brisco County Jr." with Bruce Campbell, and working with Andrew Robinson on the cult sci-fi film "Trancers 3".


    After that, it's time for Trek talk about how Melanie got the part of Ziyal and how far she made it an earlier audition to almost become a member of the main cast, breaking down the romance of Ziyal and Garak, how she found the character and what part of Melanie was inside her, working with Andrew, Nana Visitor, and Marc Alaimo, learning the technobabble, what she did to make her version of Ziyal be different from others, and the full story of why Ziyal died!


    Check out Melanie's website at - https://workwithmelaniesmith.com/about-melanie/





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    Trek Untold is sponsored by Triple-Fiction Productions, a US-based company that 3-D prints Trek-inspired prop replicas for fan films and cosplayers, as well as accessories and playsets for all iterations of Trek figures through the years. Visit them at Triple-Fictionproductions.net.


     


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    79: Michael Bell – Trek, Toons & Teachings from a Master

    79: Michael Bell – Trek, Toons & Teachings from a Master

    You've heard the sound of his voice since you were a kid, today learn all about the man behind it!


    This week on Trek Untold, we speak with veteran performer and voiceover artist Michael Bell. You may recognize his voice as Duke from "G.I. Joe," Lance from "Voltron," Prowl and Sideswipe from "Transformers," Chaz Finster from "The Rugrats," and many many more! Michael also spent some time in the Star Trek franchise, starting with the TNG pilot "Encounter at Farpoint" as Gropler Zorn, and then returning later to DS9 as Borum in "The Homecoming" and Drofo Awa in "The Magquis, Part 2" concluding with roles in some of the Star Trek video games from that era.


     Learn all about Michael's long road towards performing, his first role in the cult film "Damaged Goods," working on "The Monkees" and his scene with Micky Dolenz, his appearance on "M.A.S.H.," "Three's Company," how he found his way into voiceover acting and learning from legendary pros like Mel Blanc, how he creates his voices and the memorable emotional moment as Chaz Finster in the Mother's Day episode from "The Rugrats."


    And of course, plenty of Trek talk with Michael, including his original audition for the part of Q, working on the pilot with Jonathan Frakes, Patrick Stewart, and Brent Spiner, discussion of one of the deleted scenes from the TNG pilot, the excruciating makeup process for his second role on DS9, lessons he learned from his VO contemporaries, his hopes for his legacy, advice to preserve your voice for animation for years to come, and other tips and tricks that come from a lifetime of work in VO performing.


    Watch Michael Bell's Voiceover MasterClass on Youtube for FREE - https://youtu.be/6mHaukYYOH4





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    • 1 hr 23 min
    78: Best Of Trek Untold 2021 | Part 2

    78: Best Of Trek Untold 2021 | Part 2

    Continuing our look back at some of the most memorable moments from Trek Untold in 2021, here are clips from our interviews with Gates McFadden, Walter Koenig, Kitty Swink, Richard Riehle, David Benjamin Tomlinson, John Fleck, Jason Marsden, Patricia Tallman, and Max Cervantes. If you liked what you heard, make sure to check out the archives for the full episodes with all of these guests. Don't forget to listen to the very end to hear the plans for 2022 and a new feature I am working on!


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    77: Best Of Trek Untold 2021 | Part 1

    77: Best Of Trek Untold 2021 | Part 1

    As 2021 comes to a close, Trek Untold looks back on some highlights from this past year. In part one of two, let's revisit our interviews with Jonathan Frakes, Duncan Regehr, Dey Young, Raven Dauda, Dennis Madalone, Ron Canada, Harvey Jason, John Putch, Noah Averbach-Katz.






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    Trek Untold is sponsored by Triple-Fiction Productions, a US-based company that 3-D prints Trek-inspired prop replicas for fan films and cosplayers, as well as accessories and playsets for all iterations of Trek figures through the years. Visit them at Triple-Fictionproductions.net.


     


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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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Great podcast about a great show!

I just discovered this podcast and love it! I'm a new fan of Star Trek thanks to binging the many series during the pandemic, but I love how the show discusses so many other shows & films that these people worked on. Great stories and in-depth interviews with performers and other types of professionals. Makes me love Star Trek even more!

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Great Show With Stories Even Die Hard Trek Fans Haven’t Heard Before

The title of the review says it all! Great guests with great stories not only about Trek. A must listen for anyone interested in the creative process.

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Super amazing podcast with the best host!! Highly highly recommended!!

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