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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
    • 4.9 • 34 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

    The History of Mego Star Trek Toys

    The History of Mego Star Trek Toys

    The first company to tackle Star Trek action figures was Mego Toys, innovating new designs and production methods that kept their products affordable while creating enduring memories. However, despite their huge success with Star Trek, things behind the scenes with the company slowly fell apart. Paul Clarke, better known to toy collectors as Dr. Mego, visits the show to discuss the origin story of Mego Toys, how its founder, Marty Abrams, began to pick up licensed properties before other companies, making "World's Greatest Superheroes" figures with both Marvel and DC Comics characters, his road to Star Trek in the 1970s through "Planet of The Apes," and the secrets behind their Trek toys, including whether the figures were based on TOS or the animated series, how the playsets were made, and the answers to unsolved Trek toy mysteries.
    Plus, the controversial circumstances that caused Mego to shut down in 1982, how they resurrected the company in 2018, the true story of why Mego didn't make "Star Wars" action figures, how Marty helped bring Transformers to America, why Trek toys are so hard to sell in 2024 and what Playmates did wrong with their most recent attempt, and what the future holds for Mego in 2024 and beyond.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Kevin & Dan Hageman on "Star Trek: Prodigy" Season 2, Time Travel for Kids & The Future of Season 3

    Kevin & Dan Hageman on "Star Trek: Prodigy" Season 2, Time Travel for Kids & The Future of Season 3

    Kevin and Dan Hageman, the executive producers of "Star Trek: Prodigy," visit Trek Untold to discuss the past, present, and future of this animated series. The showrunners discuss the death and resurrection of Prodigy on Netflix, writing time travel stories that kids and adults can understand, the new addition of Michaela Dietz to the crew, working with Kate Mulgrew, and if they'd want to show-run an Admiral Janeway live-action series, balancing fan service versus telling the story while bringing in younger fans, who is the true audience for this series, and what it will take to make a third season happen.
    "Star Trek: Prodigy" Season 2 premieres on Netflix in the United States on July 1, 2024, alongside Season 1.
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    • 14 min
    Christine Harnos: From "Dazed and Confused" to "Timeless"

    Christine Harnos: From "Dazed and Confused" to "Timeless"

    Christine Harnos played Tessa Omond in the "Star Trek: Voyager" episode "Timeless," which is notable for being the 100th episode of the series. Harnos joins Trek Untold to discuss her role in Trek, along with more from her life and career, and why she always follows her heart to guide her every step of the way.
    Christine talks about going from modeling into acting, booking her first gig in the unusual Disney film about teens rescuing Navy SEALs aptly titled "The Rescue," playing Kaye Faulkner in "Dazed and Confused," her seven-year stint on ER as Jennifer Greene alongside show-husband Anthony Edwards, an obscure 80s comedy called "Cold Dog Soup" with an unbelievable underhanded backstory, and being part of controversial animation legend Ralph Bakshi's only live-action directorial film, "Cool and The Crazy."
    From there, we beam into our Trek talk to discuss "Timeless," including working with Garrett Wang, Robert Picardo, and Robert Beltran (who she performed with before this episode), being directed by Levar Burton, the challenges of her role and character, and what she recalls from the experience.
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    • 47 min
    Growing Up With Spock: Adam Nimoy Reflects On The Life of Leonard Nimoy

    Growing Up With Spock: Adam Nimoy Reflects On The Life of Leonard Nimoy

    TV and movie fans around the globe know about Leonard Nimoy, the actor, but few know about Leonard Nimoy, the parent. Adam Nimoy, son of the late Leonard Nimoy, delves into his difficult and tumultuous relationship with his famous father, as explored in his memoir "The Most Human: Reconciling with my Father, Leonard Nimoy." Adam talks about the duality of growing up admiring Leonard the actor versus his unhappiness with Leonard the dad, insight into who Leonard was when cameras weren't rolling, how the two reconciled and repaired their bond later in life, Nimoy's final days, Adam's battles with addiction and grief, and lessons learned through his journey. Plus, stories about the William Shatner and Nimoy feud, behind-the-scenes tales from Adam's time directing Star Trek TNG "Rascals" and "Timescape," the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins, and directing his father in an episode of "The Outer Limits."
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Paul Eiding Is Always Animated

    Paul Eiding Is Always Animated

    Paul Eiding played Ambassador Loquel on the seventh season Star Trek TNG episode, "Liaisons," but if you grew up in the 80s and 90s, you know him better as Perceptor from "Transformers," Colonel Roy Campbell in the Metal Gear Solid video game series, and Grandpa Max Tennyson in "Ben 10," among hundreds of other voiceover roles in cartoons, anime, and games. Besides telling us about his time in Trek, Paul explains how his time in the army led him towards acting, being a clown and improv performer, what he learned from Dudley Riggs' Brave New Workshop, and how a chance meeting with Gordon Hunt changed the course of his career and brought him into the world of animation. Plus, his time with Betty White on "The Golden Girls," "Martial Law" with Sammo Hung, delivering the line in the 1986 Transformers movie that broke a generation of kids' hearts, his unusual time working on the "Toxic Crusaders" cartoon, the most meaningful role he ever played, and performing with Anna Nicole Smith in "Skyscraper.
    " Watch "Frank and Emmet" here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwWQ4gvDkRE&ab_channel=Omeleto
    Please subscribe to our brand new YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@trekuntold . There, you will see all the old episodes of this show, as well as new episodes and all of our other content, including shorts and some other fun things planned for the future.
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Brian Markinson Embraces The Strange

    Brian Markinson Embraces The Strange

    Brian Markinson is a veteran performer who can boast multiple Star Trek roles on top of his already crowded resume. Trekkies know him as Vorin from Star Trek TNG "Homeworld," then an appearance as Lt. Durst in VOY "Cathexis" and "Faces," the latter of which he did double duty as the mad Vidiian scientist Sulan. Finally, he wrapped up his time in the cosmos on DS9 in the fifth season episode "In The Cards" as the wacky Dr. Elias Giger.
    Besides telling stories about his time on Trek, Markinson explains how he transitioned from theatre into TV and film, how that led to working on "Angels in America" on HBO with Al Pacino and Patrick Wilson, his unique "X-Files" episodes, "12 Rounds Reloaded" with WWE superstar with Randy Orton, working with Woody Allen and Wallace Shawn, and much more in this frenetic chat with a highly talented actor who has seen and done it all.
    Check out Trek Long Island 2024 this summer in Hauppauge, NY, from May 31 to June 2 to meet guests from multiple eras of Star Trek shows and more in this epic event. Details on www.treklongisland.com
    Please subscribe to our brand new YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@trekuntold .
    There, you will see all the old episodes of this show, as well as new episodes and all of our other content, including shorts and some other fun things planned for the future.
    Visit my Amazon shop to check out tons of Trek products and
    other things I enjoy - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thefightnerd
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    • 1 hr 18 min

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