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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 • 26 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

    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
    94: Sachi Parker has changed her luck

    94: Sachi Parker has changed her luck

    Trekkies will remember Sachi Parker as Dr. Tava from the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "First Contact" (no, not the movie), but her career and life go far beyond the stars… although in her case, it was a bit closer to stars than most of us.


    The daughter of legendary Hollywood actress Shirley MacLaine and Steve Parker, Sachi had a tumultuous childhood and a fractured relationship with her mother, which culminated in her writing a tell-all book about the two of them called "Lucky Me: My Life With – and Without – My Mom, Shirley MacLaine." Fast forward to almost a decade after Sachi wrote that book, and her perspective has changed in a big way.


    We discuss growing up in Japan and her eventual arrival in LA to reconnect with her mom, who in turn helped her daughter discover her talent for acting, what she learned under the tutelage of Peggy Feury, her first professional gig on "Riders to the Sea" with Geraldine Page and Amanda Plummer in Ireland, "Back to the Future" with Michael J. Fox, "Peggy Sue Got Married," "Scrooged" and how much of Bill Murray's speech at the end was improv, and her episode of the sci-fi series "Alien Nation" with Gary Graham and Eric Pierpoint.


    From there, it's time for some Trek talk, and Sachi explains how she got the role, the makeup, and prosthetics, working with Jonathan Frakes, memories of Bebe Newirth's guest spot in the same episode, and more from her time on set.


     We also spend much of the episode discussing her mom, coping with feelings of isolation while growing up under a public microscope, why she kept her mother a secret while she was in Hollywood, figuring out who she is and dealing with her generational trauma, and how Sachi has changed to make her life better today for herself and her family.


    ·      Check out Sachi's book on Amazon using this link here - https://amzn.to/38UFHRy






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    • 1 hr 46 min
    93: Focus on Photographer Jeffery Newbury

    93: Focus on Photographer Jeffery Newbury

    Jeffery Newbury is a photographer with his lens pointed in the direction of the Star Trek universe and A-list celebrities, but much like the sub-title of this podcast, his career goes far beyond the stars!


    We learn about where Jeffery grew up and his journey from a small dairy farm in Wisconsin to Alaska and then eventually Hollywood, how he discovered photography (with a surprising Star Trek connection), and the way he found himself taking pictures of some amazing celebs for books and magazines. Jeffrey tells us stories about Tupac, Limp Bizkit, Bill Gates, Metallica, and of course, all the info about his Star Trek photos and the connections he made with those cast members, along with stories about Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Gates McFadden, Nichelle Nichols, Marina Sirtis, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner and more!


    Jeffery discusses his tricks and tools of the trade and explains how he melded his fine arts skills into his commercial career to "make art for clients," why he is selling his work as NFTs and what he thinks about the future of Non-Fungible Tokens, advice for aspiring professional photographers and the things he is still learning about photography today.


    For you video viewers, please note that the video gets very bad as we were chatting since we had some connection problems, so the audio will be fine, but the video turns into a stop motion video.










    Visit Jeffery Newbury's website with this link here - https://www.jefferynewbury.com/Check out Jeffery's NFTs here - https://opensea.io/collection/star-trek-editions

    Check out my appearance on the Epicurean Unicorn podcast here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fortune-favors-the-food-critic-with-matthew-kaplowitz/id1523500120?i=1000557432088






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    • 1 hr 33 min
    92: Holding a Broken Mirror to Star Trek Comics with Scott & David Tipton

    92: Holding a Broken Mirror to Star Trek Comics with Scott & David Tipton

    What happens when you get three comic lovers together in one virtual room? Absolute nerdy pandemonium. On this episode of Trek Untold, brothers Scott & David Tipton visit to discuss their work with IDW on Star Trek comics, including their current series based on the Star Trek TNG mirror universe, "The Mirror War," which looks at the rise of Picard in the Terran empire along with some familiar faces acting in very different ways.


     The siblings delve into Star Trek comic history with a look at the Gold Key comics and the DC comics versions, discuss how they got started in the comics profession and their mentors and influences in the industry, with great stories about Harlan Ellison along the way.


     Then it's time for some Trek Talk as the Tiptons chat about some of their Trek books for IDW, including "Blood Will Tell," "The Q Conflict, and the entire Mirror Universe saga they are currently writing. Topics include the challenges of building this Mirror universe world and how to write "awful characters," how much Paramount has their hands on what happens in the comics, how they collaborate with each other and with their artists, advice on breaking into comics, and more!


    Check out some of their comics here:


    "The Q Conflict" - https://amzn.to/3LM6XA5 DS9 "Too Long A Sacrifice" - https://amzn.to/3NSnXqb "Star Trek TNG: Terra Incognita" - https://amzn.to/3DPA7LH "Star Trek TNG: Broken Mirror" - https://amzn.to/3JaAAJC Digital version - Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Universe Collection - https://amzn.to/373UcSB











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    • 1 hr 25 min
    91: Anthony Lake, The Ferengi of the 32nd Century

    91: Anthony Lake, The Ferengi of the 32nd Century

    The internet broke when the first look at the Ferengi was revealed for "Star Trek: Discovery" season four, and now we learn all about this new iteration of this classic alien from the actor under the makeup, Anthony Lake.


    Anthony first appeared as a Romulan spectator on Ni'Var in "Unification, Part 3" and returned in season four to portray ALL the Ferengi characters seen on camera!


     Lake explains how his interest in star trek came through horror makeup, scenes left on the cutting room floor from his time on Trek, tips for sitting in the makeup chair, and the different prosthetic processes, hairs, and wardrobes for each character he played.


    Plus, his unique path into acting and why much of his career involves prosthetics and intense makeup, his first big break on "Defiance," his first dose of prosthetics in "The Strain," becoming Blavglad the Exsanguinator in "What We Do In The Shadows," and the most NSFW thing ever discussed on the show, Anthony's time as the porn version of Jack From Jupiter in "The Boys."


    Check out Sass for Cinema - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoEYv35TwQ7hC4YXdK4fjng

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    90: Howie Seago on The Deaf Actor's Experience

    90: Howie Seago on The Deaf Actor's Experience

    The second season Star Trek TNG episode "Loud As A Whisper" is a unique entry in the Trek franchise, with a premise unlike any others in the show history that included having a deaf actor be integral to the plot. In a very rare and unique interview, we are joined by Howie Seago, the actor who portrayed Riva in that episode, to discuss his hand in the creation of it and behind-the-scenes stories of how it all came together with truly untold tales about Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis and more. In addition, we discuss his origins in performing, some of his theatrical work like "Hamlet," "Ajax" and "To Kill A Mockingbird" with an examination of how some of that affected what he did on Star Trek, and the trials and tribulations of being a deaf actor in a hearing-abled world.


    Special thanks to American Sign Language Interpreter Paul Bert for interpreting for Howie.


    If you want to watch the video version to read the subtitles or the sign language, please use this link - https://youtu.be/X4E8pktgWIQ






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    • 1 hr 5 min

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