52 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

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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

    50: Jonathan Frakes talks Star Trek TNG & Directing

    50: Jonathan Frakes talks Star Trek TNG & Directing

    Trek Untold is celebrating their 50th episode and nearly a full year of shows, a big milestone for this podcast! What better way to celebrate this first anniversary than by talking with another Number One.


    This week, Jonathan Frakes joins the show to tell some stories about playing William Riker in all seven seasons of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, as well as the four TNG movies, and appearances in “Star Trek: Picard” and “Lower Decks.” Frakes also directed many episodes of Trek shows and two of the movies, along with a huge list of other television shows.


    Frakes tells some stories about specific TNG episodes like “The Outcast”, “Sub Rosa” and “The Offspring” (his directorial debut), tales about his action figures, and the secret origins behind a major part of Riker’s character. Plus, his philosophies on directing, working with Patrick Stewart in “Picard”, his on-screen relationship with Marina Sirtis, and which “Star Trek: Discovery” performer has been shadowing Frakes and will sit in the director’s chair in future episodes of the franchise. All this and more on the big 50th episode of Trek Untold!






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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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    • 59 min
    49: Paul R. Coyle, Writer on Star Trek TNG, DS9 & VOY

    49: Paul R. Coyle, Writer on Star Trek TNG, DS9 & VOY

    Paul Robert Coyle has a storied past when it comes to writing television, pun intended. He has worked on and contributed to scripts for "Simon & Simo," "Barnaby Jones," "CHiPs," "Superboy," and more, but most listeners today would know him best for his work on several Star Trek episodes and his time on "Hercules" and "Xena."






    Paul tells us about some of the Star Trek scripts he wrote or contributed to, including the DS9 episode "Whispers" and the VOY episode "State of Flux," where he conceptualized the character of Seska. He also tells us about learning how to write from Dorothy Fontana, his first meeting with Gene Roddenberry, and the debacle that was his attempt to write an episode of the Star Trek animated series.






    We also spend a little time discussing his time as a writer and producer on "Xena" and "Hercules," including the creation of their mirror universe and the time Paul R. Coyle was played by Michael Hurst in an actual episode!






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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 15 min
    48: Jessica Gaona, young B'Elanna Torres from "Star Trek: Voyager"

    48: Jessica Gaona, young B'Elanna Torres from "Star Trek: Voyager"

    Jessica Gaona began acting at a very young age. She enjoyed two appearances in "Star Trek: Voyager: and other shows before taking a break from being behind the camera to find a new path in life.


    Her first appearance was as an alien extra in the season six episode "Memorial," but Trekkies may remember her best as young B'Elanna Torres from the seventh season episode "Lineage." Jessica reminisces about being on the set of a Star Trek show, what the Klingon makeup process was like for an 11-year-old, meeting the show's stars, including Roxann Dawson, what the overall experience was like.


    We also discuss what she's doing these days, which includes a freelance illustration career centered around anime and gaming conventions and her love of strength & fitness competitions.






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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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    Trek Untold is sponsored by Treksphere.com, powered by the RAGE Works Podcast Network, and affiliated with Nerd News Today.

    • 48 min
    47: Ian Lake, Tolor from "Star Trek: Discovery"

    47: Ian Lake, Tolor from "Star Trek: Discovery"

    Ian Lake appeared in two episodes of the third season of "Star Trek: Discovery" as Tolor, an Orion who runs a salvage yard for his aunt Osyraa of the Emerald Chain. He appeared first in "Scavengers" and again in "The Sanctuary."


     Ian talks about the highly secretive audition process for DISCO, the makeup transformation process of physically becoming an Orion and the moment the character came together for him, sharing the screen with Soneqhua Martin-Green & Michelle Yeoh and having a fight scene with them, advice from Doug Jones, ad-libs and deleted scenes, being directed by Jonathan Frakes and killed by Janet Kidder in the same episode, and how Discovery is one of the best sets he has ever worked on.


    Plus, how Ian's Shakespearean training has affected his acting, being in "The Murdoch Mysteries," "The Art of Racing In The Rain," and more.


    Don't forget to subscribe to the show and leave a rating if you like us!






    Pick up Armin Shimerman's new book "Illyria: Betrayal of Angels" from Amazon.com- https://buff.ly/35OYAAp






    Support Trek Untold by checking out our merchandise at https://teespring.com/stores/trekuntold or become a Patreon at Patreon.com/TrekUntold.






    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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    Trek Untold is sponsored by Treksphere.com, powered by the RAGE Works Podcast Network, and affiliated with Nerd News Today.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    46: Tom Morga, Star Trek Stuntman from 1979-2005

    46: Tom Morga, Star Trek Stuntman from 1979-2005

    Stunt performers are some of the most fascinating people in Hollywood to listen to, and our guest on this episode is no exception to the rule. Tom Morga first appeared in 1979 as a double for Leonard Nimoy in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and worked in nearly all of the TOS movies. From there, he joined the crew of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" as a stunt performer and double, as well as assistant stunt coordinator alongside Dennis Madalone.


    Tom worked on TNG, DS9, VOY, Enterprise, and the Nemesis film. He is the "most seen stunt performer" in all of Star Trek, playing nearly every alien you can name, and has taken punches and done falls with the best of them! If you check his Memory Alpha page, it literally says "Too many to list"!


    In addition to Trek, we also discuss some of his other work in stunts on a resume with over 100 productions, including his time as Harold Ramis' stunt double in "Ghostbusters," working with Jackie Chan in his first feature film in the US, Gene Lebell and Rita Egleston stories, being part of an award-winning fight scene in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" and working on the Academy Award-winning film "The Artist" from 2011, and much more.






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    Check out Lycia Naff's charity, Drive-By Do-Gooders, at this link here - https://www.drivebydogooders.org/






    Support Trek Untold by checking out our merchandise at https://teespring.com/stores/trekuntold or become a Patreon at Patreon.com/TrekUntold.






    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 6 min
    45: John Putch, Mendon & Mordock from Star Trek TNG & Reporter from “Generations”

    45: John Putch, Mendon & Mordock from Star Trek TNG & Reporter from “Generations”

    The Benzites are one of my favorite aliens in Star Trek, and on this episode of “Trek Untold,” we speak with the man behind the makeup of the very first one ever seen onscreen, John Putch.


    Putch was in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” twice, first as Mordock in the first season episode “Coming of Age” and returned as Mendon in “A Matter of Honor” in season two. We learn about the makeup process and origins of this alien and what it was like working with Wil Wheaton, Patrick Stewart, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, and others from TNG.


    John was also in the opening scenes of the “Star Trek: Generations” movie as a journalist with a video camera running on his head. He was there for when William Shatner, James Doohan, and Walter Koenig boarded the Enterprise-B with Alan Ruck, and he has A LOT of Shatner stories to tell you about!


    Plus, stories of his mother Jean Stapleton AKA Edith Bunker from “All in The Family” and growing up around Norman Lear, Bea Arthur, Sherman Hemsley, Bill Macy, and others, being on the original “One Day At A Time,” “Jaws 3-D”, his work today as a director for many well-known films and television shows, including tips on how to be a micro-budget filmmaker.






    Check out some of John’s work on his official website - Putchfilms.com Learn more about the Route 30 series of films here - Route30trilogy.com Check out the award-winning “Father and The Bear” - Fatherandthebear.com





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    Support Trek Untold by checking out our merchandise at https://teespring.com/stores/trekuntold or become a Patreon at Patreon.com/TrekUntold.






    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.


     


    The views expressed on air during Trek Untold do not represent the views of the RAGE Works staff, partners, or affiliates.


     


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    • 1 hr 31 min

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