11 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.

Trek Untold Matthew Kaplowitz

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    • 5.0, 6 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.

    10: Tracee Lee Cocco

    10: Tracee Lee Cocco

    You may not immediately know the name Tracee Lee Cocco, but once you see her face in a Starfleet uniform, you'll find her popping up again and again. Tracee appeared in over a hundred episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" as Lt. Jae, and reprised her role for three of the four TNG movies. She's also been on DS9 and Voyager as different alien species. There are a handful of actors like Tracee who made a career of being in the background of the Enterprise, and she has many tales to tell of her time on set.

    Plus, meeting Sharon Stone while dressed as an Antican, walking the streets of LA as a Ferengi, The infamous Riker chase blooper, doing a fight scene with Pamela Anderson, and being in a Snoop Dogg music video! Most importantly, were Lt. Jae and Captain Picard an item? All this and more on this episode of "Trek Untold"!

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

    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 2 min
    09: Propmaker Michael Moore on Making "Star Trek" Movie Props

    09: Propmaker Michael Moore on Making "Star Trek" Movie Props

    The technology of Star Trek is one of the most fascinating parts of the shows, but since we live in the 21st century, creating futuristic tech still requires contemporary methods. Today we speak with Master Propmaker Michael Moore, who has been building props for Hollywood for decades. In this episode, Michael talks to us exclusively about his work on Star Trek movie props, which he began as an assistant during the fourth TOS movie, and continued to work on through all of the four TNG films and the first JJ Abrams movie.

    Michael explains how he became interested in making props and how he turned his passion into his profession, how you define a prop when it comes to Star Trek, stories about pieces from the TOS and TNG movies including Spock's anti-gravity boots, phasers, commbadges, tricorders, borg technology, what was his worst day on set, and much more. Plus, how 3-D printing and COVID-19 has changed the landscape for prop making!

    Check out Michael's Youtube channel "Propology 101" here - https://bit.ly/3gbA8g6

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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.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    08: Spencer Garrett

    08: Spencer Garrett

    When we talk about character actors, we are talking about the working backbone of the TV & film industry. Today, we are joined by the highly prolific Spencer Garrett, who holds over 200 acting credits to his name on a resume that continues to grow each day.

    One of Spencer's first roles was actually his appearance on TNG in the episode "The Drumhead," where he played Crewman Tarses in a very memorable episode. We discuss acting with Patrick Stewart, Jean Simmons, being directed by Jonathan Frakes, wearing the pointy ears, and what was cut from the episode. He followed that up years later as a Starfleet hologram named Weiss in the VOY two-parter "Flesh & Blood," where we chat about working with Robert Picardo and Jeffrey Yagher, the surreal set filled with tons of aliens, and how sick he became from filming the opening scene of that episode.

    Plus, growing up in a Hollywood house as a third-generation actor, his family connection to Star Trek, more Angela Lansbury stories, working with Robert Duvall, being impaled by a Christmas tree on "Supernatural," sharing the screen with Brad Pitt & Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood," becoming Sean Hannity in "Bombshell," the fun pandemic project Spencer and his actor friends are working on during their quarantine lockdown, and more!

    Don't forget to subscribe to the show and leave a rating if you like us!
    The views expressed on air during Trek Untold do not represent the views of the RAGE Works staff, partners, or affiliates.
    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.

    Follow Trek Untold on Social Media
    •Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/trekuntold
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    •The Variant Issue: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/tvi/
    •Turnbuckle Tabloid: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/tbt/
    •Toys & Tech of the Trade: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/ttott/

    • 1 hr 18 min
    07: Julianne Grossman

    07: Julianne Grossman

    There's one character who is always in any episode of Star Trek, but always seems to be overlooked - the computer! In this episode of "Trek Untold," we speak with Julianne Grossman, who is the voice of the ship on "Discovery." Julianne tells us about how she got into voiceover work, how she was cast in Discovery, and if she ever had the chance to meet any of the actors from the show that her voice is in, but her physical person isn't. Plus, working with Mel Brooks on "Space Balls: The Animated Series," her favorite characters to voice, and her best advice for aspiring VO performers.

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

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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.

    • 30 min
    06: Tim Storms - Patrick Stewart's Stunt Double

    06: Tim Storms - Patrick Stewart's Stunt Double

    Today's guest is an invisible warrior who you have seen on-screen plenty of times, but rarely his face. Tim Storms is a stunt performer who appeared in several episodes of "Star Trek: Enterprise," but you may remember his most recent work as Sir Patrick Stewart's stunt double in "Star Trek: Picard."

    Storms has been doubling for Picard since 2015, first on "Blunt Talk" and then following him to "Logan" before joining him once more for Picard. As we learn today, Storms actually met Stewart in his very first professional stunt gig on the set of Mel Brooks' "Robin Hood: Men in Tights!"

    We learn about how Tim went from gymnastics to stunts, his first gig, training Laurence Fishburne for "The Matrix," kicking Scott Bakula for real on "Enterprise," and how the costumes and make-up made his stunts harder to do. Plus, hanging around with Hugh Jackman on "Logan," trying to stop Patrick Stewart from attempting his own stunts, surviving that big explosion from the pilot episode of "Picard," and his best advice for aspiring stunt performers.

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

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

    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.

    Follow Trek Untold on Social Media
    •Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/trekuntold
    •Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/trekuntold
    •Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trekuntold

    Check Out Some of the Other Shows on the RAGE Works Network
    •Call Me When It's Over: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/cmwio/
    •Cheese! A Photography Podcast: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/capp/
    •Black is the New Black: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/bitnb/
    •The Variant Issue: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/tvi/
    •Turnbuckle Tabloid: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/tbt/
    •Toys & Tech of the Trade: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/ttott/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    05: Iona Morris

    05: Iona Morris

    How many actors can say they appeared on TOS and VOY? Not many and today's guest is one of them. Iona Morris is the daughter of "Mission Impossible" star Greg Morris, and that led her to her acting debut on the TOS season one episode, "Miri." From there, acting would take a backseat to other things, but all roads eventually led back to performing in front of a lens, and Iona would make her return to Trek in the VOY two-parter "Workforce" over 30 years after her first appearance.

    We discuss being cast in these roles, what it was like on the set of TOS and how William Shatner was with kids, the on-screen moment from that episode that wasn't acting, sharing the screen with Robert Duncan McNeill in VOY, and what went wrong during her performance in that episode.

    Plus, Iona talks about her enormous voiceover career in anime before it was in the mainstream, becoming the voice of Storm on the X-Men animated series from the 90s, being directed by horror icon Wes Craven, the valuable lesson she learned from Angela Lansbury on "Murder, She Wrote," acting on "Moesha" and "Homeboys in Outer Space," and being a part of the hit ABC series "Blackish."

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

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

    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.

    Follow Trek Untold on Social Media
    •Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/trekuntold
    •Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/trekuntold
    •Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trekuntold

    Check Out Some of the Other Shows on the RAGE Works Network
    •Call Me When It's Over: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/cmwio/
    •Cheese! A Photography Podcast: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/capp/
    •Black is the New Black: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/bitnb/
    •The Variant Issue: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/tvi/
    •Turnbuckle Tabloid: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/tbt/
    •Toys & Tech of the Trade: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/ttott/

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Sambosteve ,

Excellent Podcast

It is not easy to create new and unique Star Trek content, but if anyone could do it it would be Matt Kaplowitz. As a lifelong Trekkie I was excited and cautiously optimistic. Trek Untold delivers! After one listen I was hooked. Matt’s deep knowledge of Trek combines with over a decade of television production experience, expertise as an award winning filmmaker, and his well earned notoriety in nerd culture to offer a unique, intimate and personal podcast. I truly believe Trek Untold will one day be on the short list of “must listen to” podcasts for any Trek fan.

-Stephen Koepfer
Filmmaker, Stunt Performer

AndreaL33 ,

Fun, Informative, and Completely Unexpected

I’m a Trekkie, but not a huge listener of podcasts. This looked interesting enough to give it a try. I didn’t know what to expect when I started listening, but I was delighted by the first episode and have continued to be delighted. The main cast of any Trek show is what most people remember, but it’s the guests and recurring characters who make the worlds for the shows to exist. I’ve learned so much about these character actors. It makes me appreciate their hard work so much more. I can’t wait to see who appears next on the show.

MTR-Rich ,

Insightful & Informative

Just when you thought you knew everything about Star Trek along comes Trek Untold to share stories and information from a variety of talented folks who have contributed to Star Trek's success that fans may not have known about.

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