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From the personal archives of Gene Roddenberry - your weekly deep dive into Star Trek history. Hosted by "Dr. Trek" Larry Nemecek, Executive Producer Rod Roddenberry. See the documents at For more great podcasts, visit

Apr 18, 2023

The Riker walk. The Riker sit. They all had an origin that took the character from "a little smarmy" to a "Gary Cooper" type to being fully inhabited by our special guest: Jonathan Frakes. The Trek Files goes back to the origins with a special reading of the very audition sides that landed Frakes the role of the iconic William Riker.

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