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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

May 31, 2022

The man behind some of the most beloved sci-fi/fantasy magazines, Kerry O'Quinn, drops by The Trek Files one more time to share his view "From the Bridge" as well as some personal tales of his time with Gene Roddenberry.

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May 24, 2022

Should Data be grey or bubblegum pink? This was just one decision to be made before Star Trek: The Next Generation went before the cameras. Hollywood make-up legend Michael Westmore joins The Trek Files to discuss the earliest days of defining the look of TNG's characters.

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May 17, 2022

From soap operas to Star Trek, hear the origin story of one of the most important sci-fi publications of the 20th century: Starlog! We welcome publisher Kerry O'Quinn to talk about the letter to Gene Roddenberry that kicked off a publishing empire.

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May 10, 2022

A simple memo from Gene Roddenberry prior to Star Trek: TNG's third season says so much. Is the show being too "parochial" in elevating humans over aliens? We welcome Syfy Sistas host Fran Taylor bak to The Trek Files to discuss diversity in Star Trek then and now.

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May 3, 2022

Fan mail to Star Trek often went to Gene Roddenberry, but in this letter from 1978, a dedicated adult Trekker shares her opinions on what a new Trek movie or series could be with the studio head who was writing the checks. John Champion joins The Trek Files for this week's discussion.

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