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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

Nov 29, 2022

When Star Trek fans relied on print for the latest information, one fan found his newsletter under scrutiny from Paramount. They agreed to make Dan Madsen's publication official and gave him access to scoops and the stars. Today we welcome Dan back to the show to talk about his relationship with the studio and one of...

Nov 22, 2022

This week on The Trek Files, we share more of Larry's interview with Star Trek TOS director Ralph Senensky. Ralph directed seven episodes of the series and discusses here his final work on Star Trek, his professional relationship with Gene Coon, and his work on The Wild, Wild West.

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Nov 15, 2022

Writer Hannah Louise Shearer once again joins The Trek Files to examine the ins and outs of production on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Our featured document is the "beat sheet" that lays out the dramatic points in "A Price Far Above Rubies" (later renamed "The Price").

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Nov 8, 2022

Hannah Louise Shearer returns to The Trek Files to talk about the tumultuous early years of Star Trek: The Next Generation. From rewriting Tasha Yar's death to being removed from a story she pitched, Hannah shares stories of her triumphs and frustrations on TNG.

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Nov 1, 2022

Seemingly innocuous distribution lists can reveal a lot about the backstage dynamics on a TV show. The Trek Files welcomes back Shawn Piller to discuss Michael Piller's work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, how they bonded over their fandom, and how Michael was surprised to be handed control of the show.

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