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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

Jun 27, 2023

In the earliest days of conceptualizing Vejur for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Gene Roddenberry, Robert Wise, and more of the brain trust met to hash our their ideas. Helping us to parse the "bonkers" document of their meeting, Daren Dochterman joins us again to shed more light on bringing Trek to the big screen.


Jun 20, 2023

With time ticking before the premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the production requested bids from some of the top special effects companies to bring the Enterprise-D to life. This week, Daren Dochterman joins The Trek Files to talk about breakneck production pace, state of the art effects, and the business...

Jun 13, 2023

It's time for The Trek Files to dive again into Gene Roddenberry's fan mail. From the mid-1970s, kids make up a huge portion of the Star Trek fandom, and in letters to Gene they ask for everything from blueprints to answers for their deepest trivia questions.

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Jun 6, 2023

Bob Justman busily pitched ideas in the earliest days of TNG, including the reworking of a classic story. It may not have made it to screen exactly as he saw it, but certain story elements did stick around. Ben Robinson joins The Trek Files to talk about Bob's contributions and "The Most Dangerous Game."

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