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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

Jul 12, 2022

Gene Roddenberry pitched an idea to writer Sandy about Wesley Crusher applying to Starfleet Academy. This week, Sandy joins The Trek Files to talk about the script that would become "Coming of Age," the people behind the scenes, and his insistence that the Enterprise be attacked by 300 gorillas!

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