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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 30, 2019

The Trek Files welcomes back special guest Fred Bronson who worked as a publicist for a number of shows in the 1970s including Gene Roddenberry's "The Questor Tapes." Fred talks about the high hopes for Questor and its many links to Trek plus his own storied career in network television.

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Apr 23, 2019

With the third season of Star Trek starting in a few months, new producer Fred Freiberger updates Gene Roddenberry on the status of developing scripts. Paramount exec and friend of the show Dave Rossi joins us this week to explore the many pitfalls (and triumphs) of TOS's final season.

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Apr 16, 2019

Rick Sternbach comes back to The Trek Files to discuss his first TNG technical memo. How would the shields on the new Enterprise work? Rick lets us know how he balanced science and science fiction in the early days with plausible explanations for complex ideas.

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Apr 9, 2019

Bob Justman sends a memo to Gene Roddenberry just before TNG's "Encounter at Farpoint" goes in front of the camera. Director Corey Allen has his own approach which Bob reminds Gene may need some oversight. Talking more about director quirks with us this week, returning guest Dave Rossi!

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Apr 2, 2019

Ever want to know what all the buttons on the bridge of the Enterprise actually do? When Star Trek The Motion Picture was in production, the art department came up with a manual to explain exactly that. This week, meet Rick Sternbach and learn how to fire photon torpedoes!

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