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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

Aug 31, 2021

And early script draft for Star Trek IV: The Adventure Continues draws pointed critique in Gene Roddenberry's office. The Trek Files is joined by the author of the memo, Susan Sackett, to describe Gene's challenges with the film.

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Aug 24, 2021

There are a few ways to gauge the popularity of a TV show, and fan mail, by volume, is one important factor. Former Paramount executive John Wentworth stops by The Trek Files to explain some of Star Trek's audience appeal and share insights about his time with the show's producers.

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Aug 17, 2021

As we approach the centennial of Gene Roddenberry's birth, Larry Nemecek recounts the story of his only meeting with the Great Bird himself on August 15, 1989. It's a post-STLV episode, and we will return to our regular format next week. Trek well, everybody!

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Aug 10, 2021

In the second part of Larry Nemecek's interview with Ralph Senensky, the conversation focuses on Ralph's departure from the series with the third season episode "The Tholian Web." From Gene Roddenberry's files, find the deal memo that brought Herb Wallerstein on board and the DGA to determine who got the credit.

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Aug 3, 2021

Special guest Steven Lance returns to The Trek Files to share his experiences as MC at Star Trek conventions in the 1970s. Hear about the origin of "Heash" and the special friendships that led to Steve's career and time on set with Star Trek legends.

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