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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

Dec 27, 2022

Harlan Ellison's tumultuous history with Star Trek has been well documented. What is not known to most people is how he almost came back to the franchise with a story for The Next Generation. We look at Ellison's pitch for "The Crypt," and its unlikely origin, with special guest Ben Robinson on this week's The Trek...

Dec 20, 2022

When "Star Trek: Planet of the Titans" was in development, legendary designer Ken Adam was briefly employed to reinvent the Enterprise along with other conceptual pieces for the big screen. This week, The Trek Files welcomes longtime Trek expert Ben Robinson to discuss the rocky development cycle for "...Titans" and the...

Dec 13, 2022

Starting on paper, the basic concepts that would make Star Trek: The Next Generation different, and similar, to its predecessor had to be spelled out. Gene Roddenberry expresses some of his earliest ideas in this memo, and we are glad to welcome Mike DeMeritt back to The Trek Files to help us explore early TNG and the...

Dec 6, 2022

Faster than you can say "spoiler alert," the May 1982 issue of the Star Trek II fan club newsletter delivered the news about Spock's death weeks before the movie hit cinemas. The studio was ok with the leak though, as Dan Madsen tells us in this week's episode of The Trek Files.

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