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February 18, 2021 81 min

Susan Diol's acting career spans dozens of TV shows and theatrical works, but Trekkies know her best as the Vidiian hematologist, Dr. Danara Pel, from two episodes of "Star Trek: Voyager" titled "Lifesigns" and "Resolutions." Before her time on Voyager, she appeared as a scientist named Carmen Davila on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" in "Silicon Avatar." However, her character didn'...

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Trekkies may remember Tim as Lt. Daniel Kwan from the season 7 episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" titled "Eye of the Beholder," but he was also Vin Asunder in the "Star Trek Away Team" video game and has one more surprising Star Trek role that you have to hear about. We discuss the makeup process to become a Napien, behind the scenes stories of Jonathan Frakes and Gates McFadden, and other fond memo...

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Trekkies will remember Billy Van Zandt from one memorable appearance in the Star Trek franchise, but you may know him better for his acclaimed work as a writer and producer for TV & theater, alongside his writing partner Jane Milmore.


Born in New Jersey, Billy headed to Hollywood to pursue an acting career inspired by Lucille Ball. Logically, his first stop was Lucille's home, and he has a story about that, as well as w...

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Today, we're speaking with Steve Neill, who is known for his special effects work on "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," specifically making Leonard Nimoy's Vulcan ears and the makeup for the Rhaandarites. He also worked on some of the other Trek films, along with the pilot for "Star Trek: The Next Generation" titled "Encounter at Farpoint" for a scene that was ultimately unused.

Beyond Trek, Steve...

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Jeff Russo has gone from rock bands in NYC to composing scores for Hollywood, and Trek fans will know him best for creating the music for "Star Trek: Discovery" and "Star Trek: Picard."

 

Before he started scoring soundtracks, Jeff was part of the Grammy-nominated band TONIC, whose music you can hear in "Scream 2" and "American Pie," and their music videos have millions of views on Youtube. His jou...

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Stunts make the show, and on this episode, we dive deep into the world of action for Star Trek. We are joined by Dennis Madalone, the stunt coordinator for "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Deep Space Nine" and "Voyager."

 

Dennis first appeared in Star Trek 6 as a Klingon and eventually got a chance to work on TNG, leading him to become a stunt coordinator on the show, and eventually, most of the series ...

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In the decorated annals of Star Trek memes, few are as strong and enduring as the sex-candle ghost from the seventh season TNG episode "Sub Rosa." In this episode, we are honored to have that spirit take physical form, as we speak with the actor who brought Ronin to life, Duncan Regehr.

 

While many fans know him best from TNG, he was also Shakaar in three episodes of Star Trek DS9. We discuss both of those roles, includi...

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It's been a great year for "Trek Untold" when it came to guests from DS9, and in this episode, we revisit a few of my favorite conversations from performers who I interviewed earlier in 2020. Listen to great stories from Kaitlin Hopkins, Phil Morris, Juliana Donald, Erick Avari, Hilary Shepard, Chase Masterson, Max Grodenchik, and Armin Shimerman, and get caught up on some of the wonderful memories these folks had from ...

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In this episode of "Trek Untold," we take a trip back in time, but not too far back, so we don't get in trouble with any temporal agents. We're revisiting some stories from past guests this year who appeared in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," including our episodes with Ursaline Bryant, Spencer Garrett, Erick Avari, Juliana Donald, Alex Datcher, Lycia Naff, and Armin Shimerman. It's a great way to catc...

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Get a taste of some real frontier medicine with the one and only Alexander Siddig, AKA Dr. Julian Bashir from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"!


Alexander is here to promote his newest movie, SKYLINES, the finale of the "Skyline" series where he played General Radford, and he had a lot of fun making this movie. Of course, we spend plenty of time discussing his time on DS9, including stories about the infamous episode ...

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If you collect anything from Star Trek, chances are you have at least one of those Hero Collector die-cast starships somewhere in it. Today, we're speaking with the man responsible for that line, Ben Robinson.

 

Ben is the head of Hero Collector, a division of Eaglemoss, and has been the man behind their Star Trek, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, WWE, Aliens, Ghostbusters, Marvel and DC figure collections, among other licen...

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If you're ever on DS9 and need a place to wet your whistle, run – don't walk – to Quark's Bar! Today, we speak with Armin Shimerman, most famously known to Trek fans as Quark from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." He's here to answer fan-submitted questions and discuss his new book, "Illyria: Betrayal of Angels," the first in a historical-fiction trilogy starring a young William Shakespeare.

 

Armin, w...

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Lycia Naff is known best to Star Trek fans for her two appearances in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" as Ensign Sonya Gomez from the second season episodes "Q Who" and "Samaritan Snare". Meant to be a love interest for Geordi LaForge, things didn't work out for Ensign Gomez after spilling her hot chocolate on Captain Picard. Lycia tells us the behind-the-scenes story about what happened to her character...

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Comics and Star Trek have a long history together, one that continues to this day. Nearly every major comic company has held the license, from Marvel, DC, Malibu Comics, and today it resides under IDW Publishing. In this episode of "Trek Untold," we speak with the writer for the most recent Trek mini-series coming out that just came out this week, Dave Baker.


Dave is the writer of "Star Trek Voyager: Seven's Reck...

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It's time for me to turn into a fanboy on the show, and I hope the same happens to you when you listen to this interview with Max Grodénchik. You may remember Max best as Rom from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," the brother of Quark who rose up from being a bumbling buffoon into being married to the lovely Leeta, was the father of the first Ferengi in Starfleet, and ultimately became the Grand Nagus of Ferenginar!


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Sheila McCarthy is one of the best actresses you've likely never heard of - because most of her career has been in Canada! She's had plenty of prominent roles in the US too, and in 2019 she appeared in the second season episode of "Star Trek Discovery" titled "New Eden" as Amesha the All-Mother. In this episode, we discuss the secretive audition process for DISCO, working with Sonequa Martin-Green and Anson ...

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Phil Morris is another of those actors whose face you've seen many times (200 to be exact) but whose name you may not have known until today. His father is the famous Greg Morris from the original "Mission: Impossible" show, and we spoke with his sister Iona Morris a few months back on this show, so acting is in his family's blood!


Phil has been in the Star Trek franchise FIVE times, starting when he was a child ...

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Today’s guest is a man whose face you’ve seen hundreds of times in movies and TV shows, but you probably never knew his name until now. Erick Avari boasts a resume of big appearances in tons of well-known things, and three of those are Star Trek!


Erick first appeared in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode from season 5 titled “Unification Part 1” as the Klingon warrior B’ijik, and then returned to the franchise in season 3 ...

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With a new season of "Star Trek Discovery" launching this week, it makes perfect sense for us to chat with a character actor from the series! Today, we have the prolific Conrad Coates, who you may recall as Admiral Terral, a Vulcan who appeared in four episodes during season 1.


Conrad talks to us about the hush-hush process for being cast on DISCO, what he thought of the Vulcan ears, how to effectively act as an alien sp...

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With the 2020 Election only weeks away, Americans are preparing for one of the most important elections of this generation. On this bonus minisode of Trek Untold, we are talking with political activist and founder of "Trek The Vote For A Fair Election" Tae Phoenix, as well as one of the many Star Trek celebrities involved in this group, Chase Masterson AKA Leeta from "Star Trek DS9".


Tae and Chase talk about this...

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