Trek Untold: The Star Trek Podcast That Goes Beyond The Stars!

Trek Untold: The Star Trek Podcast That Goes Beyond The Stars!

"Trek Untold" is the Star Trek podcast that goes beyond the stars! This show features guests including character actors, stunt performers, directors, writers, VFX artists, and the behind-the-scenes people who make the Star Trek universe boldly go where no sci-fi franchise has gone before. The Trek Untold podcast is not endorsed by, sponsored by, nor affiliated with CBS, Paramount Pictures, or any other Star Trek franchise


December 21, 2023 85 mins

The Star Trek toys from the 90s started as one of the hottest toy lines for kids and collectors but ultimately crashed and burned in the clearance aisle. What happened to these figures that changed the collecting game for adults to turn them into fodder that cost less today than they did 30 years ago?

Scott Holznagel and James Patrik join us to talk Trek toys from Playmates to demystify the secrets of this long-running toy se...

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JK Woodward has been drawing and painting "Star Trek" comics for years, working on many different series. Most recently, he's done covers and interiors for IDW's Star Trek TNG Mirrorverse saga, one of the most epic and ambitious Mirror Universe stories ever told in Trek!

Woodward talks about the evolution of his art style, using Star Trek as an example of the changes, how he broke into comics, and what his artistic process to...

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December 7, 2023 90 mins

You won't recognize Sandy Gimpel's face from the original "Star Trek" because it was covered by loads of prosthetics! She was The Salt Vampire from the season one episode of TOS "The Man Trap," but she also was a Talosian in the original pilot with Jeffrey Hunter, "The Cage." When Ms. Gimpel started in Hollywood, she had no idea what a "stunt" even was, but she eventually became one of the top stunt performers in the industry ...

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November 30, 2023 81 mins

Jeff Yagher had a memorable role as Iden, leader of a rogue group of Holograms from the seventh season "Star Trek: Voyager" two-parter, "Flesh and Blood," but these days, it's his hands that do the performing.

After a successful acting career, Yagher transitioned into an even more successful sculptor, creating amazing work sold by places like Sideshow Collectibles, among others. It's been a long road, but his work - whether o...

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Kavi Raz only appeared once in Star Trek history, but his story beyond this sci-fi franchise is what makes him truly fascinating. 

Kavi appeared as Lt. Jg. Singh from the Star Trek TNG episode "Lonely Among Us," but his humble beginnings make his trip to the stars even more exciting. We learn about the journey that took him from Punjab, India, to England and Hollywood, being an engineer in real life before he played one on a ...

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Alan Howarth calls himself a "Sonic composer," a cool but very accurate title for the contributions he's made to cinema. Howarth is responsible for the sound design for many of the visual effects and hardware heard in the Star Trek movies, as well as composing films across all of Hollywood. 

Alan takes us on his journey from rock and roller in high school into "The Weather Report" by the late 70s, and finally doing his first ...

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Deborah Levin appeared three times on "Star Trek: Voyager" as Ensign Lang in the episodes "Blood Fever," Displaced," and "Year of Hell," but her career has some other fun Star Trek connections throughout it.

Deborah explains how she found her way into acting and Hollywood, her longtime friendship with Harlan Ellison, a heartwarming story about her hilarious time on "Married with Children," becoming a bad guy in "How To Get ...

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October 26, 2023 77 mins

Brad Zerbst appears in a trio of Star Trek TNG, playing a Starfleet medical officer in three episodes from season one - "Justice," "Heart of Glory," and "Skin of Evil." But Starfleet wasn't all it was cracked up to be for Brad, and he shifted his focus to something else - literally, by becoming an award-winning and highly sought-after camera operator. 

Brad explains how his first gig in Hollywood brought him back to his homet...

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Robb Pearlman is a professional writer and author of dozens of books, including Star Trek titles like "Fun with Kirk and Spock," Redshirt's Little Book of Doom," Star Trek: Prodigy: Supernova," "Starfleet Is..." and many more. He's also got other nerdy titles for children and adults under his belt, with more on the way!

Robb tells us how he became a writer for a living, working with Paramount to make Trek books, some behind-t...

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David Frankham played Larry Marvick in the "Star Trek" season three episode, "Is There In Truth No Beauty?" but his extensive resume traces all the way back to the 1940s. Mr. Frankham, who is the oldest guest to appear on this podcast at 97 years young, has seen it all and has tons of amazing tales from a bygone era of Hollywood. 

David explains how he found his way into acting serving in the British Army during WW II, workin...

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Leslie Hoffman was a stunt woman on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Voyager," where she also doubled for Roxann Dawson as B'Elanna Torres. She's also the only female stunt coordinator in Star Trek history, so you can imagine she's got loads of stories to tell!

 Leslie explains how she got started in the stunt business, her friendship with fellow stunt performers Dennis Madalone and Tom Morga, and talks about some...

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Jeff Akin hosts the Starfleet Leadership Academy Podcast, a show where he takes his 20+ years of experience in the business sector and examines the principles that make great managers through the lens of Star Trek.

Jeff chats with us about how he discovered podcasting and how he connected the business world to Star Trek, what makes a good leader, the unique traits that made each captain distinct and effective, and why some of...

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Concetta Tomei played Minister Odala in the third season "Star Trek: Voyager" episode, "Distant Origins," but her stories in acting are a little closer to home.

In this uplifting, informative, and inspiring episode, Concetta explains why she left teaching to follow her dream as an actress, memories of her first professional gig in "The Elephant Man" on Broadway with David Bowie, performing in "Max Headroom" with Trek alumni ...

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Clint Howard is the only actor to appear in every era of Star Trek on TV and is one of the most recognizable character actors in all of Hollywood! He's accomplished plenty and been through some tough times, but today, his perspective on his life and career has never been more positive.

Besides Clint's 250+ roles in TV shows and films, Clint's appeared five times in the Star Trek franchise. He debuted as a six-year-old in the ...

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John & Maria Jose Tenuto are authors of the new book, "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: The Making of the Classic Film". You've seen these two before in "The Toys that Made Us" and other pop-culture shows discussing sci-fi and other awesome geeky things, and now they've taken that passion to a new level with this meticulously researched book that left no stone, or Ceti Eel, unturned.

We learn a ton of new surprises as the...

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With the WGA and SAG-AFTRA members on strike for the first time together since 1960, an entire industry has shut down, with massive implications for jobs beyond TV & film. Join Armin Shimerman, Kitty Swink, Phil Morris, Lisa Klink, Bertila Damas, and Tim Lounibos as we unpack and explain what's happening in Hollywood right now.

This roundtable discussion breaks down critical issues like base pay, residuals, and healthcar...

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    On this "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" Debriefing, we discuss Episode 206, "Lost in Translation." Uhura has a life-changing journey with Kirk that leads her back to a familiar face in the surprise return of Hemmer. Meanwhile, Una and Pelia contend with some tech problems that open old wounds between the pair.

    After my review of the episode, I chat with Paul Wesley - the new James T. Kirk - to discuss this episode, as well as...

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    Trek Untold brings you another "Strange New Worlds" Debriefing with a review of Season 2, Episode 5, "Charades." After my review, we chatted with the stars as Ethan Peck (Spock) and Gia Sandhu (T'Pring) visited the show for two separate interviews.

    Gia and Ethan discuss the evolution of their characters, what it's like performing comedy as Vulcans, showing emotions while acting as a person who doesn't emote, what they learned...

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    Michael Krawic appeared three times in the franchise. His first appearance was in the DS9 episode "The Maquis, Part 1" as William Patrick Samuels, a member of this terrorist group who ultimately lost his life in a Cardassian prison cell. He followed that up as a Catian alien in the VOY episode "Day of Honor" under heavy makeup. Lastly, his most memorable role was in the second season "Enterprise" episode "Carbon Creek" as one ...

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    Melissa Navia joins Trek Untold for another Strange New Worlds Debriefing on Trek Untold! This time, it's all about SNW S2E4, "Among the Lotus Eaters." After I reviewed this episode, I chatted with Melissa to hear her thoughts on the fans rallying behind Ortegas so much, behind-the-scenes tales from filming "Among the Lotus Eaters" and how she performed some of her emotional scenes, including Ortegas' panic attack. Plus, the o...

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