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

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August 11, 2022 57 min

This week it's an encore episode that originally aired on October 2020 with special guest Alex Datcher.

The lower decks crew aboard a starship rarely get the recognition they deserve, so today, we get to chat with a Starfleet member whose quick thinking saved the entire Enterprise.

Alex Datcher played Ensign Tait on the season 7 opener "Descent Part 2" in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," which was a dream com...

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This week it's an encore episode from September 2020 with Gerald Fried, the last living composer who worked on the original Star Trek series. At 92, Mr. Fried is just as sharp and has a lifetime of great stories; and came out of retirement to make the score for the sci-fi parody film "Unbelievable!!!!!".

Gerald composed five pieces for Star Trek for the episodes "Cat's Paw," "Shore Leave," Friday&#...

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Guest: Lycia Naff

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July 21, 2022 92 min

While Trek Untold continues to get ready for a new season, enjoy this classic interview from way back in the early days of this show. This week, it's an encore presentation of our chat with Erick Avari, one of Hollywood's most recognizable character actors with some great moments in Star Trek history. Check out the original show notes below:

Today's guest is a man whose face you've seen hundreds of times in movies ...

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July 14, 2022 84 min

One of the folks on my big list of guests to get when I first started this podcast included this man, Phil Morris. Last week, we flashed back to what was originally the fifth episode of this podcast with an interview with his sister Iona. This week we jump ahead to episode 26, where we spoke with this incredibly accomplished character actor whose resume speaks for itself. Enjoy this classic episode you may have never heard before:

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July 7, 2022 73 min

While we record season 3, how about some classic episodes of Trek Untold that you may not have heard? We start off some encores of older shows with what was originally episode #5 from the summer of 2020 with our chat with Iona Morris!

 How many actors can say they appeared on TOS and VOY? Not many, and today's guest is one of them. Iona Morris is the daughter of "Mission Impossible" star Greg Morris, and that led her t...

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It's time to celebrate the 100th episode of Trek Untold, and we can't hit a milestone like that without having a great guest deserving of this number. Joining the show is Nana Visitor, AKA Kira Nerys from all seven seasons of Star Trek DS9!

We discuss her upcoming book and documentary "A Woman's Trek," and how the role of women has changed on-screen and socially, and the early days of being Kira Nerys with the ...

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Ken Olandt played Picard’s sort-of-but-maybe-not son Jason Vigo on the Star Trek TNG seventh season episode “Bloodlines”, but you’ve certainly seen him in plenty of other films and shows. Spoiler alert – he is just as cool in real life as he is on-screen!


Ken tells us about his journey from dreams of being an ice hockey player into modeling and then acting, the unique way he improved his performing skills, what he learned while ...

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If you're on social media, you hopefully see a lot of Star Trek fan art on your feeds. But what about taking that fan art and turning it into a profession? This week's guest is here to tell us all about it.

Kavita Maharaj is fully licensed by Paramount to create Star Trek paintings, combining two of her many lifelong passions. Growing up in the Caribbean, it was kismet that introduced Kavita to Star Trek, but it was her ar...

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Jennifer Edwards will be remembered by Star Trek fans for her appearance on the TNG episode "New Ground," but her time in the spotlight is far more diverse than that sci-fi show.

We take a deep dive into Jennifer's past and tell stories about her famous father, Blake Edwards, mother, Patricia Walker, and stepmother, Julie Andrews, and what it was like in a house where it was a typical day to see Peter Sellers, Jack Lem...

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May 19, 2022 62 min

For years, there was an unsolved mystery in the Star Trek universe. In the second season of the Star Trek TOS, in an episode titled "Assignment: Earth," one of the performers went uncredited for decades – the human form of Isis the Cat. Many years later, former guest of this show and Star Trek expert Larry Nemecek uncovered the truth, and this week we speak with that enigmatic actress, April Tatro.

Before landing the gig, ...

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Put on your best space sweater and prepare to travel with the greatest nerd among us, Wil Wheaton!

You already know Wil as Wesley Crusher from Star Trek TNG and the host of "The Ready Room," among his appearances on "The Big Bang Theory" and countless other geeky places. Needless to say, this interview travels across the galaxy of topics ranging from fun to heavy.

We discuss Wil's new book/ updated memoirs ...

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Trekkies will remember Sachi Parker as Dr. Tava from the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "First Contact" (no, not the movie), but her career and life go far beyond the stars… although in her case, it was a bit closer to stars than most of us.

The daughter of legendary Hollywood actress Shirley MacLaine and Steve Parker, Sachi had a tumultuous childhood and a fractured relationship with her mother, which cu...

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Jeffery Newbury is a photographer with his lens pointed in the direction of the Star Trek universe and A-list celebrities, but much like the sub-title of this podcast, his career goes far beyond the stars!

We learn about where Jeffery grew up and his journey from a small dairy farm in Wisconsin to Alaska and then eventually Hollywood, how he discovered photography (with a surprising Star Trek connection), and the way he found hims...

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What happens when you get three comic lovers together in one virtual room? Absolute nerdy pandemonium. On this episode of Trek Untold, brothers Scott & David Tipton visit to discuss their work with IDW on Star Trek comics, including their current series based on the Star Trek TNG mirror universe, "The Mirror War," which looks at the rise of Picard in the Terran empire along with some familiar faces acting in very differ...

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The internet broke when the first look at the Ferengi was revealed for "Star Trek: Discovery" season four, and now we learn all about this new iteration of this classic alien from the actor under the makeup, Anthony Lake.

Anthony first appeared as a Romulan spectator on Ni'Var in "Unification, Part 3" and returned in season four to portray ALL the Ferengi characters seen on camera!

 Lake explains how his inter...

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The second season Star Trek TNG episode "Loud As A Whisper" is a unique entry in the Trek franchise, with a premise unlike any others in the show history that included having a deaf actor be integral to the plot. In a very rare and unique interview, we are joined by Howie Seago, the actor who portrayed Riva in that episode, to discuss his hand in the creation of it and behind-the-scenes stories of how it all came together w...

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"Fandom" has seemingly become a dirty word on the internet, but it doesn't have to be that way! "Dr. Trek" Larry Nemecek has been enjoying Star Trek for more time than I've been walking this earth, and if one man knows and understands the fandom, it's certainly him.

John discusses the history of the fandom and how two fans named Bjo and John Trimble ensured that the series continued to live on after it...

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The damage of the Borg goes far beyond the remnants of starships at Wolf 359 and left deep scars on Jean-Luc Picard both mentally and physically. The traumatic experience of being abducted, violated, and utterly powerless filled the Captain with feelings that took him years to work through, some of which will likely be explored in the new seasons of "Picard."

 "Trek Untold"'s Matthew Kaplowitz is joined by Jeff...

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This time on Trek Untold, it's no BS with the biggest guest we have ever had on the show – literally! He is also the most Elite! We are visited by Paul Wight, formerly known as The Big Show in WWE, and now a commentator and wrestler in AEW. Trekkies will know Paul best as the Orion slave trader from the "Star Trek: Enterprise" episode "Borderlands," where all seven feet of him was covered in green paint and pros...

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