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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July 22, 2021 96 min

Trek Untold digs deep with this interview with a performer who hasn't told her story before anywhere.

Robin Morselli was a regular background actor and stand-in, most notably on DS9 as a Bajoran Ops officer (and occasional civilian, and there's a story about that), as well as appearing in episodes of TNG, Voyager, and Enterprise.

?Robin talks to us about her long and winding road into Hollywood, which included a law degre...

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In the past, I've always said how excited I was to chat with an actor who appeared on the original Star Trek. But, this time around, it's not just any actor, but a key part of the bridge crew!


Walter Koenig was Ensign Pavel Chekov, who appeared in "Star Trek" starting in season 2 and continued to play the part through all of the TOS films and "Generations." As I learned in his new book, "Beaming Up an...

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Growing up, it wasn't unusual for me to hear the voice of Jason Marsden in something I watched. Whether he was off-screen performing VO in a cartoon or acting on-screen, Jason has an amazing career that started at a young age and continues today. Trekkies may remember Jason from his appearances as a Ferengi named Grimp in the "Star Trek DS9" episode "Bar Association," where he joined Rom's efforts to unioniz...

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Noah Averbach-Katz was the Andorian named Ryn from season three of "Star Trek: Discovery" and quickly became a fan-favorite character. Underneath that makeup was Noah Averbach-Katz, a legit hardcore Trekkie with a deep passion for the franchise that started as a child. He is also the significant other of Mary Wiseman, AKA Ensign Sylvia Tilly on DSC.


Noah discusses his background in acting and love for Star Trek, how he m...

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Karen started on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," working on Klingon makeup, and followed it up in the sixth motion picture, continued by her work on DS9 as the main makeup person for Armin Shimerman, and then First Contact and Insurrection.

 

Karen shares with us the secrets behind Quark's makeup and prosthetics, and we talk about a few of the episode.s Karen won an Emmy for TNG Cost of Living, DS9 Captive Pursuit a...

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Richard Riehle is a character actor whose face you have seen on stage, television, and film since the 1970s, with a grand total of 400 on-screen credits – a number that continues to rise every year! You may remember him as Batai from the Star Trek TNG classic "The Inner Light," as Seamus from "Fair Haven" and "Spirit Folk" on Star Trek Voyager, and as Dr. Lucas in the Augment arc from Star Trek Enterprise, &...

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Marco Rodriguez is a veteran actor with over 130 credits to his name, and two of those roles were on "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

 Marco first appeared on TNG in the first season episode "The Arsenal of Freedom" as a holographic version of Captain Paul Rice, where he shared the screen with Jonathan Frakes, Denise Crosby, and Brent Spiner. He returned in season four in "The Wounded," where he was one of...

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When people think of Star Trek aliens that don't look human, chances are the first thought that pops into their head is the Gorn. This verdant bruiser left an indelible mark on Trekkies since he debuted and remains a signature part of the series to this day. In this episode of Trek Untold, we chat with Bobby Clark, a stunt performer who performed four times in the original Star Trek, along with a list of other roles across many...

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Many Trekkies know Kitty Swink from her two Star Trek DS9 appearances and for being the wife of Armin Shimerman, AKA Quark! However, Kitty has a story and career that go much deeper than her time in Trek, and today we get to dive into that tale.

Kitty played Bajoran Minister Rozahn in "Sanctuary" and a Vorta named Luaran in "Tacking Into The Wind" on DS9, but you'd be surprised to find out that being cast in th...

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One of the unsung heroes in making a show or film is the editor. The look, feel, and tone of the show can be manipulated by the editor to transform a production into something extraordinary.


Chad Rubel is a video editor in LA who has been working in the industry for some time and has edited the Short Treks episodes "Children of Mars" and "Ask Not," as well as episodes from season 3 of Star Trek Discovery "Peo...

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John Fleck has the distinction of being one of the few performers to have roles in every series from the second wave of Trek shows. He was the Romulan Taibak in Star Trek TNG "The Mind's Eye," a Cardassian overseer in DS9 "The Homecoming," as well as Ornithar from "The Search" and another Romulan named Koval from "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges," Abaddon from Star Trek Voyager "Alice," and ...

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You know her best as Dr. Beverly Crusher from Star Trek TNG, and she's now the host of a brand new podcast from the Nacelle Company. Get ready to hear from Gates McFadden, and learn the secrets about her upcoming show, where she will be chatting with many of her former Trek cast members, including Jonathan Frakes, Wil Wheaton, and Michael Dorn, to name a few, who tell personal stories that you've never heard before.

In add...

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Ron Canada went from Harlem to the Delta Quadrant in the span of his over four-decade-long career on stage and screen, starting in NYC in theater and not long after in Hollywood with over 200 appearances in the many facets of his performing resume. Trekkies may remember Ron best as Martin Benbeck in the Star Trek TNG episode "The Masterpiece Society," the Klingon lawyer Ch'Pok from Star Trek DS9's "Rules of Enga...

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Harvey Jason, Felix Leech from "The Big Goodbye" on Star Trek TNG


One of the best episodes from the first season of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" was "The Big Goodbye." This was the series first intensive look into the holodecks, and it gave us an unforgettable film noir story that featured today's guest, Harvey Jason. Mr. Jason played Felix Leech; a Peter Lorre-inspired character who, along with L...

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Trek Untold is celebrating their 50th episode and nearly a full year of shows, a big milestone for this podcast! What better way to celebrate this first anniversary than by talking with another Number One.

This week, Jonathan Frakes joins the show to tell some stories about playing William Riker in all seven seasons of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, as well as the four TNG movies, and appearances in “Star Trek: Picard” and “Low...

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Paul Robert Coyle has a storied past when it comes to writing television, pun intended. He has worked on and contributed to scripts for "Simon & Simo," "Barnaby Jones," "CHiPs," "Superboy," and more, but most listeners today would know him best for his work on several Star Trek episodes and his time on "Hercules" and "Xena."


Paul tells us about some of the Star Trek scripts he ...

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Jessica Gaona began acting at a very young age. She enjoyed two appearances in "Star Trek: Voyager: and other shows before taking a break from being behind the camera to find a new path in life.

Her first appearance was as an alien extra in the season six episode "Memorial," but Trekkies may remember her best as young B'Elanna Torres from the seventh season episode "Lineage." Jessica reminisces about being ...

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Ian Lake appeared in two episodes of the third season of "Star Trek: Discovery" as Tolor, an Orion who runs a salvage yard for his aunt Osyraa of the Emerald Chain. He appeared first in "Scavengers" and again in "The Sanctuary."

 Ian talks about the highly secretive audition process for DISCO, the makeup transformation process of physically becoming an Orion and the moment the character came together for hi...

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Stunt performers are some of the most fascinating people in Hollywood to listen to, and our guest on this episode is no exception to the rule. Tom Morga first appeared in 1979 as a double for Leonard Nimoy in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and worked in nearly all of the TOS movies. From there, he joined the crew of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" as a stunt performer and double, as well as assistant stunt coordin...

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The Benzites are one of my favorite aliens in Star Trek, and on this episode of “Trek Untold,” we speak with the man behind the makeup of the very first one ever seen onscreen, John Putch.

Putch was in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” twice, first as Mordock in the first season episode “Coming of Age” and returned as Mendon in “A Matter of Honor” in season two. We learn about the makeup process and origins of this alien and what i...

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