Trek Untold

Trek Untold Episode 81: Steve Varner, Star Trek Toy Sculptor From The 90s To Now

This week, we’re talking toys as we are joined by sculptor Steve Varner. This artist worked on toylines like Barbie, C.O.P.S., Army Ants, Inhumanoids, LJN WWF, Big Jim, and he sculpted the very first TMNT figure by playmates, alongside former Trek Untold guest Scott Hensey. Steve discusses how he got into sculpting toys and some…

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Trek Untold Episode 80: Melanie Smith, Tora Ziyal #3 on Star Trek DS9

There aren’t many characters in Star Trek history that had the same character in one show have multiple performers. Melanie Smith is one actress who can add that honor to her resume, as she played the third (and final) Tora Ziyal on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” In this episode, we learn about Melanie’s unusual…

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Trek Untold Episode 79: Michael Bell – Trek, Toons & Teachings from a master

You’ve heard the sound of his voice since you were a kid, today learn all about the man behind it! This week on Trek Untold, we speak with veteran performer and voiceover artist Michael Bell. You may recognize his voice as Duke from “G.I. Joe,” Lance from “Voltron,” Prowl and Sideswipe from “Transformers,” Chaz Finster…

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Trek Untold Episode 78: Best of Trek Untold in 2021, Part Two

Continuing our look back at some of the most memorable moments from Trek Untold in 2021, here are clips from our interviews with Gates McFadden, Walter Koenig, Kitty Swink, Richard Riehle, David Benjamin Tomlinson, John Fleck, Jason Marsden, Patricia Tallman, and Max Cervantes. If you liked what you heard, make sure to check out the…

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Trek Untold Episode 77: Best of Trek Untold in 2021, Part One

As 2021 comes to a close, Trek Untold looks back on some highlights from this past year. In part one of two, let’s revisit our interviews with Jonathan Frakes, Duncan Regehr, Dey Young, Raven Dauda, Dennis Madalone, Ron Canada, Harvey Jason, John Putch, Noah Averbach-Katz. Check out “A Strange New Pod” here – www.strangenewpod.com Listen…

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Trek Untold Episode 76: Amanda Turnage, “Star Trek: Lower Decks” Background Artist

I have a passion for animation that might rival my love of Star Trek, so it’s exciting when I get a chance to have these two worlds collide! In today’s episode, we chat with Amanda Turnage, a background artist from “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” who has done some very interesting pieces of work for the…

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Trek Untold Episode 75: Star Trek Podcasters Roundtable w/”A Strange New Pod,” “Tex Trek,” & “The Duras Sisters.”

Thanksgiving is a time for gathering with friends and family, so I decided to spend this year’s holiday doing the same by connecting with some of my fellow podcasters! This week, we are joined by four guests from three different podcasts – Julian from “A Strange New Pod,” Fatheree from “Tex-Trek,” and Ashlyn and Rhianna…

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Trek Untold Episode 74: Star Trek Adventures” RPG with Project Manager Jim Johnson

Roleplaying games have a long history with the Star Trek franchise, and in this episode, we learn about the current incarnation of it, “Star Trek Adventures.” Jim Johnson is the project manager for this game at Modiphius Entertainment. First, he tells us about his history writing sci-fi and Star Trek and gaming and how it…

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Trek Untold Episode 73: David Benjamin Tomlinson, Linus from “Star Trek: Discovery”

What makes a fan-favorite character in a TV show? No one really knows the magical secret, but in this case, all it took was a runny nose. In this episode, we chat with David Benjamin Tomlinson, the actor behind the Saurian crew member on “Star Trek: Discovery.”  In addition to being Linus, David has also…

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Trek Untold Episode 72: Brian Volk-Weiss, Producer of “The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek” docu-series

Brian Volk-Weiss has been a Trekkie for as far back as he can remember, and his love of the franchise is reflected in nearly every aspect of his life. Brian is the founder and CEO of The Nacelle Company, a production company known for comedy specials, “The Toys that Made Us” and “The Movies That…

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