Trek Untold

Trek Untold Episode 49: Paul R. Coyle, Writer on Star Trek TNG, DS9 & VOY

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…

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Trek Untold Episode 48: Jessica Gaona, Young B’Elanna Torres from “Star Trek: Voyager”

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…

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Trek Untold Episode 47: Ian Lake, Tolor from “Star Trek: Discovery”

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…

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Trek Untold Episode 46: Tom Morga, Star Trek Stuntman from 1979-2005

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,…

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Trek Untold Episode 45: John Putch, Mendon & Mordock from Star Trek TNG & Reporter from “Generations”

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…

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Trek Untold Episode 44: Dey Young, Actress from Star Trek TNG, DS9 & Enterprise

Trek fans will remember Dey Young best from her roles as Hannah Bates in the TNG episode “Masterpiece Society,” Arissa from the DS9 episode “A Simple Investigation,” and Keyla from ENT in “Two Days and Two Nights.” Dey tells us stories about working with Levar Burton, Rene Auberjonois, and Scott Bakula, what it’s like to…

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Trek Untold Episode 43: Marc Okrand, creator of the Klingon & Vulcan Languages

Without today’s guest, the universe of Star Trek would sound very different. Marc Okrand is the man behind Klingon, Vulcan, Kelpien, and languages for other shows & films.  Before his time on Trek, Marc earned a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in indigenous languages of the west coast of America, and…

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Trek Untold Episode 42: Susan Diol, Danara Pel on “Star Trek: Voyager”

Susan Diol, Danara Pel on “Star Trek: Voyager”  Susan Diol’s acting career spans dozens of TV shows and theatrical works. Still, Trekkies know her best as Dr. Danara Pel from two episodes of “Star Trek: Voyager” titled “Lifesigns” and “Resolutions.” Before her time on Voyager, she appeared on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in “Silicon…

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Trek Untold Episode 41: Tim Lounibos, Lt. Daniel Kwan on Star Trek TNG

Tim Lounibos, Lt. Daniel Kwan on Star Trek TNG 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…

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Trek Untold Episode 40: Billy Van Zandt, Rhaandarite Ensign from “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”

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…

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