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Trek Untold Episode 64: Robin Morselli, Background Actor & Stand-in for 120 Episodes of Star Trek

Robin Morselli, Background Actor & Stand-in for 120 Episodes of Star Trek 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…

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Trek Untold Episode 61: Noah Averbach-Katz, Ryn from “Star Trek: Discovery”

Noah Averbach-Katz, Ryn from “Star Trek: Discovery” 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…

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Trek Untold Episode 58: Marco Rodriguez, Captain Paul Rice & Glinn Telle from Star Trek TNG

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,…

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Trek Untold Episode 56: Kitty Swink talks Star Trek DS9 and her Cancer Survivor Story

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…

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Trek Untold Episode 52: Ron Canada talks Star Trek TNG, DS9, and VOY

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…

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Trek Untold Episode 50: Jonathan Frakes talks Star Trek TNG & Directing

Trek Untold celebrates its 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…

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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 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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