Trek Untold

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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Trek Untold Episode 39: Steve Neill, Special Effects Makeup Artist

Today, we’re speaking with Steve Neill, who is known for his special effects work on “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” specifically making Leonard Nimoy’s Vulcan ears and the makeup for the Rhaandarites. He also worked on some of the other Trek films, along with the pilot for “Star Trek: The Next Generation” titled “Encounter at…

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Trek Untold Episode 38: Jeff Russo, Composer of “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Picard”

Jeff Russo has gone from rock bands in NYC to composing scores for Hollywood, and Trek fans will know him best for creating the music for “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Picard.” Before he started scoring soundtracks, Jeff was part of the Grammy-nominated band TONIC, whose music you can hear in “Scream 2” and…

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Trek Untold Episode 37: Dennis Madalone, Stunt Coordinator Star Trek TNG, DS9 & VOY

Stunts make the show, and on this episode, we dive deep into the world of action for Star Trek. We are joined by Dennis Madalone, the stunt coordinator for “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Deep Space Nine” and “Voyager.” Dennis first appeared in Star Trek 6 as a Klingon and eventually got a chance to…

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