Trek Untold

Hosted ByMatt Kaplowitz

"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.

Trek Untold Episode 6: Tim Storms – Patrick Stewart’s Stunt Double

Today’s guest is an invisible warrior who you have seen on-screen plenty of times, but rarely his face. Tim Storms is a stunt performer who appeared in several episodes of “Star Trek: Enterprise,” but you may remember his most recent work as Sir Patrick Stewart’s stunt double in “Star Trek: Picard.”

Storms has been doubling for Picard since 2015, first on “Blunt Talk” and then following him to “Logan” before joining him once more for Picard. As we learn today, Storms actually met Stewart in his very first professional stunt gig on the set of Mel Brooks’ “Robin Hood: Men in Tights!”

We learn about how Tim went from gymnastics to stunts, his first gig, training Laurence Fishburne for “The Matrix,” kicking Scott Bakula for real on “Enterprise,” and how the costumes and make-up made his stunts harder to do. Plus, hanging around with Hugh Jackman on “Logan,” trying to stop Patrick Stewart from attempting his own stunts, surviving that big explosion from the pilot episode of “Picard,” and his best advice for aspiring stunt performers.

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Trek Untold is sponsored by Triple-Fiction Productions, a US-based company that 3-D prints Trek-inspired prop replicas for fan films and cosplayers, as well as accessories and playsets for all iterations of Trek figures through the years. Visit them at Triple-Fictionproductions.net.

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