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The Secrets of 90s Star Trek Toys

The Star Trek toys from the 90s started as one of the hottest toy lines for kids and collectors but ultimately crashed and burned in the clearance aisle. What happened to these figures that changed the collecting game for adults to turn them into fodder that cost less today than they did 30 years ago?…

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The “Star Trek” Comic Art of JK Woodward

JK Woodward has been drawing and painting “Star Trek” comics for years, working on many different series. Most recently, he’s done covers and interiors for IDW’s Star Trek TNG Mirrorverse saga, one of the most epic and ambitious Mirror Universe stories ever told in Trek! Woodward talks about the evolution of his art style, using…

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Sandra Gimpel: Stunt Woman to the Stars

You won’t recognize Sandy Gimpel’s face from the original “Star Trek” because it was covered by loads of prosthetics! She was The Salt Vampire from the season one episode of TOS “The Man Trap,” but she also was a Talosian in the original pilot with Jeffrey Hunter, “The Cage.” When Ms. Gimpel started in Hollywood, she had…

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Jeff Yagher Sculpts His Own Destiny

Jeff Yagher had a memorable role as Iden, leader of a rogue group of Holograms from the seventh season “Star Trek: Voyager” two-parter, “Flesh and Blood,” but these days, it’s his hands that do the performing. After a successful acting career, Yagher transitioned into an even more successful sculptor, creating amazing work sold by places…

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Kavi Raz is Engineering A Future for South Asian Filmmakers

Kavi Raz only appeared once in Star Trek history, but his story beyond this sci-fi franchise is what makes him truly fascinating.  Kavi appeared as Lt. Jg. Singh from the Star Trek TNG episode “Lonely Among Us,” but his humble beginnings make his trip to the stars even more exciting. We learn about the journey that…

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Making the Sounds of Star Trek with Alan Howarth

Alan Howarth calls himself a “Sonic composer,” a cool but very accurate title for the contributions he’s made to cinema. Howarth is responsible for the sound design for many of the visual effects and hardware heard in the Star Trek movies, as well as composing films across all of Hollywood.  Alan takes us on his…

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Deborah Levin is Having the Time of her Life

Deborah Levin appeared three times on “Star Trek: Voyager” as Ensign Lang in the episodes “Blood Fever,” Displaced,” and “Year of Hell,” but her career has some other fun Star Trek connections throughout it. Deborah explains how she found her way into acting and Hollywood, her longtime friendship with Harlan Ellison, a heartwarming story about her hilarious…

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Brad Zerbst Zooms In and Beams Up

Brad Zerbst had one of those “blink and miss him” roles in Star Trek TNG, appearing as a medical officer in three episodes from season one – “Justice,” “Heart of Glory,” and “Skin of Evil.” But Starfleet wasn’t all it was cracked up to be for Brad, and he shifted his focus to something else…

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Robb Pearlman Writes Star Trek Books for Kids and The Young at Heart

Robb Pearlman is a professional writer and author of dozens of books, including Star Trek titles like “Fun with Kirk and Spock,” Redshirt’s Little Book of Doom,” Star Trek: Prodigy: Supernova,” “Starfleet Is…” and many more. He’s also got other nerdy titles for children and adults under his belt, with more on the way! Robb tells us how…

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David Frankham Remembers the Hollywood of Yesterday

David Frankham played Larry Marvick in the “Star Trek” season three episode, “Is There In Truth No Beauty?” but his extensive resume traces all the way back to the 1940s. Mr. Frankham, who is the oldest guest to appear on this podcast at 97 years young, has seen it all and has tons of amazing tales…

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