Trek Untold

Hosted ByMatthew 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.

The Trek Untold podcast is not endorsed by, sponsored by, nor affiliated with CBS, Paramount Pictures, or any other Star Trek franchise

09: Propmaker Michael Moore on Making “Star Trek” Movie Props

The technology of Star Trek is one of the most fascinating parts of the shows, but since we live in the 21st century, creating futuristic tech still requires contemporary methods. Today we speak with Master Propmaker Michael Moore, who has been building props for Hollywood for decades. In this episode, Michael talks to us exclusively about his work on Star Trek movie props, which he began as an assistant during the fourth TOS movie, and continued to work on through all of the four TNG films and the first JJ Abrams movie.

Michael explains how he became interested in making props and how he turned his passion into his profession, how you define a prop when it comes to Star Trek, stories about pieces from the TOS and TNG movies including Spock’s anti-gravity boots, phasers, commbadges, tricorders, borg technology, what was his worst day on set, and much more. Plus, how 3-D printing and COVID-19 has changed the landscape for prop making!

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