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.

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126: Writing “Star Trek” with Lisa Klink, Part 2

Lisa Klink wrote 15 episodes of Star Trek shows on DS9 and VOY and was the executive story editor for “Star Trek: Voyager,” along with some other Trek projects. Across the entirety of this two-part interview, Lisa will break down all of her Star Trek scripts and demystify how to write for a television show.

This week, we are breaking down the second half of Lisa’s VOY credits, including “Favorite Son” and how that script went through significant changes over time, along with what she wished the crew could have done with Harry Kim’s character, “Displaced,” “Revulsion,” “Scientific Method,” “Message in a Bottle,” the controversial “Retrospect,” and “Omega Directive.”

We learn how Lisa deals with writer’s block, writing season-long arcs versus episodic television, the plans for B’Elanna and Tom’s relationship, Chakotay and Seven’s romance, the evolution of the Borg, what didn’t make it to air, and a few other important episodes she contributed to, including “Tuvix,” “Threshold,” and “The Year of Hell.”

Lisa also fills us in on some other Trek projects, like writing the “Star Trek Voyager: Retribution” video game and the immersive Star Trek Borg Invasion that was part of the Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas.

Plus, writing for Gene Roddenberry’s “Earth: Final Conflict” and producing¬†“Martial Law,” writing action scenes and the plans for the seasons that never happened, being a multiple-day winning contestant on “Jeopardy,” stories about Majel Barrett, thoughts on the new Star Trek shows, and the criticism of their writing from a certain segment of the fandom.

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