Star Trek Behind the Scenes with Larry Nemecek: A Trek.fm Podcasts Collection
About This Show
Star Trek historian Larry Nemecek—AKA Dr. Trek—makes frequent guest appearances on Trek.fm, and he always brings incredible behind-the-scenes knowledge of the franchise with him. Talking on everything from The Original Series to Enterprise, Larry’s appearances are scattered across our family of shows. To make it easy for you to catch those episodes, we’ve compiled them here in a special collection. Get set to learn things about Star Trek you may have never heard before!
Most Recent Episode
Casting The Next Generation
Oct 30 14
The familiar credits roll during every episode of The Next Generation. But how did our favorite actors get these timeless roles? And how close did other actors come to crewing the first version of Star Trek to take place in the 24th century? In this episode of Earl Grey, "Dr Trek" himself, Larry Nemecek, joins us to discuss casting The Next Generation. Darren, Phillip, and Daniel talk about how important it was to get "famous" names in Trek's second televised live-action incarnation, where each of the actors were in their careers in the mid 1980s, and how close Wesley came to being "Leslie" Crusher. Larry also reveals what actors lost out in being cast in the main roles and in what subsequent episodes they appeared in as guests, as well as which actor ended up being cast in a main role in a later Star Trek series. Get your glossy headshots ready, break a leg, and join us in discussing the casting process on TNG. Originally published as Earl Grey 59: The B, C & D Team.
Episodes of This Show
Oct 17 14