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Life After Trek Podcast Episode 15 Featuring John Billingsley

Life After Trek Podcast Episode 15 Featuring John Billingsley

We’re pleased to announce the fifteenth episode of our “Life After Trek” podcast, featuring John Billingsley. We would like to thank the folks from Starbase Indy for hooking us up with John's interview. Many of you remember that we covered the Starbase Indy convention last year and that we had a blast meeting all of the lovely Trek fans of Indianapolis. In this episode we talk in depth about John's long career in Hollywood as well as some inside baseball topics about business they call show. Of course, we also talk about John's tenure aboard the NX-01 as the venerable Dr. Phlox.

John has several appearance coming up including Starbase Indy (mentioned earlier), a Star Trek cruise with fellow Trek stars Garrett Wang and Denise Crosby, and he was just added to the roster of Creation's Vegas convention 2012. We would like to say thanks to John for joining us on Life After Trek, we had a blast and he was an outstanding guest.

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Life After Trek Podcast Episode 14 Our Lives After Trek Part 2

Life After Trek Podcast Episode 12 Our Lives After Trek Part 1

We’re pleased to announce the fourteenth episode of our “Life After Trek” podcast. In this second and final part of our special round-table discussion, that we're calling "Our Lives After Trek", we had the fortune of talking Trek with Trek author Dayton Ward, Trek know-it-all Larry Nemecek, Trek blogger Jerad "Super Spock" Formby, and Geek Fighter Damon Shaw.

This time we discuss all of the TNG movies from Star Trek: Generations through Star Trek: Nemesis.  We also dive into Enterprise and discover that we all have a common feeling about the show.  After that, we even dive into the 2009 J.J. Abrams reboot of our beloved franchise.  You definitely won't want to miss that.

Be sure to visit our panelists at their homes on the interwebs. You'll find Dayton Ward at DaytonWard.com / twitter, Larry Nemecek at LarryNemecek.com / TrekLandBlog.com / twitter, Jerad Formby at Hey Star Trek! on Tumblr / twitter, and Damon Shaw at GeekFights.net / twitter.

Again, for those with kids out there, this episode has language that may not be appropriate for young ears.  Listener discretion is advised. 

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Life After Trek Podcast Episode 13 Our Lives After Trek Part 1

Life After Trek Podcast Episode 12 Our Lives After Trek Part 1

We’re pleased to announce the thirteenth episode of our “Life After Trek” podcast. In part 1 of our special round-table discussion, that we're calling "Our Lives After Trek", we had the fortune of talking Trek with Trek author Dayton Ward, Trek know-it-all Larry Nemecek, Trek blogger Jerad "Super Spock" Formby, and Geek Fighter Damon Shaw.

In the first part of our discussion, each panelist tells their trek universe introduction story and we also go through each of the Trek series with insightful, funny, and sometimes "inside Trek" conversations about the shows. In true "Best of Both Worlds" fashion, we leave you with a cliffhanger. Next episode we'll be discussing "Enterprise" and all of the Trek movies. We had a blast recording this episode and hope that you will enjoy this unique conversation.

Be sure to visit our panelists at their home on the interwebs. You'll find Dayton Ward at DaytonWard.com / twitter, Larry Nemecek at LarryNemecek.com / TrekLandBlog.com / twitter, Jerad Formby at Hey Star Trek! on Tumblr / twitter, and Damon Shaw at GeekFights.net / twitter.

Keep on the lookout for part 2 which should be coming up in the next two weeks.

Also, for those with kids out there, this episode has language that may not be appropriate for young ears.  Listener discretion is advised. 

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Life After Trek Podcast Episode 12 “The Con of Wrath” Special Featuring Larry Nemecek

Life After Trek Podcast Episode 12 "The Con of Wrath" Special Featuring Larry Nemecek

We’re pleased to announce the twelfth episode of our “Life After Trek” podcast "The Con of Wrath" special featuring Larry Nemecek. As many of you may now, Larry Announced a brand new and exciting documentary project called "The Con of Wrath".  The documentary croncials the doomed "Ultimate Fantasy '82" convention held in Houston, Texas shortly after the release of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan".  And... to learn more, you'll simply have to listen to the episode.  Sorry, thems the breaks.  Seriously though, Larry does a much better jobs of explaining the premise than we can.  

Not only do we discuss "The Con of Wrath", but we talk with Larry about the current state of fandom history as well as my unfortunate incident with an LP version of the ST:TMP soundtrack.  

Be sure to download this episode below to get an awesome primer and insight into "The Con of Wrath" from the man himself, Larry Nemecek.

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Life After Trek Podcast Episode 11 Featuring Max Grodenchik

Life After Trek Podcast Episode 10 Featuring Max Grodenchik

We’re pleased to announce the eleventh episode of our “Life After Trek” podcast, featuring Max Grodenchik. What's exciting about this episode is of course Max's interview, but this completes our House of Nog set with the show stopper Grand Nagus Nog! Be sure to check out the other House of Nog interview with Chase Masterson & Aron Eisenberg. We had the pleasure of hanging out with Max at BayouCon this year and he was kind enough to spend some quality time with us discussing not only his role on "Deep Space Nine", but also his time on TNG and his early years in acting.

Max has several appearances coming up including the Creation Entertainment Boston & Nashville Conventions where he will be joining Vaughn Armstrong, Ethan Phillips, Jeffrey Combs, & Casey biggs in the fabled "Rat Pack" comedy show. We've seen both Max & Vaughn live and can only imagine the fantastic insanity that will ensue with that cast of characters. Vaughn & the gang (including Armin Shimmerman) will also be performing at Vegas Khhaaan! 2011, you can get more info here.

We had a blast at BayouCon this year and as an added bonus, you can check out an excerpt from Max's BayouCon panel below. Here he describes working with his cosmetic Ferengi teeth on DS9.

Be sure to download this episode below to hear Max's fantastic look into his Life After Trek.

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Life After Trek Podcast Episode 10 Featuring Vaughn Armstrong

We’re pleased to announce the tenth episode of our “Life After Trek” podcast, featuring Vaughn Armstrong. Many of you will remember Vaughn as Admiral Maxwell Forest from Star Trek: Enterprise, but Vaughn has also played countless characters throughout the Trek universe. From TNG to Voyager, Vaughn has played a myriad of Klingons, plus a Borg, Romulans, Cardassians, Hirogen, etc., etc. We had the pleasure of spending time with Vaughn at BayouCon this year and he was kind enough to sit down and tell us about his life after trek.

Vaughn has several appearances coming up including the Creation Entertainment Boston Convention where he will be joining Max Grodenchik, Ethan Phillips, Jeffrey Combs, & Casey biggs in the fabled "Rat Pack" comedy show. We've seen both Max & Vaughn live and can only imagine the insanity that will ensue with that cast of characters. Vaughn & the gang (including Armin Shimmerman) will also be preforming at Vegas Khhaaann! 2011, you can get more info here.

We had a blast at BayouCon this year and as an added bonus, you can check out an excerpt from Vaughn's BayouCon panel below. Here he describes his first cooking lesson as a kid.

Be sure to download this episode below to hear more interesting tales from Vaughn about his impressive & colorful career in the Hollywood.

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Life After Trek Podcast Episode 9 Featuring Crystal Allen

We’re pleased to announce the eighth episode of our “Life After Trek” podcast, featuring Crystal Allen. Many of you will remember Crystal from her role as D'Nesh in the Enterprise episode "Bound". D'Nesh was one of the Orion Slave Girls used to gain control of the Enterprise and subdue Captain Archer and his crew. Crystal was also involved in the Tim Russ helmed fan film "Star Trek: Of Gods and Men" were she played Conqueror Navigator Yara.

We originally met Crystal at last year's Starbase Indy convention, but unfortunately ran into technical difficulties and were unable to record the interview live. Crystal was a great sport and called in to provide you guys & gals with insight into her time spent in the Trek universe. If you haven't checked out "Of Gods and Men", be sure to do so. You can find more info here on the official website.

We hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we did recording it. Be sure to stop by the official Crystal Allen website here to see what projects she has in store.

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Life After Trek Podcast Episode 8 Featuring Aron Eisenberg

Life After Trek Podcast Episode 8 Featuring Aron Eisenberg

We’re pleased to announce the eighth episode of our “Life After Trek” podcast, featuring Aron Eisenberg. As you all know, Aron played Nog, the youngest of the Ferengi family, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Even though he wasn’t a “regular” (Aron corrected us about that during the podcast), Nog was such a presence that he enhanced the entire feel for the series. Being HUGE DS9 fans, we were totally stoked to spend time talking to Aron about his current projects and his life after Trek.

During the podcast he talked about his time on DS9, his videography business, his career/life strategies, and he even filled us in on his inspiration for his role in “It’s Only A Paper Moon” (the episode we, personally, find ourselves returning to over and over again whenever we’re feeling a bit down).

It was a true pleasure to talk with Aron! Man…he’s got it so together that he even inspired us to do a little more planning with our own future (and we mean, beyond which Trek episodes to watch tonight). This is a fantastic talk that we’re sure you’re going to enjoy. Now…hit that download button! What are you waiting for?!?!

Be sure to check out his videography business, Reel Life Pictures, here.  Their work is gorgeous!

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Life After Trek Podcast Episode 7 Featuring Tony Todd

Tony Todd, Life After Trek Podcast, Trek Culture, Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: DS9, Star Trek: Voyager

We’re pleased to announce the seventh episode of our “Life After Trek” podcast, featuring Tony Todd. If you have a pulse and breathe oxygen, then you're probably familiar with Tony's work. He's been in over 90+ films including Platoon, The Crow, The Rock, The Candyman Series, Final Destination, & Transformers: The Fallen. He's also been in numerous television series including 3 of the 5 Star Trek Series in existence.

Tony is probably best know in the Trek Universe as Worf's brother Kurn who made his first appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation and then on to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Tony also played an Alpha Hirogen in Star Trek: Voyager. This interview was extremely special to us because of his work in the DS9 episode "The Visitor". Which we consider it to be the best episode of Television...ever.

The interview runs almost 40 mins and is packed full of Tony Todd / Trek awesomeness. We start off discussing Tony's beginning on the New York stages of Broadway all the way through Trek and on to his current roles including his time behind the camera as a writer and director. If this is your first jump in to "Life After Trek", you're in for a fantastic ride. Even if you've listened to all of our episodes, you'll still thoroughly enjoy this. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

Also, if you're in the Houston, Texas area, be sure to come see Tony at the upcoming Comicpalooza Convention in May.
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Life After Trek Podcast Episode 6 Featuring Natalija Nogulich

We’re pleased to announce the sixth episode of our “Life After Trek” podcast, featuring Natalija Nogulich. Since you are reading this here, I’m sure you all know Natalija for her character of Admiral Nechayev on Star Trek the Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. Her strong and heartfelt portrayal of this memorable character has endeared her to Trek fans everywhere, but did you know that she is also an author? In our interview we here all about her new book called “One Woman’s War” tentatively set to be out in the spring of 2011, as well as her current endeavors and her thoughts on the Admiral.

It seems that Natalija is always working on a project, whether it is acting on stage, writing, or volunteering, she is determined to be constructive and creative. One of the charities that Natalija works with is Trek to the Troops. Here, she contributes by visiting troops and sending them care packages. She even sends hats that she personally knits for them. You can see a video below of Natalija in her apartment talking about what goes into some of the packages they send.

We had a great time talking with Natalija and we’re sure you’ll enjoy listening as she talks about her recent goings-on and her experiences on set as Admiral Nechayev.

Be sure to visit Natalija's official website can be found here.

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