Author, interviewer, host, speaker, podcaster-streamer, archivist, producer, voice-over, actor … and fan! The title “Dr. Trek” is a much shorter way to describe Oklahoma native Larry Nemecek. He’s worked in Trekland ever since his bestselling Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion became a classic. An historian/pundit for Trek DVDs, host of Roddenberry’s The Trek Files podcast, and a convention guest worldwide, Larry recently launched the pioneering Portal 47 deep-dive experience for Trekfolk, taking them where no savvy fan has gone before.
Thousands of new fans worldwide know Dr. Trek from across the 10-part Center Seat docuseries on the History Channel. He’s written his “Fistful of Data” column in Star Trek Magazine since 1998. His hit Star Trek: Stellar Cartography maps-book set was updated in 2018.
Larry shares even more behind-the-scenes experiences and “canon-keeping” with his Trekland Treks day tours of LA-area Trek filming locations; his Trekland Tuesdays LIVE stream; “Second Opinion” and “Cadet Alice” on YouTube; and his Trekland On Speaker interview CDs that bridge Star Trek old and new. His documentary, the 1982 meltdown-turned-miracle The Con of Wrath, is now wrapping up.
His writing career, along with “ThunderChief” status as founder of the 1991-99 Trek-media Central-OK ThunderCon, led the nonprofit Future Society of Central Oklahoma in 2022 to present the Okie ex-pat with the Nucleon Award as an inductee of the Oklahoma Speculative Fiction Hall of Fame. Larry was also honored to be asked to serve as a founding Advisory Board member for the new Nichelle Nichols Foundation.
Larry worked on the storied Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas and Star Trek world tours; was managing editor of Star Trek: Communicator magazine 1998-2005; and on the entire original worldwide run of the Star Trek Fact Files from the UK to Japan.
Larry is also a two-time co-winner of Associated Press news awards from his news days, serves as a docent and Foundation board member at the Will Rogers State Historic Park in Santa Monica, and … still has his first Star Trek T-shirt.
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