To Boldly Ask…
A Star Trek Video Podcast
Every character, every plotline, and every episode of Star Trek has had questions asked about it, dissected, and asked again by fans around the world.
Enter Ian Spelling. Former Editor of StarTrek.com and decades-long insider. His continuing mission: to bring you closer to Star Trek icons. To seek out new stories and new revelations. To Boldly Ask… what no one has asked before
Episode One with Number One
As a bridge between every era of Star Trek, Jonathan Frakes has a perspective on the series that few can match, and Ian Spelling is the journalist he trusts to share it with. He reveals for the first time stories of behind-the-scenes shenanigans, words of kindness from DeForest Kelley, his regrets that The Next Generation shied away from LGBTQ+ themes, and speaks frankly of the hurt caused by social media.
Check it out below and, for members of The Companion, an extended 38-minute version is available.
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We will soon be announcing more Star Trek icons lined up for Season One of To Boldly Ask… Next up is a guest from The Original Series… Oh My!
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