J.G. Hertzler talks Samuel Travis.
In Star Trek: Axanar, the story of The Four Years War is told from both the Federation and Klingon sides of the conflict. And while the USS Ares plays a central role in the war efforts—guided by the reluctant yet inspiring commander Kevlar Garth—other Starfleet figures are key to victory. One of these is Samuel Travis, one of the most senior captains in the fleet. Garth's actions during the war capturing the respect of Travis, a man of few words but an inspiring presence himself.
In this episode of the official Star Trek: Axanar podcast, Alec Peters and Christopher Jones are joined by the man behind Travis, none other than J.G. Hertzler, to learn more about his approach to the character, what drew him to the project, the inspiration for Travis, and J.G.'s own life experiences that play into the role.
In our news segment we get an update from Alec on more "crewing up" as Babylon 5 legend John Iacovelli beings his Emmy Award-winning design talent to Axanar.
Running Time: 48 minutes 28 seconds
Christopher Jones and Alec Peters
Editor and Producer
Norman C. Lao
John Iacovelli joins the Axanar creative team (00:52)
Feature: J.G. Hertzler talks Samuel Travis
Signing On to Axanar (4:29)
Playing a Human for a Change (13:40)
Inspirations for Captain Travis (18:20)
Collaborating On Character Development (24:08)
Future Directions for Travis (32:26)
What's Next for J.G.? (35:10)
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