David Gerrold

Axanar 25: Does Star Trek Have a Future? by Trek fm

David Gerrold talks Star Trek, the Hugo Awards, and more.

Rob calls him “legendary” … and he doesn’t like it. But let’s be honest; David Gerrold is legendary! Without him, Star Trek wouldn’t be the same. So it’s only fitting that the man who penned “The Trouble with Tribbles” all those years ago is part of Axanar today. If there’s great Star Trek being produced, you can bet David is nearby.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by David to discuss a wide range of subjects including the controversy surrounding this year’s Hugo Awards, the state of America, the ins and outs of the publishing industry in 2015, and whether or not Star Trek has a future.

In our news segment, Alec and Rob talk Parsec Awards and film festival nominations, the hip-hop story behind Prelude to Axanar’s sound mix, deliver updates on the soundtrack and Blu-ray, and fill fans in on the departure of director Christian Gossett.

Running Time: 1 hour 21 minutes 23 seconds


Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters


David Gerrold

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen


Parsec Awards and Film Festival Nominations (00:00:33)
Christian Gossett Departs + Production Updates (00:02:06)
Explaining Prelude to Axanar’s Sound Mix (00:09:00)
Convention, Soundtrack, and Blu-ray Updates (00:12:26)

Feature: Interview with David Gerrold

The Hugo Controversy (00:16:37)
The State of the Country (00:23:09)
Are We Afraid of Excellence? (00:28:23)
The Inspiration of Star Trek (00:33:05)
Does Star Trek Have a Future? (00:39:33)
The Idea of Excellence (00:39:33)
Reading the Axanar Script for the First Time (01:10:14)
Is Star Trek Antiquated? (01:13:49)
Closing (01:17:46)

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Axanar 2: Not Just Another Battle Story by Trek fm

The Axanar Story and Script with David Gerrold and Christian Gossett.

Set during the Four Years War between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, Axanar has its share of battles. But there's far more to the story than ship-to-ship combat, action, and explosions. At the heart of any good war story is the effect it has on those involved. War stories are character tales, and as famed Star Trek writer David Gerrold points out, this is what attracted him to Alec Peter's script. In this episode of the official Star Trek: Axanar podcast we're joined by David as well as director Christian Gossett to talk about conflict in Star Trek, Klingons, and why Axanar goes far beyond the average battle story.

Running Time: 39 minutes 40 seconds

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Christopher Jones and Alec Peters



David Gerrold and Christian Gossett



Production Updates (1:48)
Getting Set for the Premiere (5:11)
The Next Axanar Kickstarter (7:04)


Feature: The Axanar Story and Script with David Gerrold

First Impressions (8:47)
A Star Trek War Story (11:40)
A Klingon Perspective (16:42)
Script Evolution (23:58)
Final Thoughts (29:35)
Closing (30:33)

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