Commentary: Trek Stars 132: The Papa John's of Star Trek / by Mike Schindler

Bennett, Part 1: Trek.

On February 25th, 2015, the Star Trek family lost one of its most significant members, Harve Bennett. Bennett is largely responsible for revitalizing the Star Trek film franchise after the creative and financial missteps of The Motion Picture. It is impossible to imagine what Star Trek would look like today, had it not been for the work of Harve Bennett.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, Mike and John begin a new series on Bennett, looking the television shows he created over a career spanning three decades. In the first part of our series, we examine his work on Star Trek, looking at all of the movies he produced and wrote, including The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, The Voyage Home, and The Final Frontier. We also remember Grace Lee Whitney.

Running Time: 49 minutes 28 seconds


Mike Schindler and John Mills

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Mike Schindler

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

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Will Nguyen

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The Wrath of Khan (00:02:57)
The Search for Spock (00:08:46)
The Voyage Home (00:17:14)
The Final Frontier (00:24:03)
Starfleet Academy (00:29:04)
Grace Lee Whitney (00:38:33)
Wrap-Up (00:41:18)

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