Commentary: Trek Stars 87: Yes, And... An Interview with Patrick McKay & J.D. Payne / by Mike Schindler

McKay & Payne.

Over the past fifty years, from Gene Roddenberry to Damon Lindelof, 369 people have written for Star Trek. In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, Mike and Max talk to the 370th and 371st Star Trek writers, Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne.

In the interview, we discuss McKay and Payne's Trek fandom, their screenplays which led to Trek, working with Robert Orci, and responding to the criticisms fans have of the last film. We also try to convince them to watch Deep Space Nine.

Running Time: 1 hour 3 minutes 25 seconds


Mike Schindler and Max Hegel



Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne



McKay & Payne (1:02)
Trek Fans (2:02)
Breaking In (12:32)
Writing Trek (28:23)
Influences (40:57)
Responding to Fan Criticism (43:21)
Final Thoughts (51:21)
Closing (52:26)



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