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Trek Untold Episode 40: Billy Van Zandt, Rhaandarite Ensign from “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”

Trekkies will remember Billy Van Zandt from one memorable appearance in the Star Trek franchise, but you may know him better for his acclaimed work as a writer and producer for TV & theater, alongside his writing partner Jane Milmore. Born in New Jersey, Billy headed to Hollywood to pursue an acting career inspired by…

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Trek Untold Episode 39: Steve Neill, Special Effects Makeup Artist

Today, we’re speaking with Steve Neill, who is known for his special effects work on “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” specifically making Leonard Nimoy’s Vulcan ears and the makeup for the Rhaandarites. He also worked on some of the other Trek films, along with the pilot for “Star Trek: The Next Generation” titled “Encounter at…

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