Trek Untold

Hosted ByMatt Kaplowitz

"Trek Untold" is the Star Trek podcast that goes beyond the stars! This show features guests including character actors, stunt performers, directors, writers, VFX artists, and the behind-the-scenes people who make the Star Trek universe boldly go where no sci-fi franchise has gone before.

Trek Untold-Episode 125: Lisa Klink

Writing “Star Trek” with Lisa Klink, Part 1

Lisa Klink wrote 15 episodes of Star Trek shows on DS9 and VOY and was the executive story editor for “Star Trek: Voyager” along with some other Trek projects. Across the entirety of this two-part interview, Lisa will break down all of her Star Trek scripts and demystify how to write for a television show.

Going from duke university to LA, Lisa tells us about her journey from being a script reader for a producer (you won't believe what script she passed up on) to becoming a writer and how she found her way to Star Trek, lessons learned from Jeri Taylor, Micheal Pillar, and the writing team, and more.

This week, we discuss DS9's “Hippocratic oath” before moving into VOY for “Resistance,” “Remember,” “Innocence,” “Dreadnaught,” “Sacred Ground,” “Warlord,” and “Blood Fever.”

Lisa tells us about how a script is pitched and written, working with a team, Developing characters like Janeway, Tuvok, and Torres, how to effectively write conflict, and other great tips and tricks to be a professional screenwriter.

Come back next week for Part Two to learn about the other half of her Trek episodes and other unique Trek projects she contributed to!

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