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 134: Laura Banks

Laura Banks Navigates “The Wrath of Khan”

Laura Banks is familiar to Trekkies from her role in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” as Khan's navigator aboard the USS Reliant. One of her earliest acting roles, Laura went from a model to a performer, starring in Roger Corman B-movies and eventually pivoting into writing.

Laura takes us on a trip through her origins in Hollywood to her time in Star Trek, working with Ricardo Montalban and Nicholas Meyer, becoming an Augment who spent time on Ceti Alpha V in The Botany Bay, and later a Federation Starship, and more from her unique work in that film. But, of course, Laura has other Trek connections too, like being an improv troupe with Whoopi Goldberg and eventually spending time with William Shatner (and DS9's James Darren) in “TJ Hooker,”…. as well as some off-screen stories you have to hear!

Plus, working with Roger Corman on “Wheels of Fire,” writing comedy and best-selling books, and her new autobiography “The Wrath of Blonde”!

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