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 22: Alex Datcher, Ensign Tait on Star Trek TNG

The lower decks crew aboard a starship rarely get the recognition they deserve, so today, we get to chat with a Starfleet member whose quick thinking saved the entire Enterprise.

Alex Datcher played Ensign Tait on the season 7 opener “Descent Part 2” in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and it was a dream come true for her. Datcher walks us through the audition process, what it was like being on set and working with Gates McFadden, and more memories of her time onboard the Enterprise.

Alex also discusses her first time being on a TV show in “The Young and The Restless,” working on the “Beauty and the Beast” TV series with Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman, The Cynthia Rothrock action film “Rage and Honor,” being in a Perry Mason movie with Raymond Burr, Wesley Snipes stories from “Passenger 57” and how her previous job as a flight attendant helped her nail the audition, and what the worst role she ever had was, and much more!

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