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 36: Duncan Regehr, The Sex-Candle Ghost from “Star Trek TNG” and Shakaar on DS9

In the decorated annals of Star Trek memes, few are as strong and enduring as the sex-candle ghost from the seventh season TNG episode “Sub Rosa.” In this episode, we are honored to have that spirit take physical form, as we speak with the actor who brought Ronin to life, Duncan Regehr.

While many fans know him best from TNG, he was also Shakaar in three episodes of Star Trek DS9. We discuss both of those roles, including his thoughts on “Sub Rosa” and all of the memes, working with Gates McFadden and a take for that episode that was too hot for TV, acting with Nana Visitor, and why Shakaar didn't appear as much as he could have in the series, and much more.

We also discuss some of Duncan's other memorable roles, including Count Dracula in “The Monster Squad,” playing Zorro with another Star Trek alumni Henry Darrow in the 90's Zorro TV show, his portrayal of Errol Flynn in “My Wicked, Wicked Ways,” and much more.

In addition to being a classically-trained veteran actor, Duncan is also a writer, a poet, a painter, and so much more! We delve into the many passions of our guest and learn all about this very fascinating human being who is so much more than merely being the sex-candle ghost!

Learn more about Duncan's Gallery and his art at his official website –

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