Larry Nemecek

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Larry Nemecek
Nemecek at the Phoenix Comicon in 2013
Born
Larry Wayne Nemecek

(1959-01-18) January 18, 1959 (age 65)
Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Occupation(s)Author, speaker, host, interviewer, producer, consultant, archivist, actor, editor
Years active1991–present
PartnerJanet Nemecek
Websitewww.larrynemecek.com

Larry Nemecek (born January 18, 1959) is an American writer, speaker and host best known for his work in various capacities regarding the Star Trek franchise.

Professional career[edit]

First known widely for the official licensed bestseller Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion from Pocket Books through three editions beginning 1992, Nemecek later wrote the Star Trek: Stellar Cartography map and book set now used by franchise producers. He served as managing editor of licensed Communicator magazine from 1998 to 2005.

Since 2018 he has hosted The Trek Files weekly for Roddenberry Podcasts, shares a story co-credit for the "Star Trek: Voyager" episode "Prophecy," and has spoken at Star Trek and other pop culture conventions worldwide since his first book appeared.

Under his Trekland moniker geared to behind-the-scenes insights in the franchise, Nemecek offers the Portal 47 monthly backstage fan service, leads Trekland Tours day trips of location filming sites, and livestreams and hosts weekly on YouTube. His interview archives include over 600 hours of audio and video with Star Trek backstage creatives since 1992.

He has portrayed Dr. McCoy in the Star Trek Continues web series episodes "Pilgrim of Eternity" and "Lolani" and served as the series' Creative Consultant.[1][2][3] Nemecek has acted in and produced a number of different Star Trek related media products, both in a professional capacity and as an enthusiast.

In 2022, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Speculative Fiction Hall of Fame by the Future Society of Central Oklahoma.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Nemecek holds a theatre and communications BA from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, and an MA in theatre/directing from the University of Kansas[citation needed]. He is married to Janet Nemecek, onetime assistant script coordinator for Star Trek: Voyager[citation needed]. Nemecek was a founding committee member for the non-profit Soonercon charity sci-fi fan convention in 1986, and founded the Trek-focused non-profit ThunderCon media fan convention in 1991[citation needed].

Reflecting a lifelong interest in a fellow Oklahoma native, he serves on the board of directors of the Will Rogers Ranch Foundation that supports the Will Rogers State Historic Park in greater Los Angeles, California and was elected president in 2023. He has volunteered as a docent and interpretive tour host there since 2002.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1988: TNG-1: A Concordance and Episode Guide - Author
  • 1989:
    • TNG-1: A Concordance and Episode Guide (updated) - Author
    • TNG-2: A Concordance and Episode Guide - Author
  • 1990: TNG-3: A Concordance and Episode Guide - Author
  • 1992:
    • TNG-4: A Concordance and Episode Guide - Author
  • 1993:
    • TNG-5: A Concordance - Author
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion - Author
  • 1994:
    • DS9-1: A Concordance and Episode Guide - Author
    • Star Trek: Voyager Episode "Prophecy" - Writer (story; with J. Kelley Burke)
  • 1995: Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion (updated) - Author
  • 1996:
    • DS9-2: A Concordance and Episode Guide - Author
    • The Making of Star Trek: First Contact - Author (with Lou Anders and Ian Spelling)
    • Star Trek Magazine - Contributor (columnist, interviewer/feature writer)
  • 1997: Star Trek Fact Files - Contributor (author, photo editor and researcher)
  • 1998: Star Trek Communicator - Managing editor, contributor
  • 1999:
    • Star Trek: The Magazine - Contributor (author, photo editor, researcher and interviews)
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion (CD version) - Author
  • 2002: Star Trek: Star Charts - Contributor (Chapter introductions, research)
  • 2003: Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion (updated) - Author
  • 2005: Star Trek: The Collector's Edition - Contributor (episode notes)
  • 2011: The Official Star Trek The Next Generation: Build the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D - Contributor (interviews)
  • 2013: Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library - Author
  • 2018: Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library: Updated Edition - Author

Filmography[edit]

  • 2002: "Starfleet Moments & Memories Year Seven" ("A Unique Family"), TNG Season 7 DVD special feature - interviewed on March 20, 2002
  • 2003: After They Were Famous: Star Trek - Consultant
  • 2004: Star Trek: New Voyages: Come What May - portrayed Cal Strickland
  • 2005: Star Trek: Enterprise Episode "These Are the Voyages..." - cameoed as an Unnamed Human ceremony attendee
  • 2006: Star Trek: New Voyages: To Serve All My Days - portrayed Esterion Captain
  • 2009: Trek Roundtable: First Contact (Star Trek: First Contact (2009 DVD) special feature) - Host
  • 2009: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection Blu-ray (special feature) - Audio commentary
  • 2010: The Captains of The Final Frontier - Consultant, Guest
  • 2011: Star Trek: New Voyages: No-Win Scenario (Vignette Episode) - portrayed Tellarite Grolst [NOTE: This episode was originally filmed in 2005, but was not released until 2011.]
  • 2011: G4's Proving Ground: "Star Trek" - portrayed Star Trek Guest Consultant
  • 2011: Trek Nation - Guest
  • 2013: Star Trek Continues: Pilgrim of Eternity - portrayed Leonard McCoy
  • 2014: Star Trek Continues: Lolani - portrayed Leonard McCoy, Creative Consultant
  • 2014: Star Trek Continues: Fairest of Them All - Creative Consultant
  • 2014: The Green Girl - Guest
  • 2015: Star Trek Continues: Divided We Stand - Creative Consultant
  • 2015: Star Trek Continues: The White Iris - Creative Consultant
  • 2015: Our Star Trek: The Fifty-Year Mission - Creative Consultant, Guest
  • 2016: Star Trek Continues: Come Not Between The Dragons - Creative Consultant
  • 2016: Red Shirt Diaries: Operation: Annihilate - Dr. McCoy
  • 2016: Star Trek Continues: Embracing The Winds - Creative Consultant
  • 2017: Star Trek Continues: Still Treads the Shadow - Creative Consultant
  • 2017: Star Trek Continues: What Ships Are For - Creative Consultant
  • 2017: Star Trek Continues: To Boldly Go: Part I - Creative Consultant
  • 2017: Star Trek Continues: To Boldly Go: Part II - Creative Consultant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cast & Crew". Star Trek Continues. Farragut Films, Dracogen Strategic Investments and Vic Mignogna. Archived from the original on 2013-10-30. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
  2. ^ "Larry Nemecek". larrynemecek.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Larry Nemecek". phoenixcomicon.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  4. ^ https://www.news-star.com/2022/04/13/soonercon-to-honor-norman-writer-star-trek-expert/

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