Longtime Trek author Larry Nemecek (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library) is releasing the fourth volume in his “On Speaker” audio series in celebration of Voyager‘s 20th anniversary.
TREKLAND: On Speaker is an ongoing series of audio recordings culled from the thousands of hours of audio interviews Nemecek has conducted over the decades. Previous volumes have covered TNG and DS9, and now, on it’s 20th anniversary, it’s Voyager‘s turn.
From the press release:
Twenty years ago, 1995 saw the launch of Star Trek: Voyager as the franchise’s return to network television, headed by the first-ever female lead captain in Star Trek history.
And now, Star Trek author/producer Larry Nemecek digs deep into his 500+ hours of longform interviews on analog tape to return to 1994 and 1995 and his long extended conversations with those who built Voyager.
The result is the fourth volume in his TREKLAND: On Speaker series, “Voyager’s Premiere: Taking Care of ‘Caretaker.’ “
“These are not sound bites and quickie blurbs for TV, but extended, 60 or 90 minutes interviews at season’s end that have now been digitized and remastered, “ Nemecek explained.
“And, of course, it’s all from the producers, writers and designers who really made the creative decisions behind the moments fans love—far more than even the cast. In long extended clips that have never been heard before in public.”
Making their debuts “On Speaker” for Vol. 4 are co-creator/executive producer Jeri Taylor, the godmother of the Janeway character, and Emmy-winning production designer Richard James. There’s also director Winrich “Rick” Kolbe and visual effects Emmy winning producer Dan Curry.
The audio recording comes on a compact disc with extensive liner notes, photos, and an introduction from Nemecek himself. The disc costs $21.99, postage included, and is available through Nemecek’s site, larrynemecek.com, or at Larry’s table during his many convention appearances. He is also more than happy to sign copies, either through mail or in person.
More information and images from the set can be found here.