Star Trek actor/director TIM RUSS joins me as we MIND MELD to discuss the popularity of the franchise, Leonard Nimoy’s recent health news, fans, and STAR TREK: RENEGADES
Tim Russ has been involved with several aspects of Paramount’s “Star Trek” franchise since the 1990s. He did a guest shot as a human terrorist in an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and played a recurring role as T’Kar, a Klingon mercenary in several episodes of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”.
On the big screen, Russ was tactical officer on the bridge of the then-new version of the Enterprise in the opening scenes of “Star Trek: Generations” (1994). He finally hitched his destiny to the stars as a regular on “Star Trek: Voyager” (1995-2001), the flagship series of the fledgling United Paramount Network (UPN). Russ was perfectly cast as Tactical Officer Tuvok, the first Vulcan member of a “Trek” series command crew since the legendary Mr. Spock.
The role allowed him to be serious full-time. He is the director behind feature-length fan films “Of Gods and Men” and the anticipated “Star Trek: Renegades”
Star Trek author/expert Mark Clark stops by as we explore the television series’ and take a look at the new films… We’ll go inside The Next Generation, Voyager, and more!
Mark Clark is an author and film historian who writes about classic movies and TV shows. His most recent works are STAR TREK FAQ: EVERYTHING LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE FIRST VOYAGES OF THE STARSHIP ENTERPRISE (2012, Applause Books) and STAR TREK FAQ 2.0: EVERYTHING LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE FEATURE FILMS, THE NEXT GENERATION AND BEYOND (2013, Applause).