Laura Banks is known to Trek fans as the Augment navigator Wajahut in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, she and I discuss her experiences on set, what the fandom means to her, and how her character was developed in Trek fiction. Specifically, I mention To Reign in Hell by Greg Cox. I also compare her account of the experience with what George Takei said in his book To the Stars.
We also venture into more real-world topics. Recently, she was interviewed for an independent film about the legendary movie year that was 1982, as well as a book about the history of the development of Star Trek II. She has a new movie called No Vacancy with Sean Young. Laura shares her experience as an improv and stand-up talent, as well as a podcaster with a specialty in astrology.
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John Lim and Andy Bray are the authors of the book “Making Fake Star Trek” and its sequel. The books chronicle their portrayals of Sulu and Chekov in the fan series Star Trek: New Voyages, also known as Star Trek: Phase II. In this episode, John and Andy join me for a discussion of the odd historical circumstances that made their show possible, and what it was like to step into the legendary roles.
You can follow John Lim on his official Twitter account. You can follow Andy Bray’s work on Twitter, as well. The book’s official website is MakingFakeStarTrek.com and the two operate a podcast, found here.
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