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Frank Kennedy writes and performs original material for thoughtful audiences including a once, sold out off-Broadway stage in the pre-pandemic days. He blends his skills as a storyteller and sleight-of-hand magician, telling poignant stories of fatherhood with sons living on the Autism Spectrum. Watching Star Trek almost daily with his Mom as a teen - during the post-cancelation syndicated-rerun days of The Original Series - he is proud that he was part of the fan enthusiasm that turned Trek into a continuum of shows and films, rather than a forgotten canceled show with poor ratings. Along with devouring new Trek content, he has filled his life with adventures to over sixty countries, boldly going and learning about cultures on the planet Earth.

An Interview with John Billingsley, Part 1: Billingsley IS Phlox

This summer, a few days before the SAG-AFTRA strike began, actor John Billingsley graciously opened up about his role as Doctor Phlox, the first Denobulan character ever and chief medical

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very Short Treks’ “Holiday Party” in Review

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek: The Animated Series this year, episodes of very Short Treks have been created. “Holiday Party” is the second of these to be

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Prodigy‘s “Kobayashi” in Review

The Kobayashi Maru Starfleet training exercise, revealed in the film The Wrath of Khan, has been given a fresh perspective in modern Star Trek. While Lower Decks and Discovery each

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Interview with Max Grodénchik, Part 2: The Fate of the Ferengi

In this second part of our interview, Max Grodénchik — most notable for portraying Rom throughout DS9 — presents his views on Star Trek convention appearances, singing in the DS9

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Interview with Max Grodénchik, Part 1: Remembering Rom

Few Star Trek actors have had a role that transforms so much during a series as Max Grodénchik’s Rom in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Rom begins as Quark’s scared,

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An Interview with WFT Editor Dan Leckie

A few days before The Scotch Trekker turns forty years old, he paused his work on Warp Factor Trek to share his passion for Star Trek and several key projects

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Prodigy’s “Terror Firma” in Review

The previous episode establishes the stakes: Murder Planet vs. Prodigy Kids. The Prodigy six are stranded on a planet which is actually a sentient being that desires to consume all new life for

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Prodigy’s “Dream Catcher” in Review

Star Trek: Prodigy’s first “captain’s log” voiceover opens this episode. Dal is trying the record log as a concession to Hologram Janeway. The hologram, still training who she naïvely assumes are

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Interview with J.G. Hertzler

A few days before Christmas, Mr. J.G. Hertzler agreed to an in-depth Zoom interview for Warp Factor Trek. However, when the dark waiting room screen transitioned into his country home

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Prodigy’s “Starstruck” in Review

I was starstruck from an early age by Star Trek, through daily viewing TOS reruns after school. The show’s adventures and characters captured my imagination. This capacity of Star Trek

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