The maps/book bestseller “Star Trek: Stellar Cartography” from Amazon and appearing as Dr. McCoy in the first two episodes of indie online hit Star Trek Continues—those are the latest headlines from the “Trekland” of Oklahoma native Larry Nemecek after moving into the franchise full-time 20 years ago in Los Angeles. Best known as author of the classic “Star Trek: Next Generation Companion” and longtime editor of official ST Communicator magazine and Fact Files, Larry has also released three editions on CD of his hundreds of hours of remastered archival Trek interviews as the “Trekland: On Speaker” series.
But long before he was a Trek fan, Larry had been a “NASA kid,” growing up in a family that followed all the launches of the 60s and 70s. He built the models, papered his room with NASA photos, posters and charts, and freed up time for his 5th and 6th grade teachers when they allowed him to do bulletin boards on the Apollo missions of those years. The inevitability of a peaceful, curious and respectful humanity growing outward from Earth to the stars was a perfect link to the backstory of Star Trek’s enlightened future format…and thus comes full-circel to the project that is Enterprise In Space.
Currently, Larry is pursuing a career in voiceover work, and is producing his “The Con of Wrath” true-event documentary, based on Star Trek fandom’s most “glorious failure”—the Ultimate Fantasy arena show of 1982. And guess who heads up Geek Nation Tours’ “LA2Vegas Trek Film Site Tour With Larry Nemecek,” next up in 2016
Along with story credit for the “Prophecy” episode of Voyager, appearances in docs like “Trek Nation” and “The Green Girl,” and working as a producer at the old original startrek.com, Larry still writes his “Fistful of Data” column for Trek Magazine, guest-blogs at startrek.com, and appears frequently at conventions, on podcasts and in CBS Star Trek Blu-ray documentaries and audio commentaries.