Commentary: Trek Stars 122: Legitimately Brilliant / by Mike Schindler

Hurley and Nimoy.

Last week, the Star Trek family lost two members whose contributions to the franchise were enormous, Maurice Hurley and Leonard Nimoy.

Hurley was a writer/producer who ran Star Trek: The Next Generation through its first two seasons. Amongst his many contributions was the creation of the Borg.

Nimoy was the face of Star Trek. His portrayal of Commander Spock on the original series set the tone for everything that has come since. Behind the camera, he directed two of the most popular TOS movies, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, Max, John and Mike take a look at the careers of Hurley and Nimoy both inside and out of Star Trek, and discuss how their art has impacted us personally.

Running Time: 1 hour 3 minutes 49 seconds


Max Hegel, John Mills and Mike Schindler

Editor and Producer

Mike Schindler

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

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Hurley's Trek Work (00:02:15)
Hurley's Other Work (00:18:48)
Nimoy's Trek Work (00:23:27)
Nimoy's Other Work (00:38:12)
Final Thoughts (00:49:43)

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