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Trek It Out Episode 03 Doug Grindstaff

Elijah September 26, 2012 67 7


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26 September 2012 | Welcome to the third installment of Trek It Out! Trek It Out is a Priority One Production and hosted on www.priorityonepodcast.com. Trek it Out is conceived as a general interest Science Fiction podcast. In producing this show, our intention is to provide an outlet for news, interviews and opinions on topics that are not directly related to the main interest of Priority One, Star Trek Online.  Trek It Out will not at this point be a weekly show. We will produce new Episodes of Trek It Out as the opportunity for great interviews and interesting topics presents itself.

This episode on Trek It Out, we interview a man who was instrumental to shaping the sound of the Star Trek Universe – Mr. Doug Grindstaff! Douglas Grindstaff, Emmy award winning Sound Editor and Designer who inspired the Star Wars sound designers to create Darth Vader’s voice, and created many of The Original Series sound effects we have come to identify with Star Trek, and headed up the Star Trek sound department.

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Mr. Grindstaff worked intimately with Gene Roddenberry for the sound development of the show. He shared many insights on Gene and the series we all love so much, as well as loads of Hollywood and backstage stories of cast & crew, info about the lost sound effects library of Star Trek TOS, rare glimpses into show moments and new revelations about the series, it’s cast and crew.

Douglas was featured in a very lengthy, multi-page article all about Star Trek Sound: Cinefantastique Magazine Volume 27 #11/12 July 1996 (Star Trek The 30th Anniversary)

We are infinitely grateful to have had the opportunity to interview an industry legend and the man who shaped what was arguably one of the most important but unsung features of the original series. Thank you Mr. Grindstaff, for sharing your experiences with us and for bringing so much joy and hope to so many people around the world.

Why wait any longer… Let’s go Trek It Out.

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Elijah

Elio is a Northern New Jersey Cuban-American and graduate of Kean University, having earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance in 2011. He has performed in internationally renowned performance halls such as Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic, as a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, and in Beijing, China as a representative for Kean University. Since 2012, he has had the wonderful opportunity to Executive Produce Priority One – the premiere Star Trek Online podcast. Whether recruiting, managing the global team of talented volunteers, arranging interviews with special guests, editing, web-development, finding sponsors, managing crowd funding, or writing content for the podcast, Elio has a hand in it all. A long-time Trekkie, Elio has been watching the series since he was a child and sneaking in late night, back-to-back, episodes of TNG reruns. He finally embraced the Trekdom in college and spent many hours catching up on the entire multiverse…. instead of studying.

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  1. Shinsei on January 30, 2019

    Great interview, would be great to have an episode where you have the original Trek high council of sorts.

  2. Shinsei on October 1, 2012

    Great interview, would be great to have an episode where you have the original Trek high council of sorts.

  3. Sam Scott on January 30, 2019

    Had the pleasure of meeting Doug in 73 near Sunset and vine at a little demo studio there …. He showed me his library of tapes on reel to reel

  4. Sam Scott on April 29, 2014

    Had the pleasure of meeting Doug in 73 near Sunset and vine at a little demo studio there …. He showed me his library of tapes on reel to reel

  5. PeterBlood on June 20, 2019

    Met Doug in 1976 through Bjo Trimble and he helped me get sound effects from STTOS at Paramount for a 1976 Star Trek Equicon commercial. Nicest man who didn’t mind sharing his knowledge. So sad when he passed.

    My question is where is the podcast download link? Can’t find one anywhere.

    • p1-2019 on June 30, 2019

      Hello Peter – We’ve updated the site and now the player is visible. Enjoy!

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