Special Insider Guided Tours by:
Mike and Denise Okuda, or Doug Drexler, or Daren Dochterman – Real Star Trek insiders with special insights and perspectives on the set and show!
|Daren Dochterman has been a fan of TOS since he was five years old. Since then, he has been a Concept Designer and Visual effects artist in the Movie Industry for the past 30 years. He had a fun stint as Director on a popular Star Trek Fan Film project a few years ago. He worked as Visual Effects Supervisor for Director Robert Wise in the year 2000 on the Director’s Edition of “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”. He is also the only person in the known universe to do an impersonation of Gene Roddenberry.|
As the lead graphic designer for Star Trek, Michael Okuda has earned screen credit on more Star Trek productions than anyone except Gene Roddenberry. Michael was responsible for the control panels, computer readouts, alien written languages, and other cool stuff in Star Trek: The Next Generation through Enterprise, and on Star Trek movies 4-10. Michael’s life-long fascination with the real space program led him to design numerous emblems for NASA, including the crew mission patch for the STS-125 flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Michael has been recognized with three primetime Emmy nominations for Best Visual Effects and with NASA’s Exceptional Public Service Medal.
Additional credits for Michael Okuda: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0645763/
Animation samples: https://vimeo.com/187841208
Denise Okuda served as video/computer playback supervisor and graphic artist for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, as well as for several Star Trek movies. Denise, along with her husband, was an artistic consultant and creative producer for CBS Home Entertainment’s remastered version of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the remastered original Star Trek series. The couple are authors of several books including the Star Trek Encyclopedia and coproducers of The Roddenberry Vault. Denise is a member of the Art Directors Guild and lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and their dogs, Amber Joy and Scooter T. Rocketboy.
Additional credits for Denise Okuda: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0645759/