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Literary Treks is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek in written form. Each week hosts Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones explore Star Trek books and comics and chat with authors.

Literary Treks is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek in written form. Each week hosts Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones explore Star Trek books and comics and chat with authors.
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Literary Treks is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek in written form. Each week hosts Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones explore Star Trek books and comics and chat with authors.

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Episodes

282: And Then Wonder Woman Shows Up!

9/21/2019
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Aaron Harvey: The Official Guide to the Animated Series. An often-overlooked corner of the Star Trek universe, the animated Star Trek series of 1973-'74 was the first time Trek would make a comeback. Utilizing most of the original voice talent, TAS approached storytelling in much the same way as its predecessor. A comprehensive guide to this groundbreaking series has never been made available... until now! In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson are joined...

Duration:01:26:03

282: And Then Wonder Woman Shows Up!

9/21/2019
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Aaron Harvey: The Official Guide to the Animated Series. An often-overlooked corner of the Star Trek universe, the animated Star Trek series of 1973-'74 was the first time Trek would make a comeback. Utilizing most of the original voice talent, TAS approached storytelling in much the same way as its predecessor. A comprehensive guide to this groundbreaking series has never been made available... until now! In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson are joined...

Duration:01:26:03

281: The Next Evolutionary Step of the Borg

9/15/2019
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Before Dishonor. The Enterprise has fought a costly battle with the Borg. Now, the massive cube they faced seems to be dormant, and Starfleet sends a team led by Admiral Kathryn Janeway to investigate. However, the Borg ship comes alive without warning and captures the admiral, using her to lead a direct attack on the heart of the Federation. Now, it's up to the crew of the Enterprise, along with Spock and Seven of Nine, to counter the renewed Borg threat. In this episode of Literary...

Duration:01:34:24

280: The Rigellians Are Psycho

9/1/2019
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Early Voyages #1-4. Captain Christopher Pike has played a large role in the Star Trek universe over the past year, and we have made a concerted effort to take a look at the books that chronicle the adventures of this captain of the Enterprise. So it only makes sense to cast our gaze back to the late '90s, when Marvel Comics briefly held the licence to print Star Trek comic books, and released a series based on the voyages of the U.S.S. Enterprise under the command of Chris Pike. In...

Duration:01:35:58

280: The Rigellians Are Psycho

9/1/2019
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Early Voyages #1-4. Captain Christopher Pike has played a large role in the Star Trek universe over the past year, and we have made a concerted effort to take a look at the books that chronicle the adventures of this captain of the Enterprise. So it only makes sense to cast our gaze back to the late '90s, when Marvel Comics briefly held the licence to print Star Trek comic books, and released a series based on the voyages of the U.S.S. Enterprise under the command of Chris Pike. In this...

Duration:01:35:58

279: The Young, Rash, Impetuous Russian

8/25/2019
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Greg Cox: The Antares Maelstrom. A 23rd century gold rush kicks off when a rare element is discovered on planet Baldur III, and it's up to the crew of the Enterprise to maintain order when the small colony world is overrun by pioneers hoping to strike it rich. Complicating matters is the nearby Antares Maelstrom, a treacherous area of space that has claimed the lives of many explorers over the years. With his crew stretched thin, can Kirk manage to prevent tragedy? In this episode of...

Duration:01:27:24

278: His Losses Continue to "Mount"

8/18/2019
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John Jackson Miller: The Enterprise War. At the end of Star Trek: Discovery's first season, we encounter the U.S.S. Enterprise under the command of Captain Christopher Pike. A long and costly war with the Klingons has taken its toll on Starfleet, but the Enterprise was kept out of the fray. What was this storied starship up to for the duration of the war, and why was she out of contact with Starfleet for so long? The answers to these questions and more can be found in the subject of this...

Duration:01:42:26

277: You're Meant to Be Confused

8/4/2019
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Sword of Damocles. The Starship Titan continues its mission of exploration in the Gum Nebula, encountering a strange phenomenon that stops the vessel dead in its tracks. Tracing the cause back to a planet called Orisha, an away from Titan encounters a strange anomaly that has wreaked devastation on the Orishans for millennia, and will cause one member of Titan's crew to come face to face with his destiny... In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther discuss...

Duration:01:27:33

276: There's a Line We Can't Cross

7/28/2019
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Dayton Ward and David R. George III: How to Write Star Trek Novels. For almost the entire history of Star Trek, novels have played a part in many people's experience of the fandom. They are a way to go beyond what we see on the screen, and Star Trek fiction novels now account for scores more adventures than the television shows and films. But how does a Star Trek novel come to be, and what goes into the writing of a Star Trek adventure in book form? In this episode of Literary Treks,...

Duration:01:52:21

275: Q is a YouTube Comment Troll

7/21/2019
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Q & A. The supposedly-omnipotent Q has long been a thorn in the side of Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise. From the very beginning of the Enterprise-D's mission to Farpoint, Picard has been put through his paces dealing with the seemingly-childish entity. However, is there more to Q's visitations than meets the eye? Picard and his crew will soon find the answer to that question, with the fate of the entire universe at stake! In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce...

Duration:01:09:26

274: An Old Man in the Park Feeding Pigeons

7/7/2019
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The Children of Kings. Before Kirk's historic five-year mission, the mighty U.S.S. Enterprise was commanded by Captain Christopher Pike. In response to an apparent Klingon attack on a Federation starbase, Pike takes the Enterprise to the Borderlands, a lawless region of space controlled by the Orions. Hoping to strike an alliance with elements of the Orion syndicate, Pike soon discovers that not all is as it seems with this mysterious and ancient race. In this episode of Literary Treks,...

Duration:01:33:46

273: Unintended Consequences

6/30/2019
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Orion's Hounds. The Starship Titan under the command of William Riker begins its mission of exploration far beyond the boundaries of Federation space! In the largely-uncharted Gum Nebula, Riker and the crew of Titan encounter giant, space-dwelling lifeforms that have been seen only once before: during the mission to Farpoint Station that began the voyages of the Enterprise-D. But these majestic lifeforms are being hunted, and Riker feels the need to intervene. However, all may not be as...

Duration:01:40:22

272: A Fun Borg Romp?

6/23/2019
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Resistance. The Borg are no longer a threat thanks to the decisive blow delivered to them by the crew of Voyager upon their return to the Alpha Quadrant... or so everyone believes. When Captain Jean-Luc Picard begins to once again hear their thoughts in his mind, he knows the truth: The Borg are back in the Alpha Quadrant, with plans not just for assimilation, but annihilation. Starfleet is skeptical, but Jean-Luc is certain that if he does not act immediately, the entire Federation is...

Duration:01:22:54

272: A Fun Borg Romp?

6/23/2019
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Resistance. The Borg are no longer a threat thanks to the decisive blow delivered to them by the crew of Voyager upon their return to the Alpha Quadrant... or so everyone believes. When Captain Jean-Luc Picard begins to once again hear their thoughts in his mind, he knows the truth: The Borg are back in the Alpha Quadrant, with plans not just for assimilation, but annihilation. Starfleet is skeptical, but Jean-Luc is certain that if he does not act immediately, the entire Federation is in...

Duration:01:22:54

271: To Thine Own Self Be True

6/9/2019
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The Captain's Oath. Captain James T. Kirk: one of the true legends of Starfleet. Awarded command of the U.S.S. Enterprise at a very young age, Kirk made his mark on the galaxy with an impressive career commanding one of Starfleet's most prestigious vessels. But what made him the captain he would become? And how did his experience commanding smaller starships prepare him for the years spent commanding the Enterprise? In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther...

Duration:01:25:11

271: To Thine Own Self Be True

6/9/2019
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The Captain's Oath. Captain James T. Kirk: one of the true legends of Starfleet. Awarded command of the U.S.S. Enterprise at a very young age, Kirk made his mark on the galaxy with an impressive career commanding one of Starfleet's most prestigious vessels. But what made him the captain he would become? And how did his experience commanding smaller starships prepare him for the years spent commanding the Enterprise? In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther...

Duration:01:25:11

270: Kirk is Dabbing Like a Warp 4 Loony!

6/2/2019
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The Gold Key Archives, Vol. 5: Part 2. Weird volcano-dwelling shapeshifters! Sentient stars! The return of Lt. Uhuru! A room that makes you crazy! And Starfleet Admiral... Kahn?!? All this and more in the latest installment of our look at the wackiest corner of the Star Trek universe! In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson finish their look back at Star Trek: The Gold Key Archives, Volume 5 with the final three stories in the collection: issue 28, "The...

Duration:01:30:05

269: Kellogg's Spock 'n' Krisp

5/26/2019
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The Gold Key Archives, Vol. 5: Part 1. It's been awhile, but it's once again time to dive into the hilarity and ridiculousness that is the Star Trek Gold Key comics! Incredible shrinking people, Japanese Samurais, and chilly red turtle people await you as we take on another round with the strangest corner of the *Star Trek* literary universe! In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther take a look at Star Trek: The Gold Key Archives Volume 5, Part 1, which...

Duration:01:22:23

268: Andy Does the Consonants, I Do the Vowels

5/12/2019
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Michael A. Martin: The Red King. Searching for a lost Romulan fleet, Captain Riker and the Titan are swept out of the galaxy along with Commander Donatra and the Valdore. They find themselves in the Small Magellanic Cloud, an area of space visited nearly a century earlier by another Federation starship. An long-sundered offshoot of humanity has claimed this area of space, and when reality itself is threatened by an encroaching anomaly, Riker and his crew must save these lost children of...

Duration:01:32:10

267: That Word "Sacrifice" Keeps Coming Up

5/5/2019
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Burning Dreams. Captain Christopher Pike: until recently, there has not been much canonically revealed about the predecessor of James T. Kirk. That has all changed with season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery. However, years before Anson Mount brought the character back to life, the definitive Christopher Pike novel was written, chronicling the life of the brave Starfleet captain from his earliest years as a boy to his life spent on Talos IV with Vina under the care of the mysterious...

Duration:01:31:06