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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

245: The "All Good Things" of Deep Space Nine

10/14/2018
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The War of the Prophets. Trapped 25 years in the future, the crew of the U.S.S. Defiant is faced with a future that is nearly unrecognizable. Only days away from Armageddon, the galaxy stands on a knife's edge. On one side, the Bajoran Ascendancy: a cult-like theocracy led by the Emissary of the "True Prophets": Weyoun. On the other, the remnants of a Federation nearly brought to its knees. In the middle: Captain Benjamin Sisko, who must decide once and for all the outcome of "The War...

Duration:01:23:00

244: Less Hair, Pointier Head

9/30/2018
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Robert Greenberger: A Time to Hate. The situation on Delta Sigma IV continues to deteriorate. Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-E must find a way to stop the violence and introduce a cure that will set the warring people back on the path of peace. Meanwhile, Riker tracks down his father and learns the terrible truth behind the problems facing the once-peaceful world. Is the Federation truly to blame? In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce...

Duration:01:15:58

243: An Upside-Down Tellarite Organ

9/23/2018
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The Fall of Terok Nor. Mysterious events are taking place on Deep Space Nine: Quark is accused of murdering a visiting Andorian, Jake and Nog reveal a mysterious, hidden holosuite deep in the bowels of the station, and a fearsome Cardassian scientist arrives for sinister purposes. All of these events relate to a mystery that has lain dormant since the withdrawal of the Cardassian forces from DS9 following the end of the Occupation of Bajor: a lost set of orbs that may have the ability...

Duration:01:17:21

242: A Starship Without Coffee

9/16/2018
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Diplomatic Implausibility. At the end of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Worf traded his life as a Starfleet officer for a career as a Federation diplomat. While some aspects of that life are similar to the years he spent in service to Starfleet, there are many new challenges and attitudes to overcome. When a rebellion on a Klingon-controlled planet threatens to involve the Federation, it's up to Worf to sort out the issue, facing a difficult challenge in diplomacy on his first assignment...

Duration:01:16:07

242: A Starship Without Coffee

9/16/2018
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Diplomatic Implausibility. At the end of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Worf traded his life as a Starfleet officer for a career as a Federation diplomat. While some aspects of that life are similar to the years he spent in service to Starfleet, there are many new challenges and attitudes to overcome. When a rebellion on a Klingon-controlled planet threatens to involve the Federation, it's up to Worf to sort out the issue, facing a difficult challenge in diplomacy on his first assignment...

Duration:01:16:07

241: The Bromance Episode

9/2/2018
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A Time to Love. As Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise continue to deal with the fallout from their disastrous mission at the Rashanar battle site, a new crisis threatens to unravel the civilization on an alien colony. A murder has been committed in a society that has known nothing but peace for a century, and at the center of it all: Kyle Riker, Commander William Riker's father! In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther discuss A Time to...

Duration:01:18:00

240: It Rings a Bit Holo

8/26/2018
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The Farther Shore. A Borg virus slowly spreads all around the Earth. A full-scale holographic rebellion is bringing the service industry to its knees. And in the middle of it all: Admiral Kathryn Janeway and the former crew of the U.S.S. Voyager. With Seven of Nine, Icheb, and The Doctor incarcerated by Starfleet, it's up to their former shipmates to set them free and get to the bottom of the mystery facing them before the entire planet is assimilated! In this episode of Literary...

Duration:01:12:08

239: Big Box o' Pips

8/19/2018
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Homecoming. In May of 2001, the Starship Voyager took her final on-screen voyage as Captain Janeway ordered her crew to "set a course... for home." Voyager had finally made it back to Earth after seven seasons in the Delta Quadrant, cut off from the Federation and their families. However, many viewers felt that the ending to Voyager was too abrupt. What about family reunions? What would happen to the Maquis crewmembers? And how would Voyager and her crew fit in to a Starfleet they had...

Duration:01:31:41

239: Big Box o' Pips

8/19/2018
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Homecoming. In May of 2001, the Starship Voyager took her final on-screen voyage as Captain Janeway ordered her crew to "set a course... for home." Voyager had finally made it back to Earth after seven seasons in the Delta Quadrant, cut off from the Federation and their families. However, many viewers felt that the ending to Voyager was too abrupt. What about family reunions? What would happen to the Maquis crewmembers? And how would Voyager and her crew fit in to a Starfleet they had...

Duration:01:31:41

238: Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help

8/3/2018
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A Time to Harvest. The situation in the Dokallan system is deteriorating rapidly. As Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise attempt to normalize relations with the Dokallans, sinister forces are working behind the scenes to undermine their efforts and subvert the Dokallans' terraforming operations to their own purposes. It will take all of the effort of Picard and his crew to turn the tables on their mysterious enemy, who have the power to hide in plain sight! In this episode of...

Duration:01:20:16

237: It's Like a Reverse "These Are the Voyages"

7/29/2018
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Surak's Soul. Subcommander T'Pol, on a landing party to the planet Oan whose population has almost completely been wiped out, inadvertently causes the death of the last survivor of the Oani race. Disturbed by her actions, she decides to adopt a strict interpretation of Surak's doctrine of complete non-violence, refusing to wear a sidearm or use the ship's weaponry, even in defense. But when the ship is threatened by the same menace that ravaged the Oani, can T'Pol afford to stick with her...

Duration:01:24:45

236: Nitpicking in Good Cheer

7/22/2018
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Phil Farrand: The Nitpicker's Guides. Many people think of nitpicking as a disrespectful act. If you enjoy a show, why pick it apart? I, however, would contend that if you love someone, it is actually a compassionate act to tell them about the dab of mustard on their upper lip! Such is the idea behind the Nitpicker's Guides, books that attempted to catalog and describe each and every error in a number of Star Trek series, be they continuity errors, equipment oddities, changed premises,...

Duration:01:42:49

235: Make it Sow!

7/15/2018
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A Time to Sow. Morale aboard the Enterprise has been dealt a serious blow. The incident at the Rashanar battle site has left a definite stain on the career of Jean-Luc Picard, and he and his crew can't help but feel that their latest assignment is designed to get them off the radar for the time being. However, their mission to investigate a centuries-old distress call may be more intriguing than Starfleet intended. When a new civilization is found to be thriving against all odds, Picard...

Duration:01:11:34

234: The Seed That Never Gets Any Water

7/8/2018
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James Swallow: Fear Itself. For many fans, the breakout character of Star Trek: Discovery has been Saru, the Kelpien science officer aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou. Kelpiens are a prey species, driven by instinct to heed their natural fear response and be hyper-alert to any danger present in their surroundings. Saru is no exception to this, and when a rescue mission begins to spiral out of control, he must learn to temper his fear if he has any hope of getting himself and his team out...

Duration:01:15:12

233: The Yin and the Yang of Klingons

6/24/2018
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The Root of All Rage. Across the Alpha Quadrant, opinion is turning against the Renao. A terrorist group, The Purifying Flame, is responsible for the destruction of starbases and colonies in the Federation and the Klingon Empire, and now the Empire screams for blood. It's up to the crews of the U.S.S. Prometheus and the I.K.S. Bortas to investigate and bring The Purifying Flame to justice, but can they complete their mission before the calls for vengeance overwhelm the situation, or will...

Duration:01:16:16

232: Andorian Crinkled Bendy Straw Antenna

6/10/2018
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Through the Mirror. In the dreaded Mirror Universe, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew aboard the fearsome I.S.S. Enterprise plot to raid our universe for valuable plunder to fuel the ever-expanding war machine of the Terran Empire. Unbeknownst to the Enterprise crew in the Prime Universe, infiltration of Starfleet by Mirror-Picard and his crew has already begun... In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson are joined by Trek.fm's own Amy Nelson to talk...

Duration:01:52:53

232: Andorian Crinkled Bendy Straw Antenna

6/10/2018
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Through the Mirror. In the dreaded Mirror Universe, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew aboard the fearsome I.S.S. Enterprise plot to raid our universe for valuable plunder to fuel the ever-expanding war machine of the Terran Empire. Unbeknownst to the Enterprise crew in the Prime Universe, infiltration of Starfleet by Mirror-Picard and his crew has already begun... In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson are joined by Trek.fm's own Amy Nelson to talk about...

Duration:01:52:53

231: Dancing to the Strains of Cadillac Ranch

6/3/2018
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A Time to Die. Captain Picard relieved of command and under psychiatric care. The Enterprise in mortal danger. A "Traveler," scared to use his power, but knowing that he must in order to save his friends from another life. And a strange, other-worldly threat prowls the site of the deadliest battle of the Dominion War, with seemingly nothing able to stop it. Can Wesley Crusher once again do what he does best: save the U.S.S. Enterprise and everyone aboard her? In this episode of Literary...

Duration:01:24:51

230: Golf in the Original Klingon

5/27/2018
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How Much for Just the Planet? Star Trek is no stranger to absurdity. "The Trouble with Tribbles," "I, Mudd," and "A Piece of the Action" are probably the most notable instances, however, it's fair to say that Star Trek has never been quite this off-the-wall! With characters bursting into song at the drop of a hat and over-the-top physical gags including an epic pie fight and a Klingon captain getting his foot stuck in a toilet, the subject of this week's episode isn't your typical...

Duration:01:19:47

229: Spaceballs From the Gamma Quadrant

5/13/2018
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Fallen Heroes. Deep Space Nine under siege! A seemingly indestructible and implacable foe is tearing through DS9 deck-by-deck, destroying everyone in their path. Salvation will come from an unlikely place, however, and it is up to Quark and Odo to work together to solve the mystery and save the station! In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther are joined by guest host Brandon Shea-Mutala to discuss the Deep Space Nine novel Fallen Heroes by Dafydd ab Hugh. We...

Duration:01:24:32