Thursday, March 2, 2017

Literary Treks 181: Mas Marko? Mas Polo!

In 1993, a new Star Trek series hit the airwaves: Deep Space Nine, a darker, grittier Trek set aboard a space station. Like every new Star Trek series, a line of original novels was produced by Pocket Books, and the first book in that series would be penned by none other than Trek literary legend, Peter David.

In this episode of Literary Treks, Dan Gunther, Bruce Gibson, and special guest Brandon Shea-Mutala discuss the first original Deep Space Nine novel, The Siege. We talk about the links to season one of DS9, how well Peter David captures the voices of the characters, the violence of the story, a possible Babylon 5 connection, Bashir's actions, and the story's villain.

In the news segment, we share our thoughts on the new comics Boldly Go issue 5, and Stranger Worlds issue 3.

Literary Treks 181: Mas Marko? Mas Polo!
Deep Space Nine #2: The Siege by Peter

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