Monday, February 3, 2020

Literary Treks 295: Walls Behind Walls Behind Walls

Star Trek: Picard
by Kirsten Beyer & Mike Johnson
Exclusive interview with Mike Johnson!

With an unspeakable tragedy about to strike the homeworld of the Romulan Empire, Admiral Jean-Luc Picard undertakes a daring mission: leading a rescue armada to evacuate millions of Romulan citizens. However, not everyone is supportive of this mission, and the admiral faces some unexpected resistance when he tries to save everyone in danger, not just the Romulans.

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther welcome Mike Johnson, co-writer of Star Trek: Picard: Countdown, back to the show. We discuss how the comic trilogy came about, the inclusion of characters from TNG, Picard's new first officer, Tal Shiar operatives Laris and Zhaban, Admiral Picard during this time, the natives of Yuyat Beta, Romulan diversity, the machinations of the Tal Shiar, and wrap up with what Mike is working on now and where he can be found online.

At the top of the show we review Star Trek: Year Five #9 and respond to listener feedback from The Babel Conference for Literary Treks 294: Pulling the Strings.

Literary Treks 295: Walls Behind Walls Behind Walls
Star Trek: Picard: Coundown - Exclusive interview with writer Mike Johnson!

Previous episode: Literary Treks 294: Pulling the Strings
Next episode: Literary Treks 296: Attack of the 50 Ft. Betazoid!

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