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Literary Treks: A Star Trek Books and Comics Podcast

Jan 12, 2014

Slings and Arrows: The Oppressor’s Wrong.

In 2007 Pocket Books decided to honor the 20th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation with a six-part eBook series that bridged the gap between the destruction of the Enterprise-D in Generations and the next time we saw the crew on the big screen in First Contact. Penned by J. Steven York, Christina F. York, Phaedra M. Weldon, William Leisner, Terri Osborne, Robert Greenberger, and Keith R.A. DeCandido, these novellas tell the story of the Enterprise-E’s shakedown cruise.

In this episode of Literary Treks hosts Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones discuss the second book in the Slings and Arrows series, The Oppressor’s Wrong, which adds to the DS9 episodes “Homefront” and “Paradise Lost” by shedding light on what was happening aboard the Enterprise-E during those events. As it turns out, Admiral Leyton’s plans for a coup d’état extended far beyond Earth and involved treachery worthy of a four-star badmiral.

In our news segment we learn that IDW does indeed plan to make John Byrne’s photo comic an ongoing series, and we review the fourth issue of the Khan comic series that fills in the back story from Into Darkness.