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Literary Treks: A Star Trek Books and Comics Podcast

Jun 23, 2019


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 jeopardy.

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson discuss the TNG novel Resistance by J.M. Dillard. We talk about the return of the Borg, the Enterprise's new Vulcan counselor, drama among the secondary characters, Picard's relationship with Locutus of Borg, the nature of the Borg Queen, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.

At the top of the show, we judge the upcoming Discovery: The Enterprise War by its cover, and report on the sad news of the passing of artist Keith Birdsong. We also respond to feedback from the Babel Conference about Literary Treks 270: Kirk is Dabbing Like a Warp 4 Loony!

DSC: The Enterprise War Cover Review (00:02:55)
Remembering Keith Birdsong (00:07:57)
Listener Feedback (00:11:49)

Feature: Resistance
Resistance Cover Art (00:14:35)
The Borg Return (00:20:08)
Admiral Janeway (00:23:46)
Counselor T'Lana (00:30:06)
Temporary First Officer Worf (00:35:23)
Sara Nave and "Lio" Battaglia (00:40:13)
Locutus 2.0 (00:47:25)
The Borg Queen (00:55:29)
The Resolution (01:01:29)
Ratings (01:06:33)
Final Thoughts (01:11:07)

Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson

Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Greg Rozier (Associate Producer) Jeffery Harlan (Associate Producer)