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Literary Treks: A Star Trek Books and Comics Podcast

Dec 15, 2019

Robb Pearlman: Body By Starfleet.

Let's face it: as Star Trek fans, our primary way of enjoying this franchise is by sitting and watching the hundreds of hours of television shows and films that make up our favorite science fiction universe. But now, thanks to a book that recently hit store shelves, we can use Star Trek to inspire us to get up off the couch and get more active!

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther welcome author Robb Pearlman on the show to discuss his new book Body By Starfleet: A Fitness Guide. We talk about where the idea for the guide came from, the real exercises within its pages, the fantastic illustrations, some of our favorite exercises, how non-humanoids can get in on the action, an amusing tie-in video on, and wrap up with where Robb can be found online and what he's working on next.

At the top of the show, Bruce and Dan review Star Trek: Year Five #8 from IDW and respond to feedback from The Babel Conference for Literary Treks 289: It Is Better to Heal Than to Harm.

Star Trek Year Five #8 Comic Review (00:03:14)
Listener Feedback (00:17:13)

Feature: Discovery: Robb Pearlman
The Workout Idea (00:26:45)
Real Exercises with Puns (00:31:21)
Illustrations (00:37:29)
Some Favorite Exercises (00:40:19)
Captain's Workout Log (00:43:30)
Nonhumanoid Exercises (00:46:36)
Video on (00:51:02)
More From Robb (00:56:25)
Final Thoughts (01:02:28)

Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson

Robb Pearlman

Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) 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) Casey Pettitt (Associate Producer)