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Literary Treks: A Star Trek Books and Comics Podcast

Mar 1, 2020

Dayton Ward: Kirk Fu Manual.

Starfleet has always been an organization dedicated to the peaceful exploration of space. However, Starfleet officers have to be able to defend themselves against the threats that the final frontier throws at them. To that end, Starfleet trains its officers in a variety of hand-to-hand combat skills. An expert wielder of these martial arts is Captain James T. Kirk, who has not only mastered these skills, but also has developed some of his own unique techniques of dealing with aggressive alien threats!

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther welcome Dayton Ward back to the show to talk about his book Kirk Fu Manual: A Guide to Starfleet's Most Feared Martial Art. We discuss where the idea for the book came from, Dayton's process of writing it, the fantastic artwork, Dayton's favorite Kirk Fu moves, where our listeners can find the book, and wrap up with where Dayton can be found online and what he is currently working on.

At the top of the show, we talk about the recently announced DS9 comic miniseries Too Long a Sacrifice from IDW and review Star Trek: Year Five #10.

DS9: Too Long a Sacrifice Miniseries (00:03:50)
Star Trek Year Five #10 Comic Review (00:06:31)

Feature: Dayton Ward
The Book Idea (00:19:49)
Writing the Book (00:24:39)
Favorite Kirk Moves (00:27:31)
The Artwork (00:31:18)
Promoting the Book (00:38:11)
Where Available (00:41:48)
More From Dayton (00:44:21)
Star Trek Never Ends (00:48:34)
Final Thoughts (00:57:52)

Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson

Dayton Ward

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)