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Literary Treks: A Star Trek Books and Comics Podcast

Dec 10, 2021

David Mack: Oblivion's Gate.

Twenty years ago Pocket Books started something incredible by continuing the story of Deep Space Nine, giving fans what happened after the finale, beginning what became affectionally know as the lit-verse and would span the entirety of the 24th century of Star Trek.

In this episode of Literary Treks host Matthew Rushing welcomes author David Mack to talk about the final book in the Coda series, Oblivion's Gate. We discuss how he is feeling, hopes for the series, the prelude, the Borg are back in town, the mirror universe, the Riker story, Emissary and The Hand of the Prophets, Worf's love life, Wesley, time's skeleton key, making it mean something, a question, miss writing the most, ending with Picard, David online and final thoughts.

Feature: David Mack
How David is Feeling (00:01:46)
Hopes for the Series (00:03:07)
The Prelude (00:15:05)
The Borg are Back in Town (00:18:12)
Bringing in the Mirror Universe (00:30:05)
The Riker Story (00:35:02)
Emissary and The Hand of the Prophets (00:40:42)
Worf's Love Life (00:46:32)
Alpha and Omega (00:52:04)
Time's Skeleton Key (00:58:52)
Make it Mean Something (01:04:04)
Characters You Wish You Could Have Used (01:07:48)
Miss Writing the Most (01:11:34)
Ending With Picard (01:17:03)
David Online and Final Thoughts (01:28:00)

Matthew Rushing

David Mack

Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Greg Rozier (Associate Producer) Casey Pettitt (Associate Producer)