77: Some Sort of Erotic Milliways

Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found).

Ladies and gentlemen, Vulcan Love Slave as we know it has now been in existence for three versions, and a fourth will be added just as soon as Quark can figured out to get his hands on it. Yes, when business at Quark's Bar, Grill, Gaming House and Holosuite Arcade began to dry up, a big move was needed to get things back on track. Something bold, something exciting, something… exclusive. The holosuite program Vulcan Love Slave has become a bit of a legend within Star Trek, but we've never learned much about it. It's just been mentioned in episodes like "The Ascent," "Doctor Bashir, I Presume," and "The Emperor's New Cloak." So what better topic for a fun adventure set aboard DS9—with a quick trip to Wrigley's Pleasure Planet?

In this episode of Literary Treks we're joined by the mastermind behind The Trek Collective, James Edwards, to discuss Terry J. Erdmann and Paula M. Block's new eNovella Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found). Few people know more about Deep Space Nine than Terry and Paula, and they deliver a delightful romp that slips in some meaningful messages about empowerment and equality.

James also joins us for our news segment as we take a look at IDW's Star Trek: New Adventures collection of the first twelve issues of Star Trek Ongoing, judge some apes by their covers, and find out how John Byrne plan to bring back Harry Mudd.



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Getting to Know James (2:06)

IDW's Star Trek: New Adventures collects Ongoing comics (9:39)

Planet of the Apes and Star Trek set to meet (14:31)

John Byrne brings back Harry Mudd in "Made of Mudd" (19:32)

Sponsor: Audible (23:24)


Feature: Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found)

Initial Thoughts (24:43)

Of Expos and Empowerment (and Swag) (31:26)

A Sense of Adventure (43:00)

The Future of DS9 Books (48:27)

Final Thoughts (56:10)

Closing (1:01:16)


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Category:Deep Space Nine -- posted at: 8:06am MDT

74: Kelp Cakes In the Morning

Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit.

When Deep Space Nine premiered, the stated goal of the Starfleet presence on the station and the purpose Sisko's mission was to prepare Bajor for Federation membership. As the series went on, this came close to happening once; but a warning from the Emissary put the issue on the backburner. Then the Dominion War happened. With all of that now in the past—and with other loose ends from "What You Leave Behind" either wrapped up or at least addressed—Mission Gamma sets Bajor back on a course for Federation membership and provides DS9 with a new TOS-like initiative to seek out new life and strange new worlds.

In the episode of Literary Treks hosts Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones continue our look at Mission Gamma with the second book, This Gray Spirit. We discuss Ezri's search for her place in the line of Dax hosts, Shar's continued struggle with his place in the unique Andorian reproductive crisis, and how the Yrythyan society of the Gamma Quadrant could hold the keys for solutions to both. We also explore the legacy of Ziyal, the intricacies of Bajoran-Cardassian-Federation politicals, and what it means to be part of the Federation. Plus, we decide whether kelp cakes are a good choice for breakfast and find out why much of the book feels like it takes place inside a Gaylord hotel.

In our news segment we judge Lust's Latinum Lost and Found by its cover, check in on The Trek Collective's interview with Star Trek: Seekers artist Rob Caswell, and state the case for the USS Titan being part of the Official Starships Collection.


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Lust's Latinum Lost and Found cover revealed (3:04)

The Trek Collective interviews Seekers artist Rob Caswell (9:47)

Help get the USS Titan into the Official Starships Collection (11:20)

Support Trek.fm by becoming a Patron on Patreon (19:05)

Sponsor: Audible (20:56)


Feature: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit

Initial Thoughts (23:20)

Do We Want Strange New Worlds from DS9? (29:07)

The Yrythny Caste System and the Defiant Visita Costco (36:07)

Political Games of Bajor, Cardassia, and the Federation (43:32)

What Does It Mean to Be Part of the Federation? (55:32)

Finding Ezri Dax (59:34)

An Andorian Soap Opera? (1:04:48)

Final Thoughts (1:10:14)

Closing (1:14:24)

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Category:Deep Space Nine -- posted at: 8:16am MDT

39: Never Misplace Your TARDIS

Horn and Ivory.

When we last left Kira she was faced with a choice of paths on a distant world in the Delta Quadrant. Two Iconian gateways offered very different escape routes from a seemingly hopeless situation. Which did she choose? Demons of Air and Darkness left a huge thread dangling—but it was by design.

In this episode of Literary Treks hosts Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones discuss the Deep Space Nine entry in the final Gateways book, What Lay Beyond, which tells the story of what happened to Kira after Taran’atar returned to the station. We explore what this short story, “Horn and Ivory,” adds to the richness of Bajor and how it helps Kira stop living in the shadow of the baseball. In news we find out what the coming year has in store for fans of The Lost Era and Section 31, and we delve into Mike Johnson’s new StarTrek.com series “Writer’s Log.” 

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Category:Deep Space Nine -- posted at: 9:00pm MDT





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