Literary Treks: A Star Trek Books and Comics Podcast

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Literary Treks is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek in written form. Each episode hosts Matthew Rushing and Casey Pettit explore Star Trek books and comics and chat with authors. read less
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373: Rogue Nation
4日前
373: Rogue Nation
David Mack: Firewall.     With the release of Star Trek: Picard the questions of what happened to our favorite characters from shows like Deep Space Nine and Voyager was once again up in the air and the introduction of Seven of Nine to the show made the questions around her history after the series even more mysterious. In this episode of Literary Treks hosts, Matthew, Casey and Jonathan welcome author David Mack to discuss his new Picard era novel, Firewall. We discus the background of the story, writing in the Picard timeline, Seven’s emotions, an anchor, getting in the way, new characters, the spy element, staying true, the framing device, production, making the map, what’s next for David and our final thoughts.  In the news section we discuss two newly announced books for 2024!   News Book News (00:01:43)                Feature: David Mack The Background of This Story (00:09:45) Writing in the Picard Timeline (00:13:18) Seven’s Emotions (00:20:25) An Anchor (00:30:40) Getting in the Way (00:36:50) New Characters (00:41:33) The Spy Element (00:46:16) Staying True (00:54:34) Framing Device (00:56:39) The Production of the Book (01:00:54) Making the Map (01:05:08) What is Coming Next (01:08:54) Final Thoughts (01:18:08)          Hosts Matthew Rushing, Casey Pettitt and Jonathan Koan  Guest  David Mack Production Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Greg Rozier (Associate Producer) Casey Pettitt (Associate Producer)
369: Kirk's Joker
05-11-2023
369: Kirk's Joker
John and Maria Jose Tenuto: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: The Making of the Classic Film.     Coming off the heals of Star Trek: The Motion Picture it was not a forgone conclusion that there would be a sequel yet since its release in 1982 the mystique around the second Star Trek movie has only grown.  In this episode of Literary Treks hosts Matthew Rushing and Casey Pettitt welcome John and Maria Jose Tenuto to discuss their new book, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: The Making of the Classic Film. We discuss their Star Trek history, passion, Gene Roddenberry, a new captain, many scripts, an unsung hero, surprises, what to put in the book, never surpassed, favorite part, where to find them online and our final thoughts.  For the news section we discuss the Holo-ween mini series as well as Star Trek #13.   News Holo-ween Comic Series (00:02:48) Star Trek #13 (00:07:44)                  Feature: John and Maria Jose Tenudo Star Trek History (00:12:00) Passion (00:16:58) Gene Roddenberry (00:21:47) A New Captain (00:25:36) Many Scripts (00:28:57) Unsung Hero (00:32:53) Surprises (00:37:06) What to Put in the Book (00:44:00) Never Surpassed (00:51:07) Favorite Part (01:08:51) Where Online (00:14:49) Final Thoughts (01:17:54)           Hosts Matthew Rushing and C Bryan Jones  Guests  John and Maria Jose Tenuto Production Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Greg Rozier (Associate Producer) Casey Pettitt (Associate Producer)
368: Set the Stage
24-10-2023
368: Set the Stage
Making it So.     When people think of Star Trek, there are actors names that immediately come to mind and one of the first is Patrick Stewart for his portrayal of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. In this episode of Literary Treks hosts Matthew Rushing and Casey Pettitt talk about Patrick Stewart's memoir, Making it So. We discuss his early life, theater life, leading to Picard, left out, Star Trek work, other movies, Star Trek Picard, further stories our ratings and final thoughts.  In a monster news section we have a contest announcement,  some sad news, two book announcements, a comic announcement, then review Star Trek #12, Shax's Best Day, Defiant #8, Motion Picture Echos #5, The Scorpious Run #2 and Picard's Academy #1.   News Contest (00:02:17) Sad News (00:04:24) Pliable Truths (00:05:12) Lost To Eternity (00:10:16)                 Sons of Star Trek (00:13:58) Star Trek #12 (00:18:32) Shax's Best Day (00:22:35) Defiant #8 (00:24:52) Motion Picture Echos #5 (00:29:03) The Scorpious Run #2 (00:32:22) Picard's Academy #1 (00:35:43) Feature: Making it So   Something Interesting (00:42:58) Early Life (00:47:21) Theater Life (00:52:55) Leading to Picard (01:00:51) Left Out (01:04:37) Star Trek Work (01:07:29) Other Movies (01:12:05) Star Trek Picard (01:15:28) Further Stories (01:26:07) Ratings (01:29:22) Final Thoughts (01:31:56)        Hosts Matthew Rushing and Casey Pettitt  Production Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Greg Rozier (Associate Producer) Casey Pettitt (Associate Producer)