Sunday, February 22, 2015

Literary Treks 92: Good Thing Riker Doesn't Listen to Amy Winehouse

Interview with John Jackson Miller about his new novel, Takedown

Star Trek fans have been pitting captains against each other since Picard came on the scene in 1987. The debate on whether Kirk or Picard is better still rages on internet message boards or any given weekend in any city hosting a sci-fi convention. But what if Picard went up against his protege, William Riker? Who would be the victor?

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther talk to John Jackson Miller about his first full length Star Trek novel Takedown, in which Picard and Riker do go head-to-head. We discuss John catching up with the continuity, inspirations for the story, being concurrent with The Missing, humor in the book, major spoilers, as well as writing Admiral Riker and Captain Dax.

In the news, we talk about the new Almighty Flow Chart on The Trek Collective as well as Gary Seven's upcoming appearance in John Byrne's New Vision comics in issue, you guessed it, seven.