Thursday, July 2, 2015

Literary Treks 109: Andorian High School Musical

Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Volume One
Andor: Paradigm
 by Heather Jarman


The Andorians have always been one of Star Trek's most distinctive looking races, yet even by the time the DS9 relaunch started, they had been little more than window dressing. The relaunch team set out to change that by bringing on a new character to the station, allowing the authors to create a vivid culture for the Andorians. It is no surprise that when the Worlds of DS9 series started, Andor was one of the planets visited.

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther wrap up the first book in the Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series with Andor: Paradigm. We discuss the differences Enterprise created, the Andorian culture, alien races being alien, science and biology, Prynn and Shar, the Prynn problem, where things end, and our ratings.

In the news segment, we talk about Dayton Ward's newest book In History's Shadow II: Temporal Boogaloo and the possibilities for cover art as well as look at Christopher Jones' new monthly column on StarTrek.com.


Literary Treks 109: Andorian High School Musical
Andor: Paradigm by Heather Jarman





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