Friday, March 31, 2017

Literary Treks 184: Don't Scratch Your Sand Pimples!

Enterprise: By the Book


Season one of Enterprise was a unique time in Star Trek history: for the first time, humans were setting out to explore the galaxy and make first contact with new alien species. Would they jump in with both feet, introducing themselves and their technology with little regard for the consequences, or would they take the slow, measured approach favored by the Vulcans?

In this week's episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson are joined by special guest Brandon-Shea Mutala to discuss the first original Enterprise novel: By the Book. We talk about the crew's RPG game, Archer's first contact style, how well the novel portrays the series in its early days, the two alien races, Vulcan logic vs. Human impulsiveness, and wrap up with our ratings.

In the news, we have a new TNG cover to judge and a new Waypoint comic to discuss.


Literary Treks 184: Don't Scratch Your Sand Pimples!
Enterprise: By the Book by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch






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