Second Officer Slog
Second Officer Slog is a monthly Star Trek book club celebrating the wild, sprawling, dubiously canon extended universe of our favorite TV sci-fi series so you don't have to! Life long Trek nerds M and Jackson dive into the minutia of treaties, techno-babble, and Bajoran independence starting from the DS9 novel relaunch and headed where no book club has gone before.
Intended for people who've never cracked a single Trek book, we're talking about the best and worst that universe has to offer through book summaries, episode revisits, and more!
Light spoilers for a bunch of DS9 and Enterprise in this episode.
What happens when Discovery has its most dramatic story yet? We find time to talk about everything but the actual events of this episode. Combadges, tachyon particles, hair choices, prime Lorca, and many other things besides dominate this especially tangential episode. Don’t worry, everything is saved with a kiss. It’s good, actually.
Saru gets sick, Number One gets a burg, and Stamets gets high af in our fourth episode of Discovery season 2! We cover the ups and downs of this episode, and finally get around to disagreeing on Discovery for maybe the first time? Please enjoy the adventure with us!
It’s time for the Klingons! What does it mean for Star Trek to be bad when there’s so much interesting stuff to talk about? We find out in this amazing mess of an episode!
Discovery gets down and dirty with discussions of religion and the prime dir-oh, excuse me, General Order One, as we delve into the true joys of episodic Star Trek television. This episode isn’t our longest, but it might be our happiest. Please come along with us to the stars, to a new earth, and to the surprising reveal of the ghost parade.