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!
Short Treks are back! This is the week Discovery season 2 starts! The train never stops and we’re climbing on and not letting go. Please enjoy as we talk about the best and worst of Star Trek short films this week, and prep for the weeks ahead.
Next Week's Episodes
DIS S02E01 - “Brother”
The ramp up to Discovery season 2 continues as we take on the third Discovery book and discover that the boy is all right as we spend a very bad day with everyone’s scared anxiety friend Saru! Tholians, imperialism, racial dynamics of the Federation and more define what might be the best Discovery book yet! Please sit back and enjoy the lost adventures of Georgiou and the Shenzhou with us!
This Month's Book
Fear Itself by James Swallow
We’re back at the end of the year with one short episode about two short episodes of Star Trek trying to sell you on keeping your CBS All Access account going during the lean months where there is no Star Trek. They did not succeed, but we’re going to talk about the shorts anyway, giving them the good old Star Trek critique like anything else. Please join us in this short, silly episode!
It’s all been building to this! The final chapter of this first ten book arc of the DS9 relaunch crashes home as all the threads of story collide in this … ending? Will Bajor enter the Federation? Will the Parasite threat destroy all our heroes have built? Will Quark and Ro Laren ever actually communicate? And most importantly, will Ben Sisko return? All this and more as we close this chapter and open the door to many more ahead.
This Month's Book
Unity by SD Perry