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!
After the best Star Trek book we have yet read, today we are tragically brought here to tackle one of the worst. But luckily, this is Second Officer Slog, and we have read it so you don't have to! It leads to a very rowdy and fun discussion of the myriad ways that Bad Star Trek manifests throughout the series, and the ways we react to them individually and combined.
In addition, we watch two episodes of The Original Series and have a fantastic, fantastic time.
This Month's Book: This Grey Spirit by Heather Jarman
Next Month's Book: Cathedral by by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels
We launch into Mission Gamma with our longest, most intense, and most beloved Star Trek book yet! The DS9 relaunch is at full steam, and we are ready to tackle new adventures and new horizons with Vaughn and the crew of the Defiant. Come for Star Trek Big Boss, stay for the infinite budget of books at delivering space majesty.
We also begin to fill in our gaps with some of the classic episodes of TOS, so please check those out! The first half of this month's podcast is spoiler free for DS9!
This Month's Book: Twilight by David R George III
Next Month's Book: This Grey Spirit by Heather Jarman
Welcome to the first in our irregular series of episodes focused around Star Trek comics! No episodes this time, it's a much shorter and looser affair, as we take you through on a journey of a random Star Trek comic we picked off the digital shelf.
This time, we are reading Perchance to Dream, a comic from 2000 set on the Enterprise-D between the events of All Good Things and Generations. It is extremely, extremely bad, and we had a great time experiencing the trainwreck. Please, come experience it with us.
In this month's Second Officer Slog we take a deep dive into everyone's favourite Star Trek pairing: that's right, Troi and Riker! Now, before you all leave the website in disappointment, I'm here to tell you that this is a raucous and entertaining episode complete with NO DS9 SPOILERS!!!
So for any more casual Star Trek fans who haven't been able to listen to prior episodes, this is a great time to jump on in. We have a ridiculous time with a ridiculous book, and you're all invited.