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!
Wasted potential and piss poor writing does not a good episode make, but we do our best to talk through exactly why this episode of Discovery set a new low for this show. Sorry for the downer one, folks, hopefully next week picks back up!
We’re back to the very beginning as Spock and Burnham go to Talos IV, Christopher Pike actually gets a character arc 50 years later, and Saru reveals that he might never actually be fit for command now that he’s evolved. All this and more as we come into the back half of season 2 and try hard not to just talk about Enterprise again.
We finally spend most of the episode talking about the actual episode of Star Trek, which means Sarek must be involved! But don’t worry, we get a little bit of time to yell about Enterprise, as is our wont. Also, a shocking revelation about the mirror universe that changes everything forever.
The only thing better than good Star Trek is bad Star Trek.
- Gene Roddenberry, 1961