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!
It's been six months of DS9 relaunch. New friends have been made, tragedies have struck, and through it all Ezri and Bashir are still together. Let's put all of that aside for today as we follow one confused boy and his misadventures as Jake Sisko heads into the wormhole in search to the prophecy of B'Hala and maybe something more!
This Month's Book
Rising Son by SD Perry
After a long, long absence we have returned to the world of the Deep Space Nine relaunch, but before we can tackle the final stretch of the first arc, we must step back and read a little book called: The Lives of Dax. Nine short stories for every Dax host, we talk a lot this episode about the weird mess that is The Trill. It's good to be back with Star Trek.
This Month's Book
The Lives of Dax by Various
The Second Officers (that's us, we're workshopping it) return for a new episode of your favourite Star Trek podcast! The stresses on our schedule are starting to clear, and so we've read the latest Discovery book for you all. It was, tragically, not a great note to come back on. But between that and Jackson's first exposure to the animated series, we spun it into an excellent 1 hour and 15 minutes of hashtag content. So please, enjoy.
There's a mistake in the timeline! We ditch our book and episodes for a month due to scheduling and instead turn our eyes to a little, forgotten corner of Star Trek lore. Once upon a time, a man named J J Abrams was given the keys to make a new vision of Star Trek. What we got wasn't exactly fresh, nor was it particilarly visionary, which means we get to enjoy tearing it apart! Join us, as we boldly go back to where it all began, but maybe worse than it's ever been.
This Month's Comic Books
Star Trek Countdown
Star Trek Nero
This Month's Movie
Star Trek (2009)