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!
Second Officer Slog makes a glorious return as we begin the epic journey that is The Shatnerverse. In this month's book we deal with Kirk's Horny Middle Aged Crisis and greatly relish in the thinly veiled metaphor it all is for the difficulty of being William Shatner. It's a really good podcast and it's spoiler free for DS9 and most important Star Trek so if you've been cautious about listening there has literally never been a better time to jump in!
It is a turbulent time for Abnormal Mapping, but we just had to talk about the latest Star Trek: Discovery. It's a fucking stealth sequel to an episode of Enterprise, it could not possibly be more atop its bullshit if it tried, come on in and enjoy the return of everyone's favourite show.
Second Officer Slog, December 2017, we're here at the very beginning of Star Trek to talk about both the pilot that started it all and the latest book about the very latest Trek. Vulcan nonsense, the aesthetics of the pre-Kirk Enterprise, and the politics of the Federation in the 23rd Century take the stage in this big episode about just how much we enjoy what Discovery has done to change the tenor of the original series as an idea. Please, join us for this very good ride as Captain Pike and Captain Georgiou square off!
Here's the clip from Patrick Stewart on Extras, mentioned in this episode.
This Month's Book
Desperate Hours by David Mack