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!
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.
Welcome to month three of Second Officer Slog, after the explosive two-parter to kick off the DS9 Relaunch we take it down a notch, for a more relaxing and subdued vacation with everyone's favourite Starfleet Fascists: Section 31. But it's not all such a light-hearted affair, because we also check in with the original series crew as they get into a spot of trouble, with some Tribbles...
This Month's Book: Section 31: Abyss by Jeffery Lang and David Weddle
We're back for our second voyage as we obliterate the last of our pre-launch backlog and feel our way through this raucous second half of the DS9 Relaunch pilot. Also, we talk about what might be the stupidest episode of TNG, even if we love it.
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This Month's Book: Avatar Book Two by S.D. Perry
It's the much delayed maiden voyage of the latest and not-so-greatest ship of the fleet as M and Jackson launch Second Officer Slog. This book club podcast attempts to be a window into Star Trek's expanded universe through laughter and explaining just what the hell happens when the cameras stop rolling on DS9 and a bunch of authors descend on the remains of the show. Thus we begin with the DS9 relaunch in book form, discussing prophecy, Bajor, and the mechanics of space flight. This is the first episode of Second Officer Slog.
This Month's Book: Avatar Book One by S.D. Perry
Next Month's Book: Avatar Book Two by S.D. Perry