Literary Treks: A Star Trek Books and Comics Podcast

Literary Treks is a podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek in written form. Each week hosts Matthew Rushing and C Bryan Jones explore Star Trek books and comics and chat with authors.


episode 303: A Pair of Legs in Sickbay

String Theory: Cohesion.

During its seven-year journey through the Delta Quadrant, the U.S.S. Voyager has encountered many strange phenomena and spatial anomalies. Among the strangest turns out to be an impossible binary star system, home to a people who should not be able to survive there. When the crew comes to the aid of the Monorhans, they discover that their desire to help may be outweighed by the terrible risks presented by this strange region of space.

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson discuss String Theory: Cohesion by Jeffrey Lang. We talk about the unique setting of the novel, the strange star system, the Monorhans, the effects of the strange radiation in the system, Seven and B'Elanna Torres's contentious relationship, the Key to Gramadia, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.

In the news segment, we talk about the upcoming Voyager: To Lose the Earth by Kirsten Beyer. We also respond to feedback from The Babel Conference for Literary Treks 302: What If A.I. Becomes Mommy?

VGR: 'To Lose the Earth' Cover (00:04:42)
Listener Feedback (00:10:47)

Feature: String Theory: Cohesion
The Setting (00:15:52)
An Odd System... (00:21:55)
A Refugee Ship (00:25:02)
The Monorhans (00:33:30)
Radiation Craziness (00:38:13)
Sem's Motivation (00:42:12)
The Seven-B’Elanna Collective (00:47:40)
The Key to Gremadia (00:59:26)
Next Time on Voyager… (01:04:55)
Ratings (01:07:55)
Final Thoughts (01:10:47)

Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson

Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Greg Rozier (Associate Producer) Jeffery Harlan (Associate Producer) Casey Pettitt (Associate Producer)


 2020-05-24  1h19m