The Face of the Unknown.
When "The Corbomite Maneuver" first aired in 1966, it introduced a number of concepts that became inextricably linked with Star Trek: the wonder of exploration, courage in the face of fear, and the idea that not everything is as it seems. Someone who appears to be an implacable enemy might just turn out to be a friend. This week, we look at a new novel that serves as a sequel to that much-loved classic episode.
In this episode of Literary Treks hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther talk about the new TOS novel The Face of the Unknown. We discuss the "puppet", global warming, fear-mongering speculation, Spock's future, the moment in time for the book and ratings.
In the news segment we look at the first issue of Stranger Worlds, Boldly Go #4, the Boldly Go #5 cover and Treklit's 50th anniversary.
News Stranger Worlds #1 (00:02:26) Boldly Go #4 (00:08:46) Boldly Go #5 Cover (00:13:36) Treklit's 50th Anniversary(00:14:27)
Feature: The Face of the Unknown New TOS Novel (00:18:41) The "Puppet" (00:22:26) Global Warming (00:28:55) Fear-mongering Speculation (00:37:59) Spock's Future (00:46:55) This Moment in Time (00:52:15) Ratings (00:55:41) Final Thoughts (00:57:40)
Hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson
Production Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Associate Producer) Bruce Gibson (Associate Producer)