Episode 130: Book ’em, Spocko! (Now THAT’s a Star Trek novel!)

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Subspace Chatter

Nicolas Cage does not want to be in the ‘Star Wars’ universe

Inside The Star Trek Enterprise – Full Walk Thru Tour of TOS Recreation / Neutral Zone Studios Set – YouTube

The Upcoming STAR TREK BOOKS 2023 – Trek Central

TREK*Talks 2 – YouTube

TREKtalks – Trek Geeks Podcast Network

‘The Next Generation’ Crew Are Together Again For The Official ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 3 Poster – TrekMovie.com

IDW Unveils New Details and Preview Art For Star Trek: Defiant — Daily Star Trek News

In Vulcan, Alberta, Canada news…

  1. WATCH: Conan O’Brien makes fun of Alberta town for Star Trek affiliation | News | westernstandard.news
  2. Worth the Trek: 5 things to do in Vulcan, Alberta | News
  3. Alberta a choice location for blockbusters for more than a century, says film historian | Vulcan Advocate

Here are links to 67 additional stories.broken out by series, movies and other categories. We even had to add in a category for “Star Trek: Phase II” this time around. Just go to the show notes for episode 130, “Book ’em, Spocko” over at The Topic is Trek.com.

Star Trek: The Original Series

  1. A look at “Shore Leave,” the extra-campy episode of Star Trek: TOS | Boing Boing

Star Trek: Phase II

  1. See The 70s Enterprise Redesign Star Trek Built But Never Used

Star Trek: The Next Generation

  1. Did STAR TREK: TNG Adapt Anne Rice’s MAYFAIR WITCHES 30 Years Ago? – Nerdist
  2. Star Trek: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Geordi’s VISOR – YouTube
  3. Star Trek: Picard Season 3: Patrick Stewart Teases Next Generation Cast’s Roles
  4. Every TNG Episode Based On A Star Trek Original Series Story

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

  1. Here Are the 10 Best ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Episodes in Honor of Its 30th Anniversary | The Mary Sue
  2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine | Odo & Quark’s Outlandish Quarrels
  3. Deep Space Nine broke Star Trek for the better – Polygon
  4. Star Trek TNG’s Producer Hated DS9’s Dominion War

Star Trek: Enterprise

  1. Star Trek: Rhodes Told She Was “Wrong Physical Type” for Enterprise
  2. John Billingsley shares why Star Trek: Enterprise won’t be back
  3. Enterprise Pitched A Spock & T’Pol Team-Up Before Strange New Worlds
  4. Scott Bakula Explains How ‘Enterprise’ Could Have Run 7 Seasons; Says He’s Open To Returning To Star Trek – TrekMovie.com

Star Trek: Discovery

  1. Discovery Star Doug Jones Teases Season 5’s Big Adventure

Star Trek: Picard

  1. Star Trek: What’s Behind Worf’s Pacifism in Picard Season 3
  2. The USS Enterprise-F Will Appear in Star Trek; Picard Season 3 — Daily Star Trek News
  3. Picard Season 3 Has A Great Sulu Enterprise Homage
  4. Patrick Stewart Reveals If He’d Return To Star Trek After Picard Season 3
  5. More Star Trek: TNG Characters Teased For Picard Season 3 By Showrunner
  6. What We Learned at the Star Trek: Picard Season 3 TCA Panel
  7. Star Trek: Picard Addresses Season 4 Chances | Den of Geek
  8. ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 3: Stewart Talks Beverly’s “Thrilling” Surprise; Showrunner Teases Final Trailer – TrekMovie.com
  9. Star Trek: Picard Season 3 unites Voyager, Deep Space Nine, TNG | SYFY WIRE
  10. Star Trek: Picard’s Last Season Will Introduce a New Voice For Starfleet’s Computers
  11. Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Showrunner Defends Change to Starfleet Ships | Den of Geek
  12. ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 3: See Worf In Action, Starfleet’s New Ship Voice Explained & Trailer Update – TrekMovie.com

Star Trek: Lower Decks

  1. Mike McMahan Teases ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 4 Wedding, Visit To Orion & More Peanut Hamper – TrekMovie.com

Star trek: Prodigy

  1. WARP FIVE: Star Trek: Prodigy Showrunners on Wrapping the First Season
  2. Star Trek: Prodigy got real dark for its season finale
  3. Star Trek: Prodigy looks to be the Starfleet Academy fans are asking for
  4. Star Trek: Prodigy’s Hageman Brothers Share How Season 2 Will Dive Deep – TV Fanatic
  5. ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Producers On How Season 2 Is Very Different And Their Hopes For A Movie – TrekMovie.com
  6. Star Trek: Prodigy answers the question about hologram Janeway

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

  1. Why Strange New Worlds’ Hemmer Really Had To Die
  2. How Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Handles Continuity Within The Franchise
  3. Strange New World Season 2 & More! – Anson Mount Star Trek Interview – YouTube
  4. Changing Spock In Star Trek: Strange New Worlds – Ethan Peck Interview @ WCC 22 – YouTube

(unnamed Section 31 series)

  1. ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Spinoff With Michelle Yeoh Still in Development at Paramount+
  2. Paramount+ Affirms Section 31 Star Trek Show Still In Development As Michelle Yeoh Wins Golden Globe – TrekMovie.com

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

  1. The Real Meaning Behind Kirk’s Son’s Death In Star Trek III

Star Trek: Nemesis

  1. Nemesis’ Failure Killed TNG’s Fifth & Final Movie Plan

Star Trek books, audio books and DVDs

  1. Goodbye, stellar cartography: STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS novel features maps
  2. Star Trek’s Next ‘Autobiography’ Is Coming From Captain Benjamin Sisko – TrekMovie.com
  3. All 4 ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Movies to Allegedly Receive 4K Upgrades this Spring – Cinelinx | Movies. Games. Geek Culture.

Star Trek Comics/graphic novels/magazines

  1. Picard Names the One Star Trek Character He Hates More Than the Borg
  2. Star Trek Sets the Stage for a New Federation vs Klingon War
  3. Star Trek Reveals What Klingon Weapons Looked Like BEFORE the Bat’leth
  4. Star Trek Sets the Stage for Wesley Crusher to Enter Its Epic God War
  5. Star Trek Officially Gives Scotty the Legacy He Deserves
  6. First-Ever Star Trek Comic Crossover Event to Debut with Star Trek: Prelude to Day of Blood
  7. Star Trek Finally Explores the Fallout From Its Biggest War
  8. Star Trek Reveals Sisko’s New Powers Make Him Q’s Equal


  1. Star Trek: The Prime Directive Explained
  2. Star Trek: Every Version Of The Enterprise Explained
  3. 3 things that Star Trek may do to let us down in 2023
  4. Star Trek: Who Are The Illyrians?
  5. Ranking Every Star Trek Series’ First Season
  6. Cooking with Data and Drinks with Guinan: Star Trek at Home
  7. 10 Star Trek Episodes That Predicted The Future
  8. Wrath Of Khan’s Star Trek Captain Beat Sisko By A Decade
  9. Every Space God In Star Trek (& Why The Franchise Stopped Using Them)
  10. Star Trek’s First Female Captain Made History (Twice)
  11. Attend the Launch Party of a New Children’s Book About Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols — Daily Star Trek News
  12. NetNewsLedger – The Battle for Sci-Fi Supremacy: Star Trek vs. Star Wars – Which Comes Out on Top?

Actor Watch

  1. Star Trek’s Jeri Ryan Cast in Dark Winds Season 2

  2. Maggie Thrett Dead: ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Three in the Attic’ Actress Was 76 – The Hollywood Reporter

Main Mission

“Crisis On Centaurus”
First published in March 1986
Cover art by Boris Vallejo
Written by Brad Ferguson

First published in May 1986, the novel was later subtitled “Fortunes of War, Book 1”
Cover art by Boris Vallejo
Written by Diane Carey

“The IDIC Epidemic”
First published in February 1988
Cover art by unidentified artist
Written by Jean Lorrah

Warp Speed Round Table

This time we ask:

Given the news that Nicholas Cage is a “Star Trek” fan, if you could swap him into any role, what character would you like to see Cage play?

End Of Show

It’s about time to refill the dilithium chamber and get on out of here. 

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