286: The Wrong Thing for the Right Reason

286: The Wrong Thing for the Right Reason

David Mack: Collateral Damage.

Eight years ago, Captain Jean-Luc Picard was party to events that led to the ouster and eventual assassination of disgraced Federation President Min Zife. Now, he must return to Earth to face the music in a hearing called to determine his culpability in those events. Meanwhile, the Enterprise, under the command of Worf, must deal with a determined enemy in possession of a weapon capable of inflicting unimaginable damage on the Federation.

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson are once again joined by author David Mack to discuss his most recent novel Collateral Damage. We talk about wrapping up the loose ends of Tezwa, the inspiration for the Nausicaans' plight, the unique literary devices used in this novel, a Starfleet Intelligence spin-off, Worf's development as a character, Lieutenant Aneta Šmrhová, Picard's hearing and eventual fate, and wrap up with where David can be found online and what he is working on now.

At the top of the show, we respond to listener feedback from The Babel Conference with your thoughts on Literary Treks 284: Smoothing Over the Rough Edges of Canon.

Listener Feedback (00:02:29)

Feature: David Mack
There Is A Plan (00:08:24)
Tying Up Loose Ends (00:12:07)
The Forgotten Nausicaans (00:24:54)
First-Person Narratives (00:39:29)
Agent Thadiun Okona (00:45:12)
Worf and Aneta Šmrhová (00:54:21)
The Hearing of Picard (01:07:13)
Star Trek: Picard (01:22:41)
More from David (01:26:37)
Final Thoughts (01:35:13)

Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson

David Mack

Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) 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)

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