Commentary: Trek Stars 103: He Runs a Bar in a Bar / by Mike Schindler

Mack, Part 1: Trek.

David Mack has written close to 30 Star Trek novels and stories over the course of his career. But before all of that, Mack had a hand in writing two Deep Space Nine adventures for the small screen. Along with his writing partner John J. Ordover, Mack wrote the fourth season episode, "Starship Down," and wrote the story upon which Ronald D. Moore's teleplay for season seven's "It's Only a Paper Moon" was based.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars , Mike and Max are joined by Matt of The Delta Quadrant and The Nerd Party to look at Mack's television work. We discuss "Starship Down," "It's Only a Paper Moon," and the original concept for that episode, "Everybody Goes to Quark's." We also preview Mack's original novel The Calling, which we will cover next week.

Running Time: 44 Minutes 56 Seconds


Mike Schindler and Max Hegel



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3:35 Starship Down
17:32 It's Only a Paper Moon
24:40 Everybody Goes to Quark's
33:24 Final Thoughts
36:48 Wrap-up


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