Commentary: Trek Stars 104: DS9 Writers Don't Get Bleeped / by Mike Schindler

Mack, Part 2: The Calling.

In 2009, prolific Star Trek author David Mack published his first original novel. The Calling is a supernatural crime drama about a man who hears people's prayers. Before long, he is caught in a war between good and evil, with a young girl's life in the balance.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, Max and Mike are joined by Mack to look at his novel, the origins of the story, the challenges and benefits of working outside of Trek, and the differences between writing for the page and for the screen. We also ponder the possibility of Jack Bauer existing in the Mirror Universe.

Running Time: 1 Hour 13 Minutes 6 Seconds


Max Hegel and Mike Schindler



David Mack


Editor and Producer

Mike Schindler


Associate Producer

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The Calling (00:58)
Page vs. Screen (10:40)
Similarities and Differences to Trek (19:39)
New York (31:13)
Becoming a Novelist (37:10)
Upcoming Projects (55:23)
Wrap-up (1:03:39)


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