Literary Treks 109: Andorian High School Musical / by Matthew Rushing

Andor: Paradigm.

Running Time: 55 minutes 55 seconds
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The Andorrans have always been one of Star Trek’s best looking races, yet even by the time the DS9 relaunch started, they had been little more than window dressing. The relaunch team set out to change that by bringing on a new character to the station, allowing the authors to create a vivid culture for the Andorrans. It is no surprise that when the Worlds of DS9 series started that Andor was one of the planets visited.

In this episode of Literary Treks hosts Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther wrap up the first book in the Worlds of DS9 series with Andor: Paradigm. We discuss the differences Enterprise created, the Andorian culture, alien races being alien, science and biology, Prynn and Shar, the Prynn problem, where things end and our ratings.

In the news segment we talk about Dayton Ward’s newest book In History’s Shadow II: Temporal Boogaloo and the possibilities for cover art as well as look at Christopher Jones’ new monthly column on


In History’s Shadow II (00:01:58)
New Column (00:05:20)

Feature: Andor: Paradigm

Paradigm (00:07:52)
Difference With Enterprise (00:08:40)
The Andorrans (00:11:53)
Alien Races Being Alien (00:17:55)
Science and Biology (00:24:20)
Star and Prynn (00:30:40)
The Prynn Problem (00:32:35)
Wrapping it Up (00:36:14)
Ratings (00:40:47)
Closing (00:44:50)


Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther


Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Associate Producer) Bruce Gibson (Associate Producer)