Literary Treks 71: Another Dam Mission / by Trek fm

Intelligence Gathering, Part 1.


Running Time: 1 hour 4 minutes 18 seconds
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While each season gave us a glimpse at numerous missions of the Enterprise-D, there were no doubt many more eventful days for the crew that we never heard about. Set between the fifth-season episodes The Next Phase and The Inner Light, IDW’s Intelligence Gathering fills in some of the blanks from mid-to-late TNG. Penned by the writing duo of Scott & David Tipton with art by David Messina, these five issues show us an untold entanglement between the Enterprise and the Romulans as we are taken through several seemingly distinct stories.

In this episode of Literary Treks Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones walk through the first two issues of the five-part series to learn more about the Federation’s follow-up to Memory Alpha, why jet skis aren’t just for water anymore, and how much of Worf’s character growth on The Next Generation wasn’t seen on the screen, but rather in comics. We also discuss why Data is the Master of PowerPoint, why privacy doors were installed on later versions of the holodeck, and why the Federation flagship is being sent to resolve a labor dispute involving a dam.

In our news segment we try to figure out why Star Trek and Planet of the Apes are a perfect match that’s long overdue, get some more tidbits from Peter David about a new New Frontier, and touch on the second part of The City on the Edge of Forever from IDW and John Byrne’s latest photo comic, Time’s Echo.


Star Trek meets Planet of the Apes (3:29)
Peter David confirms new New Frontier (8:03)
The City on the Edge of Forever Part 2 now available (9:20)
John Byrne’s Time’s Echo now available (11:42)

Feature: Intelligence Gathering, Part 1

Lost Stories from TNG Season Five (16:29)
Daystrom One Is ALIVE! (22:32)
Mystery Attackers (32:19)
Another Dam Mission (40:42)
Diplomatic Worf (44:31)
Final Thoughts (53:46)
Closing (56:46)


Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones


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)