Literary Treks 81: Set the Cloaking Device to Flicker / by Trek fm

Romulans: Schism

Running Time: 1 hour 22 minutes 27 seconds
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What started as a simple Romulan entry in IDW’s Alien Spotlight series led to one of the most epic Star Trek comic storylines. With direct ties to one of the great onscreen mysteries—the sharing of ship designs by the Romulans and the Klingons—John Byrne’s yarn enriches the Star Trek universe, delivers engaging storytelling, and wraps it all in great art.

In this episode of Literary Treks, Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones conclude their journey that began with Alien Spotlight: Romulans and continued with The Hollow Crown. Now, in Schism, we follow the endgame of the Klingon attempt to bypass the Oregonian Treaty by using the Romulans to fight a proxy war with the Federation… and get sexy along the way.

In our news segment we review the John Byrne New Visions comic that includes two stories: Robot and Cry Vengeance!


Review: John Byrne’s Cry Vengeance! (2:14)
Review: John Byrne’s Robot (17:21)

Feature: Romulans: Schism

Issue 1 (31:27)
Issue 2 (49:18)
Issue 3 (57:30)
Closing (1:08:41)


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)