Literary Treks 87: Like The Godfather Part III / by Matthew Rushing

Mission Gamma: Cathedral.

Running Time: 58 minutes 54 seconds
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Things on Deep Space Nine and in the Gamma Quadrant are heating up. Major looks to finally join the Federation while at the same time talks with Cardassia about formal relations have stalled. On the Defiant Bashir, Nog and Ezri all face issues that may radically alter their lives forever after an encounter with an alien object in space.

In this episode of Literary Treks Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther discuss the pivotal third book in the Mission Gamma Series: Cathedral. We look at the pace of the series, the importance of pain, the role of faith, Kira’s place in the Bajoran reformation and the character growth that has continued from Deep Space Nine through the novels.

In the news segment we talk about the first issue of Star Trek’s crossover with The Planet of the Apes as well as get Dan’s thoughts on John Byrne’s New Vision series.


Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Issue One (00:02:15)
New Visions Discussion (00:08:26)

Feature: Cathedral

Cathedral (00:13:58)
Pace of the Series (00:15:35N
Need Our Pain (00:23:05)
You Gotta Have Faith (00:25:35)
Kira is John Wycliffe (00:34:18)
It’s the Characters Stupid (00:40:27)
Rating (00:49:22)
Closing (00:52:15)


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)