Literary Treks 92: Good Thing Riker Doesn't Listen to Amy Winehouse / by Matthew Rushing

Takedown: John Jackson Miller.

Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes 30 seconds
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Star Trek fans have been pitting captains against each other since Picard came on the scene in 1987. The debate on whether Kirk or Picard is better still rages on internet message boards or any given weekend, in any city hosting a sci-fi convention. But what if Picard went up against his protege, William Riker, who would be the victor?

In this episode of Literary Treks hosts Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther talk to John Jackson Miller about his first full length Star Trek novel Takedown where Picard and Riker do go head to head. We discuss John catching up with the continuity, inspirations for the story, being concurrent with The Missing, humor in the book, major spoilers as well as writing Admiral Riker and Captain Dax.

In the news we talk about the new Almighty Flow Chart on The Trek Collective as well as Gary Seven’s upcoming appearance in John Byrne’s New Vision comics in issue, you guessed it, seven.


New Almighty Flow Chart (00:02:02)
Gary Seven is Coming (00:05:34)

Feature: John Jackson Miller

Takedown (00:08:19)
Catching Up With Continuity (00:09:00)
First Full Length Trek Book (00:11:15)
Inspirations for the Story (00:15:49)
Being Concurrent with The Missing (00:25:24)
Humor and Tone (00:30:07)
Spoilers! (00:32:40)
The Mystery Revealed (00:33:37)
The Mira Romaine Center (00:46:26)
Back to Admiral Riker (00:47:43)
Writing Captain Dax (00:52:55)
What is Next for John (01:04:21)
Closing (01:11:01)


Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther


John Jackson Miller


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)