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Literary Treks 31: The Saliva Incident

Nero Comics.

Following the release of the first J.J. Abrams Star Trek film in 2009, IDW released a four-part series that told the backstory of the movie’s villain, Nero. Comprised of bits cut from the film along with original elements, the series provides motivation to the actions Nero takes in the film and fills in some of the technological blanks as well. In this episode of Literary Treks hosts Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones take a flight from Rura Penthe to the edge of the Delta Quadrant and back to Delta Vega to find out why Nero is so hellbent on destroying Spock and the Federation—and how he gains the ability to do it.

In our news segment we give you our review of Star Trek Ongoing #24, which marks the return of the Gorn and builds upon 2013’s Star Trek video game as the Enterprise crew continues their post Star Trek Into Darkness adventures. Plus, we solve the financial crisis that has stumped the galaxy for ages—how to differentiate Breen currency.

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Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing



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