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Because I'm bursting with Star Trek love today on the franchise's 50th birthday, and just in case you're looking for some free Star Trek discussion, I thought I'd repost these Trek-related "Looking Back in Genre History" StarShipSofa podcast segments of mine. If you listen, I hope you enjoy!

First, my tribute to the weird and wonderful multi-crossover Ishmael by Barbara Hambly, a most unusual Star Trek novel, and one of my very favorite ones: here it is!

Second, inspired by my essay "The Sword in the Starship: Arthuriana in Four Incarnations of Star Trek" (published in Winedark Sea), here is my two-part discussion of Arthuriana and Star Trek.
- Part 1
- Part 2

Third, inspired by my essay "If This Is the (Final) Frontier, Where Are the Natives?" (published in Star Trek and History), here is my three-part discussion of Native America and Star Trek.
- Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3

Thanks for letting me share these with you.

And last, just for nostalgia and laughs, here is the most fangirlish photo I think I have. This is me with the wonderful Star Trek: Deep Space Nine "baddie" triumvirate of Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Casey Biggs (Damar), and Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat). That was a very fun day!


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Ace Hamilton
Sep. 10th, 2016 07:52 am (UTC)
Don't forget to check out the new 50th Anniversary documentary on the History Channel!
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 14th, 2016 02:49 pm (UTC)
Very true! Though I have to admit it was, with the exception of the first third or so, something of a disappointment. Sigh.
jan_u_wine
Sep. 10th, 2016 08:47 pm (UTC)
btw, bbc america has a TOS marathon on today......
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 14th, 2016 02:51 pm (UTC)
I'm loving the marathons!
jan_u_wine
Sep. 14th, 2016 05:16 pm (UTC)
me, too!!!!! i felt 10 yARs old!
Ace Hamilton
Sep. 15th, 2016 04:09 pm (UTC)
When I was a kid, I was in one of the few TV markets that wasn't showing Trek daily. We had to wait for a semiannual overnight marathon starting at 11 pm hosted by Mike McKay. I came home from school and went right to bed so I could try to stay up all night. Dagger of the Mind is really freaky when you're sleep deprived at 3 am!
amedia
Sep. 11th, 2016 02:42 am (UTC)
Bookmarking the podcasts--and totally fangirling the photo! What a great set of villains!
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 14th, 2016 02:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :) DS9 had such amazing villains.
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