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Syndication

Dayton Ward.

Without new Star Trek on television the task of continuing the voyages has been left to Pocket Books and the many great writers who take us on literary Treks where no one has before. The weekly shows may be over—for now—but the exploration continues.

In recent years Pocket Books has been taking fans in multiple directions with unique series such as Typhon Pact and Vanguard. One of the key writers in this evolving Star Trek universe is Dayton Ward, who has penned both solo works and collaborated with other authors to continue the post-television world of the 24th century—and to add depth to the TOS era as well.

In this episode of Matter Stream we’re joined by Dayton to discuss how he became involved with Star Trek fiction, writing Trek fiction, thoughts on canon vs. non-canon, and to talk a bit about his new Original Series novel That Which Divides. 

Direct download: ms-008.mp3
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Craig Sheeler.

Over the years Star Trek has inspired many to produce their own take on Gene Roddenberry’s universe. Without new episodes on television, fans with a background in film production, writing, and acting have developed a number of series that extend the missions of our favorite crews—and introduce us to new ones.

Many fans are familiar with Star Trek Phase II—previously known as New Voyages—a series that continues the story of Kirk and his crew beyond the third season of TOS. But a new series in development brings an all-new crew aboard the legendary Enterprise 1701 to carry out a very important special mission. This series is called Secret Voyage.

In this episode of Matter Stream we’re joined by Craig Sheeler, executive producer and creative director of Star Trek Secret Voyage, to discuss the series, what inspired him to take on this enormous project, and what we can expect to see in the year to come. 

Direct download: ms-007.mp3
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