Literary Treks 205: A Vulcan Mic Drop / by Matthew Rushing



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Vulcan Ambassador. Wife to Amanda. Father of Spock and Sybok. Guardian of Michael Burnham. Sarek has been many things during his long life, and few secondary characters have had the impact on the Star Trek universe that he has. But what are the innermost thoughts of this quiet, reserved character? And how will he respond to a crisis that may tear apart one of the founding worlds of the Federation and threaten the cohesion of that great institution?

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson are joined by Justin Oser of Earl Grey to talk about Sarek by A.C. Crispin. We discuss the setting, the bond between Sarek and Amanda, Klingon ambassador Kamarag, a timely topic of xenophobia, Kirk's nephew Peter, how Discovery's depiction of Sarek might compare, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.

In the news section, we talk about IDW's upcoming comics in December and review issue #11 of Boldly Go.


December Comics (00:02:44) Boldly Go #11 (00:06:07)

Feature: Sarek

A Classic Trek (00:12:43) Experiences (00:14:35) The Time Period (00:15:57) A Bond (00:20:59) Kamarag (00:31:33) A Fringe Group (00:35:39) Peter Kirk (00:48:56) To Death Do Us Part (00:58:11) Mistaken Identities (01:14:09) Sarek and Discovery (01:20:45) Ratings (01:25:22) Final Thoughts (01:32:21)


Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson


Justin Oser


Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Associate Producer) Bruce Gibson (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Greg Rozier (Associate Producer)