Literary Treks 245: The "All Good Things" of Deep Space Nine / by Matthew Rushing

The War of the Prophets.


Running Time: 1 hour 23 minutes 8 seconds
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Trapped 25 years in the future, the crew of the U.S.S. Defiant is faced with a future that is nearly unrecognizable. Only days away from Armageddon, the galaxy stands on a knife's edge. On one side, the Bajoran Ascendancy: a cult-like theocracy led by the Emissary of the "True Prophets": Weyoun. On the other, the remnants of a Federation nearly brought to its knees. In the middle: Captain Benjamin Sisko, who must decide once and for all the outcome of "The War of the Prophets."

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther discuss the second book of the DS9: Millennium trilogy: The War of the Prophets by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens. We talk about the events that led us to this point, an alternate future, Weyoun and the Pah-Wraiths, the mysterious Grigari, the mirror universe tactic, Starfleet's desperate "Project Phoenix," and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.

In the news section, we judge the cover of the upcoming TNG: Available Light by Dayton Ward, talk about the new Picard Stargazer one-shot comic coming from IDW, and review the first issue of Star Trek vs. Transformers.


Available Light Cover (00:02:35)
Picard Stargazer Comic (00:11:14)
Star Trek vs. Transformers #1 (00:15:41)

Feature: The War of the Prophets

How We Got Here (00:21:10)
The Future (00:27:39)
Kai Weyoun? (00:36:40)
Grigari (00:48:31)
The Mirror Universe Tactic (00:51:54)
Project Phoenix (00:58:41)
Ratings (01:07:48)
Final Thoughts (01:13:04)


Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson


Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (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) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Greg Rozier (Associate Producer) Jeffery Harlan (Associate Producer)