Literary Treks 61: John Jacob Jingleheimer Harriman / by Trek fm

Serpents Among the Ruins.

Running Time: 1 hour 18 minutes 57 seconds
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The Tomed Incident is a famous event in Star Trek history. But like so many such incidents, it’s something we’ve heard in passing dialogue but never really learned much about. It was mentioned in three episodes of TNG—The Neutral Zone, The Defector, and The Pegasus—and one episode of EnterpriseThese Are the Voyages… Okay… so four episodes of TNG. But what actually happened? This is what David R. George III answers in his Lost Era novel, Serpents Among the Ruins.

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones are joined by Drew Stewart and Dan Gunther to discuss the novel, what led to the Treaty of Algeron, why the Romulans retreated from galactic politics before resurfacing on TNG, and to the ban on Federation cloaking technology.

In our news segment we take a look at the final covers for Star Trek: Seekers 1 and 2 and get set for John Byrne’s New Visions The Mirror, Cracked.


Final Seekers covers revealed (4:11)
Next John Byrne photo comic drops (10:43)

Feature: Serpents Among the Ruins

First Impressions (15:49)
Post Star Trek VI Politics (20:37)
Harriman, John Harriman (34:56)
The Treaty of Algeron (46:41)
Old Prejudices Die Hard (47:55)


Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones


Drew Stewart and Dan Gunther


Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Associate Producer) Bruce Gibson (Associate Producer)