Literary Treks 78: The Numbers On the Front Should Help / by Trek fm

Seekers 2: Point of Divergence: Kevin Dilmore and Dayton Ward.

Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes 58 seconds
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The writing trio of David Mack, Kevin Dilmore, and Dayton Ward brought us some of the most memorable 23rd-century adventures with their Vanguard series. While the story of Starbase 47 has concluded, the exploratory missions of the Endeavor and the Sagittarius continue on in the new series Star Trek: Seekers. Capturing the fun and wonder of The Original Series with a modern sensibility, Seekers returns readers to the strange new worlds that made Star Trek so popular from the start.

In this episode of Literary Treks we’re joined by Kevin and Dayton, the duo behind the second book, to learn more about the Endeavor and how its crew and role differ from what we saw in Vanguard. We also learn how the two writers met and began working together, why Kang is their choice of Klingon, the future role of the Shedai metagenome and other Vanguard elements in Seekers, and much more.

In our news segment we find out how John Byrne may be bringing back Gary Seven, judge volume three of the Gold Key Archives by its cover, and review part three of The Q Gambit.


Is John Byrne bringing Gary Seven back? (2:06)
Judge a Book By Its Cover: Gold Key Archives Volume 3 (5:07)
City On the Edge of Forever, Part 4 now available (6:56)
Comic Review: The Q Gambit, Part 3 (8:06)
Sponsor: Audible (22:14)
Support on Patreon (25:37)

Feature: Kevin Dilmore and Dayton Ward

Initial Thoughts (26:35)
Kevin Meets Star Trek (30:36)
Becoming a Writing Duo (39:42)
Divvying the Seekers Story (45:39)
Endeavor Changes from Vanguard (53:10)
Morals, Meanings, and Messages (1:06:24)
Khatami and Kang (1:09:34)
The Shedai Metagenome (1:16:40)
What’s Next for Kevin and Dayton? (1:26:07)
Closing (1:34:42)


Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones


Kevin Dilmore and Dayton Ward


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)