Literary Treks 89: Elephant in the Room / by Matthew Rushing

Slings and Arrows: A Weary Life.

Running Time: 54 minutes 42 seconds
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The TNG episode Second Chances gave us a duplicate of William Riker and the DS9 episode Defiant left that duplicate, Tom in a Cardassian prison. What we never got a chance to see was the effect all of these things had on Will until the Slings and Arrows’ entry, A Weary Life.

In this episode of Literary Treks hosts Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther talk about this penultimate book in the Slings and Arrows ebook series. We ask the question of where Tom is, discuss the trio of Riker, LaForge and Daniels, the genuine emotion of Riker, the news media and Maquis problem as well as our ratings.

In our news segment we remind everyone Takedown by John Jackson Miller is out, discuss the Axanar announcement of an anthology collection that’s on the way, as well as celebrate 20 years of Star Trek Voyager by discussing our favorite Voyager books.


TakeDown is Out! (00:03:08)
Axanar Anthology (00:05:48)
Celebrating 20 Years of Voyager (00:09:42)

Feature: A Weary Life

Dan Shares His Thoughts on the Series (00:16:38)
Where’s Tom? (00:18:33)
Genuine Emotion (00:20:29)
Tom on DS9 or Killing Will (00:28:43)
An Interesting Trio (00:31:05)
The Federation News Service and the Maquis Problem (00:34:45)
Ratings (00:42:47)
Closing (00:45:51)


Matthew Rushing 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)