Stage Nine 2: Taking it on Faith / by Mike Schindler

Our Possible Pasts with David Mack.

Running Time: 51 minutes 33 seconds
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Star Trek fans are very familiar with the work of David Mack. In addition to writing two episodes of Deep Space Nine, Mack has also written dozens of Star Trek books and short stories. What fans may not be as familiar with is his non-Trek work. Mack has written two new original short stories, both of which are available now. “Our Possible Pasts” can be found in 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush, and “Midnight Rider” appears in Out of Tune: Book 2

In this episode of Stage Nine, John and Mike are joined by Mack for Part One of a two-part interview in which Mack tells us about both of his stories, starting with “Our Possible Pasts.” We discuss the inspiration of music, the themes of the story, and how Mack chose to handle the ending.

In news, we discuss the final two members of the Star Trek 2017 writing staff, Aron Coleite and Joe Menosky, as well as the show’s production designer, Mark Worthington.


Intro (00:00:00)  
Aron Colette (00:02:44)
Joe Menosky (00:08:22) 
Mark Worthington (00:19:05) 
David Mack (00:21:17)
Stories Based on Music (00:23:45) 
Our Possible Pasts (00:27:18) 
Choosing the Song (00:37:58) 
The Ending (00:41:52) 
Closing (00:44:22) 


John Mills and Mike Schindler


Mike Schindler (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Jeff Sutter (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)