Books—Stardate 2364: Literature of Star Trek

Life has thrown up some really crappy events in the past weeks, meaning I’m not only not participating in NaNoWriMo this year but I’ve also missed updating my dear old blog for over a week for the first time in the two years since it was created. So that sucks.

Anyway, to get things rolling again, I present: Literary Moments in Star Trek.

I’m a big fan of Star Trek, particularly Next Generation. It was a family tradition in my house to sit together and watch it after dinner. I’m not sure we actually watched them in order—in fact I’m pretty sure we didn’t and were just at the mercy of the rebroadcast schedule—but it was tradition nonetheless.

That being said, I found this list of book references in the series surprising (except “Time’s Arrow.” I remember that Mark Twain!) Maybe I wasn’t old enough to catch the references: time for a rewatch?

That’s one of the joys of science fiction playgrounds like Star Trek: these shows (and movies, and books, and short stories) give us an excellent way to re-experience something we thought we understood, to provide deeper meaning.

Do you have a favorite book-to-TV crossover moment? (Aside from Wishbone, of course. That show was the bomb.)


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