Literary Treks 63: Worfan the Barbarian / by Trek fm

The Killing Shadows.

Running Time: 1 hour 35 minutes 4 seconds
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What do you get when you cross Star Trek with G.I. Joe, Xena Warrior Princess, and ancient Japanese culture? Easy. You get WildStorm’s four-part comic series The Killing Shadows. Published between November 2000 and February 2001, The Killing Shadows is a story about a mysterious alien invasion force, free will, and fighting. But mostly fighting. It was the second and final dedicated TNG comic series published by WildStorm, and features the return of an unlikely ally.

In this episode of Literary Treks we’re joined by the crew of Earl Grey—Phillip Gilfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx—to discuss this unusual adventure, the telepathic capabilities of Vulcan, Romulans, and Betazoids, questionable Klingon fashion sense, and why you should be careful not to let comic stunt doubles wander into the frame.

In news we find out about Scott Pearson’s upcoming TOS eNovella The More Things Change, and take a quick first look at Star Trek Ongoing #33, Lost Apollo, Part 1.


Scott Pearson’s The More Things Change… (2:02)
Lost Apollo, Part 1 (6:12)

Feature: The Killing Shadows

Intro (12:21)
Issue 1: The Trap (15:27)
Issue 2: The Hunted (44:14)
Issue 3: The Trap (not a typo) (55:33)
Issue 4: The Secret (1:09:23)
Final Thoughts (1:19:57)
Closing (1:26:30)


Christopher Jones


Phillip Gilfus
Darren Moser
Daniel Proulx


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)