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Episode 47: Diane Carey

In this episode we speak with the noted and Best Selling Star Trek author Diane Carey. She’s written over 50 books including Battlestations! and Dreadnought.

Diane Carey


  • Starcon in Detroit
  • Early experiences in the fandom
  • Getting started as a writer
  • Breaking all the rules in Star Trek publishing
  • Story about the cover art
  • Mining one’s life for content as an author
  • Nautical experience informing Star Trek writing
  • Justified
  • Convention experiences
  • Collections
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Hamlet
  • The interior lives of Star Trek characters
  • Rewriting a novel & being open to feedback
  • About the destruction of the ship model on Battlestar Galactica
Sumo the Dog

Episodes Discussed

  • Dreadnought! (Novel)
  • The Enemy Within TOS S1E04
  • Devil in the Dark TOS S1E25
  • Attached TNG S7E08
  • Space Seed/Wrath of Khan TOS S1E22 & Movie
  • Star Trek: Into Darkness (Movie)


Kobayashi Maru

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Honorary Star Trek title awarded: Writer in Residence at the Pennington School

Background Photo by Srikanta H. U on Unsplash