March 2023

Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden) in Dominion (Image courtesy Paramount+ / Amazon Prime Video)

“Dominion” is the seventh episode of the third season of the TV show “Star Trek: Picard” and follows “The Bounty”. It’s available in various countries on the Paramount+ streaming platform and in many other countries on Amazon Prime Video.

Looking for someone trustworthy, the USS Titan remains hidden. Jack Crusher (Ed Speleers) starts opening up to Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) about his strange abilities, giving him an idea that is potentially very dangerous but could be decisive. Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton) and his daughter Alandra (Micah Burton) try to restore Data (Brent Spiner) but he shares his new body with Lore, who tries to impose his dominance.

Murder on Autarch 1 by Andrea De Magistris and Michele Perni

The novel “Murder on Autarch 1” by Andrea De Magistris and Michele Perni was published for the first time in 2021. It’s the first book in the Velera-Exi: mysteries of the paradox planets series.

A murder in Autarch City is a decidedly out-of-the-ordinary event and for the Unified Government of the Velera-exi Belt planets that’s quite a problem. Taking advantage of the jurisdiction of the Investigation Detachment of which he’s an agent, Frank Harden obtains the assignment of the case from his boss Raymond Purdis.

By questioning the victim’s colleagues to try to figure out who might want to kill him and the possible motive, Frank Harden realizes that they are all acting following a sort of script given by someone. The representative of the company who handles public relations, also with law enforcement, doesn’t seem any more willing to reveal anything useful to him. What’s behind the murder? Is organized crime involved?

Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden) and Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) in The Bounty (Image courtesy Paramount+ / Amazon Prime Video)

“The Bounty” is the sixth episode of the third season of the TV show “Star Trek: Picard” and follows “Imposters”. It’s available in various countries on the Paramount+ streaming platform and in many other countries on Amazon Prime Video.

The USS Titan is being pursued by Starfleet as well and it becomes increasingly difficult to figure out who can be trusted. After reuniting with Raffi Musiker (Michelle Hurd) and Worf (Michael Dorn), Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) decides to ask Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton) for help.

The Glamor Chase by Gary Russell

The novel “The Glamor Chase” by Gary Russell was published for the first time in 2010.

The WSS Exalted is attempting to run from its enemies but is damaged to the point that it’s losing its structural integrity. Most of the crew are in stasis and the only hope is to bury the ship on Earth. There, two men see the spaceship crash and wonder if it’s a gift from the gods.

Millennia later, some of the crew awaken and strange events begin in the area. Oliver Marks and his fiancée Daisy encounter strange aliens. Archaeologist Enola discovers the WSS Exalted during an excavation. When the Eleventh Doctor brings Amy and Rory into the area, they discover that not all of the inhabitants are what they seem and even a ball of wool can be out of the ordinary.

Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The novel “Shards of Earth” by Adrian Tchaikovsky was published for the first time in 2021. It’s the first book in The Final Architecture series.

After one of the mysterious alien entities known as the Architects destroyed the Earth, humans scattered among the stars but that wasn’t enough. To try to fight aliens who seem invincible, they created the Intermediaries, people with special abilities who can create a mental contact with the Architects who attack human planets and make them withdraw.

Idris saved Berlenhof, one of the most important planets for humanity but he just wants to live in peace and work as part of the crew of a starship guiding it through what is called unspace. An abandoned starship shows signs of the return of the Architects but to make sure the crew must deal with human factions that appear to be on the verge of war.