Feb. 18, 2022

Book Club: Terok Nor - Day of the Vipers

Book Club: Terok Nor - Day of the Vipers

Positively Trek 177: Book Club: Terok Nor - Day of the Vipers

This Book’s Not Gonna Have a Happy Ending


The Occupation: it’s legacy looms large over the entire Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series, with the scars of that brutal era still felt by Bajor years later. However, not much has been told about the start of the occupation; what was Bajor like before the Cardassians came? What drove Cardassia to commit the crimes of the occupation? The subject of this week’s Book Club episode explores these questions and more!


Before we finish with The Lost Era, there are just three more books to cover: The Terok Nor trilogy, chronicling the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor. In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan and Bruce talk about the first of these: Day of the Vipers by James Swallow. We discuss the characters both familiar and new, life on Bajor prior to the occupation, the state of Cardassia, dramatic irony, personal stories, scapegoats, the rise of the occupation, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.


Recommended viewing:

“Ensign Ro” - Star Trek: The Next Generation

“Cardassians” - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

“The Collaborator” - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine


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