#StarTrek50 Plus, a Secret is Revealed…

With the celebration of 50 years of Star Trek in full swing, and with a few new followers here on my blog, I’m curious to know, how many of you are fellow Trekkies?

If you’ve read any of my books, you might have figured out that I’m a total Trekkie. But just in case you missed some of the subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle references, here’s a recap:

dataIn Dreamthief, Olive’s boyfriend is named Brent. In an earlier draft, I had Olive explain that she’d liked Brent Spiner, the actor, as a teenager, and so that was one of the reasons she’d liked her current love interest. Brent, the boyfriend, even looked like the actor. If you’re not as geeky as I am, Brent Spiner played Data. In reality, he was one of my fave characters. Who are your favorite Star Trek characters?

Also in Dreamthief, Olive is half-elven, half-human. Again, in an earlier draft, Olive remarked on how unique she is because she’s the daughter of an elf and a human. That hardly happens ever, right? I mean, sure, there’s Spock, Tanis Half-Elven from Dragonlance, Shea Ohmsford of Terry Brooks’ The Sword of Shannara, even Voldemort. (Okay, maybe she’s not as unique as she thinks.)

In Spellweaver, Olive remarks that, “She’s a doctor, not a chef.” And then continues by saying that she purposely uses Star Trek references around the Wults because they don’t get it. FYI, Wults are the ancestors of Vikings living in Faythander, so no Star Trek. No TVs, actually.

Leave me a comment and tell me which references I’m missing! If not in my books, then where else? Here’s on of my favorites from Big Bang Theory…



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Did you know I’ll be attending the Rose State Writing Conference in Oklahoma City on Sept. 23-25? I’ll be signing books plus teaching the class on how to write a killer query letter. If you’re in the Oklahoma City area, why not sign up? You can find out more here…



  1. use to watch it all the time as a teen in to my 20’s but not in years but when i did data was my fave in those show and Spock in the older one’s.

  2. I hate Star Trek! lol

  3. Another fellow Trekkies FAN here!

  4. I watched Star Trek as a girl and enjoyed it but it looks so out of day now but still some of the story lines are interesting.

  5. I did watch startrek in my younger days, but I love the Star Trek movies.
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  7. I used to ALWAYS watch Star Trek when I was a kid,but I must admit ,I haven`t watched it since I was 15 or so. Maybe I will get back into it!

  8. I am right now watching The Next Generation, half through season 2, yeah Data is great, one of few that are always intriguing and glad to see in every episode, but there is Lore too, funny how can you have love and hate for one actor on the same time.

  9. I love Star Trek! My favorite character is Spock. My favorite movie is The Voyage Home!

  10. Hi. I am a Trekkie. I admit it. My favorite series were Voyager, and Deep Space Nine. I love watching the rerun for all the series, and I’m loving the movies. Great special effects!

  11. Grew up watching this!

  12. I am with you, I also love Star Trek.

  13. I totally love Star Trek. My son’s middle name is Tiberius!

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  15. I never considered myself a trekkie or trekker, but since I’ve watched every show (but not many of Enterprise) and movie it’s hard to deny.

  16. I’ve watched Star Trek since Captain Kirk days and I’ve been a scifi fan ever since💕

  17. Oh goodness, I loved them all. Spock and Bones in TOS, Data and Wesley in TNG, and so many more. I can’t pick one favorite character. And Big Bang is the BEST show on TV! If I don’t watch anything else, I have to have my BBT fix.

  18. Always have been a fan of Star Trek

  19. why does it feel like yesterday!!

  20. That’s awesome

  21. I grew up watching Star Trek. My dad always watched it😊

  22. I love old school Star Trek. My daughters are fans of the old and new Star Trek stuff and they live the fan fiction stuff too.

    • I think that’s the great thing about Star Trek. My mom loved the old series and I love The Next Generation. Either way, we both loved Star Trek and it was something we could both relate to.

  23. I’m totally a trekkie! They are doing another star trek series?! When?

  24. Congrats on the conference! And how did I NOT know that Star Trek was getting another series? Lol.

  25. I read that Nimoy’s son is doing a documentary.

  26. Love Star Trek since it first came on TV when I was 6 yrs old. Back then some parents considered it too risqué! Lol

  27. great monie i love it

  28. Okay I am out numbered but I am neither a trekkie but nor am I a Star Wars fan. I am sacrilege I know. I am so sorry…. But I love books about hot men turning into dragons, or merman coming out from the sea with water droplets running down their bodies! Does that count?

    • LOL, your comment is totally cracking me up. Men turning into dragons or mermen totally counts. Have you read Holly Kelly’s RISING series. There’s a good dose of hot mermen in those. 😉

  29. Been a fan since the 60’s. Yeah. I said the 60’s.

    • There’s nothing wrong with being a fan since the 60’s! But now you have to tell me which series was your favorite? I grew up with The Next Generation so I’m partial to it. My mom loves the original.

  30. Star Trek is great – my husband and I are both big fans

  31. Another fellow Trekkies here! And a fan of Big Bang Theory!! 🙂 🙂

    • Oh yay! I knew I wasn’t alone, LOL. Do you have a favorite Star Trek? I grew up with TNG but I also loved the new movie that just came out.

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