24 Hours of G & T: Hour 18 & 19
24 Hours of G & T: Hour 18 & 19 is now available to download. Check it out here. This hour we gave away last hour’s prize of the Star Trek: Costumes book and the Ships of the Star Trek: Pop Up book. Then, for the new hour we offered a Ships of the Galaxy Puzzle, and a Star Trek Online Delta Rising Pack during the second hour of this portion of the fundraiser. During this two hour block, we are joined once more by Marc Cushman; Priority One joins us to debate the Star Trek Online story; then, James Swallow surprises us in the second hour to respond to Kirsten Beyer’s interview from earlier in the evening; and finally Adrianne Grady calls in after a full day at Comikaze and movie premiere. Deyvid from Trek Radio, and Sunseahl and Marv from Club 602 continue to stand vigil with us.
We return from our break with Marc Cushman. Marc talks about a TV movie he just read about called 11-22-63 about a guy that travels back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which happens to be the same premise of the first Star Trek film before Paramount shot down the idea. He talks about The Motion Picture, picking up where we had left off in the previous hour. They talk about the color palette used in the costumes for TMP and in The Wrath of Kahn. Deyvid talks about the contrast in Spock’s outfit in TMP compared to the others on the Enterprise bridge. Marc talks about Hitchcock and Robert Weiss.
Nick interrupts the discussion to get an update on our progress. $954.07 is our current total. We have a tie for this hour’s highest donation. Jenny and Courtney will split the prizes. Jenny will receive the Star Trek: Costumes book and Courtney will grab the Star Trek: Pop-Ups book. Terry throws in a SkeleTrek figure courtesy of CBS Licensed Products. This hour’s prize will be the Ships of the Galaxy Puzzle. It will go to the highest donor. Also, we talk about the big prize that will go to the highest donor over all. We have a five way tie for the highest donor and in the running for the Commander Level Ticket to STLV 2016. Priority One sneaks into the studio. With business taken care of, we return our focus to Marc.
Marc mentions the Star Trek: Continues episode he wrote: Divided We Stand. We discuss the episode. Marc mentions that there really was a Lieutenant Jim Kirk in the Civil War. We loved the episode and the reenactors that participated in the film. We thank Marc for joining us.
We welcome Priority One. They are broadcasting from the UK. We reiterate what our prizes are for the next two hours. The last of the Braga Hours are upon us. Priority One has rolled through some new changes. The new hosts are Kenna, Mark, and Winters. They are approaching their 250th episode on December 7th. Mark is one of the founding hosts of Priority One and has made a recent return to the show. Terry talks about some of the differences between the two shows. Nick shares a weird dream he had that had Elio singing Zuit Suite Riot in it. The conversation shifts to Rocky Horror because the chatroom shares some strangely distracting photos.
Before we start talking about Star Trek Online with Priority One, Mike takes a minute to talk about the G & T Show Store with the logo Thomas Marrone created for us. Pick up your G & T Show branded products and support the show at the same time. Terry mentions the thong in the store, which rouses Marv to talk about big black men in thongs. This is the first time we got to share a show with Priority One. Terry finally kicks off the Star Trek Online discussion by asking each member of Priority One for their thoughts on Midnight. Kenna goes first. Marc is up next. Winters offers his thoughts on the episode. Mike chimes in with his big criticism for the mission about Karagan’s almost sudden change of heart during the middle of the mission. It sparks a debate. Everyone agreed that Sela needed to be punished and were disappointed that she wasn’t in chains. They talk about how drained from the journey they felt after playing Midnight.
They move onto Sunrise. Sunseahl was confused by the mission since she played it on a Klingon. Mike mentions that the mission was geared more for a Federation player. It leads to a discussion of the Ferengi’s relationship with the Klingons. Deyvid is still bitter with the way Jmpok gained power, before offering his desire to play a KDF Ferengi. There is an aspect of their society that would fit in with the KDF. Deyvid schools us on Klingon society. Nick rants about how easily Klingon honor can be corrupted. They discuss Klingon honor and the future of the Klingon Empire. The debate rages on and the conversation becomes chaotic for a time, but still manages to touch on Kahless, their Code of honor, and so much more. Nick believes that the Ferengi hold true to their principles.
Terry returns us to a discussion of Sunrise. They discuss the Lukari. Kipleigh will be joining us later. She voiced the Lukari representative in Sunrise. They mention Captain’s Holiday and Vasch. They talk about Picard on Risa. Kenna logs in to find Picard. Deyvid talks about Butterfly and the emotional impact of the episode. Nick admits to being moved by Midnight. Mike was wowed by Butterfly because we got to see Romulus turn into a Borg planet right before our eyes. Nick was very pissed off by that. The Romulans seem to be the whipping boy of the galaxy, first JJ destroyed the planet, and now STO turned them into Borg. Nick and Deyvid would like to see the Cardassians to get picked on for a while. Terry and Kenna thinks that it would break the civilian government and push them over the edge. Mike mentions that is what almost happened in The Fall book series.
James Swallow joins us in the chatroom. We invite him into the studio and request a comment from him from about Kirsten Beyer. He eventually agrees. Terry continues talking about Sunrise while Mike brings him into the call. She thinks our characters were responsible for ending the Iconian War, but are also involved or responsible for setting off the Temporal Cold War. Counselling appointments are required. Technical difficulties occur when James enters the room causing an echo. They get worked out quickly.
We welcome James Swallow to the show. He’s amazed that we’re still awake. Nick jumps straight to it and mentions what Kirsten had to say about him. She had sent him the best email on the day he returned from vacation. Star Trek: Titan: Sight Unseen gave her nightmares because it touched on her childhood fears. Nick talks about the journey we have been on during this fundraiser with all of our guests.
We award the Star Trek: Ships of the Galaxy Prize to this hour’s donor: Michael Crate. We have raised $974.07 so far. This hour, we are giving away a Star Trek Online: Delta Rising Pack. And, we have four people in the running for the STLV 2016 Commander Level Ticket, since Paul stepped out of the running for that prize. Nick talks about the benefits included with the Commander Level Ticket.
We turn our attention to James Swallow. For vacation, he went to Tenerife and talks about his trip. It’s been a while since we’ve spoken with James. He gets us caught up on what he’s been working on since then. Nick thought he saw James in Star Trek Online, but James hasn’t been in game since he got his new PC. They talk about some of the things he has to look forward to. They, then, talk about Sight Unseen and his next novel: Star Trek: TOS: The Latter Fire, which will be the first novel released in 2016 for the 50th Anniversary. We thank him for including us as characters in Sight Unseen. He talks about putting us in the book. We had been in other Star Trek novels, and the contest that spawned from that appearance. James mentions that Dr. Shull is still alive.
James talks about how difficult it is to write horror. He’s glad that he got it right. He discusses the origin of some of the scenes in the Sight Unseen. James describes the book as a season opener for the direction the Titan books are going. Currently, there are no plans for another Titan book since the 50th Anniversary is TOS-centric.
Terry asks about the blurb for his next book, The Latter Fire. James tells us about the book. It harkens back to the stories of TOS. He talks about the thrill he got writing a scene where Spock nerve pinches someone. It’s a diplomatic mission to make official first contact with a group of newly warp capable species that all of a sudden have made a major leap forward that couldn’t have come naturally. It’s an intriguing premise. The story takes place between TOS’s 3rd season and the Animated series and will officially introduce Arex. Deyvid talks about the animated series. James talks about how some of the writers have tried to canonize the animated series, because some of it is really good. We discuss some of our favorite episodes from TAS. Deyvid tries to pinpoint where the decision to reject TAS occurred.
Adrianne calls in and James agrees to hang out for a little bit. While the call is established, James and Terry talk about the possibility of a Titan Animated Series. We welcome Adrianne. We are bordering on temporal delusions by this point in the evening. We introduce the entire crew in the studio this evening. We turn our attention to her. She tells us about her visit to Comikaze and attending a screening for a new SciFi Comedy film she worked on called Nobility. She didn’t get a lot of Halloween out of the day, but she did see some great cosplay.
Marv talks about one of the songs on Adrianne’s band: Innovaction Array and their current album. The game company, Trion is interested in her music. We wish her luck. Deyvid asks about her music videos. More will be coming. She’s been busy with theater and film work as well as doing voice work. She talks about Watch the Sky, a SciFi Drama she also worked on recently as well. Terry and Adrianne talk about the Toto concert they attended together. Adrianne talks about some of the concerts she’s attended, including one where the Monkeys opened for Weird Al. Deyvid talks about Renegades, her work with them, and their new Kickstarter. She open to working with them on the next two episodes if they will have her.
Deyvid thinks she should write a book. Adrianne would love Dayton to do it. We mention that James Swallow is in the room with us. James teases and calls Dayton a hack. We talk about Dayton and his daughters. She asks about how we are doing going through the show. Coming up soon is James Kerwin and Kipleigh Brown. Kipleigh’s voice is now in the game. Terry talks about the role Kipleigh played in Enterprise and the different character she’s voicing in game, as well as the role she’s playing on Star Trek: Continues. James talks about the creativity coming out of fandom. He describes it as a Renaissance in fan productions. Adrianne describes the ease of content creation in today’s world. Nick takes a moment to plug the G & T Bump. James is a huge fan of radio drama. He listens and even writes for some. He’s amazed by the creativity.
Kenna talks about the recent popularity of radio drama and podcasting. People want good story and with modern technology, it makes it easy to listen while going about their daily activities. James talks about the British entertainment landscape. Radio has always been a part of their culture, but not so much for American radio. They discuss how easy an audio production can be put together using modern technology. A corporation and their resources is no longer required. People can create these things on their laptops and on their phones. They talk about interactive graphic novels including one that Shatner is planning to do with Kevin Smith called Man’o’War.
They do a current tally and James and Kipleigh are standing in the wings. $988.22 is our current total. This hour’s prize is going to Ian. We congratulate Ian. We wind down the call with Adrianne and restart the recording. We pitch Innovation Array one last time.
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During the day, he’s a mild-mannered computer repair man who dabbles in web design in his small, rural, Central California community. He lives with his lovingly dysfunctional family and loyal canine companion and spends most of his time in the closet concocting some hair-brained scheme or another. He’s got an unhealthy obsession with Lego video games, Klingons, and Star Trek Online that borders on the neurotic.
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