24 Hours of G & T: Hour Eight
24 Hours of G & T: Hour Eight is now available to download. Check it out here. During this hour, we gave away The Autobiography of James T. Kirk and the LLAP poster from Bye Bye Robot. Our guests for this portion of our fundraiser is Charity Woods and a couple of artists from her company, Bye Bye Robot. Amy and Jarrah of Women and Warp hang out a little longer and Star Trek Online’s Thomas Marrone stays with us throughout. There is a lot of background noise throughout this segment of the show, so please bear with us. Later, Terry calls upon Allen to join us and go over some of the results from the surveys our listeners filled out recently.
We return from our break and are still progressing through the show. They talk about Comikaze and some of the people they know that are in attendance, including James Kerwin and Kipleigh Brown who will be joining us later. Terry kicks us off by welcoming our guests, Charity, Drew and Kevin from Bye Bye Robot. Terry remembers meeting Drew at Vegas this year. They had a great booth this year. Our booth was next to Omaze. Jarrah and Amy step out. We thank them for joining us.
Terry brings up the art Bye Bye Robot has produced and the amount of art prints they have produced over the last several years. Charity explains how she got started with her business. At STLV several years back, she noticed the lack of quality and fine art. She contacted CBS and made a case for the type of pieces she intended to create. Their art isn’t obvious for those that may not know Sci-Fi or Star Trek. We name off a few of the pieces that we have purchased over the years and the ones that we enjoy.
Terry likes the recruitment posters and compares them to the old Disney attraction posters that they had. Nick brings up the propaganda posters that Thomas had created for Star Trek Online. His posters were inspired by the events in STO and may not have a lot of appeal to people who don’t play the game. Charity explains how their pieces have evolved to help meet the needs that fans are looking for. They have started doing more than impressionistic pieces.
Thomas is curious how a small company was able to approach CBS or Disney. She explains that she was naive about the process, but if she had known about what was involved, she doubts she would have pursued it. Thomas praises their Star Wars prints. Charity explains how that process came about. While under another license, she was allowed to create a print of the Millenium Falcon and is able to sell them through the relationship with the other company. They talk about Star Wars briefly. Thomas responds to Nick’s point of view on JJ Abrams. Drew shares a story that because of JJ, he was able to bring her peers into the Trek-fold. Thomas recounts a story of some college girls wanting to know which Star Trek episodes should they watch. Despite what people may think of JJ, he succeeded in bringing new fans to the franchise. Nick wants a print of one of Thomas’ posters.
Drew talks about the art she’s created, including the LLAP piece we are giving away this hour. Nick loves the Motion Picture and Star Trek VI posters. Thomas loves the LLAP piece. They start a lengthy discussion of the piece and compares it to something that should be on the wall of the Star Trek Vatican. Thomas mentions a piece by Brandon Bird entitled The Death of Jennifer Sisko that he thought had the same feel as LLAP, though the style is much more reminescent of the Renaissance style artwork. Thomas describes LLAP as more than fan art and compares it The Signing of the Declaration of Independence. It memorializes an event. Drew talks about the piece and how it came about. Mike reminds everyone that the LLAP piece is the same piece we are giving away to the highest donor this hour. Drew wanted to place the viewer in the scene as one of the witnesses of Spock’s death.
Terry talks about the only piece Kevin created for Bye Bye Robot so far. It’s a detailed image of Voyager at warp. She compared it to the other, more impressionistic version of Voyager. She suggests that anyone that loves to collect ships would love to own it.
Charity says that they had a bigger booth and were selling out of posters this year. We praise their work and how much fun it has been to see their business grow over the years. Terry keeps finding pieces she loves. We thank Charity, Drew, and Kevin for joining us on the show. Mike has been trying to get them in for an interview for quite some time and is pleased to finally have them.
Terry reminds everyone that there is still time to donate this hour to receive the Autobiography of James T. Kirk and the LLAP poster from Bye Bye Robot. Mike mentions that this hour so far, there have been two donations. Terry calls upon Allen to provide us with some of the highlights from the surveys that we held over the past few months. Terry calls on Mike to pick a series and he chooses DS9 since he just finished a recent rewatch.
Allen starts off by reminding everyone of the surveys we conducted and what we were trying to determine. He’s got lists of the top ten and the bottom ten rated episodes. Nick overrides Mike and chooses a chronological approach and we start off with Enterprise’s. Before revealing the list, everyone shares their favorite Enterprise episode. They discuss Shuttle Pod One and it was the 25th most popular episode in our survey. Allen proceeds with the top ten results. All of the episodes came out of Season 3 and 4 and each one is discussed briefly.
10. In A Mirror Darkly, Part 2
9. The Expanse
4. Azati Prime
3. Terra Prime
2. The Forge
1. The Kir’Shara
We shift gears to the bottom ten episodes of Enterprise and discuss each of the episodes.
89. Vanishing Point
92. Rogue Planet
93. Terra Nova
96. Precious Cargo
They do a top of the hour run down. We received three donations this hour from Alison, William, and Janice. William increased his donation at the last minute to win the prize for this hour. He gets the Autobiography of James T. Kirk and the LLAP Bye Bye Robot poster. We congratulate William. The donations bring our total $599.43. We thank everyone for their generous donations. With that Thomas steps out and we take our break.
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