24 Hours of G & T: Hour Eleven: Temporal Incident
24 Hours of G & T: Hour Eleven: Temporal Incident is now available to download. Check it out here. During the this hour, we are visited by a surprise guest: Scott Pearson of Generations Geek. The visit sends a ripple through our schedule. Since we didn’t give away last hour’s prize pack of a TOS Wall Calendar and the Star Trek Daily Calendar, we add Star Trek: The Fall book set to the prize pack up for grabs to our highest donor this hour. Deyvid with Trek Radio stays with us this hour. Marv from Club 602 chimes in a little later.
We return abruptly from our break. We welcome Scott Pearson from Generations Geek. Before getting into the conversation with Scott, we take care of some business first. Our total so far is $654.43. No new donations have come in yet, which means that last hour’s prize pack of the TOS Wall Calendar and Star Trek Daily Calendar are still up for grabs. Mike adds the Star Trek: The Fall book set to the prize pack. With business taken care of, Terry introduces Author, Editor, and fellow podcaster for Generations Geek: Scott Pearson.
Scott podcasts with his daughter. She’s currently at a Halloween party dressed as the Scarlet Witch. She regretted that she couldn’t be here and has a full schedule for the evening, but she will try to drop in a little later to say hello. Scott talks about the difficulty of producing their show with a teenager. They will be having Kirsten Beyer in the near future. Mike mentions that they will be speaking with Kirsten in a few hours.
Scott has been editing some books. He’s copyedited Kirsten’s next Voyager novel among others. Their latest episode of Generations Geek was on the topic of Robots and AI and turned out to be one of their longest episodes. They talked about films including Westworld, iRobot, and AI among others. Nick asks about her thoughts on Westworld. The film didn’t age well, but she still enjoyed it. Mike suggests another good film to have watched was Robin Williams’ Bicentennial Man. Scott explains that it was part of the problem, identifying which films to watch. They also discussed some tv shows dealing with the subject matter, including: Humans and Almost Human. Scott talks briefly about each of them. Nick asks if they had discussed RoboCop. RoboCop wasn’t a robot, he was a cyborg, although he does possess some form AI. Scott discusses the criteria he used in selecting the films and shows they watched — limiting them to humanoid robot AIs, which eliminated Pacific Rim and RoboCop.
He talks about Alexa and Siri. Nick mentions sex robots. Mike mentions that Google’s AI is capable of dreaming which suggests some subconscious thought. He goes on to mention that their AI got snippy when asked the same question over and over again and hung up, portraying the same psychological maturity as a four year old. Generations Geek can be found on the Chronic Rift Network. Their website is currently in transition and may be operational by the time this episode goes live.
Devyid chimes in asking if anyone had mentioned Small Wonder. Other options are mentioned. They end up spending a few minutes discussing how horrible Small Wonder was. We’re starting to get punchy. Nick announces that his boy tie has been undone. Deyvid and Nick respond to Jen in the chatroom and end up chasing a Rihannsu language squirrel for a little bit. Terry pulls our attention back to Scott Peason and the latest book he’s worked on. He has a new short story called On My Side in A Quiet Shelter There anthology. The theme of the anthology was service animals and most it benefited an animal shelter.
Nick asks what show he’s currently binge watching. Scott is watching Elementary. They discuss the show and how it seemed to have gotten better as it progressed. Scott describes it as the most feminist show on television. The female lead is a strong character on her own without becoming the love interest of the other lead. It was a rare occurrence in television for the leads to not hook up. They discuss when it works and when it fails. Nick asks if Scott has seen Supergirl. He has. They discuss it. DC gets it when it comes to their tv shows, but they keep missing the mark when it comes to their films. Nick blames it on Warner Brothers. They discuss Gotham, Arrow, and Flash. Scott needs to get caught up on a lot of tv shows.
Nick talks about Batman and more specifically the Joker from the new films. He loves the modern take, which reminds him of the Killing Joke Joker. They are planning to create an animated Killing Joke film for straight to DVD. Deyvid chimes in about people not wanting characters to evolve with the times. He goes on to describe the unique takes on characters that the Arkham games introduced. There’s room for different variations of these iconic characters. The conversation shifts to delayed films for Batman vs. Superman and then to the new Star Trek film. Nick finds a Forbes article about why the Batman vs. Superman film was delayed.
Since the film Gravity was mentioned, Scott takes a moment to pitch an episode of Generations Geek where they got to interview an astronaut about the film. Nick pokes Mikes saying that they were able to get an astronaut. Mike tried to get one for our show, but it didn’t work out. Scott talks about an upcoming show where they will sit down with Andy Wier to talk about The Martian. The debate on the film’s delay continues.
Mike announces that Jespah is champing at the bit to talk about NaNoWriMo. We move along to the donations this hour. They received two donations this hour. Our total now is $724.43. The prize pack with the two calendar and the complete set of Star Trek: The Fall books will go to the lovely Jen Usellis. Mike thanks Grimm for his donation as well. Marv offers sexual favors for prizes. Nick gives us a World Series update. They talk about baseball for a little bit before winding up the hour. They thank Scott for joining us and invite him to hang out for the NaNoWriMo discussion. He decides to step out, but will try to be back and encourage the kid to join him. With that they wind up the hour and take a break.
But, wait. There’s more.
He is the co-owner of Busy Little Beaver Productions and is the producer and co-host for G & T Show and Gates of Sto’vo’kor. He’s directed voice actors, and produced and edited audio podcasts and dramas because he doesn’t have the face for video. He plays well with others and is always on the look out for the next project, the next thing, the next next. If he wasn’t working on something with a half dozen other projects waiting in the wings, somebody please check to make sure he’s still breathing.
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.
Despite all this, he still finds the time to write the words. Find out what he's doing here.