24 Hours of G & T: Hour Five & Six
24 Hours of G & T: Hour Five & Six is now available to download. Check it out here. During these two hours, we give away Star Trek: Catan and The Making of Yesterday’s Enterprise book. Our guests for the first portion of our fundraiser is the cast and crew of Club 602 and chaos ensues. Prepare to be Offended. Teras from Geek Nation Tours joins us in the second part of this block to talk about the tours he’s putting on this year and the big one he’s doing for Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary. And, later, Eric Stillwell joins the conversation to talk about his book: The Making of Yesterday’s Enterprise.
We start off the hour talking about Halloween candy, Trick-or-Treaters, and Izzy’s sparkling grapefruit and other assorted flavors. Black Magnum says that Sunseahl is on a Bob Ross kick lately. Terry shifts the conversation to John Bodega in Star Trek: The Force Awakens. Nick returns from his lunch break and shares a quick story of going to the local McDonald’s drive thru while wearing a Bane mask. The conversation shifts into the realm of creepy rather quickly, which is consistent with Club 602’s motto: Prepare to be Offended. Nick talks about comedian Anthony Jeselnik.
Black Magnum called Chelle a Succubus and they talk about it, trying to figure out what kind of succubus that she is. Terry is reminded of Club 602. Nick asks what people are currently watching. The answers include: Bob Ross, Gotham, MSNBC, porn, and more. After clarification, Walking Dead was added, but the conversation shifted back towards all of the varieties of porn. Some eyebrows were raised over Dental Porn and Taxi Porn. Steve comes through with the Succubus song from South Park.
Everyone wishes Anthony a happy birthday in their very own special way. Terry invents a new birthday song. Johnny Snowball leaves the chat room, and everyone sends him off with a massive round of thank yous. They go over the urban dictionary meanings of Snowball and Dry Docking.
Terry reminds everyone that this hour’s gift to the highest donor is Star Trek: Catan. Club 602 shares where their listeners are located. Terry shares that Mike had to ban an entire country for a short while. They exchange stories of the various attacks, complaints, and issues each of our respective shows have suffered over the years. Black Magnum talks about each of their members and even offers us the Latino, Black, and Asian tests live on the air. They invent a new boy band: The Rice Boys.
Janice briefly drops in on the call and flirts with Black Magnum and Mike until Nick chases her away. Mike is in a hotel room. They talk about it. They send a shout out to Steve for his special audio cues. Mike announces that their total is $241.31, but he found on Patreon a couple of donations with the most recent coming from James Kerwin. Terry starts to share a story about her mother before Nick interrupts announcing that a guest with a short window of time is waiting in the wings. Terry continues the story while Mike establishes the call with Teras with Geek Nation Tours.
After introductions between Teras and Club 602, Teras jumps right into it and starts telling us about Geek Nation Tours. Teras and Nick talk about some of their favorite battlefield tours. Some of the other tours that he does include: exploring New York through Geek’s eyes, as well as going to Comic Con. They ended up missing the main cast when they visited Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. Teras, then talks about their Star Wars and Game of Thrones tours that they have planned. Terry tries to move them into their Star Trek tours, but Teras wants to talk about their Zombie Apocalypse tours that visits the sites where the Walking Dead was filmed and learns survival skills and will be held on next Halloween. They are thinking about doing a UFO tour in Roswell at some point. Nick mentions that he’s a certified tour guide for Gettysburg. He finished up with a War Gaming, and GenCon tours.
Teras shares how he got started in his business and how Geek Nation Tours was born. He gets experts to run the tours for him. They talk about the Star Trek tours and Larry Nemecek as their expert tour guide. This year they are starting in San Francisco before heading down to L.A. and then the convention in Las Vegas. Attendees for these tours tend to be very loyal and come back year after year and enjoy the community that forms around these tours. Terry mentions the tours for the non-Geek spouses that he calls the Parallel Universe tours.
Allen and the Ferris Anomaly joined them for one of their day tours to the Valley of Fire. Allen shares some of his memories of the tour. This year they went looking for and found Picard’s hole and the Enterprise Rock. Teras talks about the day tour.
Returning to the discussion of this year’s tour, Rod Roddenberry will be joining them to talk about his dad and his legacy. Terry talks about Rod Roddenberry’s relationship with his father as it was described in his documentary film, Trek Nation. They talk about the film briefly. Terry recommends everyone join the tour. Nick teases Teras. They start winding down the conversation. Teras wishes us luck with our fundraiser and praises the show.
The drinking continues as Terry hits her fourth beverage. Terry asks if Club 602 were still with us. They were listening intently and were interested in checking out the tours. Terry wants to go, but can’t since we have our G & T Show caravan to Vegas. Terry says that the Internet has allowed geeks to connect with one another in ways that they couldn’t do before. Teras talks about how podcasts, such as ours, enables Geeks to stay informed about their favorite topics. Chelle of Club 602 has to leave. They wish her well and thank her for joining them.
They talk about how social media has changed and become so hostile. Someone mentions that body language and verbal cues are important and are hard to convey in the written form. Teras explains that is why he uses emoji to help convey his attitudes. Teras offers some insights and possible solutions to the problem. Terry talks about when she thinks trolling was born and early adopters’ failure in stopping it when they had the chance.
They break for announcements. The winner of Star Trek: Catan is Brett Klusaw. We thank and support Teras of Geek Nation Tours for joining us. While Mike calls up Eric Stillwell, we announce the prize for this second hour. We will give our highest donor during the hour, a copy of Eric Stillwell’s book: The Making of Yesterday’s Enterprise. In addition to the writer of the episode, he was also a script coordinator for TNG. He now has a cool new job at Disney Consumer Products.
Just as Club 602 started going again, Eric joins us live from his vacation in Las Vegas. This year was the 25th Anniversary of Yesterday’s Enterprise. They talk about this hour’s prize, Eric’s self-published, on-demand book, which includes a copy of the original teleplay that would go to the highest donor.
He was a Klingon extra for an episode of TNG. Eric is enjoying his new position at Disney. He shares his career working for TNG as production assistant, pre-production assistant, and script coordinator and for the film Insurrection. He then recounts the two separate stories, one involving Sarek and the Guardian of Forever, that were merged to become Yesterday’s Enterprise. The pivotal events of that episode changed the universe and set up the character of Sela, whose actions have rippled throughout the Star Trek Universe especially within Star Trek Online.
Nick asks Eric about Michael Pillar. He was responsible for turning TNG around. They talk about the never published book that Michael Pillar wrote about the making of Star Trek: Insurrection. He convinced Paramount to use an open submission process. Someone from Club 602 fell asleep and began snoring. Returning to Michael Pillar, Ronald D. Moore came out of the program. Terry thanks Eric for joining us.
Two donations were made this hour by Andrew Wonders and Teras. Mike goes announces the donations received and we do math on the air and have raised $539.43 so far. They are a quarter of the way there. Anthony steps out and we take our break for this hour.
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.
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