24 Hours of G & T: Hour Seven
24 Hours of G & T: Hour Seven is now available to download. Check it out here. During this hour, we gave away The Autobiography of James T. Kirk. Our guests for this portion of our fundraiser is Amy and Jarrah of Women at Warp and a little later, Star Trek Online’s Thomas Marrone joins us. We spend our time talking about DS9, Enterprise, TNG, Voyager, and Captain Katherine Janeway. The artists from Bye Bye Robot drop in at the end of the hour in preparation for the next hour.
We experienced some initial technical issues, but were able to get them resolved quickly. Nick introduces our guests for the hour, Amy and Jarrah from Women At Warp. Amy had seen David Duchovny in concert recently. They talk about it briefly, while Mike looks into the stream issues. During the concert, some women threw their bras up on stage. Nick mentions Jarrah’s performance of Lady Marmalade during Karaoke at STLV 2015.
Amy has to watch Favorite Son for their podcast with Harry Kim and the Vampire women. Terry asks them what their favorite Star Trek series. Amy grew up watching TNG, but she loves Voyager. Jarrah appreciates DS9 for its politics and they consider DS9 as a more adult show. They talk about the aspects of DS9 that they enjoy and that they feel are still timely today. Amy’s husband is watching it for the first time. They love Garrak and Vic Fontaine.
They talk about Bada Bing Bada Bang. They appreciated that Kasidy and Sisko mentioned the disparity of the races during the time period that Vic’s is based off, but they were disappointed that there wasn’t any mention of the role of women. They point out that most of the women we distractions. Jarrah explains what Women At Warp is about. They discuss women in Star Trek. Terry reiterates our love for Pulaski.
They begin talking about Janeway. Nick speaks of her treatment of Harry over Tom Paris. The debate gets heated for a bit. They address the various sides of Voyager’s captain. Nick wanted to serve under Janeway. They address the changes television was going through at the time of Voyager’s run from an episodic show towards more character driven story lines. The Xindi arc in Enterprise did well with it.
Mike announces that Thomas Marrone from Star Trek Online has joined us. He was responsible for developing all of the new art for our website. Thomas offers his opinion on how he would have liked to have seen the story developed, rather than being dumped straight into the Delta Quadrant. They thought it would have been a more impactful story. The Janeway discussion continues, despite Nick’s attempt to change the subject to T’Pol. She’s compared to Sisko, Picard, and Archer. They discuss Archer’s treatment of T’Pol and other Vulcans. It’s even mentioned that DS9’s portrayal of the Dominion War didn’t go far enough. They discuss why the war was fought everywhere else other than around DS9.
They talk about some of their favorite episodes. The conversation shifts to Bashir and how he became a better character during the war, and more specifically after he came out as genetically modified. Then, they talk about Sisko leaving to join the Prophets. It’s eventually agreed upon that he was taken against his will or was suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. Worf was the true deadbeat dad, and no one disagreed with it, even Mike who loves the guy. They talk about DS9 has some of the best women villains in Star Trek, including Kai Winn, the female Changling, and Mike thinks the female Vortas are more ruthless than the males.
The conversation shifts back to Voyager and they discuss Chakotay briefly. They end up talking about how many of the characters are developed in the books. Nick tries to troll them and get their opinion about Code of Honor. 80s fashion and hair styles was brought up.
We start winding down the conversation because Bye Bye Robot is standing by in the wings. Nick asks Mike for an update on their progress. Mike is suddenly MIA. While waiting Jarrah shares a story she wrote for her blog Trekkie Feminist about the episode Justice. She has several interviews that she recorded from the con with Nana Visitor, Terry Ferrel, and Marina Sirtis, and Kate Mulgrew’s son. Mike reappears and starts computing the new totals.
Bye Bye Robot joins them and some noise is heard in the background. Thomas reiterates his position on Janeway to the artists from Bye Bye Robot. With the totals computed, Mike announces that they have raised $539.43. They have not received a donation this hour. The Autobiography of James T. Kirk will be carried over into the next hour and the Bye Bye Robot poster will be added to prize. Nick reminds everyone that he will take a shot for every $100 donation. And with that, they restart the recordings.
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.