G & T Show 44 – Trills: I’ve Got A Worm In My Belly is now available for downloading. Give it a listen here.
The usual cast of Terilynn, Nick, and Michael join you for pigeon talk on this week’s episode of the G&T Show. Nick could die for some Wild Kingdom right now…
Nick teamed up in Star Trek Online with Soriedem, Bazag, Grizzly, and the lovely Lem to battle the Borg version of Rebecca Black in the ground version of Special Task Force (STF) Infected. Michael appears to be soft on the outside and the inside. During the final battle the Borg breed like rabbits in elite mode, perhaps there’s a bug to blame. (Editor’s Note: Gozer the Destructor says hard mode is hard!) The Caspian Fleet showed off their latest red light, I mean red carpet attire. View Nick’s beautiful screenshots of Lana on the Caspian Fleet Facebook page or check out the Caspian Fleet Website.
- “If you ain’t down with Lana, then get the hell out of the fleet!” – Nick Minecci
Teri saw a post on Facebook and Twitter by Keith R. A. DeCandido within an hour of a post by David Mack. David is currently working on book three of the Cold Equations trilogy, entitled The Body Electric.
- “Motionless, he stood his ground like the last relic of Ozymandias, the frozen likeness of a great man long gone, encircled by lone and level sands.” –
David Alan Mack
Keith tweeted a literary gem on Thursday from the Leverage tie-in novel he working on.
“Ah, yes, plausible deniability. They should print =that= on U.S. currency, it is far more apt than ‘e pluribus unum’ or ‘in God we trust.’”
— Keith R.A. DeCandido (@KRADeC) May 17, 2012
According to the Twitterverse, there will be three Leverage novels — one by Keith R.A. DeCandido, one by Greg Cox, and one by Matt Forbeck. Terilynn squeeed and said congratulations!
Keith contacted Nick about two weeks ago regarding an in-person signing at the local comic book store near Nick. He is waiting to hear back from the owner who is out of town. Keith listens to the show so please stay tuned for more information (central Maryland area).
Squirrel alert… Cola Wars ding ding! The chat room discusses the global corporate battle and Nick announces that Coca-Cola won. Which do you choose Pepsi or Coke? (Editor’s Note: RC Cola is fantastic with pizza but Mmmmm root beer is yummy)
Terilynn gives a shout out…A loyal listener of the G&T Show is going under the knife later this week for sex re-assignment surgery. Our hearts and minds go out to you during this brave time. Karen is a former Royal Canadian Air Force pilot and a Transgender Rights Activist. Much love and support to you as the process begins!
Nick announces a new contest for G&T fans by asking them to write an epic war story in homage to his surgery scar. Your challenge is to make this scar sexy!!! Lanny suggested that Nick was stabbed like a Nausicaan in a dom-jot fight. Paging Dr. Love, a woman has ripped the tender heart strings from his chest. Nick thinks chicks will dig a worm in his belly. The contest runs between now and August 8th when Nick reveals the scar in all its glory at Cabana Day.
Speaking of contests, Terilynn reveals another audio drama competition to begin next weekend. Your fiction should reference or be inspired by the Kobayashi Maru scenario. It can occur in any universe at anytime with any characters original or not. Please keep the length of your production to 5 minutes or less. Post your entry or a link to the file on the G&T forums.
Chase Masterson (Leeta DS9) has teamed up with Sylvester McCoy in the forthcoming Dr. Who audio drama The Shadow Heart. Chase plays Vienna Salavatori, who is described on the script front as ‘an impossibly glamorous mercenary’. Nick professes his love for Chase Masterson and her big finishes.
Terilynn pointed out the UK tends to support the audio drama format more than other places around the world. The G&T Show wants to rally support from US fans for Star Trek audio dramas through their broadcast. Deyvid commented in the chat room that he’d be honored to play the contest entries during his show the Warrior’s Den every Tuesday and Thursday on Trek Radio.NET.
The show continues to grow with a large number of participants in the chat room at this early hour of the day. Mike happily reports an increase in website traffic that Terilynn hopes will continue as the show receives more exposure. If you haven’t registered, go do that today and tell a friend about the witty banter of the G&T crew.
Star Trek Las Vegas update…ticket sales have almost sold out at Creation Entertainment’s website with only 80 days left until the big event in August. Also added to the schedule of stars at STLV is Eddie Paskey who portrayed “THE” classic red shirt Lt. Leslie in the original series. He appeared in 57 episodes of TOS, more than Sulu (52) and Chekov (36). Five more celebrities have been announced recently. Bobby Clark (The Gorn TOS) will be appearing at the convention and at joining Larry Nemecek and Geek Nation Tours on the Explore Trek Sites tour stop at Vasquez Rocks.
Last year Nichelle Nichols (Uhura TOS) attendance on Day 4 of the convention was a sweet way to end the weekend. This year she’ll be opening the program on Thursday. Rod Roddenberry is presenting a free screening on Thursday and Friday Nights of Trek Nation the beautifully crafted documentary on his father and the Star Trek phenomenon and how it has impacted his life’s journeys. Michael Barrier (DeSalle TOS) and Grace Lee Whitney (Janice Rand TOS) will also be appearing at the convention this year. Be sure to visit the G&T Crew at Trek Radio’s booth in the vendor area. If you’re planning on attending get your tickets NOW!
Keith R.A. DeCandido revisits The Host – TNG and the first appearance of the Trill. The Trill Ambassador, Odan, is on-board to mediate a dispute, and falls in love with Dr. Crusher. When the Trill’s host is killed, the symbiont has to be temporarily joined to Commander Riker to continue the negotiations – and the affair. Terilynn touches on the issue regarding Crusher’s inability to continue her relationship when Odan joins with a female host. Nick poses the question, “Was Riker violated by the symbiont?” This episode introduces a debate about the nature of love and where you draw the line when fundamental aspects of a relationship change. It’s the same personality and core within, but can you get past the outside?
The TNG series never revisited the storyline with Crusher or Riker despite major implications that some physical liaison occurred without Riker’s consent. A similar debate can be made concerning Geordi’s predicament in the TNG episode The Mind’s Eye when the Romulans attempt to remove free will by brain washing him.
The discussion switches a comparison of the way women were written in TNG, DS9 and VOY. Teri feels that the majority of female characters in TNG were defined by their romantic relationships with male characters more so than the women of DS9. Nick commented that TNG and VOY fail to develop female characters that stand on their own. Whereas DS9 portrays strong, independent women who have relationships but are not defined by them. The debate continues to touch on characters such as Keiko O’Brien, Ro Laren, Kira Nerys, Jadzia Dax, Kassidy Yates, B’Elanna Torres, Kai Winn, and Ezri Dax.
Let’s get to ASK DAYTON!!!
Nick reads your responses like a trained monkey. Ever thought about giving him a hard time by making him say something that would make even a sailor blush? Come on Dayton, you know you want to. I can’t wait to hear what you’ll make him say next!
Signed, Uggo was my hero.
You know, we’ve seen our share of wacky questions here at the G&T Show. While we’ve seen everything from serious questions about writing to pretty goofy queries about such silly things as “Ginger vs. Mary Ann” or “Pie vs. Cake,” and while some of my responses have been….I guess we’ll call them colorful. I don’t think we’ve ever had a request for me to purposely be crude or even vulgar with my answers. Though my language can be salty from time to time, I don’t typically set out to shock people with my writing and do my best to refrain from anything truly obscene.
A long time ago, the late, great George Carlin warned us about the so-called “seven words you can’t say on television.” Of course, times have changed and you can now hear a couple of those used on some modern-day shows. It’d be so easy for me to craft an answer to this question that makes Nick have to say any of those words, along with some of the unique, contemporary variations like “Titty Sprinkles” or “Twat Waffle” or “Ass to Mouth,” or even some of the show-specific slang I’ve brought in on occasion; you know, like a f&@k-ton being fifty shit-barrels more than an ass-load, and all that. I could do that, but where’s the sport in that sort of thing? Even though I’m sure Nick’s heard it all before, that doesn’t mean I know for sure that he’s big on that kind of language. Besides, just using profanity for cussing’s sake doesn’t indicate any real imagination or creativity, for f$%k’s sake.
There’s also the fact that I don’t know who might be listening to the G&T Show, and will it does earn an explicit rating on occasion—okay, every week—I certainly don’t want to be the reason someone actually lodges a formal complaint against Livestream, Trek Radio, any of the venues which host downloadable copies of past shows, or the show’s website host. So, with that in mind, I do my best to temper my response to each new question, and when I do drift into the more ribald side of things, I endeavor to keep it within the realm of humor.
Of course, if anyone is so tightly wrapped that they have to go to that kind of trouble, then f*!k ‘em with a bat’leth sideways. In the unlikely event you were seeking actual honest assistance with your real issues you’re facing, tough! That’s what you got for bringing this stuff to an internet radio show devoted to a computer game and books no one reads.
Dayton’s initial answer was based on the Aristocrats joke .
Announcements: Starting next week they will be accepting entries for the audio drama MP3s. Reminder no longer than 5 minutes and it must reference Kobayashi Maru. The audio drama contest ends on Labor Day. The Tribble Squirrel contest ends today at midnight Pacific. They will put the drawings and stories together in an ebook. The Gates of Sto’vo’kor Foundry mission contest also ends today. Winner of the Ferengi ship will be announced this week.
Viewer mail from Christopher13…
First, I enjoyed your guest appearance on episode 64 of Podcast UGC…I would like to know some of your views about the music of Star Trek. How important do you think the soundtrack plays in all the episodes and movies? How would you rate the performance or styles of those who scored them? Which is your favorite?
- We probably could do a whole show based on this letter!
Dear Gettysburg, Mike, and Terilynn,
Outside of fictional military comparisons, what are your views on crossover stories involving separate franchises?
- We may have all of next week’s show based on this letter.
Final thoughts…the show will never be renamed GMT because Nick said so!