G & T Show 54 – STLV Prep and Voyager’s Nazi Pep Talks is now available for download. Give it a listen here. Nick, Teri, Mike, and Deyvid return this week with a huge 3 hour episode. They discuss a huge STLV Update concerning the newly revealed schedule! They spend a portion of the show reviewing it. There is no Ask Dayton this week and Nick chastises the chatroom for asking Dayton this week’s question prematurely. They move on to another massive Teri’s Voyager Watch, followed by Listener Mail, and so much more.
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Our episode this week opens with Nick enjoying the Women’s Olympic skeet shooting, while Deyvid celebrates his one anniversary working with Trek Radio. Nick starts off the Star Trek portion of our show laying out his plans for the upcoming Shoreleave convention in Baltimore.
Sadly, there is no ask Dayton this week because Dayton apparently answered a listeners question in the livestream chat and as Sori puts it, Dayton does not repeat. Despite their protests on innocence, Nick lays the blame for the lack of Dayton solely at Lanny’s feet.
Moving on, we jump into the big topic this week and the Blu-Ray Screenings of The Next Generation which where hosted in movie theatres all across the country. Teri and Nick have nothing but praise for the remastered episodes shown, loving the updated graphics as well as the documentaries screened between episodes. Teri comments about the surprising number of young people she saw at the screenings who had never watched TNG before and that this was their first viewing.
Moving onto convention news, the schedule for STLV has been posted. And though there is much celebration, there is sadly a little controversy when our cast discovers that Teri’s Discussion with the Devs panel will conflict with Ron Moore’s discussion panel. Nick, Starfleet-mom and Sori are all granted special dispensation to go see Moore’s panel. Bummed by the news of conflicting panels, Teri urges our listeners to come to either the Discussion with the Devs panel or the much later Hanging with the Devs in iBar. She also encourages our listeners to bring their costumes and cosplays to try and break the world record for most costumed convention attendees.
With convention news finished, we move onto Teri’s Voyager Watch. While not as long as previous weeks, Teri has managed to rack up an impressive tally of episodes, starting with Message in A Bottle, Hunters, Prey, Retrospect, The Killing Game Parts 1 & 2. Owning the script for Message in a Bottle, Teri has nothing but positive words for the episode, commenting on how enjoyable the Doctor focused episodes are and the wonderful chemistry between Robert Picardo and Andy Dick. We get a few brief words from Nick on the subject of the Prometheus and how ridiculous the idea of the ship is before we move onto the Hirogen arc with Prey. Teri comments about how much she loves this episode, how it portrays the Hirogen culture as different without making you hate them. Moving on, Teri discusses the episode Retrospect and how the story and the investigations within made her police blood boil, comparing it to the McMartin preschool trial. Next we move onto The Killing Game, and despite all its flaws, Teri enjoyed this episode. She comments about how it’s an example of writers writing for the costume department and not for the stories. Despite this, she still enjoyed the Hirogen portrayal in this episode, especially the Hirogen second in command rebelling against his commander and how such a progression feels natural.
With our Voyager Watch complete, we move onto our Listener Mail, which this week is from our good friend Oren of All Things Trek. Oren’s letter this week is direct towards a comment Teri made towards Trekkies who hate Neelix. Oren lists off a variety of Neelix’s character flaws which Trekkies have problems with, including incompetency, selfishness and a creepy stalker relationship with Kes.
Our next letter is from Gingie from Gates of Sto’vo’kor. As a new reader to the world of Star Trek Literature, he graciously asks our casts help in finding the starting point for the shared universe Trek literature now shares, a question which leaves our cast stunned and promises to get a proper answer for them from the variety of Star Trek authors who listen to our show.
With our listener mail complete, Nick takes a few minutes to about the rough week he has had having, as he describes it, a Michael Eddington pulled on him and thanks Teri and our listeners for all they’ve done for him the rough the hard times. We end this episode with a quick plug for both our kobayashi maru contest and the Felicia Day latest project, Geek and sundry.