Ask Dayton 57 – The Post-Apocalyptic Edition!
As 2012 and Season 2 of the G and T Show comes to a close, thanks for making us laugh every week, and also with the good advice, no matter how stupidly insane our questions. My question is: What are some of your best G and T memories of this year, what in Trek or sci-fi grabbed you by the short hairs and made you sit up? What made you facepalm in disbelief?
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Well, if you’re listening to Nick read this, then we survived the apocalypse which many an idiot believed was predicted for us thousands of years ago, but which in reality was a simple case of the Mayans running out of shit on which to write down reminders about dentists appointments or bikini waxes or whatever. So, you know…congratulations on making it through to the other side.
Favorite memories of the G and T Show? You mean aside from all the times they were talking about me? Wow, that’s a tough one to answer. The interview segments, such as those with Larry Nemecek or any of my fellow writer-folk like James Swallow or Keith DeCandido, are always fun. I don’t remember if there was an interview with anyone from Star Trek Online, but I like the shows which gave us a deeper look at the game’s inner workings and behind the scenes shenanigans. Yes, I know: I’ve said repeatedly that I don’t play the game, but I still like learning about what goes into setting up the storylines. Consider it a minor kink, okay?
The Vegas Con post-mortem was a fun show, listening to everyone recount their favorite memories of the weekend. Of course, I’m reminded that Nick said he’d collected some swag to send to me, which he never did. Sorry to call you out like this, dude, but that’s the price you pay when you try to set me up with trap questions like the one coming for “Ask Dayton #58.” Anyway, listening to the con wrap-up show pretty much cemented Kevin’s and my intentions to go to the con in 2013. So, my suggestion to Nick and Terry is for them to start interviewing sacrificial virgins and stocking up on whatever adult beverages they think will best sway me and Kevin into making all sorts of bad decisions…just not with each other, okay?
Vegas, baby. Vegas.
I also like the little family of podcasts that seems to have grown in and around each other: G&T, Podcast UGC, Gates of Stove Top Stuffing or however you say it, and the way folks bounce back and forth between the shows, helping each other out and having a good time doing it. Way to represent fandom, yo.
What else? Shit, this is too much like work. Suffice it to say that I enjoy not just the show but everyone involved with bringing it together every week, and that includes the fans who tune in to listen to the latest happenings. I hope I get to meet as many of you as possible in Vegas, or at some other con.
What grabbed me in Trek this year? First up, the massive 15-CD box set collecting every note of music ever recorded for the original Star Trek series. How swank is this thing? Fuck that 4-hour problem Cialis can give you. There’s been no blood sent to my brain for the week or so since this set showed up. Elsewhere, the Next Generation Blu rays are rather sweet, as are a few big-assed books that showed up this year: Bob Greenberger’s Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History, Paula Block and Terry Erdmann’s Star Trek: The Next Generation 365, and the first volume of Star Trek: The Newspaper Strip. Those should keep me busy for a while. On the other hand, I had to say good-bye to the Star Trek: Vanguard novel series this year. Those were some good times, right there, and I’ll miss them.
Elsewhere in sci-fi, I liked Prometheus well enough, but The Avengers was my favorite genre flick of the year. For books, I enjoyed John Scalzi’s Redshirts and Myke Cole’s Control Point. For television, I kept watching The Walking Dead, Warehouse 13, Eureka and Tron Uprising, and Clone Wars is still better than the last three Star Wars movies. Otherwise? Not much really tripped my trigger, but then again, there’s not a lot on TV that does. However, be sure to check out Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome on the web. That is some fun stuff.
As for face-palming, I saved most of that for the unending campaign and election cycle, along with my continued disbelief at the idea that TV shows featuring redneck families who need to have their every word subtitled are watched by anyone with a functioning brain stem.
Here’s hoping for an awesome 2013, and that all of you are a part of it.
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