G & T Show 161 – Surprise Guests and Breaking News
G & T Show 161 – Surprise Guests and Breaking News is now available for downloading. Check it out here. This week, Nick, Terry, and Mike are back with a new episode. During Coffee Clatch we are joined by John Broughton for a quick interview discussing Farragut, Farragut Fest, and their Kickstarter‘s current progress. We interrupt the interview with a breaking report from Steve directly from Destination Star Trek 3. After the interview, we get back to our regular scheduled programming with the latest in the Star Trek Universe with our Star Trek News segment. We follow it up with STO News, a New Ask Dayton, and more.
We kick off the show with Coffee Clatch. Mike mentions that he has finished writing a story and is cleansing his palate before tackling the editing process on it. He has also finished reading Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire by Andy Mangles. He has also completed editing Starfinder episodes 3 & 4 and his writing partner in literary crime, Ross (aka Gingie), has begun editing a pair of Gates of Sto’vo’kor / Starfinder crossover audio episodes. Mike and Terry send a shout out to him, and Nick sends one out to Sunseahl. Nick combated horrible misinformation for work and really enjoyed Gotham’s and Agents of Shield’s second episodes. He also shares with us his adventures with Kelly Medding at Field of Screams Maryland.
Mike interrupts Nick to inform us that a special guest had entered the studio. John Broughton with Starship Farragut joins us, and after resolving some technical issues, we spend a few minutes talking with him. Terry has not spoken with John yet, and Mike quickly introduces him. We mentioned the recent Supplemental Log where we spoke with John and Mike of Farragut. John wanted to give us an update regarding their Kickstarter, which is in its final days, so share and support their Kickstarter. Terry shares the story of when she met John at Hollywood Expo several years earlier. Farragut is one of the pioneers in Fan Productions, and Terry asks how it got started. The originality of their show may not appeal to some, but Terry appreciates their approach of telling new stories with new characters. She then shifts the conversation to the high quality of their sets, which allows John to talk about Farragut Fest. Farragut is proud to share their studios with fans, the general public, and with other fan productions. This year, Farragut Fest is two days, December 6th and 7th and will cost a minimal fee of $10 for adults, $5 for teens, and free for anyone 12 and under. Walk through their film-quality, museum-quality sets, meet their guests, buy merchandise, and meet the cast and crew from the production. It’s the Mecca for Star Trek fans.
Mike interrupts the interview to break for a special report from Steve, live from Destination Star Trek 3 from London. Steve joins the call and shares some of his recent experiences from DST3 so far. Steve has been enjoying talking to people. Nick is pained to give Steve a compliment, but he appreciates all of Steve’s efforts to keep the G & T Show audience informed of the goings-on at the convention. Steve tells us that he has met with fans of the show and the people from Star Trek Timelines sends a special shout out to Terry. Nick asks about STO’s booth and Steve talks about their efforts at the convention and moves on to discuss one of the panels with Ethan Phillips and a missing Tim Russ, but featured Robert Picardo and the STO-related question he managed to ask the panel. Steve runs to catch Nimoy’s Skype call.
We return to the conversation with John Broughton and tell him about our Klingons of Long Island audio drama we will be doing soon. Nick shareds that Michelle Specht has agreed to do a voice for us in the show. After a big squirrel, we get back to the interview. Terry asks about their latest stretch goal, which will help fund them for 2015. We ask that you support Starship Farragut, Farragut Fest, and their kickstarter. John tells us that the show will be spinning off into two new shows. Farragut Forward will take place during the movie era and will feature new sets, costumes, and more. Trek Isolation is the other spin off show that will feature Dave Turner and Eric “The Smoke” Moran. He tells us about this series. We are excited to hear more. John has another studio in his garage for another series he’s doing with his kids, called Star Kids.
It prompts Mike to mention Katie. She has recently discovered the Klingon version of Let It Go (yIbuSQo’). Not only is she trying to learn how to sing the song in Klingon, but has recruited my nephews, Mason and Myles to be her back up singers. Mike wishes Mason a Happy Birthday. Terry loved it, but Nick was not amused. Mike believes a music video may be in their future, and promises that he is not pushing them to get involved. John continues talking about his children’s involvement with Star Kids. John tells us about some his pet peeves with fan productions. Before leaving, John asks everyone for their support with their kickstarter, Farragut Fest, and their various shows.
Mike breaks some more news from London. Press is not being allowed into the Nimoy Skype Call. Moving the show along, we returned to where we left off with Coffee Clatch. Terry tells us that she has been writing and shares her experience in revamping her Heritage series. She shares the images of the Enterprise G Adam Isle had created for her. Adam works on commission, so if you need something created, please have Adam work with you. Nick gives us a Great Allentown Comic Con update with the addition of Gigi Edgely.
Terry moves the show forward with Star Trek News. She tells us that Orci has been confirmed as the director for Star Trek 3 and that Cinematographer Claudio Miranda has been named as the film’s Director of Photography. We praise Orci for the efforts he’s putting forward for this upcoming film. From London, Terry tells us of a proposal on the Enterprise bridge that is believed to be the first same sex proposal performed on the bridge. Last week, we announced that Shatner had been approached to appear in the film. Terry adds that allegedly, he may be appearing with Leonard Nimoy as well and there is a good story reason for the pair to make their appearance. However, Shatner doubts that there’s a good story reason. Nick still would like to see him portrayed as a janitor, and Mike suggests why not have him do a Stan Lee style cameo. Reigning us in, Terry tells us about a new Volkswagen ad that both Shatner and Nimoy appear in.
We move on to Star Trek Online News and Terry begins with the news that STO has a booth at DST3 before telling us about her recent play in STO. The pre-patching for Delta Rising has begun. Mike says that he has actually been playing STO now that his work on the upcoming Starfinder episodes have been completed. He talks about the upgrade system and how it is not a guaranteed upgrade and the difficulties he’s had getting a set of very rare mark 13 beams to upgrade to Ultra-Rare. Nick and Terry both have a bit of fun talking about the problems with Mike’s beams. Terry gets us back on track with the additions to the Operations Pack, which included a new Intelligence Uniform, which sparks something else Mike wanted to talk about. He has discovered that his Klingon now has several new costumes thanks to all of the additions to the Klingon tailor. Mike congratulations Caspian for hitting the Tier 5 upgrade. They talk about costumes. Terry shares that STO is giving away a few Operations Pack through their social media platforms.
With the discussion of STO complete, Nick moves us into this week’s Ask Dayton where he rants about Christmas before heading into the question regarding Halloween. After the reading of the Ask Dayton, Nick discusses a pet peeve he has with adult themed costumes being geared for children and finds this unacceptable. We agreed. He goes on to complain about any costume that includes glasses should not be labeled as nerdy. Nick asks what was the best costume we ever wore. Terry’s favorite was her Guinevere costume. Mike doesn’t really do the Halloween thing, but rather enjoys staying at home handing out candy and looking at the costumes. He even mentions the pregnant ladies with doll arms sticking out of their bellies. Nick’s favorite costume was of him dressed as “the Fonz”.
Nick tells us that James Obar behind The Crow will be making an appearance at Beyond Comics from noon to four. Nick asks how is Kaboom doing. She tells us that they are getting their deliveries and their back issues are starting to come in. She reveals that when Mike comes out next week, she will be taking Mike to Kaboom. They now have a Star Trek section. Nick mentions his new Black Canary action figure he picked up this week. Kaboom’s owners were surprised by the popularity of Thor. And Terry reveals her choice if forced to choose between the two Rikers.
We move into announcements and Mike starts us off with our GoFundMe drive is still underway and asks our listeners to share our link and donate if they can. He goes on with other Busy Little Beaver News and reveals that Gates of Sto’vo’kor will be returning soon and that two Starfinder crossover stories are being produced and that Season 3 production will begin soon. We are looking for voice over and editors for Gates of Sto’vo’kor as well as for Blood of the Neirrh, which is finishing up the scripts for their first season. Mike has a role for BoN, but wants him to audition to figure out which of two possible roles Nick will be cast in. Mike reveals that work on the pilot script for Klingons of Long Island will begin while he is away at Terry’s. For the week of the 26th, Terry will be away at the International Food and Wine Festival, and Nick may not be available because of his birthday. However, Mike is planning a huge extravagance for the show and reveals that he invited several people and will be throwing a party in the studio. Mike adds that supporting the GoFundMe not only supports G & T Show, but all of Busy Little Beaver Productions and the other shows that we produce. Terry announces that Club 602 is working to create a podcast channel. Support the show through our GoFundMe or through our Amazon.com link.
We wind up the show and Mike squeezes in one last congratulations to Jen Uselis for successfully funding her Klingon Pop Warrior Music Project Kickstarter. All six songs will be released.
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.