G & T Show 165 – When Mommy & Daddy Fight …
G & T Show 165 – When Mommy & Daddy Fight … is now available to download. Check it out here. Terry returns and is joined by Mike and Nick for an all new episode. This week we discuss what we have been up to over the past few weeks in an extended edition of Coffee Clatch. In Star Trek News, we talk about the latest happenings in the Star Trek News along with a few squirrels thrown in for good measure. Then, Nick and Terry duke it out in a no-holds-barred discussion of the Shatner / Takei feud that spills over into a discussion of GamerGate when Mike draws attention to some parallels he discovered in Paula Block and Terry Erdmann’s novella Love’s Latinum Lost (and Found) and the GamerGate controversy. You don’t want to miss this episode.
During introductions, Nick draws attention to the fact that Mike is once again participating in NaNoWriMo. Terry has missed being on the show and is happy to be back. She tells us what she’s been up to. Last week, Mike was flying back home from Studio Desert while Nick was driving out to Kentucky. Terry loved her birthday vacation in beautiful Orlando for the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. Terry got back and played a little Star Trek Online until her Hard Drive took a nose dive. Mike helped her recover some of the most important stuff.
Mike got a little writing down while he was at Studio Desert. He had worked on a writing assignment for Terry to produce fifteen Klingon Bios. He also managed to get finished two full stories and completed editing a third, which will be included in his NaNoWriMo project. He’s currently revamping an old story for NaNoWriMo, since this year he has decided to put together a collection of short stories. He also played a little STO and got his Klingon character to level 60. He then talks about a bug he encountered in a patrol mission, but was happy to report on a subsequent play through the Romulan ship decloaked and fought at his side, resolving the bug.
Nick was down at Fort Knox for work and was one of six invited to rewrite the course work used in training. He was at the site where Stripes was filmed, which was also where he had basic training. He shares some of his thoughts and experiences having returned to where his career in the military began and what changes had occurred over the last twenty-seven years.
Terry shares the bad news that while Mike was there, they stopped by Kaboom Test Labs only to discover that the store had closed and was moving out of the area. Mike takes a moment to draw attention to Jen Usellis’ Klingon Pop Warrior Music Project. The album Warrior Woman is now available for pre-order on Amazon, so if didn’t get a chance to support the project’s kickstarter, now is the time to get the album for yourself. Terry praises her for getting out her rewards out so quickly.
They move onto Star Trek News. Terry kicks off with the news that Phase One has begun for the London Paramount Resort in the UK. They doubt CBS and Paramount would be collaborating on the project, but Mike points out that stranger things have happened and points to Sony’s negotiation with Marvel / Disney over Spiderman. Nick asks if everyone was aware of what is going on between Marvel and Fox. Terry explains this is how the mouse works. He even goes on to point out that they killed Wolverine in the comics. Nick then points out that Dayton shared the leaked trailer for the next Star Wars movie. The Force Awakens. Terry watched Star Wars Rebels for the first time yesterday. Nick sends a special message to Arrow’s writers. The conversation degenerates into a few more squirrels before we return to more Star Trek News.
We talk about Jeri Ryan’s new role on NCIS. Terry wonders if she’s being stereotyped into the ex-wife role. Mike thinks she’s too hot to be the current wife. Nick points out that she’s been doing a lot of guest roles lately. Moving along, Terry talks about a human interest story about a man that cosplayed as Picard while he was undergoing cancer treatment and as Riker after beating cancer. Terry mentions the UK’s Star Trek Merchmaker. Terry talks about the new Klingon Warnog Roggen Dunkel Ale. Mike is hoping for an Andorian Ale and Alberiand Whiskey. Terry mentions that there is Starfleet scholarship and shares a list of unusual scholarships, which reminds Nick to talk about Full Sail University that offers courses for those interested in getting involved in the Entertainment Industry.
Continuing with Star Trek News, Terry talks about On Beep, a product that is now available. We had talked about it when its creators were seeking funding to produce it through Kickstarter. Terry brings up some older news that we had missed. A fan had taken a screenshot from TNG and expanded them to show what the show would look like in Widescreen. Some of the screenshots are absolutely beautiful. It makes us want to see TNG in widescreen. Moving along to Amazon Echo, we try to figure out exactly what it is. We think you ask a question and it will simply answer the question. We don’t think it will route answers to a question.
When Terry brings up the article about what Shatner wants to do for the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, Nick wonders what is it with George Takei continuing to engage in his feud with Shatner. It sparks a lively discussion that degenerates into an argument between Nick and Terry. We haven’t had an argument of this magnitude in a long time.
Mike doesn’t know how to follow up that epic argument. Nick points out that we do not have an Ask Dayton. In fact, Dayton refuses to answer a GamerGate question that was submitted, because he does not want to get Doxxed for airing his opinions. It reminds Mike of a recent novella he had read by Paula Block and Terry Erdman, Love’s Latinum Lost (and Found). Mike tells us how it relates to GamerGate, even though it was written long before it was an issue. Although the story may have originally been written as commentary on the publishing industry, but its content applies to the current controversy of GamerGate. He reveals spoilers on the story, so be warned. Terry shares her thoughts on the Gamer Gate controversy and it sparks another heated discussion with Nick and Terry. It spurs the discussion to evolve into the outdated of aspects gentlemanly acts.
They decide to end the show on an up note by discussing the Captain proton Collectibles, but it turns out those are not for sale. Nick and Mike were disappointed. We try to find another topic to go out on, and Mike likes the Diamond Select Lt. Worf Action Figure. Nick wants us to get G & T Show Bowling shirts.
Mike gets to the announcements. First off, NaNoWriMo is currently ongoing. He wants to know how you’re doing. Share your progress on our forums. Next, draws everyone’s attention to the Klingon Pop Warrior Music Project and their album, Warrior Woman which is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Terry suggests everyone to download and read Love’s Latinum Lost (and found). We have some interviews coming up. Mike reminds everyone that our GoFundMe fundraiser is ongoing and we need your help. We are entering the home stretch. Don’t make us put on a fundraiser show — it might end up killing Nick. Thank you for your listenership.
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