G & T Show 170 – Getting The Band Back Together is now available to download. Check it out here. Terry is back from her trip to New York and joins Nick and Mike for this week’s show. We talk about Star Trek News, along with a hearty discussion of the latest regarding the upcoming Star Trek film. They even offer some of the Easter Eggs they would like to see. They also discuss the latest from STO in Star Trek Online News.
We kick the show off with introductions before jumping right into Coffee Clatch with Terry’s discussion of her recent trip to New York for work. She shares her experiences with the friends she got to see, their arrival with her boss, the Broadway play she attended and more. The play she saw was It’s Only A Play and hasn’t laughed like that in a long time. Terry tells us about the play. Nick asked her about her thoughts about the people. She tells us about her arrival, which coincided with the verdict of the grand jury and their failed attempt to reach Rockerfeller Center to watch the lighting of the tree.
Nick tells us about a gripe he has with people whose idea of funny is limited to Carrot Top and his appreciation for Collin Quin and Norm MacDonald’s deconstruction of comedy. He passes to Mike. He tells us about our recent Book Club discussion of James Swallow’s Cast No Shadow. Then, this week we discussed the recent Supplemental Log with Rico E. Anderson and all of us projects. Mike goes on to talk about The Fires of The Phoenix and his completion of the first draft of the character bios. Terry recommends everyone check out the Supplemental Log and Book Club before thanking Scott Pearson and Audio Vixen for covering for her last week. Mike quickly wishes Janet good luck, since she is running a 5k this morning. He also shares the link to her newly published book: Untrustworthy.
Quickly asks Terry, if she heard any Klingon accents while she was in New York. She heard a few Long Island accents, but not too many. While talking about having Nutella Crepes with Elio, they decide that is the name of their next band. Afterwards, they jump into this week’s Star Trek News. Nick starts us off asking for people’s thoughts on Benedict Cumberbatch taking on the role of Dr. Strange. When Terry mentions that there are talented people taking on these larger than life roles, Mike reminds us that he had taken on one of the largest roles imaginable as a freaking dragon. Terry asks if they had seen Stephen Colbert’s interview with Smaug. It was awesome. They put off talking about other happenings in the Marvel Universe including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D until later in the show.
Getting back on track, Terry starts us off with some art that came out called Parks and Trek which mashes Parks and Recreation with Star Trek TNG. Before Terry can bring up the next point of business, Mike realizes that he did not hit record. Terry tells us that she’s recording, while Mike starts his up. Moving along, C-Net had an interesting article about Rosetta’s recent discovery that the comet possesses deuterium rich water, which is a fuel component in Star Trek’s warp drives. Moving us along, Terry reports the sad news that James G. Becker passed away this week. He appeared on TNG as a stand-in.
The Federation of Beer’s newest Sindicate Lager will be released this week. Terry is irked by the misspelling of the Syndicate. Mike thinks that I’s are big this year and cites the misspelling of Genesis in Terminator: Genisys as an example. Nick offers another theory and they are playing up the word Sin. Terry is pleased that they are putting out a lager. Nick hopes that our booth at STLV will be as good as it was last year with it situated close to Federation of Beer, GeekNation Tours and Pendragon. Up next, Terry shares a link to a Starfleet Academy Hoodie that she wants for Christmas. She goes on to tell us that she received her Star Trek Ships of the Line book, but was a little disappointed that it is a reedited version of the first book with extra added content.
Based on something posted in the chat room, Nick sends a message out to anyone complaining about Kate Upton appearing in video game commercials. He is disappointed with the idea that any beautiful girl would not play games. It spurs them to talk about the subject for a few moments. When Felicia Day was brought up, Mike mentions that she wrote a book. Terry says that its the same thing that has been going around since Gamer Gate first started.
We move onto Robert Orci and the latest news from the new movie. Orci has returned to his Internet presence with an interview to Trek Movie. In it, he dis-spells many of the rumors going around regarding his removal from the film’s production as Director. One of the things he cleared up was in regard to time travel and the films dissolution of the JJ-universe. Terry goes on to talk about some of it, including the social media hashtag, #BringInRiker.
Mike asks if the rumor he had heard about Paramount being unhappy with the script and that it has been pulled and revamped was true. Terry doesn’t know if its true, but as long as they release it during the calendar year of 2016, its possible. Mike doesn’t know if the rumor is true or not. Nick says it can be done very quickly if it is in the right hands. Terry was optimistic about his role in the film, but now she is concerned about the film’s script.
Terry mentioned that it opens up the possibility for him to helm the next television series. Nick and Mike agree that he has a lot more experience with television and would be a good choice to create a JJ-universe show. Terry talks about Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary and the global phenomenon around it. Star Trek is just starting to get global exposure. Terk needs a TV show that can sell on a global stage and Orci can do it. Mike hopes that someone with phenomenal movie experience will take over and create something great. Terry thinks Wright is a good choice, but she is positive that Frakes can do it.
Nick jokes that Braga should direct the film and Mike says that it would guarantee that there would be time travel in the film. Talking about the film, Terry had received a message on Facebook from a listener mentioning that TNG, DS9, and Voyager stars should be given background roles as easter eggs in the next film. All Mike has to say is Jefferey Combs as anything. Riffing off it, Nick suggests the Enterprise Blues Band in the bar scene. They all agreed that the main title actors from the previous series would be a bit much. Nick goes on to suggest that if its a bar scene, Morn with hair needs to be present with Chris Pine remarking about the hilarious story Morn just told him. Terry suggests a new hashtag #Morn4ST3.
We do not have an Ask Dayton this week. Mike reminds everyone to send their Ask Dayton questions to hosts @ gandtshow.com. Since the email is working, Mike mentions that he will be rolling out the new site in January, which you can check out right now by visiting our test site. Terry says that new art work will be coming later. Since they were having a production meeting on the air, Nick asks if the Marc Cushman Interview had been rescheduled. Mike explains that they are done with Supplemental Logs for the rest of year, and that Marc is at the top of the list for when they come back.
They move onto Star Trek Online News. Nick starts us off with a complaint about lag times and stability issues. Terry had been disconnected from the game twice last night. Mike complains about the issue with Tides of Ice not providing end mission rewards, which were required to unlock the various items in the Winter Event’s vendor. However, it was rendered mute when he was given a copy of the recent patch notes that removed the Tides of Ice requirement from the rewards. They talk about Tides of Ice and the rest of the Winter Event.
Terry moves us along. Beth has reached level 57 and was able to complete the Kobali Ground Adventure Zone. Without giving out any spoilers, we talk about the big reveal at the end of the Kobali Prime missions. They loved it. Mike wants an explanation. He wants to know what it means, and what happens next with what had happened. Terry says that she hates the grind, but absolutely loves the story. Mike asks if she had gotten through Dragon’s Deceit and they do spoil a little bit of the story with the introduction to the Bluegill (The TNG parasites). With Dragon’s Deceit, the PVE Queue mission, Bug Hunt has been unlocked for her and he recommends playing that if she is looking to earn the ancient powercells.
They move onto the new bonus mark event and the Elachi mission. They talk about the mission and the queuing bug she experienced. Terry talks about the marks she’s earned and her progress on the Repuation system. Mike mentions that he’s gotten to tier 5 and has started unlocking the gear rewards.
Terry sends a shout out to Enterprise In Space and the voting for their starship design is currently ongoing. Be sure to place your vote. Mike mentions that he wanted to submit a design, but is not very good at drawing, unless it happens to be a stick-figure Klingon. Terry sends another shout out to Dayton’s post about Return to Tomorrow, a book of interviews about the making of The Motion Picture. Mike compares it to Marc Cushman’s book. Finally, Terry talks about Star Trek: New Voyages newest episode: Mindsifter has been released. Mike is excited and looking forward to checking it out.
Mike mentions that Farragut has released the trailer to their next film. He thinks it looks interesting. MaddWolf in the chatroom mentions that All Things Trek has released their final episode. We will miss having them as a sister podcast. We hope Oren will stay in touch with all of his new endeavors. We move into other announcements. Mike starts us off with Starfinder. The latest episode: Gorn of A Different Color Part 2 will be out on Friday and the final episode of this four-part Klingon mini-series crossover event for Starfinder will be released on January 2nd. He goes on to mention that there’s been talk and rumors that Starfinder may be crossing over with Oren’s Tales From the DMZ in the future. Marv in the chat room wonders who plays the Nausicaan in the Gorn episodes for Starfinder. Mike points out it was him. Gates of Sto’vo’kor is waiting on one more piece of audio before they can start editing the first episode of their long anticipated third season. For this season, they will need over 150+ voices. Mike asks if you’re interested in lending your voice to Gates of Sto’vo’kor, to send an email to hosts @ gatesofstovokor.com, or send him a message via twitter or facebook.
In other BLB News, Mike reveals that The Fires of The Phoenix comic that he is collaborating with an artist to produce will be a BLB Production. He reveals that he has written a blog post about how this collaborative effort began and has posted it on his personal website and shares that a new short story will be released on his site later today. For G & T Show news, our new website should be going live in January. Our fundraiser is still ongoing since we need help getting the subscriptions that we need, so please contribute if you can, but the major work has been completed. They send thanks to everyone that has contributed. Mike remembered one more item. He has been looking at and finalizing Blood of the Nei’rrh scripts. Once that is done, they will be going into production on that series as well.
Nick gets the dates mixed up but mentions that 12-13-14 15:16 happened and we survived. Mike asks Terry if she’s got any announcements. She doesn’t have anything but mentions that slowly her computer is coming together from the recent disaster. She’s not rushing into it. We will be back next week for episode 171.
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