G & T Show 171 – Kim Jong Un-Happy Holidays
G & T Show 171 – Kim Jong Un-Happy Holidays is now available for downloading. Check it out here. This week, they are celebrating the Holidays in true G & T Show fashion with our entire crew. Nick, Terry, and Mike are joined by Jespah and Steve. In the chatroom, the North Korean despot, Kim Jong Un joins in the festivities as they discuss the Sony hacks and its ramifications. They also talk about Star Trek News, STO News, and provide the latest on STLV 2015. Don’t miss out on the fun.
They kick off the this special Holiday episode in true G & T Show style. They introduce our guest this week, Jespah, and she messes with our heads over Hanukkah. She tells us that she hasn’t gotten eight gifts in eight days since she was very small. Next year, we’ll have to throw her a Jespah Hanukkah with a theme for each night. They move onto Coffee Clatch. Mike points out that we have a spiffy new website, Nick is at the Northern Office, and Terry is recovering from the holiday food fests at work.
Nick won a Keurig K40 Elite Coffee Maker at Janice’s Office Holiday Party. Nick got to see one of the new curved tv screens and wants to watch Mavel Blu-rays on it. Terry mentions that Guardians of the Galaxy came out on Blu-Ray this week. Mike mentions that he got These Are The Voyages Season 3 this week and is really enjoying it. A highlight for 2014 for Nick was getting to know Marc Cushman. There is no Ask Dayton to give him a break for the holidays. Jespah talks about the fact that she is now a published author. She talks about it and the weird feeling she had setting up the Amazon author page.
Nick shares that Janice has been watching DS9 and has reached Season 6 already. She still hates Kira, but she loves Odo and Garack. They talk about Bashir and DS9 for a few minutes. Nick mentions that the G & T Show has been authorized by the North Korean Government, which kicks us off into this week’s topic. Nick mocks the thought that Al Sharpen should be the one telling the film industry what movies to make. Mike barely can handle the thought that studios are beholden to their own investors, which has forced the studios to pump out the same stuff over and over again, and yet now, there are foreign governments that seem to hold more power over what gets made than their own investors. Nick mentions the theaters that wanted to protest Sony’s decision to pull The Interview in favor of Team America, and Paramount ultimately saying no. It pissed them all off. Terry says that the terrorists have won. 9/11 put us into a state of mind that we are not able to express ourselves for fear of what others may think or do against us.
Nick thinks that this decision has hurt the small theater owners, such as George RR Martin, who owns a small theater in Santa Fe. Kim Jong Un joins us in the chatroom. They are in compliance. Mike is stunned by the thought that a foreign country is now dictating American entertainment. Nick comments on Sunseahl’s chat message by saying that the hacking itself is an attack on us and should be considered an act of war. Yesterday, North Korea stated that they will cooperate with an investigation and that reprisals will take place if the US does not comply.
Nick talks about Kim Jong Un’s Generals and wonders what wars did they fight in. Mike responds with the Thumb Wars. Terry throws in Mario Cart, Jespah says Fizbin tournaments, while Nick adds that it was from their Call of Duty Marathons. They talk about The Interview. Mike originally thought that it was a publicity stun, a form of viral marketing. However, as things developed, he became more and more pissed. Nick asks how this is written off. Terry talks about Sony’s Cyber-Liability policy. She says they were under insured and their financial system was destroyed, which halted as many as 25 different productions. Mike wonders if it can kill, or severely hurt the company. Terry says the larger company will survive, but the smaller third-party businesses that support Sony’s productions are going to be hit hardest.
Mike posts a link to the leaked death scene. Nick shifts the conversation to what George Clooney had said. Mike usually doesn’t agree with much he has to say, but he did agree with Clooney’s letter to the studios, asking them to stand together with Sony. No one agreed to sign it. Nick points out one of the most sexist things he’s seen this year is George Clooney’s wife being named the most Fascinating Person of the Year, because she married him. Terry points out a tweet from Dawn H. Foster regarding the first woman bishop and she’s still being described purely in relation to her husband. Its as if these women have accomplished nothing on their own without their husbands. Nick thinks that Kim Jong Un would be more fascinating. Terry says he killed his ex-girlfriend because she pissed him off. Kim Jong Un thanks us.
First woman bishop still described purely in relation to her husband, nice one guys pic.twitter.com/6Ig10JSMA8
— Dawn Foster (@DawnHFoster) December 18, 2014
Terry called Kim Jong Un a pussy, while Mike describes him more as a Chihuahua. Kim reminds us that he can hear us. Jespah tells us he knows when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. Terry shares an article about George RR Martin’s thoughts on North Korea and his new studio Dragonstone Studios.
They move onto Star Trek News. Terry starts them off with an announcement that NASA has emailed a wrenched to the ISS. She says they are getting closer to replicators because of 3D printing. Nick points out that they have 3D printed legs for dogs as well. When Mike announced, ‘You’ve Got Mail’, Nick jokes that the worse part is that it was transmitted over dialup. They talk about the early days of the Internet and the generations of kids that will never know about the dark times. Steve joins us. We talk about how far we have gone in the digital age and some of the things that kids today will never know. They even talk about how big a deal color television and films were. Kim explains that they are black and white because they hacked RKO.
Moving along, Terry tells us that Microsoft’s Skype can now translate voice from English to Spanish and back in real time. Through text, it can translate more than 40 languages. It’s another Star Trek technology that has become another. Mike points out that Microsoft is running the view screens on the bridge and they crack a few blue screen of death jokes. Next up is another article from Playboy Magazine that ranks every single episode of Star Trek. They look at the list and talks about some of the best and worst episodes on that list. Mike looks ahead to see what the best of each series was and how they were ranked. They were surprised by some of the placement, including where Enterprise came in. They were pleased to see that the Animated series made the list and didn’t do too badly either. They talk about some of the best episodes of Enterprise.
Nick tells us his white whale is the Jerry Lewis film, The day the Clown cried. While Nick and Mike search for the necessary link, Terry tells us about the Star Trek: 50 Years of Humanism video. A lot of interesting people have posted in the comments.
Nick and Mike find what they were looking for. Nick shares his thoughts about the Jerry Lewis film, The Day The Clown Cried. Afterwards, Nick tells us about a problem he had trying to board and bag his comics. Mike mentions that he and Jespah had made an appearance at the Tribbles In Ecstasy Holiday Party. Larry Nemecek and other celebrity guests were in attendance. Jespah admits she was star struck over Larry Nemecek. Steve says the show ran for four hours. They talk about it for a few minutes. Mike, then, mentions Tales From the DMZ episode 7 He talks about the series and the episode which featured Terry and Mike doing a little voice work for the episode. It prompts an idea for Tales from the DMV, which may be part of Klingons of Long Island. Obsidius in the chat room was the sound engineer for the episode and explained that it came out some time ago. Mike admits that he only now realized it had been released.
Terry talks about a new book being published called the Autobiography of James T. Kirk. It’s being produced by Becker and Meyer, published by Titan, and written by David Goodman. It will be released in the Fall of 2015. Look for it in the future. Becker and Meyer has produced Federation the First 150 years and Stellar Cartography. Mike mentions something he came across on Facebook from Terry Erdmann regarding his upcoming book 50 years of Star Trek fashion.
Kim Jong Un is having connection issues with his dialup connection. While Nick and Mike look for an article Nick posted earlier in the week, Terry moves us onto STO News. She mentions STO’s new Design A Duty Officer Contest. Terry loves Mr. Bitey. They talk about the contest and offer a few ideas. Terry mentions that Duty Officer Packs are on sale. Mike says that there’s a chance to win Elachi packs for opening the R & D packs.
With the article found, Nick and Mike talk about the latest news coming out about a potential new Star Trek series. They were more surprised to see that the Atlantic was talking about Star Trek. Terry didn’t get into the article because it’s opening sentence had a typo. Mike doesn’t know if the next film’s script had been scraped or not, but he had predicted that the third film may have been a back door pilot for the Star Trek television series. We end up losing Nick. In the chatroom, Sunseahl offers a fun doff option for Caspian.
Terry talks about an IO9 article stating that Paramount wants Star Trek to be their version of Guardians of the Galaxy. Terry and Mike rage over it. They don’t understand how these studios would want to recreate Star Trek in the image of any other franchise. Star Trek shouldn’t be anything other Star Trek. The IP is great just the way it is. There is 50 years of proof that it works. They just need to accept it and stay true to itself. Terry said that if you’re not going to use it properly, Paramount should just sell it. Nick returns. Terry continues to explain that Guardian of the Galaxy works because its characters are really good and decent people on the inside, despite being criminals and doing bad things.
When Terry mentioned that she teared up at the end of Galaxy because she cared about Groot. Nick says Janice didn’t tear up when she saw The Visitor. Mike mentioned that he cried at the end of reading David Gerrold’s foreword at the beginning of Marc Cushman’s These Are the Voyages Season 3. David Gerrold is a good writer and created these critters.
Getting them back on track, Terry recommends everyone check out the article TV & Radio Shows that Weren’t, And Other Near Misses. Its about the Star Trek things they thought about and never happened. Kim Jong Un is still ensuring that we comply to their standards of morality and decency, and giving us hair tips. Terry mentions the Japan-exclusive Star Trek laser-cut crystal art. There are two Enterprises, a K’Tinga, and a Romulan Warbird.
Moving along, they talk about the latest news coming to STLV 2015. Terry goes over the latest guest list as well as this year’s house band, Sci-Fried. She goes on to talk about the tickets and some of the other events being held at and during the convention.
They jump into announcements next. Mike kicks us with a reminder that the new website is now live. Kim Jong Un told them to enjoy the site while it lasts, since his minions are on it. The fundraiser is almost finished, but he has made it easier for people to contribute to the show through Patreon, GoFundMe, Paypal, and the various Amazon links world wide. We thank everyone that has helped make this happen. Mike tells us about his progress on The Fires of The Phoenix and mentions that some character bios will be posted on his personal website soon. For Blood of the Nei’rrh, they are finalizing scripts and prepping for pre-production. Gates of Sto’vo’kor’s first episode of season three has entered post-production phase and is currently being edited together. Also, the script for the Klingons of Long Island is still being developed. They have some fun with it. Mike finishes up with Starfinder’s episode 4 Gorn of A Different Color Part 2 has been released.
Terry gives Jespah one last chance to pitch her new book. She tells us about it again and gives more details about the events of the book and why you should check it out. It is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Riverdale Avenue Books, and Google Books (despite an error with the price of the book). She tells us that her mother became excited when Jespah got the ISBN number. Mike thanks Jespah for all of the hard work she has put in to help us with our social media. We are quickly approaching 200 likes. Help us get there. Kim Jong Un leaves to take care of some despot duty.[amazon template=add to cart&asin=B00QY0A9EC]
We figure out if we are going to do a show for the next couple of weeks. It appears that we will be back next week and the week after. Steve announces that the new book club episode will be up soon. We talked about James Swallow’s Cast No Shadow. After sharing our respective Twitter handles, we conclude this week’s show.
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