G & T Show 177 – Dayton’s Ask Dayton with Dayton
G & T Show 177 – Dayton’s Ask Dayton with Dayton is now available to download. Check it out here. Nick, Terry, and Mike are back with a new show. They have Star Trek News, STO News, Convention News, Book News, and the long awaited return of the Ask Dayton with New York Best Selling Author, Dayton Ward. Gingie drops by the studio later to tell them about Blood of the Nei’rrh and announce their new Blood of Nei’rrh logo contest.
They start things off as usual with Coffee Klatch and discuss what they have seen this week. Nick talks about Arrow and the possibility of seeing Birds of Prey on Arrow. They move on to discuss Agent Carter. They discuss what makes the writing on the current batch of television shows so good and attribute it to the characterizations. They even discuss the responses people give Agent Carter for its portrayal women, disabled, and African Americans during the 1940s and 1950s. Terry mentions an article she found about Sony wanting to green light an X-Man Live Action series and has approached Marvel about it. The show would be produced by Star Trek alum Manny Coto and written by JD Paine and Patrick McCay who were the original writers for Star Trek 3. Nick is concerned about how well X-Men will translate onto the small screen as a live action show.
Marshawn Lynch is in the chatroom. They move onto Star Trek News. Star Trek.com reports that Shatner is returning as Priceline’s Negotiator. They discuss some of the ad jobs he had. Also from Star Trek.com, Terry discusses Who Wore It Best? Vulcan-Style. They discuss where or not it looked more like a Romulan Helmet than a Vulcan hairstyle.
Next, they jump into Book News to discuss a new one Terry picked up this week. She got Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown by John Jackson Miller. Nick mentions that Janet has started to watch The Next Generation and is currently midway through the first season. Terry is reminded of the Marvel subscription box called the Marvel Collector Corps. They all wish Star Trek would do something like this and Terry mentions she would leave loot crate for it. She hopes someone at CBS is listening. It could provide opportunities for new partnerships. Nick mentions that another NFL player has joined them in the chatroom.
Terry moves the show forward with the announcement that the Star Trek Starships Collection now has their own website. Their Facebook page is still available to handle customer service issues, but Terry is pleased that they are expanding into other areas. Nick goes into a mini-rant about people putting down the Superbowl and sports culture. People that complain about it are just about those that rag on the geeks. It spins off into a curling discussion.
Terry moves the show forward by discussing Star Trek Convention News and the big announcement that Karl Urban will be attending the convention. Anthony Montgomery, Kate Vernon, and the Klingons will be back. Terry has an autographed copy of Miles Away, Anthony Montgomery’s comic that she wants to give away as a contest prize and asks for your ideas for contests. Nick talks about Farpoint Convention and Tim Russ will be making an appearance. The Salt Lake Comic-Con is going on and getting larger with every year.
Mike talks a few bits of news he wanted to share. The first was in regards to Celeste Yarnall’s GoFundMe page to help her pay for her cancer treatment. If you can help with the costly treatment, please do. Roddenberry.com has a TNG-era tricorder now available for $500, but it’s an amazing replica. Terry saw it at STLV last year and shares some of her experiences with it. It’s a beautiful piece. The next bit he shares is in regards to something he saw on Scott Pearson’s Facebook page. He revealed the coverart for Dave Galanter’s upcoming novel Star Trek: The Original Series: Crisis of Consciousness, which Scott was copyeditor on.
They move on to Star Trek Online News. Mike starts them off with the announcement that STO’s Fifth Anniversary is here. Terry says that she got to play Dust to Dust and died a several times. Mike asked if it was the floor thing. They talk about the difficulty modes added to the mission. They talk a little bit about the story and how much it moved them. Kim Rhodes reprises her role as Jhet’leya for the mission. They congratulated the STO team for their work on this mission. Mike mentions the 5 Year Anniversary Infographic for STO. He points out the actors that have provided voices for the game. Terry talks about the revamped Romulan content. Mike mentions that it’s only available for Federation players and they removed a lot of missions from that arc. The final bit of STO news Mike has regarding the STO infographic pertains to the number of Developer children born during the last five years.
Dayton joins them in the studio and hangs out for the rest of the show. Dayton isn’t informed on the current happenings within the game. Terry quickly goes over the Delta Rising arc with him. Nick mentions really quickly that Chris Pine had mentioned that Simon Pegg was the right writer to work on Star Trek 3. Dayton doesn’t believe they threw out the script, considering that they are starting production next month. They have to have taken something to work from.
They talk about some of Dayton’s plans for Super Bowl Sunday. After talking about the family and snow, Dayton tells us about the projects he working on, including a 24 novel and Seekers 4 with Kevin Dilmore. He’s also sent out the outline for the sequel to From History’s Shadow. He’s also working on an outline for an unnamed 24th century novel. He’s also got contracts with another publisher for a Star Trek book that isn’t going to be a novel. They talk about some of the problems with Star Trek young adult novels and attributes them to the 40-something fanboys. They even discuss Star Trek Lego and the potential success of a Star Trek Lego game.
Nick asks if Dayton was aware if Peter David will be working on another New Frontier book. Dayton has heard that Peter David has been contracted for three ebook novellas. The conversation returns to Star Trek Online and some of the elements from the novels appearing within the game including Mackenzie Calhoun and others. Dayton is more familiar with the fiction coming out STO. He has even heard that one of Christine’s stories is up from consideration for the Scribe award. Nick asks, since he’s been a New York Best Selling Author for about a year, how has it changed his life. Dayton shares that life hasn’t changed all that much, but he has helped gotten a little more work from it. He explains that its more of a publisher and editor thing.
They discuss his full time writing. He talks about how far ahead he has to plan and line up work. He’s always looking several books down the road. Nick asks about what his day is like. Dayton describes an average day, and is currently working on a couple of books right now. Mike asks how many times does he read one of his books before it hits the shelf. Dayton reveals that Scott Pearson was the copyeditor for Armageddon’s Arrow. He praises Scott’s abilities. Dayton jumps around from project to project spread out throughout the day, which has reduced his stress levels.
Terry asked Dayton about his convention schedule for 2015. They mention a possible new convention that he has been approached about but has not committed to yet. They talk about San Diego Comic-Con and the renewal of their comic-con. Dayton shares some of his SD Comic Con experiences. They kick about a few ideas for alternate locations, including Las Vegas. Mike mentions that he has heard that there is a group attempting to establish a comic-con for Las Vegas.
Terry asks if Dayton would like to read his Ask Dayton. While getting ready for it, they ask Dayton’s thoughts on the $100,000 question. He discusses some of the possibilities and comes up with a few interesting concepts, especially the search ideas. Dayton is waiting for the NSA to come knocking at this door. Once they were ready, they get to this week’s Ask Dayton. Nick reads the question and Dayton provides his taint-ridden response. Check out this week’s Ask Dayton 110 – It’s All In The Execution(er) here.
After the Ask Dayton, they return to the discussion of various conventions as they pertain to cosplayers and how comic-cons have gotten away from the comics that they were created to celebrate. They discuss reboots as a means to introduce a beloved franchise to a younger generation. Dayton says that we shouldn’t be pick on fans for liking reboots. He does not appreciate gatekeepers. They discuss comic shops. Dayton and Nick talk about some of their experiences at their local comic book shops and how they handle new fans. Dayton thinks that the younger generation appreciates cosplaying and it is how they celebrate their fandom and harassment shouldn’t be tolerated because they are adding to the experience at conventions and as a result, it has produced noticeable results in attendance.
Gingie joins us for the announcements. While he works out his technology issues, Mike goes on with a few other announcements. He starts off with Trek News Network. Mike got an article and a short story published there this week and Terry had an article published as well. He moves onto Gates of Sto’vo’kor. Their third season premiere is due out this week. They are waiting on one more piece of audio to finish off the episode before release. Look for it soon. Gingie works out the technical issues and proceeds to tell them about Blood of the Nei’rrh. It is a new audio show spun off from Gates of Sto’vo’kor featuring the Romulan Republic. They are now casting and if you are interested, please email [email protected]. Also, they are launching a BoN Logo contest with prizes including your choice of Star Trek Online ships or a $60 Amazon gift card. He tells them to check out their website, twitter and facebook pages.
They wind down the show for this week with a discussion of the Super Bowl. Nick mentions that they are going to have some great Supplemental Logs coming up including an interview with Kipleigh Brown and James Kerwin among others. Look for them soon.
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