G & T Show 178 – Fifty Shades of Trek
G & T Show 178 – Fifty Shades of Trek is now available to download. Check it out here. This week Nick, Terry, and Mike are back with a new show. They discuss news from the Star Trek Universe including Books, Products, Movies, and Star Trek Online. The Ask Dayton spurred a discussion of writing and they each discuss some of their latest writing projects. Finally, they end up the show with a discussion of which Star Trek characters they’d like to hang out with for the weekend. Don’t miss the fun in this week’s show.
They kick off this week’s show with an extended edition of the coffee klatch. Mike prompts them to discuss Geordi LaForge and Montgomery Scott for a few moments before getting right to it. They talk about food and local restaurants before Terry started talking about how busy she had been at work. Nick was also busy at work. Mike has been busy editing audio for Tales From The DMZ for friend of the show, Oren, and managed to play STO during this Dilithium Bonus Week. It prompts them to briefly discuss the Anniversary event.
They move on to discuss the recent Agent Carter, Flash, and Arrow episodes. Terry admitted that she got to write a little bit this week. She tells us a little bit about it. Mike shares that he introduced his nephews to Batman 1966 and they enjoyed it so much. Mike congratulates Nick for his article at Trek News Network about his idea for a new Trek animated Anthology series. They discuss it for a bit, including some of the comments he has received from it. They talk about appealing to a younger generation while maintaining quality storytelling that adults can appreciate. They make comparisons to Star Wars and Harry Potter. Nick expected more response to the anthology idea rather than the animated ideas, but that was not the case. Mike and Terry thought it was a brilliant approach.
Terry shifts gears to talk about Massively Overpowered. AOL recently disbanded Massively.com, but its staff decided to keep working and have launched Massively Overpowered. They have since created a Kickstarter to help them get the website and their writers working. After only a couple of days, they have reached their goal and are now working towards stretch goals, which may include Terry returning to her role as correspondent for Star Trek Online. Mike takes a moment to discuss Star Trek: Continues Kirkstarter 2.0. They have reached their initial goal with eight days to go. Their stretch goals are underway and are hoping to build Engineering, a planet set, and a third episode along the way.
Nick discusses how his article for TNN came about. Mike mentioned that he had also written an article for them and had asked them not to post it right away so as not to overshadow Nick’s article. He hopes that people will take the time to check it out. Terry mentions that they’ve got a new Fan Dance on G & T’s website, written by Don Burrito regarding Star Trek Online’s Fifth Anniversary. She mentions some of the negative comments he received from the article.
Terry moves into Star Trek Movie News for a Star Trek mention in an article regarding Star Wars. In it, JJ Abrams was quoted to have said that the new film will not be called Star Trek 3 and mentions that Simon Pegg is currently working on the story.
She, then, moves the show into Star Trek News by talking about the Perth Mint in Australia and their current offering of a pair of Star Trek coins featuring Captain Kirk on one coin and the Enterprise on the other with Transporter themed packaging.
They jump into Book News with some of Terry’s favorite fan fiction writers. She talks about Michael Garcia and United Trek and some of the various writers and their projects going on over there. CeJay is finishing up Star Eagle Adventure: Semper Fidelis over on AdAstra. Dar’Kush is posting Star Trek: The Four Years War: The Hidden Dagger over at TrekBBS. Sam Redfeather’s third novel in his Gibraltar story is in progress at TrekBBS right now. Mike adds that Mike Garcia and A.J. Gertner has offered a teaser of their Star Trek: Full Speed Ahead: Mater Semper Certa Est.
Mike jumps the gun on an article Terry had queued up next from Io9 reviewing These Are The Voyages Season 3 by Marc Cushman. Mike goes off on a mini-rant against the articles content for portraying a bias against Gene Roddenberry. He provides a few examples. Terry was pleased that the article’s author recommended the book and points out that it is now available on Amazon.
Moving them forward, yet back towards Movie News, Terry talks about the rumor for the next Star Trek film that Bryan Cranston is being wooed to portray the villian in the next movie. Mike thinks Cranston would make a good villian and believes that he’s got the potential to be the villian in the next Star Trek series if they don’t kill him off and / or decide to spin off the next series from this third film. Speaking of spin offs, Terry talks about Breaking Bad’s spin off show, Better Call Saul, which will feature Michael McKean, the Creepy Clown from Voyager, as Saul’s brother Chuck.
Next up was Star Trek Products. Terry talks about the return of the TOS Messenger Bag that had previously sold out. Shifting gears once again, Terry mentions a conversation she and Nick had earlier this week discussing Jordan’s King Abdullah swearing vengeance on ISIS for the murder of one of his pilots. Most of the articles about it mentions his appearance in an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise and the Star Trek theme park he built in Jordan.
Dayton pops into the chatroom as they finish up the Star Trek News segment, and promptly disappears once he discovered that they were moving onto this week’s Ask Dayton query regarding accents, dialects, and language in writing. This is one of the funniest Ask Dayton’s they’ve had in a while, since Nick is required to read an excerpt of Fifty Shades of Grey using a red neck accent. Don’t miss it.
It reminded Terry of the YouTube video she had once seen, Scottish Star Trek. It also spurred Terry to discuss her writing again by discussing the dialog she had to write for her Caitain character. Nick an d Mike discuss the options, and how the best approach is to describe the character’s voice as well as possible.
Moving along to Star Trek Online News, Terry reiterates some of the discussion Mike already covered with the Dilithium Week that is ongoing. The Fifth Anniversary celebration is ongoing. They discuss the Vaadwaur set that has been released a single component at a time. They don’t go into a lot of detail at this time, since they will be sitting down with Al Rivera in a few hours to talk about Star Trek Online. Look for that Supplemental Log coming soon!
They move on to this week’s Star Trek Poll, which discussed which Original Series character would you like to hang out with for the weekend. After discussing their choices, they expand it to each of the other series. They make some interesting choices.
They wind up the show with this week’s announcements. Terry starts us off with Star Trek: The Next Generation: Take Down by John Jackson Miller and copyedited by Scott Pearson. She commands everyone to get it. She says it’s so much fun.
Mike is up next with the news that it has come to his attention that people were unaware that the G & T Show has a Patreon page. When they ask what Patreon is, Mike describes it as a year long PBS drive, where a person makes a pledge to contribute to the site over the course of the year. Gates of Sto’vo’kor’s season premiere is now available. Check out Revenge: It’s For Dinner! Mike tells us that Oren’s last episode of Tales From The DMZ is almost finished editing and will be out this coming week. Look for that soon. Blood of the Nei’rrh is still looking for voice work and email [email protected] if you’re interested. Starfinder is getting ready to produce another minisode.
Terry congratulates Massively Overpowered and reminds everyone to support them in their Kickstarter. They are currently building their website. Mike jumps back in with another announcement asking everyone to check out Trek News Network to review Nick’s article, Terry’s article, and Mike’s two Science Fiction to Science Fact articles. Nick asks everyone to check out TNN and help them gain some traffic. Mike asks everyone to subscribe to us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, support us on Patreon, and email us at [email protected].[amazon template=thumbnail&asin=1476782717] [amazon template=thumbnail&asin=0989238172]
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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.
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