G & T Show 179 – It’s Ceramic!
G & T Show 179 – It’s Ceramic! is now available for downloading. Check it out here. Nick is at Farpoint 2015 Convention, but joined Terry and Mike for this week’s show. They discuss the convention, Star Trek News, STO News, an STLV Update, Star Trek.com‘s Poll Question, and devise a LifePod One on the spot to wind up the show. Don’t miss the fun.
They kick off the show and jump straight into the Farpoint Convention, where Nick is in attendance. He tells us about some of the panels he’s checked out including the business of writing, the Crazy 8 Press panel discussed what they do and their Pangaea Kickstarter, Tim Russ showed a Renegades Music Video, Timothy Zhan, Colin Ferguson, and more. They talk about the weather out there at Farpoint, including the “weird” snow they have gotten.
Mike this week was busy during the first part of the week. Mike has finished editing Tales From the DMZ’s eighth episode Hostages and created a behind the scenes blog on the editing of Tales From the DMZ’s final episode. This week, he’s also been watching the Star Trek: Continues Kickstarter and at the time this episode was recorded, they had completed their first two stretch goals for an engineering and an indoor planet set, and were actively working on the third, which is to produce another episode — episode seven. Mike mentions the two Supplemental Logs they recorded this week with Al Rivera on Sunday after the show, and James and Kipleigh on Monday. He started writing the outline for The Fires of the Phoenix comic, but stopped when he started to feel burned out and spent the rest of the week playing Star Trek Online.
Terry worked this week, but she also played a lot of STO. She went against Al’s advice and started yet another new character. They talked a little bit more about Al’s Supplemental Log with them.
She quickly moves us into Star Trek News with the announcement that the Scanadu, the Medical Tricorder is done. It prompts Nick to sing a variation of Xanadu. The device is ready and is currently undergoing FDA approval. It checks blood pressure, EKG, O2 Levels, pulse, and more. Mike comments how small it is, even smaller than the one McCoy had in TOS, and mentions that it looks like it could be a choking hazard.
Terry moves us into Star Trek Products and mentions a new toy line that Funko is coming out with. They have released some retro Star Trek action figures in the style of the original Kenner Star Wars action figures. They don’t know how big they are, and joke about them.
Shifting gears to Book News, Terry mentions that IDW is releasing a couple of new comics. Star Trek: New Visions number six will be called Resistance, and their Star Trek #45, Eurydice, will be the third part in their 5 Year Mission series. Terry shifts them back to products with another ceramic coffee mug with a heat-changing image on it. It spurs Mike and Nick to tease Terry about ceramic, which gets mentioned several times during the episode and eventually lends itself to the title of this week’s episode.
Terry mentions that its been twenty-six years since Measure of a Man came out. Nick takes them for a spin on a Porn Squirrel before talking about Boogie Nights and Burt Reynolds and Sarah Silverman for a moment. Nick quickly apologizes to Al Rivera for not being at the interview, since he was called away on a work emergency. He, then, goes on to mention that Star Trek Online got a huge shout out at Farpoint by Tim Russ, who had been speaking about the voice over he had done for the game.
Terry gets them back on track with an interview with John Jackson Miller. He’s mostly known for his Star Wars work, but he has written Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown that Terry is reading and really enjoying. She doesn’t want to spoil the book for any readers but mentions that Riker and Picard go head to head.
Terry moves them into the Star Trek Las Vegas Convention. A few more people have been announced including Rod Roddenberry and Robert Beltran will be there. They discuss the Roddenberry booth before talking about how much the convention has changed over the last few years in terms of the way their booths are laid out. Terry finds it interesting that no one from the TNG cast has been announced yet.
Terry brings up Star Trek Online and the latest bits of news coming out of the game. They start with the Al Rivera interview and the Tier 6 Command ships that they wanted to discuss during the interview, but he could not talk about. They discuss what they like and dislike about the three variations of each faction’s command ships. She moves us along to the Zen sale that ended before this show finished recording, but it spurred her to also discuss the First-Time Buyer pack.
Finishing up this week’s news, Terry asks Nick about his plans for Farpoint the rest of the day. Nick said that he’s going to try to grab some interviews today. They put Mike on the spot when he doesn’t immediately recognize Marc Orkrand’s name, who has a panel at Farpoint. Nick tells them about some of the panels he’s looking at including writing and comics. Farragut Films is at the convention and Keith DeCandido taught a self-defense class. They talk about the star ship Yamato.
Next up, Terry poses this week’s Star Trek Poll, which posed the question what would be Captain Kirk’s favorite film. They expand it to include several characters and their favorite movies. They offer several options for each of the characters. Don’t miss out on their movie choices for various characters.
Nick mentions that Chase Masterson appeared on Flash this week. They discuss her role and their hope that she returns in the future. There’s one more episode of Agent Carter and are looking forward to the return of Agents of Shield. They move on to a LifePod One. Mike suggests choosing Guest Stars. They quickly come up with a list of guest stars and the character they portrayed, include: Admiral Jellico (Ronnie Cox), Kurn (Tony Todd), Kurros from the Think Tank (Jason Alexander), John Frederick Paxton (Peter Weller), Bele from Let that Be Your Last Battlefield (Frank Gorshin), and Vina the Green Girl from The Cage and Menagerie (Susan Oliver).
They wind up this week’s show with announcements. Mike suggests sending your hate mail to Nick. He then mentions the Supplemental Logs once again. Then, he talks about his work on Tales From The DMZ, Blood of the Nei’rrh casting and logo contest, and the latest episode of Gates of Sto’vo’kor is now available. Terry asks everyone to check out their YouTube Channel and subscribe. We’ve been uploading past Supplemental Logs to it with more content to follow.[amazon template=iframe image&asin=B00LD1OLUA]
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