G & T Show 180 – What Do You Mean Strong Female Characters is now available to download. Check it out here. Nick, Terry, and Mike are back this week with an all new show. They discuss writing, Star Trek News, Star Trek Online, Book News, and strong female characters among other subjects.
After introductions, they jump straight into Cheesy SyFy movie titles and the upcoming film Lavalantula. They spend a few minutes trying to figure out where some of these ideas come from. Nick mentions that their D-movie stars are starting to make crossovers with their other d-level movies. They discuss classic Roger Corban movies.
They get to Coffee Klatch and discuss what they have been doing this week. Nick discusses the weather along with Agent Carter and other things. Terry talked about the writing she had gotten done this week, which prompts Mike to mention the evolution of a particular scene. Terry mentioned the overt reference to Star Trek in this week’s Arrow. Mike quotes the line in question. Mike wrote an original SciFi story called Ice World Truckers, posted a character bio for The Fires of the Phoenix on his blog, and helped Terry copyedit a scene in her story. They talk about Beth and Natalie Martinez as the inspiration for the character.
Nick asks if they have ever had a crush on a comic book character. Janice joins the chatroom. Matt in the chatroom asked if anyone has played Star Trek: Trexels. Terry has it, but Mike has not since it’s only available on iOS and he’s waiting for an Android version. Nick asks CBS for Star Trek skins for Minecraft.
Terry moves them into this week’s Star Trek News. The Star Trek Boogie Van in Canada has been sold. They were all surprised to learn that it had been in storage for the last 33 years and only has 25,000 kilometers on it. The next topic dealt with Nebraska Governor, Pete Ricketts, and the investments he makes, which tend to focus on companies developing technologies for space and Star Trek.
The next piece of news was in regards to the next Star Trek film and who may be the best villain. They speculate who they would like to see in the next film. They recall for the last movie, their hope that the film would not feature Kahn and we got Kahn and a bad Admiral. Mike wouldn’t mind the Klingon War playing a prominent role. Nick hoped for a new situation, rather than a person. Bryan Cranston is still in talks but they are confident in his ability to play the role of the villain, while adding comedy to the role if required, which spurs an in prompt to discussion of Seinfeld. They discuss the latest episode of Big Bang Theory.
Terry moves them into Star Trek Online with the discussion of the Art of the Command ships. She talks about the recent interview with Al Rivera that discussed space traits on tier six ships. Nick thinks the game has become too much work. He goes on to ask about the PWE buy out status. Terry gets them up to speed. The video game industry is changing and a lot of people are change adverse. It won’t be long before Holodecks are available.
Before moving on to this week’s topic, Terry takes them into Book News and shares that the cover to Dayton Ward’s latest book, Armageddon’s Arrow has been released. Terry discusses what she’s heard and read about the book. The cover was created by Doug Drexler and Ali Ries. They talk about Picard returning to exploration and eventually retiring.
They move onto this week’s topic regarding strong female characters. It was brought about by an article that Nick and Terry had encountered and some of the issues they have with the references the author makes and which ones she chooses to ignore. They spend the rest of the show discussing the article. They discuss some of the best ways to write strong women is to write them just as you would any other character.
They move onto this week’s announcements. Nick asks Mike not to discuss what they had discussed earlier this week. Blood of Nei’rrh’s logo contest is still ongoing and they are still casting roles. Send your interest to [email protected] For Gates of Sto’vo’kor, scripts have been sent out to voice actors. They’re waiting for audio to arrive. For G & T Show, they’re playing around with several ideas for contests, including a possible Foundry contest, and more. Terry goes over some of the prizes that they have available. Nick has an idea for a contest and puts it forth. He wants people at a convention to give the G & T Show a shout out while on stage. He’s willing to hand over his copy of Star Trek: Catan for it. It would be a long term contest.
Terry reminds everyone to check out John Jackson Miller’s Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown ebook. She really enjoyed the book and highly recommends it. She tells us about it without spoiling it. Mike ends up dropping a hint about another contest they are currently talking about: That’s why I G and T. More details will be revealed soon about this social media contest.[amazon template=iframe image&asin=B00LD1OLUA] [amazon template=iframe image&asin=B008MWWEJI] [amazon template=iframe image&asin=B00P42X0GA]
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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.
Despite all this, he still finds the time to write the words. Find out what he's doing here.