G & T Show 181 – Remembering Leonard Nimoy
G & T Show 181 – Remembering Leonard Nimoy is now available to download. Check it out here. This week Nick, Terry and Mike are joined by Jespah and later Black Magnum to remember Leonard Nimoy in this very special episode of the G & T Show. And, because its the G & T Show, they also talk about Easy Access Assless Chaps.
This week’s show is a little bit different from their usual fare, since they are mourning the loss of Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s Mr. Spock. They begin with a quote from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. Moving on to introductions, it wasn’t long before their humor kicks in, when Jespah mentions something from this morning’s pre-show, Easy Access Assless Chaps.
Terry starts the show off with a bang and a stupid people rant, when she talks about a conversation she had with David Chapel regarding the anger people have been throwing at William Shatner for not being able to attend Leonard Nimoy’s funeral because he is keynote guest for a charity in Florida. They address the issue and Jespah informs them on Jewish burial rituals. Life takes precedence over death in the Jewish tradition.
Terry mentions the post, Nick wrote on the G & T Show Facebook page. They talk about Nimoy’s connection and love for the fans. Terry mentions that Nimoy had been affected by Spock’s wisdom as time went on. Terry tells us that she fell in love with him not for Star Trek, but for his role in Mission Impossible. Jespah concurred and attributed it to his sideburns. Nick was at work when he had heard about Nimoy’s passing. His voice is the first thing that came to mind. Terry mentions that his voice can be heard within Star Trek Online as players travel throughout the galaxy.
Terry states that Star Trek and especially Spock inspired an interest in science, since at the time NASA was actively working to send men into space. Nick blames today’s apathy for science and space exploration on the internet, social media, and short attention spans. Star Trek addressed issues that we are still battling today and draws parallels to ISIS and people in America trying to ban AP History with the burning of Alexandria. Is There In Truth No Beauty established IDIC and believes that the world would be a much better place, if more people took the philosophy to heart. Jespah talks about Social Media and how extreme viewpoints tend to be shared and are more likely to go viral.
Terry asks Mike, since he’s the youngest on the show, about his earliest Star Trek memories and his reaction to Nimoy’s passing. He recounts Saturday mornings with his Mom watching Star Trek together. His first memory was of the Enterprise and his second memory was of a guy in a blue shirt with pointy ears that said things he didn’t understand, but that everyone else did. It got him interested in Science and his love for it remains so much so, that he prefers real science in the stories he reads and writes. He then recounts his reaction to hearing that his childhood hero had passed away. Nimoy was a childhood hero for multiple generations. It prompts Terry to mention NASA’s reaction to the news and the role of the outsider that Spock represented and everyone connects with. They digress and talk about assless chaps in space.
Nick talks about Shatner’s reaction and wonders about Quinto’s reaction to the news of Nimoy’s passing. They talk about them. Jespah pulls up IMDB and talks about Nimoy’s career. She goes over the various shows he appeared in as well as the films he wrote, directed, and / or produced. They mentioned the Bruno Mars video he was in. He was also a singer and sang the Bilbo Baggins song and a wonderful photographer. Nick mentions the Robert Orci tweet about him. Next, they talk about what they watched with Nimoy with it. Then, they talk about his final tweet.
Nick moves them along to talk about Nimoy’s photography. Terry and Jespah’s favorite photo he had taken was of a key. They discuss some of the themed projects he had done. The Key was her inspiration for a lot of her writing. They break for a food squirrel before discussing Nimoy’s legacy. Terry shares Allen’s experience meeting Nimoy at a convention. It prompts them to discuss some of the rules that Creation Entertainment enforces on attendees when they purchase a photograph or autograph from one of their conventions.
After a lengthy squirrel, Nick explains that he logged into STO for the first time in several months so he can attend the memorial service on Vulcan. They discuss it briefly. The developers are going to be creating a memorial for him ingame. They talk about some options and what they would like to see. Black Magnum joins them in the studio and they discuss Mac and Cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches. Mike goes on to mention that Klingons were banned from the memorial service, despite everything Spock had done for the Klingon Empire. They hope that the memorial would be placed where all three factions can have access to it. Mike went to Nimbus and bought everyone in the bar a drink, but thought that the best location for the memorial would be Khitomer, if it was a social zone, but since its not, Nimbus would have been his second choice. They discuss some ideas, including placing the memorial on each faction’s homeworlds (Starfleet Academy for the Federation, The Hall of Heroes for Klingons, and on New Romulus for the Romulans).
They wind up this week’s show with announcements. Mike starts them off with Busy Little Beaver Productions News. Larry Nemecek joined the cast of Starfinder to record an upcoming episodes. Another recording session is scheduled. The Blood of the Nei’rrh’s Logo Contest ended yesterday, but he invites people to continue submitting their logo ideas. Gates of Sto’vo’kor is in production. He’s waiting on audio from the voice actors that received the script. Finally, for G & T Show they are still discussing Star Trek and are still playing around with the Why Do You G & T social media campaign. We’ll be talking with Jespah to work out the details for it. Follow and stalk us on all of our social media campaigns. Jespah goes over them all. She mentions that their Twitter feed is the alternate universe version of the show and should be checked out. Mike reminds everyone that we are quickly approaching 100 subscribers. Nick sends a shout out to the YouTube troll. Jespah mentions the nice comment with Jen Usellis and Mike mentions a follow up interview is coming up. An interview from Farpoint will be released later this week. Look for it soon. They end the show with everyone honoring Leonard Nimoy by saying “Live Long And Prosper”, instead of their usual sign offs.
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