G & T Show 189 – Outrageous Outrage
G & T Show 189 – Outrageous Outrage is now available to download. Check it out here. This week Nick and Mike are joined once again by Janet (Jespah) and Steve (MidNite Shadow) as Terry is still on shore leave. The chat room is very quiet this week, but the show must goes on despite the crew being on meds and not feeling their best. Regardless, they discuss the latest happenings in the Star Trek Universe starting with Star Trek Movie News, Product News, Celebrity News, an STLV Update and so much more.
Nick opens the show with a tale about how someone called him old before asking how the rest of the crew are doing. Mike says he’s not not get much conversation out of the dogs and is feeling a little lonely. Nick and Mike talk about what Terry’s dogs are like. Nick is feeling a little down as his favorite radio show — one he has listened to since the 90s — has now ended. This show got him into podcasting. Mike tells us he’s been playing the Family Guy mobile game, The Quest For Stuff, to check out the Star Trek event currently going on. Mike then tells us that it has been slow for him to level his Delta Recruit in Star Trek Online using his slow and old laptop this week. Nick then brings up the nerd rage that erupted around the photo of Jared Leto as the Joker in Suicide Squad – the others have not seen it so Nick goes hunting for it.
In the meantime,Mike moves on to Star Trek Movie News. The first item up is that the next Star Trek film now has a title. They are looking forward to seeing Star Trek: Beyond. Nick then shows everyone the photo of Jared Leto. Nick rants about how people are so quick to rage about how things look for a film before it is out. We then move on to Galaxy Quest coming to TV. Nick thinks if they do so, it will break the joke established in the film. Grim in the chat room says he “almost doesn’t want to see it”. Mike thinks it is sad that Galaxy Quest seems to be getting a TV series before Star Trek is. This moves into talks about Star Wars and the money thrown at it by ‘the mouse’ and how the prequels.
We finally move onto Star Trek Product News with a Worf vinyl bust bank that is now available. Talking about products brings Nick into a topic appropriate squirrel regarding a discussion he had with Janice about Star Wars products that the audience they are geared for. The team wishes CBS would create Star Trek toys for kids, rather than the more practical products they are currently releasing. Images to the products discussed and posted in chat and are below. Mike pushes the show forward with another Trek Product the new TOS Paper clips (in a stylish tin can) that’s now available. Grim in the chat posts a My Little Pony Worf that momentarily grabs the team’s attention. Jespah thinks that the marketing for Star Wars is pushed towards more of a younger audience and with Star Trek there is nothing for the “next generation”. Mike brings up the quality of the Kre-o Enterprise that Jay Galloway posted in the chat and how it looks like a knock-off – it’s not Lego!
Nick then talks about the actors who played HawkEye and Captain America who said that Black Widow is a slut when asked about their views of the fan art portraying Black Widow with their characters. Nick rants about the reaction of fans over these comments made in jest and blames social media for making something out of nothing. This then leads the gang to talk about Adam Sandler and the recent controversy going on with his latest film and the Native American community, Will and Grace, Happy Days and jokes that would never be allowed on today’s TV.
Mike moves us over to Star Trek News where we start discussing interviews with Morgan Woodward, Kate Mulgrew and Bill Nye. We then talk about the Italian Astronaut who paid homage to Star Trek with an out of this world selfie in a TNG / Voyager-era Command uniform. The comment attached to photo draws a parallel to Janeway’s Coffee in that nebula line from Voyager, in which the ISS was to get an espresso machine installed, which prompts Jespah to say that they’re one step closer to getting a Starbucks in space. Nick points out that it was a homage to Star Trek and not Star Wars! Janet then brings up the Nimoy tribute before talking about the Nepal earthquake. Nick moves the topic over to the violence in Baltimore and how screwed up the news coverage is, that it ignores massive loss of life in order to put forth their own self-congratulatory dinner with the President.
We then head to STLV news where Mike tells us about a sweepstakes sponsored by Star Trek.com for a chance to win a trip to the convention with 2 gold passes and lots more. Steve says he has already registered on it. The competition runs until May 4th. Mike tells us that the new guests attending this year are Roxann Dawson, Manu Intiraymi, Bobby Clark, and Trevor Roth (C.O.O./Head of Development/Roddenberry Entertainment). Steve pipes up saying that in the Kate Mulgrew interview StarTrek.com say that the entire Voyager crew (minus Kes – Jennifer Lien) will be attending.
Mike then brings up a discussion topic of the 10 Best (or possibly worst) Trek costumes. Steve says his favorite is the Voyager race uniform, Nick says the Nemesis/DS9 duty uniforms are his favorite, while Janet says hers is the Enterprise jumpsuits. Mike teases the half naked costume from the TNG episode ‘Justice’. It is suggested that Mike go to STLV in that costume this year, but he doesn’t like that idea. Mike then says his favorite from everything is Jadzia Dax’s wedding outfit. The chat room is then asked about what their favorite costumes are and they start posting lots of images in the chat room. We then talk about all the costumes in Trek we like and think are the most sexiest.
To wrap up the show, Mike says that we still have not decided on prizes for the #WhyIGnT competition. The competition to get a Star Trek celeb to say they never listen to the G&T Show is still open for a chance to win Star Trek: Catan. To win a copy of the Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown novel that Terry is going to have autographed, you need to be the first person that identifies Terry’s favorite scene in Star Trek: Titan: Absent Enemies. Nick is still asking for people to guess where he is going to be whilst he is away.
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