G & T Show 201 – STLV & Shore Leave Here We Come!
G & T Show 201 – STLV & Shore Leave Here We Come! is now available to download. Check it out here. Nick, Terry, and Mike are joined this week by Janet (NeomaVasilia) for our final show before STLV 2015 and Shore Leave 37. From the farthest reaches of the Star Trek Universe, they discuss Star Trek News, Movie News, Gaming News from STO and Timelines, and Convention News for STLV 2015 and Shore Leave 37.
They begin with introductions, as usual, before getting into this week’s show. Nick is hooked on Law and Order and noticed that a Michael Medeiros routinely guest stars. They talk about the show for a bit. This week Mike played STO, LEGO, and Trexels, wrote a little bit, and edited the interviews they obtained this week.
They sat down with James and Kipleigh for an interview about Star Trek: Continues, STO, and STLV. Mike also released (albeit late) an interview they recorded with Dayton Ward. They talk about both interviews. They will talk more about the James and Kipleigh interview later. They spent a few minutes talking about their upcoming convergence on New Mexico before heading out to Vegas for the convention.
Neoma joins them. She’s looking forward to covering Shore Leave for us, but is saddened that she will not be with us at STLV. She will be in good hands with Dayton, Dave, Kevin, Kirsten, and Keith. This week, Neoma went hiking and white water rafting before spending the rest of the weekend with Nick. Yesterday, they went to Gettysburg for the tour and watched the film when they got home.
They talk about AntMan. Nick is the only one that had seen it. They had read some good things.
Terry talks about the fire at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas this week, before getting to this week’s Star Trek News. She kicks off the segment with their recent interview with James and Kipleigh. The White Iris will be shown on Friday night at the AMC Theaters at 11:00pm. Only the first 250 people will be allowed in. There will be cocktails available.
There was another take down attempt of The White Iris. When Mike checked on the video an hour later, it was online. It’s a believed that either it’s a malicious attack or an overzealous bot. They discuss how it could be a bot. The bot can be fixed. If its not a bot, then its a malicious person claiming to be CBS. Hopefully, they will be able to determine what is causing it and put an end to the issues.
Moving on to Axanar and it’s Indiegogo. Mike mentions that they have released the opening scene from the film as a standalone video. Terry describes the video as beautiful. Nick was pleased to see Gary Graham as Soval. They have 16 days remaining and have almost reached their first stretch goal to produce all of act one as a standalone episode. George Takei has tweeted his support for the project just this week.
Next, Terry shares a couple of links about a Colorado man and the cabin he’s been decorating in the style of Star Trek. She points out the different titles and how one of them puts a negative light on the man and his passion for Star Trek. Terry specifically had a problem with them describing him as lonely.
Nick brings up an article that upset him that attacked Joss Whedon as a misogynistic anti-feminist that writes weak females. Terry describes herself as an old-time feminist and doesn’t subscribe to some of the newer theories on the subject. She believes all people (men and women alike) are equal and should be treated as such; that people, especially women, should not tear down other women, but instead, should build each other up; and should be as sexual as they want to be. They discuss it.
Shifting gears, Terry shares a video for the House of Picards. She, then, shares an article about Ted Cruz this week when he answered which Star Trek Captain was his favorite. He couldn’t give a simple one word answer, but instead used it to describe his own politics. William Shatner came out after the fact and set him straight. Nick has a problem with how this got picked up everywhere while important issues are continually ignored. Mike points out that that is the beauty of Star Trek: different people that watch it can take from it whatever they want. There aren’t a lot of shows, especially those being created today can say that. Terry adds that is how a-political Star Trek really is. They talk about Picard’s management style as bureaucratic.
Terry sends Nick into a fit of giggles, when she mentions that Jeri Ryan will be picking up a new recurring role on Arrow. Her role is a bit vague, but we’re glad to see her get more work.
They shift gears to the Product News segment. The Franklin Mint’s Star Trek Stainless Steel and Black Spinner Band has been reduced in price. Nick mentions that he purchased a set of Romulan glasses from Think Geek. He and Janice were impressed with them. Terry was pleased to hear it, and was even more impressed that it was Romulan. Mike talks about the Star Trek item included in this month’s Lootcrate. He got a Star Trek TOS LLAP car air freshener. Finally, Mike mentions that Propworx will be auctioning off 170 props and costumes at STLV, with a portion of the funds going to Axanar. The props will be on display and then sold, but are available to bid online. Nick mentions that he has put a bid on one of the Romulan pieces.
The move on to the Star Trek Movie News segment. Joe Taslim, a martial artist who appeared in Fast and the Furious 6, has been cast in Star Trek Beyond and has been mentioned to be playing opposite Elba’s villain. They talk about what that could mean. Mike thinks there’s going to be a Mexican Standoff with the three of them pointing guns at each other. Moving on, before getting into this week’s Simon Pegg said, Terry mentions the Omaze contest for the walkin role and fundraiser. She, then, shares a sneak peak at one of the aliens for the new film. She mentions the practical effects being used in Star Wars and is pleased to see practical effects being used in Star Trek. She is looking forward to the film. Nick wants her to be cautious. Before shifting gears to Janice, Mike mentions Simon Pegg Said and mentions the article that quotes him as saying he quit three times while writing the script. Mike wondered what would have made him do that? Nick says that there was a lot of pressure plus all of the other projects he was working on. He wanted to be proud to have his name attached to it. He was going to take a lot of heat for this despite what it does.
They move on to Convention coverage, beginning with Shore Leave. August 7th through the 9th is Shore Leave. Aron Ashmore has canceled due to professional commitments, but Roger Cross will take his place. Cross is currently in Dark Matter. Neoma can be reached via Twitter. She will arrive on Friday and will be checking out a little bit of everything. Mike will have her talk to everyone. Terry thanks the committee at Shore Leave for working with us and giving us a press pass. We hope to make them proud. We are working with them already to cover Shore Leave 38 in 2016. Dayton, Kevin, Dave, and Kirsten will keep an eye on Janice. Terry asks Janice who she is looking forward to talking to. She really wants to speak with Daniel Davis. She’s also looking forward to checking out some of their workshops. They talk about some of the workshops that have already been announced. Nick sends a happy birthday wish to Bob Greenberger. Mike mentions some of the newly announced events at this year’s Shore Leave, including a Tardis Photobooth and a Fan Film Fest with several Star Trek entries, including Faragut and New Voyages. Janice mentions the parties and the panel discussions, including Pangea. Nick hopes she is able to get a Kelly Meding interview. She’s going to bring her camera. Terry wants pictures of the Bunny Masquerade. Janice wants to get Barrowman.
Terry talks about STLV next, starting with the G & T Show’s plans. They arrive to New Mexico on Saturday then drive up on Tuesday morning. There have been some cancellations. Ronald B. Moore, Gary Graham, and Natalia Nogulich have all had to cancel because they have gotten work. They still have 101 guests. They will also have a TOS bridge, where a professional photographer will be able to take your photo for a fee. Creation released a new graphic for the con this year, and Mike had a small nitpick about it. Terry thought that the STO images were better. There will be online auctions as well. She reminds cosplayers that they only have until the 31st to register for the costume contest. The G & T Show is all set with the booth and electricity. Kipleigh will be at our booth signing autographs. She will also be doing two photo-ops, one of which will be with Connor Trineer. If you get your picture taken with her, she will gladly give you a free autograph if you come by the booth and you can pick up a coupon for TribbleToys. They talk about Enterprise for a bit and Nick praises Jolene Balock’s performance. Mike is reading the Romulan War. Emo Philips will be there with her. Also, she will be selling some of her photos and art. Terry runs through the ticket prices and what is still remaining.
Star Trek Online will be having a panel on Friday, moderated by Holly Amos. They will be talking about everything STO has done and what is still coming. Kipleigh announced that she will be doing a voice in STO in the near future. There will also be a Meet the Devs meet and greet at the iBar later that evening. Before getting to far off from the convention, Mike adds that Disruptor Beam will have a presence at STLV and Q, John De Lancie, will be at their booth.
They now move to STO news. They are happy and sad at the news that Christine Thompson, the lead writer for STO has moved on. They have left Cryptic Studios. They never thought she would leave. She is going to be missed. We still don’t know who will be replacing her, but Kate and Jesse have both written for STO. Terry talks about Season 10.5, the year of hell lockbox, the most recent Featured Episode, the new ships, the new Armada system, and more. They discuss each of these new additions. Caspian will have a fleet meeting during STLV and Mike can’t be present for the meeting.
Terry reiterates the news from Timelines. Mike then shares his progress on Trexels. He’s unlocked all of the rooms aboard his ship. He’s currently rearranging rooms and adding on to grow his resource generating capabilities.
Before winding things up, they quickly run through some good tips and best practices to attend any convention. Mike points everyone to a Supplemental Log they recorded a couple of years ago discussing STLV prep. They recommend you should check it out. Terry reminds everyone to visit our booth, check out the STO panel, Meet the Devs, and then Star Trek: Continues on Friday. G & T will be doing a Breakfast with G & T sometime during the convention. For the latest news, follow us on Twitter at @TerilynnS, @Gettysburg7, @SoriedemSTO, and @SundayGandT for the best tweets from Shore Leave and STLV. Follow Janice on Twitter at @NeomaVasilia. Mike mentions that they are planning a pre-con Dinner with G & T. No exact date or time is available. Share it when we go live. The Ferris Anomaly will be there. Mike reveals that they will have multiple camera angles available this year.
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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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