G & T Show 211 – Custom Embroidery
G & T Show 211 – Custom Embroidery is now available to download. Check it out here. This week Nick, Terry, and Mike have returned with a new show. They are joined this week by Janet (jespah), their Social Media Manager. They discuss the latest news coming out of the Star Trek Universe, including News, the upcoming movie, books, games, products, and unofficial productions. There’s a lot to discuss, so don’t miss a moment of it.
After introductions, they jump right into this week’s Coffee Klatch. Mike starts it off with the news that he’s finished reading Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel, Star Trek: Titan: Absent Enemies, and has started reading The Autobiography of James T. Kirk. They talk about Absent Enemies and the Autobiography of James T. Kirk. They praise John Jackson Miller. Mike also got a new cell phone. The Wrath of Gems plays very well on the new phone. However, Trexels doesn’t allow you to transfer existing games to a new device and is being forced to start over. He will not be starting over, since he’s already invested so much time and money in the game. It surprised everyone that they wouldn’t allow him to import an existing game. He finishes up with the news that the chatroom underwent some maintenance this morning. They discuss it briefly.
Nick had a horrific day on Thursday, when he screwed up at work. He fixed it, but it was caused by his in attention to detail. Nick had a cold earlier this week. He discovered a new show on the Sundance Channel. The Return is a french show with subtitles. Mike mentions that there’s a remake. The show is about people returning from the dead. Nick was glued after watching the first episode, because it was so heavy with atmosphere . Mike points out that it doesn’t deal with Zombies, but rather resurrected people. Mike has seen the American remake. Nick finishes up with a mention that he and Janice have been elbows deep into Champions Online.
Janet has been busy with work. She interns for a high end wedding blog. She talks about some of the stupid things people get for their weddings. She’s writing papers for school, while also planning her story for this year’s NANOWriMo. She has several beta readers lined up, but she has yet to write more than a couple dozen words. Nick mentions the documentary, The Decline Of Western Civilization Collection. He watched the third part of the documentary series and praised it as the epitome of documentary filmmaking. It deals with the musical scene, with the third part dealing with the LA music scene.
Terry has worked this week. It was quiet, so she has been able to get her work done, since the managers have been out of the office. Her and Allen watched Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. They talk about some of their theories about the latest episode. They talk about some of the relationship that they love from the show. Mike mentions that the Star Wars trailer came out this week. Terry talks about Star Wars Rebels and suggests everyone should check it out. Nick mentions Arrow. Mike disappoints Nick by watching the episode while playing LEGO Dimensions. Nick asks if Terry has been watching The Flash. Terry has been playing LOTRO because their fall festival is going on right now, and she likes the Haunted Hobbit Hole. She talks about the game and some of the rewards she’s working toward in the game. Nick is looking forward to Supergirl’s release tomorrow. Mike mentions that Back to the Future Day was this week. Terry appreciates all of the businesses that got into it. They talk about Nike, Pepsi, USA Today, and what they have done to celebrate the films. Nike’s self-tying shoes are supporting Parkinson’s with their first pair going to Michael J. Fox. They were also surprised that the Cubs had done as well as they had. They congratulate the Kansas City Royals for making it to the World Series. They talk about baseball briefly.
They start Star Trek News with the latest coming out about the new film. E-Online interviewed Zachary Quinto. He talks about what an incredible experience it was working on the film. Zachary and Chris Pine have already signed on for a fourth film, but none of the others have yet. Nick asks who should be the next person they should sign, Zoe Saldana or Karl Urban. Mike explains that the direction the films are going it should be Zoe. In the prime universe, McCoy, Kirk, and Spock made up the holy trinity, but in the alternate universe, the trinity is Kirk, Spock, and Uhura. Everyone agrees.
Terry mentions a new show she came across. She doesn’t have a link for it. Nick talks about this week’s Walking Dead. It was a great, face paced episode. Time flew during the episode.
She talks about another article from the Daily Mail. Carlo Ancelotti will have a cameo role in the new film. The movie is in post production, so there won’t be a lot of news coming out from it.
Nick shifts them into the big news coming out of unofficial productions this week. They start with Star Trek: Renegades. First off, Aron Eisenberg has been confirmed to be playing Nog. Cirroc Lofton has also been confirmed to be playing Jake. Mike is pleased and is glad they listen to the show. This week they have also added Hana Hatai to the cast. She played Molly O’Brien from DS9. They are pleased that they are bringing back DS9. Mike mentions that they have brought Andrew Probert to the team. Melinda Snodgrass will be joining the production as a writer and Co-Producer. Terry talks about Melinda. They are pleased to hear about these new additions.
Nick asks if there was any Axanar news that came out. Mike didn’t seen any. Robert Meyer Burnett mentioned that they have been working on sets. Terry talks about a fascinating post he made that talks about how he uses animatics and action figures to create story reels. She talks about his work. She recommends everyone joins the Axanar fans Facebook group to stay informed about Axanar.
Mike mentions the new episode from The Red Shirt Diaries: Galileo Seven. Terry convinces Janet to check it out. He then talks about Star Trek Live! They are putting on the Mudd’s Women Drag Show in San Francisco. He had heard that they are playing Five Year Mission’s song: Mudd’s Women during curtain call. It’s their last week for Mudd’s Women. The run ends on Halloween. Next month, they will be doing their version of Mirror, Mirror.
Nick has an article about movies. Jason Blum produces horror films on a shoe string budget, but manages to make a lot of money from his films. They discuss the contracts and compare it to sports contracts. They discuss the article about Blum and his work. Janet mentions some of the extravagant expenses that films, sports teams, and even weddings will spend to accommodate their celebrities that are just wasteful and do nothing but put their respective projects in debt before anything is shot. Nick brings up George Clooney. They talk about Tomorrowland and John Carter. They were surprised how Disney dropped the ball with the marketing of those two films. Nick couldn’t figure out what the Tomorrowland was about from the trailer. Mike mentions that Tomorrowland’s trailer was confusing because they didn’t want to spoil the movie because the message of the film was its point. Nick mentions stand-comedian, Anthony Jeselnik.
Terry recommends Nick check out the trailer for Hail, Caesar. While Nick watches the trailer, Terry and Mike move on to Book News. Mike starts them off with the Star Trek Pop-Ups. The article discusses the artwork in the book, but the text of the book was written by friends of the show, Terry Erdmann and Paula Block. The book was available on Amazon in the UK, last year. It is now available on Amazon.com in the states. Next, he talks about the Autobiography of James T. Kirk by David A. Goodman. Terry has gotten her copy. Mike has started reading it on Kindle. Also, Dayton Ward’s and Kevin Dillmore’s book Seekers: All That’s Left (Star Trek: The Original Series) has been spotted in the wild. It’s available now, or very very soon. Terry is still waiting to receive her copy.
Nick finished watching the trailer for Hail, Caesar. They talk about the film. He’s going to see it on opening night. They return to the book discussion. Seekers 4 is the final book for now. Everyone wants more books in the series, but right now it has to be worked into their schedule, since everyone is working on the 50th Anniversary TOS trilogy Legacies. Terry mentions that Dave Mack has submitted the manuscript. Mike corrects her that it had been sent to the trilogy’s co-writers for notes and approval. It should be sent to the editor in the coming weeks. Greg Cox and Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore are the co-writers on the Legacies trilogy.
Terry talks about an Indiegogo project that was sent to her. Ronnie Cox will be in a new independent film, Wrongside Bob. It’s is being funded through Indiegogo. They need to raise $85k but they have a stretch goal of over $450k. She hope everyone will support the project. Terry talks about Ronnie Cox. He won’t be attending STLV, since he does an music tour of Ireland during the same time. Some of the perks include autographed items from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, since one of the film’s contributors worked on that project.
Terry mentions her dislike of the new Facebook tones, before returning to their book discussion. She’s looking forward to reading the Kirk Autobiography, which is on deck after reading Seekers. She mentions that she still has autographed copies of the Star Trek: Costumes book cover to give away to anyone that wants it. Email [email protected] if you are interested in a copy. Nick has been reading Gail Simone’s Clean Room. It’s on Vertigo. He praises Gail’s work.
With book news finished, they move onto General News. Mike recounts the story of their last conversation with Marc Cushman about a Science Fiction / Fantasy channel. Well, MGM and Sinclair Broadcasting announced Comet. It’s a multi-channel genre channel that will feature over 1500 hours of MGM shows and films. It debuts on Halloween and will feature a wide variety of programming from MGM, including the Outer Limits, all three Stargate series, and more. It’s not exactly what they were talking about, but its pretty close. They are starting out with MGM, but there’s nothing stopping them from getting licenses from other production companies. They discuss additional shows such as the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea among others that they would like to see. They still would love to work with Marc Cushman on their own classic genre channel.
Terry moves on to the Wall Street Journal’s article about Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about Star Trek and Star Wars. He doesn’t give the same weight on Star Wars as he does toward Star Trek because Wars doesn’t put the same value on science as Trek does. Nick got wood from watching a video that combine all of the Star Wars trailers together. Nick is pissed off at JJ for using Trek as his audition for Star Wars.
Nick was watching a documentary on the making of Fatal Attraction. Nicholas Meyer was involved in the script writing process of the film. Nick found it interesting to find out Nick Meyer was in it. Terry finds a book article she had missed. IDW comics is doing a mirror universe book and it will have Khan in it. They talk about it. Khan is the alternate universe’s tent pole villain.
Terry shares another article. Sonni Cooper appeared at a local temple in Southern California. She was a script consultant, novelist and assistant for William Shatner. Terry talks about Blackfire, Sonni Cooper’s book and the first one they owned as a couple. The article talks about how tense the relationship between Shatner and Nimoy was during their time making Star Trek. No other show has had the scrutiny that Star Trek has had over the last 50 years.
Terry takes them into Product News, where she discovers that her dog, Casey, had attempted to order a DS9 Flyer frisbee. This week, ThinkGeek has revealed a set of new colored glass pint glasses with the insignia logo on them. She, then, mentions that the Official Star Trek Cruise has completely sold out. There is still a way to enter a contest to win a cabin aboard the ship. It’s a vacation at sea and not a convention. The Star Trek celebrities will be supplying the entertainment for the cruise. Mike jokes that we will see who can juggle and who can spin plates. They talk about the cruise. It leaves in January 2017. Terry already committed to another cruise and won’t be able to attend this one.
They move onto this week’s Gaming News. Nick thanks STO for his Back to the Future hoverboard. Terry got hers. STO has been giving away different items everyday until the release of Season 11 on Tuesday October 27th. Pre-patching has begun. Some of the additional news coming out of STO includes Dry Docking. Mike talks about what he knows about it so far. He does not know if dry docked ships can be traded to other characters on the account. The number of slots available are not known now, but more slots can be purchased and Gold subscribers will receive a few more. They suspect that ships in dry dock will not be available for the Admiralty system. With this news, they announced that dilithium prices in game for ships will be reduced to encourage people to buy more varied ships to help with the Admiralty system. Terry still has a lot of ships from various events still stored in their original boxes.
Nick sends a message to Cryptic about his experiences in Champions. There are a lot of currencies in the game and it’s confusing. STO consolidated their currencies a long time ago. However, a lot of people complain about the marks, lobi, and other things that can be used as currencies. Paul, in the chat room, mentions that the Starbase UGC featured series will be postponed until after Season 11’s release just in case Foundry goes down with it. Terry is looking forward to the dry dock system. They talk about it and are looking forward to Season 11. Mike mentions the Sunrise story by Jesse Heinig. Kate Bankson has a new story out in Star Trek Magazine. Mike talks about the Sunrise story. He thinks, its a warning to players that the coming content isn’t as combat heavy as what they have seen so far because of the war.
Mike moves them into Star Trek Timelines. First he mentions the interview with Rich Gallop from New York Comic Con. Then, he moves them from one Con to another with the announcement that Timelines has released an image of prime universe, Wrath of Khan, Khan as he will appear in game. Finally, they released a video discussing how Away Missions will work in the game.
With the show winding up, Terry reminds everyone that next week will be the big show. They wish Nick a happy early birthday on Tuesday. The 24 hours of G & T will be held this coming weekend. They busted ass putting it together. They have some great guests lined up and some great prizes to give away. They begin at noon Eastern on October 31st and run straight through Nov 1st at noon Eastern. They tease their guest list. CBS is sending some items for them to give away during their event. It’s going to be a blast. The event is their fundraiser. All funds will pay for all of their servers for the year. Terry talks about where the money will be going. Storage of all of their episodes is expensive. They need to raise a little more than $2000. It includes web server, chat, teamspeak, shoutcast, new website art, and small buffer for contingencies and payment transaction fees. Nothing will be spent on our convention coverage. That comes out of our pockets. There will be games, poll results, and a lot of fun to be had. Terry praises Janet for all of her work as our social media manager. With that they wind up this week’s show.
Star Trek Movie
- Zachary Quinto Says Filming ST3 was “an Incredible Experience” – http://www.eonline.com/news/708878/zachary-quinto-says-filming-star-trek-3-was-an-incredible-experience
- Carlo Ancelotti set for cameo role in Star Trek movie – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3287536/Carlo-Ancelotti-set-cameo-role-Star-Trek-movie-former-Real-Madrid-boss-continues-make-sabbatical-year.html
- Can Budget-Slasher Jason Blum prove the way Hollywood makes movies is horrifyingly wrong? – http://www.laweekly.com/arts/can-budget-slasher-jason-blum-prove-the-way-hollywood-makes-movies-is-horrifyingly-wrong-6176088
- Hail, Caesar! Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=kMqeoW3XRa0
- Artist turns Star Trek in 3-D Book – http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/life/2015/10/14/books-star-trek-pop-ups-local-authors-courtney-watson-mccarthy/73922272/
- The most important moments in Captain Kirk’s life – http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/19/captain-kirk-most-important-moments
- Seekers 4 has been spotted in the wild – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207765839445012&set=a.10201362443244109.1073741825.1264609227&type=3
- Star Trek Comic Brings The Mirror Universe To Reboot Universe – http://io9.com/the-star-trek-comic-brings-the-mirror-universe-to-the-r-1738081823
- Star Trek Timelines Live at NYCC 15 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkZOUEsh_eE
- Star Trek Timelines – Khan – https://www.facebook.com/startrektimelines/photos/np.1445355423950691.1257760325/1703525606549971/?type=3&ref=notif¬if_t=notify_me_page
- Away Missions in Star Trek Timelines – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4tBSVdlDro
- Star Trek Online: Dry Docking – http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/PAB_sto/news/detail/9610473
- Star Trek Online: Dilithium Price Reduction – http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/9608533
- Star Trek Online: New Episode: Sunrise – http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/9611963
- Five Year Mission Facebook – Mudd’s Women song is played during curtain call for Star Trek Live! Mudd’s Women Drag Show – https://www.facebook.com/5yearmission/posts/1196813387001637
- Star Trek Live! Mudd’s Women Drag Show Entertains and Enlightens SF Audiences This Month – http://trekmovie.com/2015/10/15/star-trek-live-mudds-women-drag-show/
- The Red Shirt Diaries – The Galileo Seven – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nUPPdWxRPY
- Star Trek Renegades adds Melinda Snodgrass as Co-Executive Producer – https://www.facebook.com/STRtheSeries/posts/1055203417844384
- Star Trek Renegades Adds Hana Hatae to the cast – https://www.facebook.com/STRtheSeries/posts/1056095111088548
- Tea With Jean-Luc – Menage a Tea – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU338bxB5Lo
- Robert Meyer Burnett Facebook – Animatics and Action Figures to create story reels – https://www.facebook.com/groups/axanarfansgroup/permalink/511771202332382/
- Wrong Side Bob on Indiegogo with Greg Cox – https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wrongside-bob#/
- First-Ever Science Fiction Multi-channel Network to premiere this month – http://www.tvweek.com/tvbizwire/2015/10/first-ever-science-fiction-multichannel-network-to-premiere-this-month-with-some-old-tv-favorites-in-the-programming-lineup/
- Behind the Scenes of the Original Star Trek series – http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2015/10/24/behind-the-scenes-of-the-original-star-trek-series/
- Official Star Trek Cruise Completely Sold Out, but you can still win a Cabin – http://www.blastr.com/2015-10-21/first-official-star-trek-cruise-completely-sold-out-you-can-still-win-cabin
- Neil Degrasse Tyson on Star Wars and Star Trek – http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/10/23/neil-degrasse-tyson-on-star-wars-star-trek-and-startalk/
- Star Trek Uniform Insignia Pint Glasses from ThinkGeek – http://www.startrek.com/article/out-now-uniform-insignia-pint-glasses-from-thinkgeek
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