G & T Show 215 – 24HrGnT: Hours 24 & 25
G & T Show 215 – 24HrGnT: Hours 24 & 25 is now available to download. Check it out here. In the final two hours of the 24 Hours of G & T fundraising event, we are once again joined by Janice. Sunseahl and Marv from Club 602, and Deyvid from Trek Radio continue their vigil with us. We also give away a Ships of the Line Poster set, the Autobiography of James T. Kirk by David A. Goodman, a Star Trek 2016 Daily Calendar, a SkeleTrek action figure, and the 3-in-One model kit featuring a Ferengi Marauder, a Klingon Bird of Prey, and a Romulan WarBird (Assembly Required). At the end of the show we announce the winner of our big prize, the STLV 2016 Commander Level Ticket.
We return from our break and reminisce about the early days of the G & T Show, when we would have musical breaks in the middle of our 4 hour shows. Terry sends her thanks to all of our guests and donors once again. Their overall support is appreciated. Mike has some links.
Mike starts us off with Shoreleave News. We debut our new Convention News bumper. Shoreleave 38 has announced their first guests: Terry Erdmann and Paula M. Block. They will be talking about a variety of topics. Terry is excited about Shore Leave this year.
Mike shifts to Unofficial Productions and once again the segment is introduced with our new bumper. Steven Fender is launching a new Kickstarter for Star Trek: TNG: Pirate’s Cove. He’s looking to get it professionally edited and get the book professionally edited. Star Trek: Renegades and Star Trek: Captain Pike have launched their next Kickstarters. Renegades is looking to produce two episodes, while Pike is looking to complete the first act of their episode. Renegades has been bringing aboard a lot of celebrities from DS9 and others. It will also be Walter Koenig will be retiring after his appearance in Renegades. Red Shirt Diaries continues to release their new episodes. Terry thanks Evie for joining us to talk about Drunken Star Trek. Their second episode is out now. Gigi Edgley is familiar to Science Fiction fans is involved with a new short film called Nexus. Deyvid met her at Zap Con. She’s also slated to be the next guest on Star Trek: Continues. He says she’s happy to be get involved with the Star Trek community. Gigi also has a CD and has written a comic book as well.
Terry takes us back to Convention News to mention that Ronald B. Moore, Chase Masterson, and Camille Saviola, and Matt Frewer have signed on to STLV 2016. She then moves us into Star Trek Product News. Some of the products that we gave out during the fundraiser courtesy of CBS products are new. Star Trek TOS Wall Calendar and Star Trek Daily Calendar, Star Trek TNG Season 8 Warped, TOS Transporter Magnetic Salt and Pepper Shakers, a couple of new Star Trek mugs, Star Trek Road Trip board game, Ships of the Line Poster Collection, and a different design of the Star Trek Pint glasses are some of the new products that came out this week. Terry talks about the Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage concert tour. They have posted some new dates and locations. We mention some of the new locations. They will be at STLV 2016 as well. Mike found a very cool name badge available to the members of the Star Trek Tiberium fan club in Australia. Deyvid mentions the Klingon Bathrobe. He wants one.
They move onto Book News next. Officially, Kevin and Dayton celebrate the birth of a new book: Star Trek: Seekers 4 All that’s Left. Daytonn also shared the original artwork for Seekers 4 without the cover text.
Mike has Technology News and Gaming News remaining. They decide to go with Gaming News. We talked a lot about STO over the course of the fundraiser, but some of the news that came out this week includes the release of Season 11, a new episode (Sunrise) which featured a voice over by Kipleigh Brown. They talk about Kipleigh and the Chicago accent she shared with us during our time with her. Season 11 also featured some new technology, which Al Rivera had clarified during our time with him, including the Admiralty System and the Dry Dock System. We also talk about the revamped Cardassian missions. There’s also a new Battlezone. Sunseahl compares it to the Undine Battlezone in the Voth area.
Mike talks about Timelines. In honor of Robert Picardo’s birthday, they revealed the image of the Doctor as he would be appearing in the game. Deyvid talks about Trexels. They have added Voyager and DS9 era uniforms. Mike talks about the method to transfer the game from one device to another. By the time he discovered the work around, he had already done the process backwards and ruined his chance of transferring the game over. Instead, all he did was overwriting his game.
Technology News is up next. According to SkyNews, scientists have created a possible Star Trek tractor beam. It’s not quite a tractor beam. It’s a hybrid between force field and tractor beams. It uses sound waves to hold an object in place. Terry points out that it wouldn’t work well in space since there is no sound. Janice adds that it’s a good place to start and they can build upon it. Mike talks about other attempts to create tractor beams that he’s seen, one of which will work in space, by using a magnetic tether. It goes to show that there are lots of people working on the problem, but no one has quite cracked it yet.
Finally, they move on to General News. Mike goes first. In an upcoming episode of the Big Bang Theory, Adam Nimoy will be appearing to record an interview with Sheldon for his documentary, For the Love of Spock. Wil Wheaton will be appearing in the episode as well. Terry talks about Howard A. Anderson Jr. passed away last night. On this day in history, Star Trek: Day of the Dove airs for the first time. It was the first time we saw a female Klingon.
We have hit the one hour remaining. Since no new donors have come in yet, we have extended the prizes to the end of the hour. Terry goes over the prizes once more that will go to this hour’s highest donor. Also, the highest donor overall wins the STLV 2015 Commander Level ticket. The total so far is $1,260.17 across GoFundMe, Paypal, and Patreon. We thank everyone for their donations, helping us to remain on the air for another year. We have a frontrunner for the STLV ticket.
We return to General News. The Star Wars trailer sent Wars fans into a tizzy because of the theory that Luke is actually Kylo Ren. Mike reminds everyone that – although they actually had Mark Hamill come out and say that he is not Kylo Ren – it’s not Kahn. Nick doesn’t think Disney would let JJ do that, but Terry and Mike disagree about it, since Mike had heard that Disney is letting JJ run with his vision for the episode. Terry brings it up because an article from Movie Pilot asks if Kirk is going rogue for Star Trek Beyond. Mike reads the survey question at the end and finds it humorous that everything is blamed on Kahn Blood. Terry talks about watching Phineas and Ferb doing a Star Wars episode. It made her laugh so hard. They crack some Star Wars jokes.
They move on to some discussion topics. Mike talks about Star Trek’s scariest episodes. They discuss some of the episodes in the article. They don’t agree with all of the episodes listed. In fact, they thought some episodes was missed. They discuss the list and which episodes should have been added. With the discussion winding down, Terry discovered that the Pick the next ship design contest at Star Trek Online is over and the Omega has won. Sunseahl mentions that some people are thinking it’s a new version of the Jupiter Class.
In some unrelated news, Forbes mentions that Captain America: Civil War’s trailer will be attached to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s going to shake up Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Nick announces that we have 30 minutes left in the show. They yell at Mike for thinking about driving home. We are starting to get twitchy. Deyvid talks about Star Wars and the reports about some theaters banning masks and weapons, including light sabers which will distract people from enjoying the film. Captain Geko joins us in the chatroom.
We move into Announcements. Terry talks about the Star Trek polls we had shared a few weeks back. Our goal for the 50th Anniversary, we will be talking about the top 50 episodes from those polls. Next week we will begin our new 50 for 50 segment. We will announce the episodes ahead of time so listeners can participate. After some cajoling, Steve plays the new 50 for 50 bumper. Steve then runs through some of the other bumpers that we have created for the show.
Terry goes over the guest list once more and offers our sincerest thanks to everyone that joined us during the show. We also talk about some of the games we played and the discussions that we had during the fundraiser. Mike thanks everyone for donating items, especially Johnny Snowball, Star Trek Online, CBS Products, Janet, Jen Usellis, Terry, Nick, and Mike contributed as well. Thanks was sent to Sunseahl and Deyvid for spending time with us. We also thank our listeners. Nick thanks Steve for his live audio work. They also thank their donors. Our chat room was full the entire show. Deyvid talks about the show and praises us for the quality of our work. We are humbled. We blame everything on Al and Star Trek Online for bringing us together. Finally, we thank our spouses and significant others for their support.
They begin with this hour’s prizes. Mike goes over the prizes one last time. The person that donated this hour and receives all of the prizes this hour is Janice. We congratulate her and move on to the final total of the show. We have raised $1300.17 because of all of you. The big weiner of the STLV 2016 Commander Level ticket is Robert Reyes! We congratulate him. We will be in touch with our winners soon. It will go a long way towards paying our server costs for the next year. We thank everyone again and send our love to everyone. With that, we start winding down the show and this year’s fundraiser with thanks to everyone that worked to put this show together. Steve plays the new closing credits bumper. We end up singing along with it.
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