G & T Show 230 – Put That In Your Pipe And Smoke It
G & T Show 230 – Put That In Your Pipe And Smoke It is now available to download. Check it out here. This week Nick, Terry, and Mike are joined by Janet and Allen on this Easter morning to discuss the latest news coming out of the Star Trek Multi-verse, including Conventions, Books, Games, Products, Movies, Television, and other news. They also manage to squeeze in some Unofficial Productions, Listener Mail, Coffee Klatch, and their 50 for 50 discussing episodes of DS9 and TNG. Don’t miss out on the fun.
As usual, they begin with their usual round of introductions. They start off Coffee Klatch with the passing of Gary Shandling. Nick reminisces of days gone by when smoking was much more prevalent and accepted. They share stories of smoking pipes, buying cigarettes for their parents as children, and second hand smoke. Mike has been a little busy this week. He was invited to write a Doctor Who fan fiction story for Science Fiction.com. It will published there soon and features: The Doctor, River, and Jim The Fish. They recorded a Supplemental Log this week with James, Kipleigh, and Wyatt Lenhart (Chekov) from Star Trek: Continues. They talk about some of the highlights from the interview. Also, he produced the newest episode of The Gettysburg’s Address with Don Burrito. Jespah has started working on her capstone project. She talks about the sparrow that lives in her broken front porch light. Terry talks about seeing a baby Bull Snake. Nick saw Batman v. Superman this weekend. Mike fell asleep a few minutes into it. They discuss the film for a few minutes. Janet is still studying but graduates in May with her capstone taking up most of the summer. Allen worked a lot this week.
They start off with Convention News. Mission New York at the Javits Center will feature Michael Dorn and Terry Ferrel. Reed Pop is the same company that does the New York Comic Con. Mission New York will be run more like a comic con rather than STLV. Wil Wheaton has been announced as a guest attending Destination Star Trek: Europe. Wil doesn’t do Creation Events. Mike mentions a new guest attending STLV. Whoopi Goldberg will be attending STLV 2016 on Thursday. It’s her first convention appearance. Ronnie Cox will not be there. They hope to see Kipleigh and Aron Eisenberg announced soon as well as some Star Trek authors including Dayton, Kevin, and David Mack. Terry runs through the complete guest list so far. Mike points out that so far no one from the new films has been announced yet. Terry points out that the entire convention has been sold out. Janet offers tickets to her graduation. Terry wonders if the fandom will outgrow the facilities for the convention, requiring them to move to a larger facility. The G & T Show will be at STLV and are still working on our guest list.
For Book News, Terry starts off by talking about last week’s show with James Swallow. Check it out. Mike talks about the Redshirt’s Little Book of Doom. He describes some of the images from the book. He really enjoys it and is looking forward to grabbing a copy or three. It’s written by Robb Pearlman and Anna-Maria Jung, who also wrote Fun with Kirk and Spock. Some additional information has come out about the Star Trek Encyclopedia, Revised and Expanded Edition: A Reference Guide to the Future. It’s a two volume hardcover set with a slip cover. It’s designed as a set of volumes, so as the Star Trek universe expands with new films and television shows, they can just released a new volume to add to the collection. Mike mentions what are some of the new additions in this version over the previous release of the Star Trek Encyclopedia. It is due for release in October.
They move onto Product News. The Roddenberry.com shop has released a few logo’d items for the 50th Anniversary. Mike and Terry both wanted the 50th Anniversary lapel pin but they both sold out before they could get them. They hope that they will make more soon. There are a few other items still available, such as a hat, tote bag, and t-shirt.
Movie News is up next with the revelation that Justin Lin is spending as much as 16 hours a day in Star Trek Beyond Post-Production. He filmed all day and edited all night. They also talk about the reshoots, including the image of Saldana in a new TOS red uniform. The movie is due out in three months, so they are on an accelerated schedule. Mike mentions the article he came across from Netflix. They are shaking up the industry again, this time with $90 million fantasy film “Bright” by David Ayer. It may not be a blockbuster film for Hollywood movies, but it’s a big deal for Netflix. They talk about what this could mean for theaters. Drive theaters still exist after all, though there are fewer of them today than there once were. They also compare what happened with books when ebooks came out. Books are still relevant and in a lot of ways making a come back as evident by Amazon’s move to open brick and mortar book stores. They don’t think it will be the death of theaters, but it will require them to be creative and introduce new technology, such as the Theater in Chicago that is looking to renovate and install new 3D Holographic Technology that will allow them to bring back classic performances from artists that defined previous generations. A lot of them may go art house, such as the Alamo Draft House.
They move onto the Gaming News, beginning with the Star Trek Online announcement that Season 11.5 will be coming out mid-April. Terry talks about the new teaser video that is due out with the new season. At the very end, there’s a teaser for some kind of event for May 5th, showing the TOS Enterprise warping away. They don’t know what is coming but are looking forward to checking it out. In the meantime, they are excited for the new Season update. Star Trek: Timelines has a YouTube channel where they post their Disruptor Stream videos from Twitch. This week a new update for 1.0.6 has been released with a lot of good stuff. Be sure to check it out. Mike had watched their Disruptor Stream this week to ask questions and see what is coming up, including the Holodeck event. There will be a number of Holodeck related crewmen and rewards including Captain Proton and Arachnia, Data Sherlock and Geordi Watson, and Secret Agent Bashir. Terry and Mike had discussed how difficult it has been to find the Disruptor Stream videos on their main site — they are not there at all. They suggest Timelines make some changes, including adding their videos to their News blog. Janet should be come their SEO. Social Media should be driving people to the site and then from the site out to their social media sites. Janet is available to be hired.
For Television News, they discuss an interview with Rod Roddenberry. He doesn’t talk about much the new show. Some people have been questioning what his role in new show. Mike points out that PR is very important, and that very well could be his department and probably one of his greatest strengths.
General News, they discuss the Star Trek Art Exhibition that will be launching from San Diego Comic Con. Star Trek.com is slowing revealing the various pieces and the artists and not everything has been revealed as of yet. The exhibition will be launching a world tour from there.
Unofficial Productions are next. There isn’t a lot going on right now. Janet is waiting for the answer to the Amended Complaint. She’s not expecting anything before the 31st. She talks about the various options that may be seen. Janet wanted to talk about last week’s revelation about the group of investors that will be taking over the lease hold. They give her the floor and she offers her professionally retired legal opinion on the subject. She thinks that donor money keeps moving farther and farther away from creating the movie they were promised. Allen says this feels more and more like laundering. Nick reminds everyone of their conversation with ST:C about getting a 501(c)(3) and how thoroughly their books were evaluated. They also discuss Kickstarter and Indiegogo and what it could mean for fan productions if they are brought into the suit. However, doesn’t think C/P will bring it up. It should also be noted that as of now, no one else other than Axanar and Alec Peters has been sued or issued Cease and Desists since all other fan productions are still moving forward with their plans.
Janet mentions a comment they received via YouTube that brought them into the Listener Mail segment for this episode. The commenter was concerned about Terry and Gates of Sto’vo’kor’s usage of the Klingon Language and how it could open them up to be sued. Terry talks about Gates of Sto’vo’kor and reads her responds to the commenter. Mike has a voice mail from Adrianne. They play it back on the show.
They move onto this week’s 50 for 50 with Kojiro. Nick was disappointed to learn yesterday that Lower Decks didn’t make the top 50 episodes. It was 99th on the over list and 24th of the top TNG episodes. Terry goes over the 50 for 50 background. #22 was DS9’s The Die is Cast and #21 TNG’s Relics. They begin by discussing the DS9 episode first ,which is the conclusion of an episode discussed earlier in 50 for 50. The episode offers so much insight into Garek and his upbringing. Eventually, they move on to the discussion of TNG’s Relics. Terry enjoyed it a little more on this viewing than previous viewings from when she was younger. Nick thinks the Command crew failed miserably on this one. He argued that they should have assigned someone, a historian, a yeoman, or even Troi, to spend time with him and help him get his bearings as well as to gleam whatever historical information they could have gotten from him. The moral of the story is to respect your elders. They all pretty much hated the shuttle send off they gave Scotty and equated it to putting their elders on an ice flow.
Allen, then, spends a few minutes discussing some of the information he gleamed from the data now that they are entering the top 20 episodes. DS9’s performance in the top 20 just goes to show that DS9 deserves to be remastered. The next episodes discussed for 50 for 50 is #20 DS9’s By Inferno’s Light and #19 DS9’s In Purgatory’s Shadow. This marks the first time back to back episodes from a series will be discussed at the same time. It is also the first time they discuss two episode from one series on a single show.
They start winding down the show with Announcements. Nick reminds everyone that next Friday, April 1st at 6pm Pacific /9pm Eastern, they will be sitting down with Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore for a live interview and a very special announcement that they will be making once the NDA has been fully lifted. They have assured them that this is not an April Fools Day prank. Mike quickly reminds everyone to check out the Star Trek: Continues Supplemental Log and a episode of The Gettysburg’s Address. Terry adds last week’s episode with James Swallow to the list. Pre-order the Star Trek Encyclopedia. They ask everyone to share the show with their friends and finish up with all of their social media links.
G & T Show Links
- G & T Show SL – ST:C with James, Kipleigh, and Wyatt – http://www.gandtshow.com/g-t-show-sl-stc-james-kipleigh-wyatt/
- The Gettysburt’s Address 2 – Don Burrito – http://www.gbaddress.com/2016/03/gettysburgs-address-2-don-burrito/
- Farrel, Dorn Set for Star Trek: Mission New York – http://www.startrek.com/article/farrell-dorn-set-for-star-trek-mission-new-york
- Wil Wheaton Set for Destination Star Trek: Europe – http://www.startrek.com/article/wil-wheaton-set-for-destination-star-trek-europe
- STLV 2016 Guest List – http://www.creationent.com/cal/st_lasvegas_guests.html
- New cover and preview pages from Redshirt’s Little Book of Doom – http://www.thetrekcollective.com/2016/03/new-cover-and-preview-pages-from.html
- Star Trek Encyclopedia – Revised and Expanded Edition: A Reference Guide to the Future – http://www.visionarytrek.com/the-star-trek-encyclopedia-revised-and-expanded-edition-a-reference-guide-to-the-future/
- Roddenberry’s 50th Anniversary Shop – https://shop.roddenberry.com/collections/star-trek-50th-anniversary
- Lin spending up to 16 Hours A day on Star Trek Beyond Post-Production work – http://trekcore.com/blog/2016/03/justin-lin-spends-sixteen-hours-a-day-on-star-trek-beyond-post-production/
- David Ayer Talks Netflix’s $90M “Bright” Deal – http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/42061/david-ayer-talks-netflix-s-90m-bright-deal
- Saldana Shares Pic of Uhura’s New Uniform – http://www.startrek.com/article/saldana-shares-pic-of-uhuras-new-uniform
- TrekComic – Time’s Refuge Comic – http://trekcomic.com/times-refuge-page-1/
- 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition Revealed – http://www.startrek.com/article/50th-anniversary-art-exhibition-revealed
- 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition Artists Reveal Page – http://www.startrek.com/art_exhibition
- Star Trek Online: Season 11.5 Coming April 12th – http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/PAB_sto/news/detail/9875443
- Star Trek Timelines: YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1YZAfSIcS7SQ_kKNhzGeDA
- Rod Roddenberry Has “Tremendous Hopes” For New Star Trek Series – http://www.treknews.net/2016/03/23/rod-roddenberry-new-star-trek-series-cbs-all-access/
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