G & T Show 25 – E-readers and A Double Dose of Dayton
The G & T Show episode 25 is now available for downloading. This week nick and Teri discuss wide variety of topics including e-readers and ebooks, a Dayton Double Feature, and graphic novels and comic books. They begin the show by catching us up with last week, including the technical difficulties that prevented the show from being recorded.
They remind everyone that their respective contests are currently under way. The lack of new entries to Nick’s Kill Terry Shull contest, Nick sang for us. There is only two weeks left for his contest to win a caricature of you with your favorite Star Trek character created by David Reddick . It expires a minute before midnight on December 31st. Teri tells us about Terilynn’s Fan Fiction contest to tell us a story of your character’s being inspired by anyone seen in any of the Original Star Trek Movies. Get your stories in by January 31st for a chance to win the Star Trek the Original Motion Picture Collection on Blu-Ray.
Nick tells us about what’s in his bookshelf which spawned a short discussion of books and authors that are not within the Star Trek genre, before discussing the latest news about Star Trek Las Vegas. Nick read an email from Star Trek Indistinguishable From Magic author David McIntee. A future interview is being lined up. Teri then, tells us about a contest that she had won on Dayton Ward’s blog for a photo of her in her favorite reading place (the tub) with his book The Sky’s the Limit.
Nick announced that his Kindle is arriving on Tuesday, which spawned a discussion of ereaders. They both agreed on the speed, ease of access, and the convenience of the ereader. Then, they interrupted their discussion on ereaders to present the first of their Dayton Double Feature, Ask Dayton #9 – Piss on Cake, which led them to reveal their favorite pies. They ask everyone to submit their questions for a future Ask Dayton segments. Teri steered the topic back towards ereaders by asking Nick which non-Star Trek novels he’s going to put on his ereader.
The discussion returns to Star Trek, when they express their desire to see Star Trek return to television as a Star Wars Clone Wars-styled animated series. The conversation steers towards graphic novels and comic books. Teri reveals that she has the Complete Star Trek Comics Collection. Nick brings us an update to the YouTube Shatner video discussing Star Trek vs. Star Wars along with Carrie Fisher’s response. This week they talk about George Takei seeking Star Peace as he warns us against the perils of Twilight’s glittering vampires.
As promised, they deliver on a second helping of the Dayton Double Header with Ask Dayton #10 – Sci-Fi’s Best and Worst. They add to Dayton’s lists with their choices for other series that should be mentioned. Teri’s mentioned in passing that the Science Channel will be airing Firefly on Christmas Day. At which point, Nick asks Teri about her Voyager watch. Although she did not make any progress, Nick completed rewatching Season 3 and 4 of Enterprise and states that season four is among the best seasons of all Trek series. The topic sparks a discussion of Brent Spiner‘s role as Soong, as well as other memorable moments in Enterprise’s final seasons, including: T’Pol, Phlox, and Tripp.
Nick mentions that he’s picked up the book, Star Trek Enterprise The Romulan War: To Brave the Storm, by Michael Martin. Teri announced her disappointment in Pocket Book’s decision to stop producing the Star Trek Enterprise novels. They also talked about the new books that are coming soon, including: Typhon Pact books, a new Titan book by Michael Martin, Dayton’s upcoming TOS book, David Mack’s upcoming TOS era triology, Greg Cox’s new TOS novel, and finaly, David Mack’s upcoming Mirror Univers, Rise Like Lions featuring Mackenzie Calhoun, who had made appearances in several other novels.
Nick and Teri announced that this will be their final episode of the year. They continue to ask the community to support Mary Czerwinski’s Make Me Dehner project, and mentioned the blog posts by Bob Picardo and a couple of posts from Rod Roddenberry (1 and 2). Nick announced that on Friday he will be making an appearance on Xander’s Christmas episode of Tribbles in Ecstasy on Friday, and on Impressions of Sound, this week he will be featuring Christmas music, so be sure to tune in. Also, next Saturday, Teri will begin her new job as Star Trek Online’s correspondent for Massively.com. We are excited for her. Finally, the G & T Show will now be syndicated on Trek Radio during their adult hours. Stay tuned for specific dates and times.
For their first show after the new year, G & T will be discussing fan fiction. In the mean time, they want to hear from you. Tell us what inspires you? What makes you delve into a story, write about it, and post it? What are your favorite themes? Discuss it on our forums and they will talk about it on the New Year’s Show. Before signing off for the last time this year, Nick and Teri take the opportunity to thank the Authors writing Star Trek books. In the coming year, the G & T Show will be bringing you interviews from a number of notable authors. They are also working on some interesting projects for STLV. Stay tuned for more information on a future episode.
From everyone at the G & T Show, we thank you for listening and wish you Happy Holidays.
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