G & T Show 28 – Fan Fiction & Kirk vs. Luke
The G & T Show episode 28 – Fan Fiction & Star Trek vs. Star Wars is now available for downloading. Check it out here. This week Nick and Teri discuss a variety of topics including their fan fiction writing processes, and this week’s Ask Dayton #14 – Star Trek vs. Star Wars, which spurs this week’s discussion of their thoughts on the Star Trek vs. Star Wars genre.
There were technical difficulties before the show began that Xander helped resolved. Thanks Xander. He took the opportunity to chime in with his thoughts on season two of the G & T Show. Nick took a moment to wish a special person in his life a happy birthday. Teri is looking forward to the Chinese New Year tomorrow (Monday). However, today is a big day for football fans. Teri’s San Francisco 49ers are up against Nick’s New York Giants for a seat in the Super Bowl. May the best team win. They move on to Star Trek Las Vegas news. TNG, DS9, and Voyager Producer David Livingston is going to be there, as well as others that they reveal at the end of the show.
Next week, January 29th, Larry Nemecek will be joining the G & T Show for an interview during the show’s second hour. He will be talking to the chat room, so be sure to stop by CerberusFilms Livestream Sunday morning at 7am PST to join in the conversation. They will be discussing his Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, which is out of print, but now available in ebook format. Larry Nemecek celebrated his birthday this week. From everyone at the G & T Show: “Happy Birthday Larry!”
Nick mentioned that he has finished reading the ebook only Typhon Pact novella by Christopher L. Bennet, The Struggle Within. He shares his thoughts on it.
Before moving on to this week’s Ask Dayton, they talk about their fan fiction writing process. Teri said it depends on the piece. She will either outline it for plot, while short stories are usually character pieces, which tend to be more off the cuff. Nick shares his thoughts of fan fiction and how they relate to Star Trek Online’s Foundry. He stresses the point that characters should go through some kind of growth, understanding, or learn some kind of lesson from the experience. They even talk about their first star trek fan fiction writing experiences. Teri reminds everyone that her Fan Fic Pick is for SL Walker’s Arc of the Wolf about Montgomery Scott. The first book in the series is On the Nature of Wind.
In passing, Teri says that she’s looking forward to some of the things coming in Star Trek Online’s Foundry with the rumored addition of Zero-G combat. It reminded Nick of Star Trek Reunion. The Reunion team is getting back on track, and Teri has begun sending out emails for voice over work. Nick asked Oliver, Cerberusfilms, to join the conversation so he could ask Oliver a question. While they worked out some technical issues, Teri revealed that her headphones were starting to malfunction.
The Ask Dayton #14 – Star Trek vs. Star Wars is up next. He included links to books lists for each (Star Trek, Star Wars). With the technical issues resolved, Oliver joined the conversation to share his fan fiction writing process for Reunion. Since Reunion includes Star Trek Online’s canon, he admits that he spends a great deal of time doing research with Michael Martin’s Needs of the Many, the Path to 2409, and STO wiki which details the 30 years of history that leads to Star Trek Online. Thank you CerberusFilms for sharing some incites. Our condolences on the recent loss of your friend.
Steering the conversation back towards this week’s Ask Dayton, Nick and Teri share their feeling about Star Trek and Star Wars. They begin with the lessons that both James Kirk and Luke Skywalker faced in the films. Teri describes Star Trek as being more character driven, while Star Wars is often resolved through the supernatural use of the Force. The show detours when Teri asks Nick about Battlestar Galactica’s use of the supernatural. Then, she shares her experience of watching Star Wars (the original theatrical release) for the first time, and then again years later. They discuss the disparity between Star Wars references in Star Trek and the lack of the same in Star Wars.
They reminded everyone to submit your questions for Larry Nemecek on our forums. He will be interviewed on January 29th at 7am PST. They revealed that Gates McFadden will at STLV. Patrick Stewart hasn’t been officially announced, but has committed to appear. Nick tells us that he will be at the Farpoint Convention on Feburary 17th – 19th. he will be interviewing authors with the help of CaptPFDennis. Special thanks to Keith DeCandido for facilitating some of the interviews.
We want to hear from you. Email Nick and Teri at [email protected]. Nick discussed his recent interview on Trek Radio to discuss their fan fiction contests. Thank you Risa. Teri’s Fan Fiction Contest is still going on, as well as Nick’s Kill Terry Shull contest. Both contests end January 31st at 11:59 PM PST. The winner will be announced in early Febuary. Teri’s Fan Fiction contest is for a Star Trek The Original Motion Picture Collection, while Nick’s is for a David Reddick characture of the winner with their favorite Star Trek character.
Support David Reddick’s comics: Trek Life, Gene’s Journal, and Rod and Barry. Once again, we thank Warp 11 for giving us permission for using their song Space Happy in the show’s intro. Although, JJ Abrams is not including Dehner in the next Star Trek movie, we are still supporting Mary Czerwinski’s Make Me Dehner to get her into the next Star Trek movie.
Chase Masterson was mentioned, but a rabid squirrel took her spotlight. We’re sorry Chase. However, that does not mean that we don’t love you. Everyone, please support Chase Masterson in her new film project: R. U. R.
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