G & T Show 284 – Starfleet OSHA Is On The Job

G & T Show 284 – Starfleet OSHA Is On The Job

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G & T Show 284 – Starfleet OSHA Is On The Job is now available to download. So check it out here. Nick, Terry, and Mike are back for an all new episode of the G & T Show. As always, they discuss the latest news from the Star Trek Multiverse. This week, Television, Convention, and Product News are on the agenda. Plus, a quick recap of the Semantic Shenanigans analysis of the ComicMix decision. This provided a broader insight into the current status of the case. Finally, for this week’s discussion topic, they examine Star Trek Bridge Design and Starfleet OSHA compliance.

BLBP Tech Support

BLB Tech Support | Star Trek OSHA | G & T ShowThey jump into this week’s coffee Klatch after their usual round of introductions. So Nick has been having technical issues this week. Last night Mike helped him get ready for today’s show. Also, for work, Nick’s back in the office and is in a new building. He likes his coworkers so far. On Tuesday, when he tried to log in so he could play Star Trek: Adventures, his computer kept crashing. Nick used his wife’s computer to play to join them. He had never seen a more suspicious crew in his life.

The next day, the computer went into the shop and he had its hard drive replaced. So he got it back yesterday with a good bill of health from the shop techs. When he loaded teamspeak, he discovered his push-to-talk settings did not working as expected. So he will use continuous transmission and the mute button throughout the show. In addition, they discuss some of the troubleshooting and the necessary lengthy updates.

Big Dude, Lil Dude, and Sci Fi

lego adventures of big dude and lil dude | Star Trek OSHA | G & T ShowMike recorded some more episodes of The LEGO Adventures of Big Dude and Lil Dude. As a result, the first episode is out now. Also, they have three more in the can waiting for release. So look for those in the near future. He also wrote a little bit on his story for the Longest Night Watch Volume 3. In addition, Mike watched an episode of Year Million covering the topic he’s writing about.

Year Million is a documentary type show. It speculates about the far off future. Hence the show projects where current research could end up. The section on Parallel Universes helped with his story. The kids even got to learn about Parallel Universes. Mike did his best to explain it to them. After all, if you can explain it to a child, then you’ve got a good grasp on the subject. Hence he did his best, but thinks they left confused. Mike suggests people check it out. It’s on National Geographic or the like. So check your local listings.

G.L.O.W.

glow | Star Trek OSHA | G & T ShowMike also binge watched the series G.L.O.W. this week. Also, it’s on Nick’s watch list. Mike really enjoyed it, because he had not seen the documentary about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. So this hour drama deals with everything leading up to the filming and release of the series’ pilot in 1985/1986. Mike is unsure if they took some liberties with the characters. However, is sure the character names were changed. Nonetheless, he found it fascinating and was moved by it on several occasions. Mike was hooked on the story and the characters.

Terry wasn’t sure what G.L.O.W. was, so Nick answers. Nick also describes the original wrestling series to anyone who may be unaware. Hence the show did objectify women, but all of them were athletic and skilled at what they did. As a result, Terry compares it to Lingerie Football.

Opening Doors

glow | Star Trek OSHA | G & T ShowLike the Gong Show discussion last week, Nick talks about how G.L.O.W. was also a product of its time. Hence back in the 80s, female wrestling was a sideshow attraction like “midget wrestling”. Therefore, G.L.O.W. opened up doors to allow women in wrestling to thrive in ways they had not before. Today, women wrestlers are some of the biggest stars and top draws. He mentions the lines for Charlotte at AwesomeCon.

Also, the women in G.L.O.W. were actors, stunt people, models, and athletes. In addition, even an Olympic Gold Medalist was part of the original cast. None of them were actual wrestlers. However, one came from a wrestling family. The NetFlix series changed their names. Mike really enjoyed it and highly recommends it.

The Gong Show Gets Gonged

Gong Show | Star Trek OSHA | G & T ShowNick offers his wife’s review of the Gong Show. So they do not plan to ever watch it again. In addition, he describes the charm of the original show and compares it to the modern version. The people on the show thought they were actually talented. However, the modern incarnation features people just trying to get on TV. So Nick praised the judges, but didn’t understand what Mike Meyers was doing with the modern show’s host.

In addition, Nick saw another commercial for Battle of the Network Stars. It includes some of the original players from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s mixed with some of the stars from today.

Terry worked this week. Also, they got a new vacuum. So with her two dogs, the new vacuum was a godsend.

Live Love Play

They already touch on The LEGO Adventures of Big Dude and Lil Dude. Terry reminds everyone that it can be found over on Live Love Play’s website, YouTube channel, and Twitch page. Live Love Play has a new episode of Getting Lost in Space available on their website along with Gods of Eukon Episode 5: The Plague Doctor.

Star Trek Adventures

Star Trek Adventures | Star Trek OSHA | G & T ShowSpeaking of RPGs, Mike points out that he forgot the links for Star Trek: Adventures. He adds them to show notes. They discuss ST:A momentarily. The canned stories included with the game are designed more for RPG players than they are for Star Trek fans. Terry says that it’s okay for the stories to inspire you, but don’t be afraid to make your own adventures. That was Mike’s advice for Cushy. Nick thought that the canned stories were a good way to learn the game and get its mechanics down. Terry agrees. She’s finally to get it.

Mike and Cush usually have a discussion after each playthrough to share thoughts on the game. Mike prefers Cush’s unique stories over the canned stories, because he knows his players and is able to tailor make the story for his players that takes advantage of our strengths, weaknesses, and level of knowledge. Nick found the paranoia their characters exhibited to be the most humorous part of the process. All in all, they had a great time. Terry believes it will be a fantastic game. The rule book is now available for purchase. Dayton Ward was involved with it.

ComicMix v. Seuss

dr. seus mash up | Star Trek OSHA | G & T Show Terry talks about the article they discussed last week. The article made it seem as if the Motion For Summary Judgement was granted in full, but it lacked a lot of relevant information. Terry goes over some of the details of the case. Semantic Shenanigans analyzed the court documents regarding the Motion for Summary Judgement and discovered that there was a lot more to it than the article from last week had claimed. The lawsuit was filed for both Copyright and Trademark Infringement and the Summary Judgment Motion wasn’t granted in full. They threw out the trademark portion of the lawsuit. However, it did not dismiss the copyright portion of the lawsuit. Discovery and the lawsuit will continue. Terry needed to clarify it for everyone. Semantic Shenanigans will continue to monitor the case. Follow them to stay informed.

Star Trek 3Doodler

Terry mentioned Mike’s Klingon Empire Travel Guide Review, but before they could discuss it, Mike wanted to address an issue he had seen this week regarding a new Kickstarter. 3Doodler is a licensed Star Trek Product. Their Star Trek pen is due out later this year. However, they have launched a Kickstarter for limited edition sets of their Star Trek pen.

Star Trek 3Doodler LE | Star Trek OSHA | G & T ShowThe limited edition pens come in three colors (blue, red, and gold), and have engravings in the style of TOS or TNG. By supporting the Kickstarter, you not only get the Star Trek Pen early, but you get your choice of color and series, or can pledge more and get the complete sets. The regular Star Trek pen out later this year will be black, won’t have the engravings, and all of the extras currently available with the Kickstarter version.

Terry finds it interesting that companies are using Kickstarter to peddle limited edition items. Mike thought it was interesting and worth noting. Terry says the Kickstarter makes it clear they are not raising money. Rather, they are merely direct selling their limited edition product directly to consumers. Retail sales now has a new avenue to sell their products. Mike has seen this before with other companies selling not only limited editions but also to test market new products.

Convention News

Riverside, Iowa | Star Trek OSHA | G & T ShowTerry wants to discuss the latest Convention News and Nick jokes about launching his own convention with the cast and special guests from the Love Boat. They talk about Princess Cruises and the Love Boat. Terry moves them forward. TrekFest 33 takes place this weekend in Riverside, Iowa, the birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk. The convention features a Trek Trivia contests, a softball tournament, Trek Costume Contest, and their signature Star Trek-themed parade throughout the city. Check out Trekfest.org if you’d like to attend next year’s festival.

Tim Russ will be a special guest at Geekabilia Lincoln to be held at the Lincolnshire showgrounds in July. Next, Mike quickly summarizes the article “When Cutting-Edge Science Meets Science Fiction, It Packs the House”. Last weekend at AwesomeCon, the Smithsonian sponsored convention within a convention, called FutureCon, was held and the article summarizes some of the highlights of the event. The whole thing was rather META.

Ferengi Family Portraits

ferengi | Star Trek OSHA | G & T ShowNext, they quickly touch on Armin Shimerman. He will be attending Destination Star Trek. It will be held in October in Birmingham. He is slated to appear as Quark for the first time in 19 years. Other guests include Aron Eisenberg and Max Grodenchik. They will also appear in Ferengi Costumes and the three actors are available for a Ferengi Family Portrait. Its a once in a lifetime photo op.

STLV has announced their 100th guest: Dr. Mae Jemison. She was featured briefly in the TNG episode Second Chances. Dr. Jemison was the first black woman in space and is a reputable scientist in her own right. They are excited to hear that she will be attending STLV.

Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek Discovery | Star Trek OSHA | G & T ShowA lot of news came out this week for Star Trek Discovery. They have an actual premiere date. The fifteen-episode season will be split in to two parts. Discovery’s hiatus won’t be nearly as long as the hiatus between other shows on cable, such as Walking Dead and others. It will simply be an extended holiday break since they will go on break from November 19th and will resume sometime in January. Each half season will be its own chapter in the show’s story.

Terry is concerned that the hiatus could hurt the show by breaking its momentum. It’s also a missed opportunity to capture viewers on vacation. Viewers can binge the first half of the season during the holiday break. They mention some shows, mostly by Brannon Braga, which suffered from extended mid-season hiatus. Speaking of Brannon Braga, Nick congratulates him for his show. Salem is doing very well. The first season of the show is on Netflix.

More Star Trek Discovery News

Captain Lorca | Star Trek OSHA | G & T ShowSonequa Martin-Greene revealed a little about her character during an interview. Terry quotes Martin-Greene. She can portray multiple emotions simultaneously. And, the ability allows her to explore the conflicted nature of her character. She’s a human who grew up on Vulcan.

A couple of photos from the show were released this week. The first featured a first look at Captain Lorca of the USS Discovery. Most of the bridge was obscured so Bridge fanatics could not glean any information about it from the photo.

However, Aaron Harvey did piece together an infographic detailing the Discovery Uniforms. One of the features of the uniform will be a nightmare for cosplayers. It has a has rubberized fused in Starfleet Deltas throughout the mesh portion of the uniform. Terry loves the uniforms and is looking forward to seeing them appear at conventions in the future.

The New Transporter Room

Discovery: Transporter Room | Starfleet OSHA | G & T ShowThe other photo released this week is believed to show the transporter room of the Shinzou. Mike doesn’t think it is the Shinzou’s transporter in that image. It doesn’t fit with the aesthetic of the rest of the ship from what they had seen. Instead, what other people believe it is and he agrees that it could be the transporter room aboard the Klingon Sarcophagus ship. At first he thought it was possibly a cargo bay transporter, but comparing to the design of the Klingon ship fits best.

Nick isn’t going to comment on it at this time. Instead, he is going to wait until he gets a chance to watch the finished show. However, he does offer an opinion on the costumes. His only criticism is that he doesn’t like that the rank on the delta because it is difficult to see. Otherwise, he’s just hoping that it has a good story.

The chatroom thought it was a chatroom. Mike admits that was one of his initial thoughts. It does look like HG Wells’ Time Machine rather than a Star Trek transporter. Terry explains that the word on the street is that the transporter is supposed to be on the Shinzou. Nick doesn’t like the all of the whining about the way things look, or some other minutia.

The Roddenberry Rule

Gene Roddenbery | Starfleet OSHA | G & T ShowThe big news this week with Star Trek Discovery has to do with the Roddenberry Rule. Writers have decided to throw it out for Discovery. The Rule refers to the principle that Gene Roddenberry implemented that the characters on the Starfleet ship had moved beyond pettiness and thus all conflict should be with an outside source rather than with their crew mates.

Nick sarcastically hates it in attempt to draw attention to the pettiness of some fans who are already judging the show without watching it. He wants to see what they do with it. Terry explains it is easier to write for conflict and writers had to be more creative in creating external drama. She thinks it opens up for some interesting interpersonal relationships between the people on the ship. It will probably be more realistic in terms of human interactions.

Dealing With Conflict

Reed & Hayes | Starfleet OSHA | G & T ShowMike points out a couple of interesting quotes from the article. The first deals with the nature of humanity and their uncanny ability to make mistakes. No one is perfect. He then reads the quote regarding what they are taking from Roddenberry. They will instead focus on how the characters deal with their problems, find solutions, and work through them.

Nick points out that this isn’t the first crew with tension between its members. He uses Enterprise as an example. Malcolm and Hayes, Tripp and T’Pol, T’pol and Archer. There always was tension between these characters.

Rise and Fall of the Roddenberry Rule

It was only after Gene died that TNG’s characters were allowed to see their own flaws. DS9, and then, Voyager each pushed the envelope of conflict among the crew. Enterprise took it to another level entirely. So, Discovery is just another evolution of this progression. Terry is looking forward to the drama that comes out of this. And she is looking forward to seeing how those conflicts are resolved.

spock and mccoy | Starfleet OSHA | G & T ShowTerry and Nick acknowledge that the Roddenberry Rule came about between TOS and TNG. TOS did not adhere to the rule because there was conflict between Spock and McCoy. Roddenberry’s Utopian ideals that gave birth to the Roddenberry Rule came much later before TNG was produced.

They talk about Keith R.A. DeCandido’s reviews of the Trek movies and his dislike for Star Trek VI. Nick hasn’t read that one yet, but is looking forward to it. He likes to follow up the articles by reading Christopher L. Bennett’s rebuttals. Nick talks about some of Keith’s earlier reviews, including his dislike for the Enterprise in Space Dock scene from The Motion Picture.

The Trek Adjustment Period

Every iteration of Star Trek has an adjustment period for Terry. Nick said DS9 did not have an adjustment period for him. He thinks it was because it was on a station rather than on a starship. Mike adds that it was also an alien station. He, then, goes on to state that most of DS9’s Starfleet aesthetic was inherited from TNG and credits TNG for preparing people for DS9. The only thing people had to get used to was the alien nature of the station, which made it easier to accept.

Starfleet Bridge Design

For Voyager, Nick’s biggest issue was with the size of the bridge. Although he loves the ship, he thinks it was much too big. Terry had a problem with the bridge but it was because the Captain didn’t have the center chair but was seated next to her first officer as an equal rather than as his superior. It was weird. Nick thought the space between the captain and the con was too big. Could this have been a requirement implemented by Starfleet OSHA?

TNG Bridge | Starfleet OSHA | G & T ShowAnother thing that irked Nick with Starfleet’s Bridge Designs was the crew had to stand for a long periods of time. In TNG, Worf and Tasha were on their feet their entire time on the bridge. Then in Voyager, Tuvok and Kim were also standing way too much. If there was a Starfleet OSHA, this would probably make for an unsafe environment since Worf could be thrown over the railing during an attack landing on the Captain. In TOS, everyone on the bridge had a seat. Starfleet OSHA would have been proud.

Military vs. Cruise Ships

Terry and Allen have been on cruise ship bridges. Nick refers to the size of military naval vessel bridges. The cruise ship bridges are a lot bigger than the navy’s ship bridges. Military naval vessels are built for efficiency while cruise ships are built for comfort and their bridges reflect that.

Starfleet ships are built for a combination of the two. However, their primary mission is typically exploration and science, with military and defense being a secondary requirement. Their designs reflect that design philosophy. However, defense vessels are lean, mean, small, and heavily armed, like the Defiant. Starfleet OSHA probably had their hand in this design decision.

Trek Inspired Their Design

Enterprise Bridge | Starfleet OSHA | G & T ShowCruise ship bridges are huge. Terry believes Star Trek inspired the design of most ship bridges. They feature a Captain’s chair with a huge panel in front. Everyone else stands. There is usually a conference table with chairs where people can sit down nearby. People need not stand the entire time. Consoles controlling the ship can be found to either side and its controlled with a joystick. The Joystick inspires a round of Riker’s Joystick comments before shifting to the idea of a person stationed in Ten Forward with a pair of binoculars.

Enterprise’s NX ship design seemed real. It was like a submarine. It was akin to the Defiant’s bridge. The briefing table was in the back. Archer only utilized his quarters / office for a one on one conversation with someone.

Starfleet OSHA: On The Enterprise

Nick appreciated that in Enterprise bookshelves had a bar to keep their contents from falling out. Those bars were probably a Starfleet OSHA implementation. They express their love for the NX. They even touch on the Transporter room and how it was in a hallway rather than its own room. Terry attributes that to the fact that it was originally used for cargo transport. Therefore, centrally locating it between cargo bays was vital. It was probably another requirement of Starfleet OSHA.

Klingon Ships

Klingon Bridge | Starfleet OSHA | G & T ShowThey discuss the Klingon Bridge designs. They didn’t have the benefit of Starfleet OSHA, however, there must be a Klingon OSHA. Mike stumbles with his initial response. However, on his second attempt to answer the question, he believes that Klingon ships have chairs because they are smaller, have smaller crews, requiring people to man the bridge for longer hours. Starfleet OSHA would probably disapprove of the number of hours Klingons were on duty.

Kurn talked about how comfortable Federation ships were compared to Klingon ships. Comfort is one of the tenets of Starfleet OSHA. Terry thought it was a disservice to Klingons. She thinks that because of their backs and specifically their spine as why they sleep on hard slabs without padding. However, because they sleep on hard surfaces doesn’t automatically mean they like to stand for long hours.

Nick points out that Romulans ships have the crew stand around a central control console. The chatroom says Klingons battle and with a chair, they’re more likely to stay at their station. Klingon ships probably have seatbelts too, Mike adds, ensuring they stay in place during combat. Klingon OSHA may be better than Starfleet OSHA in this regard.

Starfleet OSHA: Oh Shit Handles

oh shit handles | Starfleet OSHA | G & T ShowTerry thinks a grab bar or railing along the edge of a console could help keep Starfleet crews in their seats. Mike refers to them as Oh Shit Handles. Starfleet OSHA should look into the implementation of Oh Shit Handles at their earliest convenience.

In the TOS episode Balance of Terror, Nick points out that Romulan Commanders roamed around the bridge while their subordinates worked. No one sat. Instead, everyone clustered around the central control console. It was very compact. The Roman ship designs always seemed to have the central control panel as the primary work area on their ship bridges. Different aliens have different design priorities for their ship command centers. Starfleet OSHA could learn a thing or two from them.

Starfleet OSHA: Ergonomics

Mike mentions that convertible Sitting / Standing Desks are new trend in Offices today. Nick has one. Mike thinks the future of bridge design will feature sit / stand desks. Starfleet OSHA can certainly see the benefit in them. Terry, then, mentions that she would like to see ergonomics for other species implemented on Starfleet Bridges, especially if the species have tails. Suddenly Starfleet OSHA’s job suddenly got much more difficult. Starfleet OSHA would have to ensure the ergonomic comfort of all possible species serving aboard a starship.

xindi insectoid shuttle | Starfleet OSHA | G & T ShowMike points out that the Xindi Insectoids used a sort of forward reclining chair with the chair’s normal backrest in the front rather than the back, enabling them to squat and lean into them. Mike thinks that Starfleet OSHA would probably design chairs that could be turned around, enabling species like the Xindi to sit comfortably by reclining forward rather than backward.

Nick asks about Doctor Ree. Mike thinks that the forward reclining chair would work for Doctor Ree’s species. Starfleet OSHA would try to find a utilitarian design to benefit the most species. In the Titan novels, the crew has specially designed chairs and uniforms. Both of which, Starfleet OSHA had a say in their development.

Starfleet OSHA

Mike points out that Starfleet OSHA would govern all of these decisions. Terry thinks Starfleet OSHA would make for a funny new Star Trek series. Mike believes Starfleet OSHA are red shirts and are the first to die on any away mission since they can’t seem to implement any safety changes. Starfleet OSHA never had the chance to file that report about seat belts on the bridge.

An All Vulcan Crew

Vulcan Baseball Team | Starfleet OSHA | G & T ShowNick references Take Me Out to the Holosuite. The Vulcan Captain shows up with an all Vulcan crew. It made Terry roll her eyes. She and Nick agree that Starfleet never would allow that, despite it being Captain’s prerogative to select his crew. She doesn’t think a Vulcan would attempt something like that it. Nick thinks it would have been more acceptable if all of senior officers were Vulcan or the baseball team consisted of all the Vulcans on the ship.

The Vulcans were in a Nebula class ship. Nick thinks it was the quietest ship in the fleet. Mike thinks that an all Vulcan ship would have a high fire risk with all of the meditation candles. Starfleet OSHA would not be pleased.

Starfleet OSHA: We Got Jokes

Terry decides to name the episode Starfleet OSHA. It spurs them to start cracking some jokes regarding Starfleet OSHA, specifically involving: Carpal Tunnel in your tentacles, the height of desks, depth of pools, safety glasses, hard hat areas, and so much more. Nick talks about some of his real world OSHA experience, while Mike, Terry, and the chatroom continue to make Starfleet OSHA jokes.

The Starfleet OSHA officer wear an orange jumpsuit, carrying around a clipboard, hardhat and glasses. Worf would not humor him but would receive a new rubber mat to stand on for not killing the Starfleet OSHA officer. The first season chairs on the Enterprise D bridge were redesigned because people couldn’t reach all the controls and were falling asleep at their station. Then, there would be the periodic safety training and recertification required by Starfleet OSHA. Picard would assign Barclay to be their liason with Starfleet OSHA. The holodeck would be an OSHA disaster. They would need better passwords. Violations for inadequate signage with improper exits.

Because there is no Starfleet OSHA is the reason there are no seat belts on the bridge and circuit breakers in consoles. Mike tries to blame it on the Tellarites. Nick plays a Tellarite named Jerv in their Star Trek: Adventures game. He doesn’t get along with their Andorian XO.

Announcements

They move on to Announcements beginning with the Voice Mail from Ross regarding what’s new with Live Love Play. Ross begins with The LEGO Adventures of Big Dude and Lil Dude. They will be launching Vodcasts through the new Vodcasting feature on Twitch. Gods of Eukon episode 6 is live with episode 7 available to Patrons. Getting Lost In Space 1 and 2 is available to the public.

Terry reminds everyone to check out all of their Busy Little Beaver Productions, including Semantic Shenanigans and more.

Mike wrote a review of the Klingon Empire Travel Guide. He talked briefly about the book. He offers a few insights despite Nick’s disapproval. When Nick asked if there was a Klingon Amusement Park, Mike mentions that Battlecruiser Vengeance: The Experience is set to open next year. Mike thinks it was a lot of fun and will be available soon.

Now that Nick’s computer is fixed, he has to reinstall Star Trek Online. Terry shares a story about her computer. When Mike was setting it up he downloaded and installed four different games at the same and they downloaded in record time. Nick will install STO and go to bed while it download the latest update.

Terry is considering a monthly game stream. She’s taking votes on which game she should play: Star Trek Online, Lord of the Ring Online, or Neverwinter Online. Follow her on Twitter (@TerilynnS) and let her know what you want to see.

That concludes this week’s episode of the G & T Show. Join them a next week for an all new episode of the G & T Show as they continue to explore storytelling and more from all around the Star Trek multi-verse.

 

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Mike Medeiros is a great storyteller in his own mind. He’s been known to put words to page and sometimes, he even turns them into audio stories for himself, his friends and the occasional stranger that stumbles upon his stuff by accident. He has written, writes, and will write for Gates of Sto’vo’kor, Blood of the Neirrh, Star Trek: Starfinder, The Klingons of Long Island, Reality’s Edge, and Zygerus. Some of his stories and other writings have materialized on websites and forums for the G & T Show, Priority One, ScienceFiction.com, Star Trek Online, and even Star Trek.com. He’s written a few playable missions for Star Trek Online and has even had a couple of them spotlighted. He keeps saying he’s working on a novel, but is he really? A comic book is more likely. If only he could make money flinging ink at the screen, he’d be a happy camper. But, wait. There’s more. He is the co-owner of Busy Little Beaver Productions and is the producer and co-host for G & T Show and Gates of Sto’vo’kor. He’s directed voice actors, and produced and edited audio podcasts and dramas because he doesn’t have the face for video. He plays well with others and is always on the look out for the next project, the next thing, the next next. If he wasn’t working on something with a half dozen other projects waiting in the wings, somebody please check to make sure he’s still breathing. During the day, he’s a mild-mannered computer repair man who dabbles in web design in his small, rural, Central California community. He lives with his lovingly dysfunctional family and loyal canine companion and spends most of his time in the closet concocting some hair-brained scheme or another. He’s got an unhealthy obsession with Lego video games, Klingons, and Star Trek Online that borders on the neurotic. Despite all this, he still finds the time to write the words. Find out what he's doing here.

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