G & T Show 48 – One Year Anniversary
G & T Show 48 – One Year Anniversary is now available for downloading. Give it a listen here. Nick, Teri, and Mike return with an extra special episode for our first anniversary. Deyvid joins them in the studio, and later, Oliver and Dion stop by. This week they discuss Teri’s Voyager Watch, a new Ask Dayton, Star Trek Movie News, an STLV Update, and an enormous mailbag with messages from our listeners. Finally, Mike asks everyone for their favorite G & T Show Episode. What’s yours? Tell us about it on the forums.
Nick and Terilynn sing “Happy Anniversary” a la Barney Rubble from the Flintstones. Mike anticipates a Jetson’s reference soon. They promise that will at happen organically when the time is right. Speaking of such, Nick asks, “Are you surprised there hasn’t been a Jetson’s live action film yet?” Terilynn feels the Jetson’s would lend itself to live action and be funnier than some of the recent cartoon-based live-action movies. All agree that John Goodman was a great Fred Flintstone. Unfortunately the script sucked. Jo Beth Williams and Rosie O’Donnell were great as well. The movie had great acting and was visually stunning but the writing sucked which is why we do this show!
Crazy, odd week. Nick thanks everyone for the Father’s Day wishes. He’s planning to take kids to Adventure Park USA where they have laser tag, bumper boats, and SkeeBall. Remember SkeeBall? You get a mountain of tickets to turn in for overpriced dollar store crap. Mike remarks, “It’s the Lobi store in real life!” Nick screams, “Exactly!!! Mike gets a gold combadge for that witty observation.” Frederick Keys is in town and tonight we’re going to a “High-A” class baseball game. This is an affiliate team for the Orioles.
A married co-worker of Nick’s visited him to watch some Deep Space Nine and enjoy some Greek food. Despite eating too much, Nick still weighed in at 166 lbs. Nick tweeted quotes from the DS9 episode “Move Along Home” in hopes of stirring up reaction, although no one took the bait. Allamaraine! After reaching the final shap, they watched some movies she hadn’t seen before. Nick is making new friends. Yay!
Terilynn tries out a new F2P game this week, Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO). She told Havraha he would hate the game. It’s huge! (Nick asked if it was wide because girth is important) Terilynn is a master crafter and Mike is a master-bator.
Nick wishes Mike a belated Happy Birthday. He turns 21 (again) and received a gift of several Klingon related photo ops for Star Trek Las Vegas. His ridges are already tingling. You lucky bastard! Qapla‘! Lanny surprises everyone with some birthday wishes in Klingon in the chat room. qoSlIj DatIvjaj! (“May you enjoy your birthday!”)
Nick asked how Terilynn’s Voyager watch was going and all the listeners heard was crickets. She did however get in some quality LOTRO and STO playtime. Teri loves her new Armitage…it’s purdy! Terilynn and Michael thank Havraha and Bob for the PVP fun. Soriedem got blown to bits, accurately described as, “Get in, deliver your payload, and get the frak out!”
This week Star Trek Online named the developers who will be attending the “Discussion with the Devs” Q&A panel at STLV.
- Daniel Stahl, Executive Producer – Makes it so!
- Jesse Heinig, Content Designer – Responsible for the implementation of concepts, objects, maps, story creation and development.
- Thomas Marrone, UI and Concept Artist – Creates art assets for icons and objects, pogs for ships, and interface elements for mini games and banks.
- Brandon Felczer, Community Manager – Monitors forums and media outlets, assembles blogs, and coordinates public relations and press releases.
More Cryptic staff may be in attendance. Stay tuned for additional updates as we get closer to the event date. Some great goodies are in store for current players and those new to STO. Nick squeed over the thought of going to Albuquerque and meeting up with Terilynn as they travel to STLV 2012. It’s like summer camp for adults or a family reunion.
Star Trek Movie News
Cue epic introduction music…the tension builds…nada, nothing, dammit. There’s not a lot they can talk about while the film is in post production other then adding the lens flare. Sad news to report, however, was that JJ Abrams lost his mother last week. Our condolences go out to him and his family.
Once again, this week’s column is a serious question. A listener asks, “Has anyone ever asked you to write a storyline or script for a Star Trek video game? If so, which one, and if not what would you like to see created and why?” Visit our site to read Dayton’s shameless, Star Trek lovin’, game-playin’ answer. The gang wishes Dayton a very Happy Birthday.
Nick updates us on his progress reading the DS9 relaunch novels, and is learning to love the Elias Vaughn character. Terilynn wonders how many books are in the series, prompting Deyvi-pedia to chime in with the link to DS9 Relaunch link at Memory Beta. While Nick gushes over an image of Elias Vaughn on the site, Deyvid asks which series of novels he should read after concluding a second read-through of Keith R.A. DeCandido’s quadrilogy. Nick and Terilynn recommend the Vanguard series then the DS9 Relaunch. Deyvid reminds the audience that David Mack’s Music of Star Trek Vanguard is still available on TrekRadio.NET.
The G&T crew dive into a big bag of voluminous viewer mail. In the first email, Christopher13 thanks Nick and Terilynn for doing the show and wishes them success and fun doing the show for years to come. He also asks Mike why he removes so much of the pauses during editing, feeling that it would feel more natural and less distracting to leave the pauses in. Despite this pet-peeve, Christopher commends Mike for the great work involved in editing the downloadable G&T Show. Though it pains Nick to hear, Christopher thanks Oliver for hosting the show on livestream and enjoys when Oliver chimes in from time to time.
The next email comes from Sampo, who wishes G&T a happy anniversary. Sampo’s Sunday morning is brightened each week, though Sampo already made plans this week and will miss this most auspicious occasion, (sad face) but will be there in spirit.
The third email is sent in by Johnny Q. After finding the show late in the game, Johnny Q went back and listened to every episode beginning with Episode 4, including a four-hour marathon of Episodes 46 and 47. Johnny Q “adored” the cross over episodes of G&T Show and All Things Trek, and suggests it become a regular podcast called “All Things Trek.” He closes the letter wishing Nick a speedy recovery.
“Vegas Con Guest Heads Up” is the next email, sent by Dayton Ward. Dayton suggests the G&T crew talk to Richard Jefferies who is selling the book he wrote about his brother Matt Jefferies, “Beyond the Clouds”. Richard has recently overcome lymphoma which kept him home from conventions for a few years. He will be at Star Trek Las Vegas this year and will undoubtedly have a ****-ton of stories to tell.
The next email is from Sgt. Royster who drives three hours a day back and forth to work at Joint Base Lewis-McChord where he is an aircraft mechanic. He would love to read the Star Trek novels but doesn’t have the time; and asks for help finding audio book versions. Terilynn knows quite a few sight-impaired Trek fans who would love to listen to the books, including a friend for whom she records readings of Trek novels. The MP3 files become large which makes sending them difficult. Fullback suggests the community rally together to record readings of novels for the sight-impaired fans. Mike and Terilynn will look into starting a community project. DefCon offers a link to a list of Star Trek audio books that have been published.
Nick then reads a touching letter from Lanny, which asserts the G&T Show saved her life.
“When I came to the G&T Show, I was a shadow of my current self. I was an emotional, depressed closeted queer teen. I hated the world and felt like it hated me too. I was a loner and freak, and Trek was my escape from it all – a security blanket of fiction I could wrap myself up in and forget my problems for those few hours that no one else understood. I found the G&T Show purely by chance, stumbling into your discussion of homosexuality in Trek. Through this discussion I found a community: not only of Trekkies who had been few and far between in my childhood leaving me feeling even more isolated and alone, but also genuinely compassionate people. You sucked me in, letting me crack terrible jokes about “whortas” and Klingon muppets and made me feel genuinely part of a community. You gave me the confidence to break out of my shell, to face life head-on, and live life how I want to, to come out as the girl I want to be, and fuck the haters. Thank you for everything you have done for me over the last year. I wish there were better words to convey the sense of gratitude I feel toward you guys. Thank you.”
Nick follows up reading Mike’s email response:
“Lanny, thank you for sharing this with us. I’m amazed by the impact that our dorky little show is having on the community that has rallied around us. I am touched and humbled by it all, by all of you. When we started the G&T Show we never expected it to have the impact it has had on the lives of our listeners, our friends and ourselves in the manner that is has. You don’t need to thank us. We are the ones who need to thank you for being a loyal, caring community that gives a damn about us, our show, and most importantly Star Trek. Live long and prosper.”
With teary eyes, Terilynn whole-heartedly agrees and feels they should be the ones thanking their listeners. They get to play (with themselves) every week and being able to make anyone laugh (besides themselves) is just icing on the cake, on top of the ability to be a lightning rod for the community. When Terilynn “came out” as a Trekkie, a lot of her personal biases were challenged. She learned so much about what’s important in life and that the good people aren’t represented and celebrated enough in mainstream media and culture. In the Trekkie community as well as other fandom communities, the cream rises to the top.
At this point Oliver beams into the studio bringing with him champagne,… or is it sparkling grape juice? Oliver asks if he missed anything good so far. (facepalm) Everyone is still amazed it is the one-year anniversary. Nick takes the opportunity to say “Hi Mary. Hi Televixen.” Nick may tease Mike about Mike’s crush on Chase Masterson, but Nick turns to jelly around Mary.
The discussion turns to Ferengi episodes with everyone but Nick agreeing there were no bad Ferengi episodes, especially in DS9. Nick recalls rewatching DS9 season 3 with his friend, “Chicken Lady”, and he couldn’t wait for the return of Dukat to the series. He couldn’t wait for Chicken Lady to see “Kai Ratched”, Louise Fletcher as Kai Winn. Everyone talks about their appreciation for the classic film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, as an epic movie from a time when story and character mattered.
Nick and Terilynn talk about baseball and the two perfect games and four no-hitters that have occurred this season, including the first perfect game in the 125 year history of the Giants franchise. The discussion gradually shifts to golf’s US Open, and other sports such as UEFA league soccer and women’s tennis. Nick was upset the tennis rackets and balls were changed to look futuristic in Star Trek, preferring that they remain the traditional as some things just don’t need to change.
Favorite G&T Episode
Before wrapping up the show, Mike asks everyone what is their one favorite memory from the first year of the G&T Show. Mike kicks off the reminiscing with his favorite, which is the episode featuring Xander from Tribbles In Ecstasy and Alex, The Star Trek Girl. Chekov, Chekov, Chekov, SULU! Terilynn says that while several of the Ask Dayton’s have had her in tears from laughing, her favorite episode that always instantly comes mind is streaming live from the Star Trek Las Vegas convention in 2011 and how perfectly Trekkie the whole experience was being surrounded by hundreds of your family members. One of the first episodes Nick always thinks of is the James Swallow interview concerning homosexuality in Trek, partially for the on-air interview but also for the hour and a half Nick and Terilynn were able to hang out with him before and after. Terilynn loved every interview with all of the authors, such as David Mack, and Keith R.A. DeCandido. Oliver has two favorite shows: the first show because it was just beautiful to watch and hilarious and has seemingly vanished from all record; and his second favorite episode is the one broadcast on June 16th, 2013 from in Scotland. The crew all agree the second anniversary show should be broadcast live from Oliver’s home in Scotland.
Just as the show is wrapping up, Dion joins the show from the road and gives a shout-out to Tribbles In Ecstasy then loses connection. The joys of internet. Deyvid reminds everyone to tune into the Warrior’s Den on Trek Radio and invites Nick and Terilynn to join him on the show. Mike warns them that they might be forced to sing in Klingon as he was when Mike and Adrianne joined Deyvid’s show on Mike’s birthday. Nick reminds everyone to join him for Impressions of sound every Wednesday.
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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.
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