G & T Show 50 – The Squirrel-Tastic Episode!
G & T Show 50 – The Squirrel-Tastic Episode is now available for downloading. Give it a listen here. Nick, Teri, and Mike return with a squirrel-tastic episode featuring Teri’s Voyager Watch, a Star Trek Las Vegas Update, Star Trek 12 Movie News, a new Ask Dayton, and several new items in our mailbag. Teri also announced a special interview with Walter Koenig that the G & T Show will be doing very soon. Submit your questions for Walter Koenig on our forums. Additionally, they remind everyone that our G & T Show Audio Drama contest is still going on. Submit your entries here.
This week’s episode opens with our intrepid crew discussing the heat wave currently wracking the country, with Nick broiling in the high heat while Sori enjoys a relatively cool time. Meanwhile, Teri has been entertaining guest from Norway and has escaped the worst of the heat. In star Trek news, Sori lets slip that he’s been watching The Original Series and is currently up to season 2, while Nick is watching Voyager and has passed the season 5 mark. And yet despite all the actions of her fellow podcasts, Teri still has made no new progress on her voyager rewatch and prompting Nick not to only to harm her boots, but also her Thomas Riker doll.
In STLV news, the completion of a new documentary by William Shatner has been announced. Using film shot during last year’s convention, the film has been dubbed “Get a Life” and is set to address the mythology of Star Trek. News of this documentary prompts a serious discussion amongst our cast about Shatners career, from his early work after star trek and typecasting, to his resurgence in recent years. In additional convention news, no new names have been announced.
Moving off Star Trek news, the show takes an unusual squirrel turn when Nick tells us about his latest bout of sleeping trouble and his indulgence in late night television, from “UFO Hunters” on Natural Geographic to Gordon Ramsay Kitchen Nightmares on BBC America. He also takes the time to promote a new BBC America original drama called “Copper”.
Moving back on to Star Trek, Teri talks to us about Her Universe, who recently won a contract from CBS to start making Star Trek prime universe related t-shirts and merchandise. While Teri is overjoyed with the prospect of new merchandise, she does take the time to complain about products being advertised to buy when still unavailable.
In other news, the Galileo Shuttlecraft auction has finally been sold. The original shuttlecraft prop sold for more than $70,000 and was won by the Galileo Restoration Project. The project plans to start a Kickstart campaign soon to raise the $100,000 needed to restore the shuttlecraft
In audio drama news, no new entries to the G&T show contest has been posted, with our cast urging viewers to please post their entries soon and discussing possible prizes, with even Nick blow up Ensign Helna being discussed as an option. In related news, Kirok of Darker Projects audio groups has been posting as of late, links to composers available for original fan productions, with this week’s recommendation being Steve Gallant.
In JJ Trek movie news, Chris Pine has been talking about the focus of the new movie. While promoting his new movie People Like Us, Pine was asked about what to expect from the latest instalment of the reboot series to which Pine replied “What I’m more excited about and what I think they did so well is that really the story is that much better,” Pine said, “and the journey that these guys go on is that much more.”
Moving on from JJ Trek, the crew talk about the news of the extended edition of Measure of a Man being released to coincide with the TNG blu-ray release. The extended edition is said to contain an extra 20 minutes of footage cut from the original broadcast. With all trek new complete, it is time to move on to this week’s Ask Dayton, who quandary this week being what is his favourite G&T episode.
With this week’s Ask Dayton complete, the cast dive into the realm of ST books and discuss their latest readings. Sori reveals that he has been reading the Vanguard collection and is currently on book five. Teri and Nick quiz him on his favourite characters, eventually revealing them to be Ming and the Cervantes Quinn/Tim Pennington combo. Nick talks about his adventures with the DS9 relauch books, now currently on the Mission Gamma: Book 1 trilogy and promising Lanny in the chat room that he will eventually get on to reading I,Q. In the chatroom, Cushmanzada inspires a brilliant challenge for the listens of the show, asking for them to post a picture in our forums of their ST book collection.
With our discussion of books complete, we move onto listener mail. This week’s opening entry is from Alimac30 and asks our crew who is on their ST autograph bucket lists. Sori makes known his anticipation to collect the signatures of JG Hurtzler, Micheal Dorn and Robert O’Reily. Nick talks about collecting the signatures of the DS9 cast while Teri has fun scrolling through her collection of past photo with stars, from Garret Wong to Robert Picardo.
Moving onto more listener mail, Nick reads a long e-mail from Oren of all Things Trek, asking about space nations of the week and their role in the story of Star Trek. This provokes a lengthy discussion amongst the cast about plot bunnies, throw away lines in scripts that fanfiction writers can build off of.
Our final letter is from Christopher13, thanking the cast for taking the time to discuss the topics of his letter as well as letting the cat out of the bag on a G&T show surprise. It has come to light that the G&T show may have the chance in the very near future to interview TOS star Walter Koenig, and our crew asks our listens to post any questions they may have for him in our forums.
We close our show with a Nick discussing Amy Pond, Dr Who and being left utterly gobsmacked by a revelation of her flirting with herself
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