G & T Show 52 – Star Trek Potpourri 2
G & T Show 52 – Star Trek Potpourri 2 is now available for downloading. Give it a listen here. Teri, Nick, and Mike are joined this week with Deyvid as they talk about: the San Diego Comic Con and all the new Star Trek and Star Trek 12 Movie News that has come out of it; a Star Trek Las Vegas Update and Star Trek London News; an all new Ask Dayton; Listener Mail, and another massive installment of Teri’s Voyager Watch. It’s a little longer than usual, but it’s got so much good stuff packed within. Give it a listen share your thoughts about it on our forums.
This week’s show opens with our cast discussing Gagh, Klingon food, Deyvid’s food poisoning and Nick ruining some perfectly good Hasperat. We kick off our first topic with news from San Diego Comic con, where DS9 actress Chase Masterson has been tweeting and blogging pictures from, including Obi-Wan Kenobi cosplayer being arrested. Next, we push into JJ Trek news. During a panel at comic con, actor Karl Urban “let slip” that Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing Gary Mitchel in the upcoming movie. In response, Abram’s is alleged to have sent Urban a piece of tape to wear when asked about the new movie in future. Our cast is not convinced by this story, believing it to be nothing more than another Abram’s trick to drum up interest and keep fans speculating
Sliding back to comic con news and away from JJ Trek, a lot of new merchandise has been released to coincide with this year’s con. One of several things collecting attention is the new large scale model of the Enterprise-D from Quantum Mechanic as well as new Christmas ornaments from Hallmark including the TOS Gorn and Commander Scott. More information can be found here http://www.startrek.com/article/comic-con-2012-day-3-recap. Teri also takes the time to talk about Star Trek Reunion, who’s latest episode is due to be out soon and is inviting anyone willing to share their voice for the next episode to contact us.
On the subject of Cons, we have gotten several updates for STLV. The G&T show road trip group now has a new member, with Sori officially joining the group. Creation entertainment has also confirmed that William Shatner’s new documentary, Get a Life, will be screened at the convention with a preview available on the Creation website. In addition, Rod Roddenberry will be co-moderating a panel discussing Gene Roddenberry’s humanist views and how they affected the writing of Star Trek. Rod’s own documentary, Trek Nation, will also be screen Thursday and Friday at the convention.
Next, we move onto this week Ask Dayton. This week’s topic is gadgets, which ones Dayton loves, despise or want so very badly. This prompts a discussion amongst our cast, who want everything from replicators and transporters to cloaking devices and mind-sifters. Next, we move onto our listener mail, both of which are from regular listener and guest of the show, Christopher13. The first letter is in regards to last week’s letter about crossovers and Teri’s suspension of disbelief. This leads into a rather intense discussion between Deyvid and Teri over the concept of the supernatural in Star Trek and how it’s viewed mere as silly superstition. Christopher’s second letter is directed at Nick, enquiring about his opinions on crossovers and apologising for creating giant walls of text for him to read on-air. Nick tells us that he doesn’t particularly care for crossover, especially forced crossover concepts like Star trek and Strawberry shortcake as Deyvid suggests
With our listener mail complete, we move onto Teri’s Voyager Watch. While not nearly as large as last week, Teri has managed to rack up an impressive 5 new episodes, including Revulsion, The Raven, Scientific Method and Year of Hell, I & II. Teri starts off our Voyager discussion with Revulsion, commenting that the actor Leland Orser’s portrayal of a Hologram slipping into insanity is a large part of the episodes success. On the issue of The Raven, we find that she found the episode to be okay but very forced in places. She does take the time to praise Jerry Ryan’s acting in this episode, particularly the scenes of Seven learning to eat and the facial expressions in the scene. With Scientific Methods, Teri regails to us how she was psycially wincing while the aliens drilled into Janeways skull, praising Mulgrews ability to act pained and stressed so well. Next, we move onto Year of Hell, an episode which draws a variety of comments from our cast. Teri in particular enjoyed this episode, while Nick feels disappointed by it, believing it to be two weeks of wasted story and character examination lost by the Reset Button ending of the episode. However, Nick, Teri, Sori and Deyvid are all extremely priaseful of Kurtwood Smith’s portrayal of Annorax. Teri comments that she can totally picture Annorax as Brandon Brags’s own personal Mary sue, someone who he can express his fascination with time travel through.
With time starting to run short, we close up this episode with a brief discussion about season 6 of Star Trek Online and the new Tholian missions available to play, all of which the cast have enjoyed immensely. Nick responds to questions about Impressions of Sound, which due to continued technical issues, is likely to remain postponed till after STLV. We end with a reminder to our listeners to go listen to the Gates of Stovokor and that our kobayashi maru audio contest is still open.
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