G & T Show 293 – The Jazz Man Cometh, Baby
G & T Show 293 – The Jazz Man Cometh, Baby is now available to download. Check it out here. Terry and Mike are back this week. They are joined by Nick’s alter-ego, Rusty Trombone to discuss the latest news coming out of the Star Trek multi-verse. On the agenda for this week’s show, they examine Unofficial Productions as well as Product, Gaming, Television, General, and Book News. Their discussion topics featured The Orville, a selection of anthology series following Star Trek Discovery and more on this week’s episode of the G & T Show featuring The Jazz Man, Rusty Trombone. Join them and don’t miss out on the strangely entertaining fun.
The Jazz Man Cometh
After this week’s introductions, including the introduction of Nick’s alter-ego The Jazz Man Rusty Trombone, they Kick off the Jazz Man Cometh with this week’s Coffee Klatch. Terry sends well wishes to everyone affected by Hurricanes Irma and Jose. Robert Reyes had sent them a voice mail announcing his new Star Trek podcast: The Promenade Podcast.
Then, The Jazz Man Cometh gets back on track with Coffee Klatch when Mike explains that he’s been rewatching DS9 and is only a couple episodes away from the end. Next, he’ll be watching Enterprise. He hopes to have it done by the time Discovery drops. Rusty tells us that Nick has started a new job and he’s been enjoying it. Nick’s wife has been doing well in school. Then, Mike talks about Buddy, who had disappeared on Tuesday. Buddy is a 20 year old, arthritic, deaf and blind Chihuahua / Italian Greyhound mix. Mike has been going crazy trying to find his father’s dog.
Finally Terry finishes up Coffee Klatch for the Jazz Man Cometh when she states that she’s worked this week. Her office is preparing to handle everything coming in from Irma and Jose. They are considering renting some RVs and setting up shop in Florida for a while. She doesn’t know if she’ll be part of the away team or the anchor at home. It’s going to be busy for regardless for the next several weeks.
The Jazz Man Cometh shifts towards Book News next with the revelation that Star Trek Books.com is having a sales on a trio of Star Trek ebooks written by William Shatner. For under $2 a piece, you can get Captain’s Peril, Captain’s Blood, and Captain’s Glory.
Next, Terry shares that David Mack’s new book will be released later this month. Star Trek Discovery Desperate Hours is available for pre-order. The more people that order the book, the price will drop. Because of all the pre-orders that have occurred so far, Disperate Hours is the top Star Trek ebook on Kindle. They congratulate David Mack.
Then, since they mentioned the Discovery novel, the conversation shifts to discuss Sonequa Martin-Green’s appearance on the cover of the book. Rusty points out that her butt is towards the viewer. Sadly, it is the angle that attracts the most attention in a property that features women, whether its books, movies, tv shows, or print material.
Next on the Jazz Man Cometh, Rusty addresses an issue that arose this week between Nick and TrekGeeks over the comments that he had made on the show last week. He clarifies that Nick loves TrekGeeks. Rusty expected more from those boys. Terry agrees with TrekGeeks and doesn’t understand why naming their studio Ares Studios was such a big deal. She thought it was funny. Mike agreed.
Then, The Jazz Man Cometh picks up Product News. Terry starts them off by talking about ThinkGeek’s TNG Warp Core USB Car Charger. It fits in a cupholder, lights up, and can be used to charge your devices.
Next, they discuss the SDCC 2016 Icon Heroes Exclusive Mirror Kirk Paperweight. They don’t know if this is a re-release or left overs from last year’s Comic Con. However, there are a limited number of them available.
Then, Funco’s Dorbz are discussed. The Alien figure makes Rusty laugh while Terry likes the Predator.
Then, Mike chimes in with Chair Capes. They are a bit confused about this product. It’s a cape for your chair in one of six Star Trek designs, including: Command Gold, Science Blue, Engineering Red, Klingon Green, UFP Blue, and Wrap-around Tunic Green. Rusty demands to know where is the Romulan Chair Cape. The Romulan Raptor sign would look great on there. They would gladly substitute the Wrap-Around Tunic for the Romulan Chair Cape. These are available through Entertainment Earth.
Rusty doesn’t understand the reasoning for Chair capes. He wonders how bored were people at that meeting. Terry points out that there was a time when they didn’t have any new products and now there seems to more than they can handle.
Next on the Jazz Man Cometh, Mike wonders if the chat room is taking bets on how long Rusty will last. His voice is making Mike’s throat hurt. One thing is for sure, Rusty won’t be joining them for the full run of 24 Hours of G & T. Terry reigns them in to talk about the Star Trek fabric that was on sale but has now sold out at Keep Sake Quilting. It featured a TOS Enterprise pattern on a black background on it. It was nice for shirts and dresses and other things.
Then, The Jazz Man Cometh shifts gears to Television News and Star Trek Discovery. Sonequa Martin-Green was on Colbert and on CBS This Morning. She had some new promotional clips for each appearance. On Colbert, she had revealed the Torchbearer clip while CBS This Morning had the walking in the desert clip. Terry talks about the action clip featuring the Torchbearer. The links for both are in the show notes below. Star Trek Discovery premieres in two weeks on CBS and then moves to CBS All Access, where a new episode will be released every Sunday night.
Next, Mike points out that the Orville premieres tonight on FOX. It airs opposite Football, which they find interesting. Rusty mentions the critical reaction to the Orville previews. Some people give it grief because it was too serious. Some of the jokes are recycled from his animated shows.
3D Printable Star Trek
Next up on The Jazz Man Cometh, Mike talks about the 3D printable page that someone has set up that curates a number of Star Trek-related 3D Printable projects. They discuss some of the highlights including a Geordie LaForge Visor, the Isolinear Chips, the Klingon Alphabet, and more. There are a lot of fun stuff available if you have a 3D Printer.
Then, Rusty asks what 3D Printers will do for Cosplay. The obvious use is for people to create their own props. Mike thinks that 3D printing elements for their cosplay and make up will be a thing. He suggests 3D printing piercings for Klingon Ridges or designing your own custom-fitted Bajoran Earring.
Finally, Rusty wonders what professional make-up artists could do with a 3D printer. They will be used for costuming, by 3D printing detail on fabrics and other props. Additionally, Mike thinks that Make-up has started using CGI elements added to make-up by incorporating a built in green screen. 3D printed elements would be better for props, but Mike thinks that some elements could be 3D printed, or even for use as structure or a skeleton in some elaborate make-up elements. He thinks teeth can be something easily 3d printed.
Next for The Jazz Man Cometh, they jump over to Gaming News to talk about Star Trek Online and their featured episodes. Mike has not played Brushfire yet. He has played the episode before it, but he hasn’t had the time while dealing with his father’s lost dog. The upcoming Featured Episode is Beyond The Nexus and it will feature Geordi LaForge.
Then, Terry didn’t realize that she had missed a featured episode with Kipleigh Brown as Kuumaarke. They mention that Kipleigh was busy premiering their latest episode of Star Trek Continues at the Burbank Film Festival. She had written the episode. Rusty misses her and James. Beyond the Nexus gets released on Tuesday. They discuss the last episode they played which is the one before Brushfire.
Kuumaarke discovers the new home world of the progenitor species that they had come from. They praise the maps especially the city map on that mission. It feels lived in and something out of Blade Runner. The city wasn’t a super clean and sterile environment that Star Trek usually features. Mike wants to see that as an open-world adventure map. They discuss the story and the message of unregulated greed and social disparity. They enjoyed it and suggest everyone check it out.
Star Trek Adventures
Then, The Jazz Man Cometh continues to talk about gaming with a question from Rusty about Star Trek Adventures. Scott Pearson is the editor for the game. Rusty didn’t know what Scott’s role was. Scott had revealed over Facebook that he’s working on something new for Star Trek Adventures. Mike explains that its probably something supplemental or an expansion. He’s secretly hoping its a Klingon expansion.
That reminds Mike that he still needs to finish writing his campaign for their upcoming Star Trek Adventures of the USS T’Pau game. He is the guest game master this week. He’s working on a story. He’s got it half done. He doesn’t know if it will be a one shot or a multi-art depending on how quickly they can get through it. Rusty states that Nick is working on a campaign as well. Cush joins them in the chatroom and explains the current plan for STA is to include all three quadrants and career expansion books.
Then, Terry explains to everyone what is Star Trek Adventures by Modiphius. Dayton and Jim Johnson are writers for it. Scott Pearson is editing. The Core rule book is currently available for purchase. DriveThruRPG has it available for $15. Their next game will be on Wednesday.
Then, The Jazz Man Cometh detours away from Star Trek Online and Star Trek Adventures to talk about another Star Trek game. Attack Wing has announced a new card expansion to it featuring The Dreadnought from Voyager. Mike doesn’t play, but he tries to explain the game and fails. He, then, points out that Attack Wing only creates the ships, while Modiphius for their Star Trek Adventures game is creating miniatures of the crew and other people. So, regardless of what game you play you can swap these pieces interchangeably as needed.
Back to Star Trek Online, a New Tzenkethi Red Alert has been announced. Be on the look out for them. Terry enjoys fighting the Tzenkethi. They are a challenge to fight on the ground. Mike thinks that the Vaadwaur are more challenging in space than the Tzenkethi.
Multi-season vs. Multi-series
Next, The Jazz Man Cometh moves on to this week’s discussion topics. Rusty hasn’t been following all of the news on Discovery but asked about the different time frames idea that he had heard about. Mike explains that the initial plan for Discovery as posed by Fuller was that each season of the show would focus on a different time frame for the series. However, once they started working on the first season, they realized that they didn’t want to throw away these characters after the first season, so they decided to keep it and explore more of that corner of the universe.
The idea of the Anthology series expanded into a multiple series. Mike thinks that they are still going to do the Anthology but as separate series for each idea. They may be full multi-season shows, or they may be one-shot mini-series. It’s believed that Nicholas Meyer is working on the second series in the Anthology. Some people think its going to be based on Khan, but none of that has been confirmed.
Then, the Jazz Man Cometh continues as Rusty begins to understand. He would like to see a mini-series in the Klingon Empire, another in the Romulan Empire, and in other places and time frames. Mike says that they were thinking about doing one between TOS and TNG, another in TNG’s timeframe, and another post Nemesis. All of this was rumor based on Fuller’s idea.
Furthermore, Mike believes a second series announcement will come out after all of Discovery’s first season has aired. Terry clarifies a few things about the second season of Discovery. Officially there hasn’t been an announcement for Discovery’s Second Season, although people claim to have inside sources that believe it will proceed.
Over Saturation of Star Trek
Next on The Jazz Man Cometh, Terry addresses the issue of over saturation. If handled well, there can be multiple avenues of storytelling within the Star Trek multi-verse without watering down. Rusty gets them talking about a Romulan series momentarily before he mentions that an anthology series avoids the problem of over saturation because they can always breathe new life into it by introducing a new story, with new people, and keep it going.
Is there multiple depth of Star Trek fans to support multiple series. Rusty thinks that the Star Trek universe is ripe with stories. Mike thinks that the Star Trek fan is a diverse fan. They like other things besides Star Trek, such as horror, or medical dramas, or legal procedurals, ect… If they wanted, Discovery could be their flagship show and then they could do shows that appeal to individual subsets of fans, such as an ER type of show with Starfleet Medical, a legal procedural with Starfleet’s JAG Office, a series that puts a Starfleet crew up against an alien creature akin to the Xenomorph, or even a spy thriller with Section 31 and so much more.
Then, The Jazz Man Cometh continues with a problem Rusty has with Star Trek. The crew of the Enterprise have an affinity for different the 20th century or expertise in other various other topics. Rusty also points out that they rarely reference alien cultural aspects, when it’s primarily focus on humans. Mike thinks it makes it easier for the audience to relate to it if they are referenced to human cultures. People have the time to have more than one interest. They can be great at their job and have interests outside of their career paths.
Terry would like to see a character that has an affinity for something truly alien. Terry refers to her fan fiction character of Beth Riker. She appreciates various forms of Jazz and Punk but also Andorian Heavy Metal. Then, Mike thinks that it has to be something that people can still relate too. He explains that it has to have that reference point that people can latch on to. Terry talks about Beth’s musical preferences.
Finally on The Jazz Man Cometh, they discuss whether or not Barclay was Autistic or on the spectrum. They agree that it would make sense for that character. They discuss the possibility for a little bit before they start winding down this week’s episode of the G & T Show. A new Gettysburg’s Address will be coming up next week. Nick will be back next week.
Mike is looking forward to his folks coming home tomorrow. However, he’s not looking forward to looking them in the eye and telling them that he had lost their dog. Mike goes on to congratulate Ross from Live Love Play for the birth of his son, James, yesterday. Terry has two remaining codes for the LaForge Boff and the Galaxy Ship pack.
24 Hours of G & T is coming up on October 28th through 29th. Mike hasn’t lined up any guests yet, but hopes to have time to do that next week. They already have some great prizes lined up. Cush has been confirmed so they will be playing Star Trek Adventures live. That concludes this week’s episode of the G & T Show, The Jazz Man Cometh. Join them next week for an all new episode exploring the latest news from all around the Star Trek multi-verse.
- Star Trek: The Next Generation Warp Core USB Car Charger – http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/iskh/
- SDCC 2016 Exclusive Star Trek Mirror Kirk Statue Paperweight – https://iconheroes.com/collections/san-diego-comic-con-2016/products/sdcc-2016-exclusive-4?variant=20583678273
- Star Trek Ships Fabric – https://www.keepsakequilting.com/star-trek-ships-fabric
- Star Trek Attack Wing: Oberth Class card pack – https://www.gamenerdz.com/star-trek-attack-wing-oberth-class-card-pack
- Funko makes Alien, Predator, Star Trek, and Tron baddies cuter than ever – http://nerdist.com/funko-dorbz-predator-alien-star-trek-tron/
- Ferengi Marauder Starship Model – https://shop.eaglemoss.com/star-trek-official-starship-collection/ferengi-marauder-starship-model
- Star Trek Original Series Chair Capes – https://www.trektoday.com/content/2017/09/star-trek-original-series-chair-capes/
- 6 New Ways to Decorate Your Command Chair – http://www.startrek.com/article/6-new-ways-to-decorate-your-command-chair
- Watch: Sonequa Martin-Green Brings Two New Star Trek: Discovery Clips To CBS This Morning [UPDATED] – https://trekmovie.com/2017/09/07/watch-sonequa-martin-green-brings-two-new-star-trek-discovery-clips-to-cbs-this-morning/
- More Star Trek: Discovery Promotion Debuts – http://trekcore.com/blog/2017/09/more-star-trek-discovery-promotion-debuts/
- Star Trek: Discovery Promoting Globally With Isaacs In Blackpool, Shenzhou In Berlin And More – https://trekmovie.com/2017/09/03/star-trek-discovery-promoting-globally-with-isaacs-in-blackpool-shenzhou-in-berlin-and-more/
- Star Trek: Discovery: Doug Jones Talks Bringing The Kelpien Strut To Life – http://comicbook.com/startrek/2017/09/04/star-trek-discovery-doug-jones-kelpien-strut/
- Kenneth Mitchell Calls Kol An Alpha Klingon, and More Updates On Star Trek: Discovery – https://trekmovie.com/2017/09/05/kenneth-mitchell-calls-kol-an-alpha-klingon-and-more-updates-on-star-trek-discovery/
- Mitchell As Kol The Klingon – https://www.trektoday.com/content/2017/09/mitchell-as-kol-the-klingon/
- Discovery Around the World: Blackpool, Fan Expo & More – http://www.startrek.com/article/discovery-around-the-world-blackpool-fan-expo-more
- WATCH: Martin-Green on Colbert, CBS This Morning – http://www.startrek.com/article/watch-martin-green-on-colbert-cbs-this-morning
- EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Discovery’s Sam Vartholomeos – http://www.startrek.com/article/exclusive-interview-discoverys-sam-vartholomeos
- Revealed: Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi Auditioned For Sisko In ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ – https://trekmovie.com/2017/09/07/revealed-doctor-whos-peter-capaldi-auditioned-for-sisko-in-star-trek-deep-space-nine/
- World’s top Mr Spock impersonator dies of lung cancer after Leonard Nimoy’s ‘ghost visited him and told him to stop smoking’ – http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/worlds-top-mr-spock-impersonator-11104908
- Netflix Boldly Goes Where No Man Has Gone Before, Revealing Star Trek Fans’ Favorite Episodes – https://media.netflix.com/en/press-releases/netflix-boldly-goes-where-no-man-has-gone-before-revealing-star-trek-fans-favorite-episodes
- Trimbles Set to Appear at Original Series Set Tour – http://www.startrek.com/article/trimbles-set-to-appear-at-original-series-set-tour
- Interview: Seth MacFarlane Talks Mission Of The Orville And Defends Star Trek: TNG’s Replicators – https://trekmovie.com/2017/09/04/interview-seth-macfarlane-talks-mission-of-the-orville-and-defends-star-trek-tngs-replicators/
- TV Review: Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville on Fox – http://variety.com/2017/tv/reviews/orville-review-seth-macfarlane-star-trek-fox-1202544522/
- 3D Printable Star Trek items – https://www.thingiverse.com/JTRiker9/collections/star-trek/page:1
- Star Trek’s Kirk and Spock can now be 3D printed as LEGO minifigures – http://www.htxt.co.za/2017/09/07/star-treks-kirk-and-spock-can-now-be-3d-printed-as-lego-minifigures/
- 3D Printable Star Trek Klingon Insignia Pendant – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2520483
- Celebrating 51 years of Star Trek with ZEFilms – http://www.startrek.com/article/celebrating-51-years-of-star-trek-with-zefilms
- Attack Wing Preview: The Dreadnought – http://www.startrek.com/article/attack-wing-preview-the-dreadnought
- New Featured Episode: “Beyond the Nexus” – http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10630874-new-featured-episode%3A-%22beyond-the-nexus%22
- Announcing the Tzenkethi Red Alert! – http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10630834-announcing-the-tzenkethi-red-alert%21
- Star TrekEBook Deals $1.99 – http://www.startrekbooks.com/c/ebookpromoseptember2017?intcmp=ihp_bb&cp_date=istb_bb_09052017_stebpr
- Star Trek Discovery – Desperate Hours – http://amzn.to/2wiiVdq
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