G & T Show 289 – Newsapalooza: Discovery Convention Edition

G & T Show 289 – Newsapalooza: Discovery Convention Edition

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G & T Show 289 – Newsapalooza: Discovery Convention Edition is now available to download. Check it out here. Nick is still experiencing computer issues, so Terry, Mike, and Steve are joined by Allen once again to discuss all of the latest happenings from around the Star Trek multi-verse. This week’s Newsapalooza is a massive news round up filled with Unofficial Productions, Books, Gaming, Product, Conventions, Television, Technology, and Movie News. They also briefly discuss a Women At Warp article on Subtlety in Star Trek. Be sure to tune and and check out this episode of the G & T Show and get caught up on the latest Star Trek Discovery and Convention Newsapalooza.

After a round of introductions, they quickly jump to this week’s Coffee Klatch. Nick is out again due to computer issues but sends greetings from Camp Northstar. They discuss what they have been up to this week before getting started with this week’s Newsapalooza.

Writing

solar reboot | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaMike has sent his story for the Longest Night Watch Anthology to some beta readers and has received some feedback already. He also spent quite a bit of time pondering his entry for the X-Prize contest. He thinks he’s finally landed on the idea and has started writing it. However, the due date for the X-Prize (August 25th) is ten days after the due date for the Anthology story. 

Speaking of writing, Mike congratulates Matt Hunt for publishing a novel on Amazon. Check out Solar Reboot on Amazon.  It’s a story about a family separated by a great distance and striving to find each other in the aftermath of an apocalyptic cataclysm.

Matt is an independent filmmaker as well. He has a sci-fi dramedy on Amazon called Nobility that spoofs Star Trek and other similar genre shows. Nobility is free to watch if you have an Amazon Prime account.

Breaking the Space Time Barrier

Allen had to travel to Oklahoma City this week for work. He talks about the strange detour his flight had to make in order to get there. He had to fly west to Phoenix first in order to fly east to Oklahoma City since Albuquerque lies in a pocket of null space or something. Even the flight back home, a few hours later, required him to fly to Houston before he could land in ABQ. It was an adventure. He has to be more careful when choosing his itinerary.

He talks about a recent trip to San Francisco. The trip out there was surprisingly a direct flight, but the return trip required two stops in San Diego and Vegas before finally making its way to Albuquerque.

Steve and Terry have both been working. Steve had to cancel Tribbles in Ecstasy on Friday. Terry talks about golfing on Wednesday. It was the only day this week that the area wasn’t plagued by monsoon storms. She spent most of the time chilling with the dogs and getting the house ready for their upcoming trip to STLV.

Announcements

live love play | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaBefore getting to Newspalooza, they start off with the announcements for Busy Little Beaver Productions, their network. Star Trek Adventures and the adventures of the T’Pau has released part 1 of their third episode. Also, Ross and George got together to put out a new episode of Super Geeks for Live Love Play. They discuss the new Discovery Trailer and the upcoming female Doctor coming to Doctor Who. Terry mentions the small but vocal group of fans that hate the idea of a female Doctor. Allen tells them to “lighten up, Francis.”

Newsapalooza

They launch into Newsapalooza. Steve chooses to start Newsapalooza with Television News. A lot of news has come out about Discovery because of Comic Con and the upcoming STLV Convention. The Discovery panel was on Saturday but a lot of the articles and news didn’t come out until after we recorded last week’s show. We discussed the new trailer last week. The Discovery Panel at STLV will be on Wednesday. And with that we jump right into Newsapalooza.

klingons | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaSome of the information about Discovery that came out is in regard to the pair of openly gay characters that will be featured in the show. Terry is amazed by how interactive the Discovery actors are with their fans on Twitter and elsewhere. Allen attributes it to the fact that this is the first series to come out during height of the social media generation. Doug Jones and Mary Chieffo are very interactive with their fans. Chieffo plays a female Klingon.

Mike agrees with what they were saying, but Mike adds that the show’s lead, Sonequa Martin-Green, is also leading the charge on the social media promotion of the show. He thinks its her experience with Walking Dead and the fandom and conventions that has arisen around that franchise has prepared her for what to do and how to interact with Trek fans. It’s their experiences with the fandom that has allowed them to not only have fun with the fans but also with each other. They are taking advantage of social media and the fandom.

Who Are These People?

Not everyone in the chatroom is familiar with the actors appearing in Discovery. In the past, very few people knew who was going to be on the cast of a new Star Trek show. Today, that information is common knowledge months in advance and with the aid of the Internet and streaming, people are able to watch the other shows and movies that they have appeared in well before they hit the screen as the crew of a new Star Trek series. There is more access and people are able to research it in advance.

anthony rapp | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaAnthony Rapp is one of the crew that is really involved on Twitter. He’s been watching DS9 for the first time. He had his mind blown when he watched Duet. He has appeared in movies and television before he appeared in Rent on Broadway. All of these people are exceptional actors.

Terry breaks from Newsapalooza to talk about Patrick Stewart prior to TNG. He had not done any television but was a great stage actor. Allen shares a story about meeting Stewart before he appeared on TNG. He was an unknown to the general public before he appeared in TNG. But he was well known among stage actors especially those in Britain. Then, returning to Newsapalooza, she talks about Sonequa Martin-Green’s acting ability.

I’m Mudd

Even Raine Wilson is a great actor although he may only be known for his comedic roles. Allen mentions that comedy is hard compared to drama. It’s not uncommon to see a great comedic actor take on a dramatic role with great flare, since if they’re good at one, they are usually a master of the other.

mudd | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaWilson portrays Harry Mudd in the new series. He hopes that they will keep some of comedic flare of the original role. The trailer has a dramatic reveal with Mudd. Allen hopes that he is portrayed as not just evil or a comic but a combination of the two.

Wilson has described the role as mischievous and dangerous. They think that is a great description for the younger version of the character. He was supposed to be a great con man in his prime. They hope that they will see that. He’s not a killer, but he’s out for a buck. Mike doesn’t think that he’s not above putting someone in danger in order to get what he wants but he won’t be the one that pulls the trigger. There has to be an edge of danger to his wit. Mike attributes his marriage to Stella as the trigger that leads him to where he was in TOS.

Stella: The Star Trek Dog

Since Mike mentioned Stella, Terry is reminded of Stella the Star Trek dog on Twitter. Stella is Nicholas Meyer’s dog and she reports from the writer’s room at Star Trek Discovery. It’s a very active account and sometimes questions about the show gets answered through it on twitter. Terry recommends that everyone follow Stella, the actors, and writers involved with Star Trek Discovery for fun and insightful news regarding Star Trek Discovery. With that they return to Newsapalooza.

Star Trek Anthology Series

Up next on Newsapalooza is an interview with Bryan Fuller where he discusses his reasons for leaving the show and his original plan for Discovery, which included as its primary format an anthology series taking place in a different time frame for every season of the show. The first season is pre-TOS (Discovery), the second season takes place around TNG, while the third season is something new that no one has seen before.

Sadly, that idea was shot down because it was too expensive to produce. Mike had seen a theory that Nicholas Meyer’s new project could be the second phase in an expanded version of Fuller’s idea which takes the series beyond an anthology series into multiple series similar to what NetFlix is doing with the Marvel television shows. Each show could be one aspect or another of the Star Trek universe.

Over Saturation?

Enterprise 4th Season | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaSome people believe Star Trek was away from television for so long because of over saturation. Mike and the others call bullshit on that. Instead, the writers were exhausted. They needed to open up the writer’s room and get more, new, fresh ideas in there. Enterprise struggled with its episodes until Manny Coto returned in the fourth season to breathe new life in to the show. If they had done brought in new storytellers, he thinks Enterprise and Trek could have continued beyond what it did.

Enterprise and Voyager

Mike points out how some of Voyager’s episodes from season one seemed to reappear as season 6 and 7 episodes. Allen talks about Voyager and Enterprise and how the story’s structure for those series had changed. The storytelling in Enterprise changed in season four with the introduction of the multi-part episodes that made them seem almost like little movies with their grand scale and almost cinematic look and feel. He enjoyed it when they did it. He would have liked to have seen more of that. It was different and worked better than the season long Xindi-arc.

Mike thinks they were experimenting with their format. Even the Xindi arc, in some ways,  was a head of its time. They wanted to tell longer stories while maintaining their episodic nature. It worked but at the same time not as well as they had hoped, which is why they went with smaller multi-part stories in their fourth season. Also, during the third season, the characters evolved, grew, and changed. This was new for Trek. It wasn’t an episodic show anymore.

voyager | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaAllen appreciated that Voyager was episodic. They had a large story arc but he believes it wasn’t sustainable and would get boring rather quickly. He likes the high-concept stories because it reminded him of TOS more than any of the other series. People may gethung up on the inconsistencies, but the episodic storytelling was successful for Voyager. Many of their episodes stand on their own very well. They mention a few good stand-alone episodes of Voyager.

What he likes about the different series is how they take the universe and expand it to make it their own. Discovery is going to do more of the same.

They Like Each Other

Newsapalooza continues. EW has been covering Discovery heavily. Terry loves all of the photos from the set and of the cast that they have access to. The Discovery cast seems to really like each other. That is something that is very hard to fake.

lorca | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaEven Jason Issacs is having a good time, although a lot of people may consider him a rat bastard by his appearance in Harry Potter. Mike points out that in the article from CBS.com Jason Issacs describes his character in three little words and those words make him seem as if he will be playing the role of rat bastard once again. He knows how big of a deal this role on Discovery is.

Terry knows that when a cast has good camaraderie and they trust each other, that is when a show gels and it will be evident on the screen. Allen states that it takes time to build that chance, but it appears they have made that effort.

Inside Discovery

cbs all access | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaPicking up Newsapalooza where they left off, they mention all of the photos released from Discovery’s set in various EW articles as well as from San Diego Comic Con. Star Trek.com has a series of articles regarding Star Trek: Discovery that introduces the various actors and their characters appearing in the series.

Subtlety in Star Trek

Newsapalooza takes a short detour to discuss an article Women At Warp posted this week regarding subtlety in Star Trek. Terry agrees with the article. There is a small but vocal group of people dislike diversity in “their” Star Trek. Terry finds it hard to believe that Star Trek fans and our listeners would really act that way. In response to those types of fans, the entire team states that Star Trek has never been subtle. It has always been morality tales. It just has evolved to encompass this larger universe.

They discuss Star Wars, which has never told morality tales. Instead, it retells the hero’s story, an often-used staple of storytelling. The inclusion of the hero’s tale may not have been intentional for the first Star Wars film, but for the subsequent stories, it was. Star Wars was a nod to black and white westerns but also a retelling of a Kurosawa movies.

First Treks

salt vampire | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaStar Trek’s storytelling is overt. It is designed to challenge you and get you to respond to it, by either making you happy or angry, or think. The first episode of Star Trek Mike had seen was the Salt Vampire. It scared him, but at the same time, it was a monster that wasn’t a monster. For Steve, his first Star Trek was a TNG episode but he doesn’t remember exactly which. He didn’t really start watching Trek until Voyager. For Allen, the first episode that made an impression on him was Balance of Terror. Terry’s first memorable Trek was Let This Be Your Last Battlefield. It’s one of the most in your face than that.

Allen challenges everyone to examine TOS. Kirk goes off the rails almost as often if not more so than Janeway because of the episodic nature of the stories. Steve adds that the Kelvin Timeline is more inline with TOS than TNG and the series that followed it. Terry thought that Janeway was the most Kirk-like Captain. Steve didn’t perceive the same issues with Voyager that many people complained about. People’s perspectives can change by the events that occur in their lives from one day to the next and those shifting perspectives could dramatically alter how an episode is perceived. There could even be things that happen to Voyager’s crew between episodes that was not seen on television.

Equinox

ransom and janeway | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaJaneway may have bent the rules but she didn’t break them to the extreme. She became obsessed going after Ransom. Even her treatment to some of the Equinox’s crew seemed extreme and was out of character for her. The writers wanted to put Janeway in the same position that Ransom was in. It didn’t play out very well. The episodes are bookmarked with a scene on the Equinox and then on Voyager with them putting the dedication plate back on the wall. That final scene allowed her to see that she had been on a slippery slope.

Mike speculates that she may have gone after Ransom with such fervor because it was an opportunity for her to right the wrongs she did commit, the rules she bent, by going after the person that pushed it to the extreme. The writing missed a nuance that needed to be in the story and that was the sense of duty to stop one of their own from causing irreparable harm in the Delta Quadrant that could directly affect their efforts to make it home.

Bigger Stories

Steve thinks that the Equinox episodes should have been a season long story arc. With it expanded, they could have explored how the Maquis viewed situation and so much more. Back then, only DS9 was able to tell expanded story arcs. They are excited for Discovery because they are able to tell larger and more thorough stories than is possible in the one hour episodic format.

year of hell | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaMike thinks Voyager would have benefited from larger story arcs. If Voyager was remade today, these bigger stories like Equinox, Year of Hell, and others could have been explored much better and get to the nitty gritty of the story. Although Voyager had some potentially great stories, the push to keep things episodic compressed the stories and made them lose important elements in their translation.

Braga and company believed that is what Roddenberry would have wanted, short morality tales. It was only until Roddenberry had stepped down or possibly after he died that they were able to do more the series and explore bigger stories such as Best of Both Worlds, which was the first Star Trek cliffhanger. Mike doesn’t consider it a two-parter. It’s a three-parter because he always includes Family with it. Family is the post-script for that story.

Star Trek Adventures

The Newsapalooza fun moves on from Television News to Unofficial Productions. Terry loves Critical Role from Geek and Sundry. It’s a bunch of talented actors improving fantastic characters.

Terry mentions the Star Trek Adventures RPG game that she, Nick, and Mike play regularly with TrekRadio’s Mario with Cushmanzada taking on the role of their game’s GM. Shields of Tomorrow is a new show from Geek and Sundry that also uses the Star Trek Adventures RPG game from Modiphius to do for Star Trek RPGs what Critical Role does for Dungeons and Dragons. Terry recommends everyone check it out.

Shield of Tomorrow

shield of tomorrow | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaShields of Tomorrow is free to watch when it is recorded live on Wednesdays, but you have to be a subscriber to watch the rebroadcast video on demand when it gets posted Friday evenings. She loves these games because they use professional actors to tell compelling Star Trek stories with interesting characters. The show takes place during year three of Deep Space Nine. Their ship is the U.S.S. Sally Ride.

This week Shield of Tomorrow announced a marketing partnership with Star Trek Online. They offered a contest during the recent episode’s break for a Temporal Agent Starter Pack. It was only for people that listened live. However, they are planning another contest in the near future on Twitter or some other method outside of the live show. No details have been released about it so far.

If you’re interested in playing Star Trek Adventures, you can pick up the core book in September. If you pre-order the book from Modiphius, you will receive the PDF book now. Mike mentions seeing a Facebook post from Scott Pearson and Jim Johnson with a video link that showed off the hard cover Core book.

RPG at Conventions

Star Trek Adventures | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaTerry thinks that the game will be played at STLV this year. Mike suggested that some of the cast from Shield of Tomorrow will be at STLV, but it won’t be the full cast. They hope to have a bigger presence next year.Critical Role does a live version of their game at convention appearances and they will do it again at GenCon this year. Mike admits to have a crush on the Bajoran, Ensign Sage.

Where’s the Engineer?

Delaying Newsapalooza a little longer Mike spends a moment to compare something that the GM of their game (T’Pau) and the GM from Shield of Tomorrow does. For the U.S.S. T’Pau, Cush plays the role of the Captain as an NPC in order to help push the story along, but on Shield, the GM plays the Engineer as an NPC. Mikes that approach to be problematic based on his own experiences as the Engineer aboard the T’Pau. The Engineer is an important role, one that should be set by an active player and not an NC. Terry agrees and suggests that they need to add a new cast member to fill that role.

Terry loves Mike’s Engineer. Lt. Cmdr Max is an interesting character. Mike mentions the entrance he made on the latest episode. Terry watched the video. Max had entered the conference room through a Jefferies Tube rather than the door. Terry’s character has a built in reason to not always be on the bridge. So, when she can’t play she has a reason for it that none of the players in the game really know about.

Mike suggest starting a write-in campaign for Shield of Tomorrow for them to get an Engineer.

The Orville

the orville | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaNewsapalooza continues with Unofficial Productions with a discussion of some news about The Orville. SDCC released a new Orville trailer. Also, one of the people involved in the show was also involved in Deep Space Nine. Penny Johnson compares a lot of what Seth is doing with how language is handled is similar to the way Star Trek used language. Its precise considered and its delivery needs to handled just as precisely.

Terry wants the Orville to be funny or it’s not going to work. Allen talks about how comedy in a parody can work. Mike suspects that the universe that the show takes place in is what will ground the show and the comedic elements will be the characters and their situations. Terry talks about the consistency of language that Seth had created for the various elements of the show that is similar to Star Trek. They don’t have warp drive, but their propulsion method will also be referred to in exactly the same way throughout.

Terry is looking forward to seeing it. With Discovery and The Orville, she loves that they are essentially getting a double helping of good Trek-like storytelling in the form of the dramatic and the comedic.

Boldly Go Volume One

Newsapalooza continues with Book News. Boldly Go Volume One will be released soon. This is a bound book of the first few stories in the new comic series from IDW. Currently, they are up to the tenth issue in the Boldly Go series.

Star Trek Online

son'a battlecruiser | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaShifting gears in their Newsapalooza coverage, they discuss Gaming News next. TrekMovie had a T6 Son’a Battlecruiser giveaway. Mike won the ship. Terry had gotten a ship from the lockbox and hasn’t opened it yet. Beth isn’t interested in leaving her current ship. If anyone wants to buy it, message her. Mike points out that the ship would be good to use for the Admiralty system. Terry doesn’t play the Admiralty system.

Terry mentions the Geek And Sundry and Star Trek Online partnership once more before talking about the new featured episode. She finally got back into the game and checked it out. Brush fire features the return of Martok and has both JG Hertzler and Tony Todd as Rodek.

Terry thinks this is a beautifully well written episode. When STO began, it was established in Lore that Martok was killed by Jm’pok behind closed doors. It was shady. She found that his return was believable. Rodek still doesn’t know that he’s Worf’s brother. He teams up with the player to break Martok out of Tzenkethi prision. She thought the episode was a home run and hopes that they both will return for a future episode. The reward was a nice bat’leth.

More Gaming Newsapalooza

Star Trek Timelines is now available on Steam and can be played on PC.

lego marvel superheroes 2 | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaBefore moving onto another Newsapalooza topic, Mike wants to quickly take a detour into the land of LEGO. He talks about the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 game. Patrick Stewart voices the role of Kang the Conqueror in the game. LEGO released a new trailer for the game featuring Kang and Mike absolutely loved it. Check out the trailer and pick up LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 when it gets released in September.

Terry asks about The LEGO Adventures of Big Dude and Lil Dude. The kids have not been over lately, so they haven’t had a chance to record any more episodes. However, episode 5 should be out soon. They have a few more episodes including a couple of special edition episodes waiting to be released as well. Mike talks about the release schedule including the House Tournament with the introduction of Dudette. She stomps them in the tournament and they still don’t know how she did it.

Product Newsapalooza

eaglemoss starships | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaTerry is eager to get to Convention Newsapalooza but first she wants to mention some of the new products coming out soon. She likes a lot of the new t-shirts that have come out. And, is eager to see what new t-shirts come out at the convention. Also, Eaglemoss has added a few more new ships to their store that people can pick up outside of their normal ship subscription.

Ben Robinson, who is the director of Eaglemoss, teased on Twitter that he and Eaglemoss will be appearing at STLV and will be making a special announcement. Mike wonders if it has to do with the Enterprise E. Terry is unsure but is looking forward to finding out what it is.

Convention Newsapalooza

This leads them to this week’s Convention Newsapalooza. STLV will be hosting 120 guests this year including authors. This is the first time since Terry and Allen has been attending that authors had been invited. Dayton Ward, David Mack, Kevin Dilmore, Ron Pearlmann, and Kirsten Beyer. Kirsten will be doing the Discovery panel on Wednesday. Terry and Allen will be missing that panel since they don’t arrive until Friday night. But, check out Treknews, TrekMovie, Priority One, Roddenberry, and TrekGeeks will be able to fill you in on the Discovery news.

rio las vegas | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaAt STLV a lot of people staying at the Rio will visit and hang out at the Masquerade Bar. However, a pipe broke there and it has been closed for the past few days. They hope to have it repaired during the convention but that is unclear if it will be ready by then. People will be meeting at Shutters or the iBar or at Quarks in the convention area. Quarks doesn’t take credit cards so bring cash. Twitter erupted when the photo was posted featuring the closed bar. It unified a fractured fandom.

The schedule for STLV has been posted early. Check it out. In the vendor’s room, Hallmark will be there for the first time. There so much stuff happening at STLV. Terry quickly runs through some of the headliners attending the convention. Doctor Mae Jameson will be attending. She is a real life astronaut and was a transporter operator in TNG.

The TNG Panel

TNG | G & T Show | NewsapaloozaThey discuss the TNG panel in the evening and the controversial issues that arose when they first announced it. Creation has remedied the issue by including it as part of the Ticket Holders, but it originally was completely separate. Now, if you have a reserved seat, you have access to that after hours panel.

Allen thinks this is a slippery slope that the one panel that drew everyone to the convention is no longer part of the convention but an extra that they have to purchase. He thought it was a bait and switch. Allen went off about how messed up that was.

Terry finds the current information about the panel and sets the record straight with the most up to date information. Reserved seats will get access to the event. However, they got rid of the second daytime panel with the partial cast. General Admission seating has to pay $30 to attend the panel. Allen hopes this isn’t a new trend with Creation. Terry thought they were lucky to get General Admission Day panels. They are unhappy that they have to pay extra to see big TNG panel.

G & T’s Presence at STLV

G & T Show will not have a booth at the convention this year. Creation did not return their call regarding the booth. Terry talks about the cost of a booth and how the show doesn’t make any money from it. It all comes out of their pockets. They would have gotten a booth this year but Creation blew them off and Terry wasn’t going to chase them down.

If you’ve purchased an autograph, you will need to bring your own object for them to sign. If you don’t not have something, you must purchase something from the vendor’s room for them to sign. Terry once had to leave the line to get something for them to sign and lost her place in the process. Her $30 autograph cost her $36 and took her more than 4 hours to get it. Autographs in the vendor’s room is completely different. Most people will not sign scripts or original artwork, but they may have something at the table.

Terry and Allen will be there. Mike will not be attending Vegas and will miss seeing everyone. Terry will have her recorder and Allen will have their camera. Watch Terry’s twitter account for the latest details from the convention. Terry is looking forward to watching some panels and reconnecting with everyone.

Conclusion

They wind down Newsapalooza with a voicemail from Ross with all of the latest happenings from Live Love Play. Join them next time for an all new episode of the G & T Show.

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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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