G & T Show 287 – Star Trek Weed, Banned Episodes, and Reboots

G & T Show 287 – Star Trek Weed, Banned Episodes, and Reboots

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G & T Show 287 – Star Trek Weed, Banned Episodes, and Reboots is now available to download. Check it out here. Nick, Terry, and Mike are back to discuss the latest happenings in and around the Star Trek multi-verse. Steve is with them today to help handle the streams. This week they examine Unofficial Productions, General, Technology, Gaming, Books, and Product News. High points of the episode include a discussion on banned episodes, reboots they’d like to see, and a new strain of Star Trek weed that has just been created. Check out this week’s episode and join them in the fun on this episode of the G & T Show.

Cancer Research Fundraiser

Steve's Fundraiser | G & T Show | star trek weedDespite Mike fowling up this week’s introductions, they quickly move onto Coffee Klatch. They are pleased to have Steve back. He raised over a thousand British Pounds and walked over 300,000 steps to help support Cancer Research. He has been recovering from the ordeal ever since. It was more steps than he usually did in a year. He’s been getting caught up on work and Star Trek Online. Terry fired up the game for the first time in a while this week.

Nick and the wife went fishing last week. She caught a six ounce sun fish. They are going again today after the show. Also, he’s been working a lot.

Trip Cut Short Due to Trip

Mike’s parents left on a month long trip that was cut dramatically short when his mom fell down an escalator. Therefore, she was taken to the hospital where she had to get stitches. Hence their trip was canceled after that. So he recounts the story of what had happened and his discovery on Tuesday morning of a photo of his mom bloodied and in the hospital with no message as to what had happened. Luckily, his brother and sister-in-law had just returned from their own trip and had stayed in the city waiting for my parents to arrive so they can drive the car back home. As a result, he was able to call them and get the entire story. Everyone sends Mike’s mom a speedy recovery.

golfing | G & T Show | star trek weedTerry worked and played golf. They had five fouresomes on the golf course this week. She’s in charge of the after the golf refreshments. They had a good time. Their new CFO was awesome and talked a lot of shit when it came to fantasy football.

Then, yesterday, Mike helped her resolved a fine-tuning issue with her new computer. It turned out to be an issue with her monitor. She ended up changing screens with Allen and now she’s able to play LOTRO at full settings without an issue. Its beautiful. She’s now using his ultrawide monitor. It plays and looks incredible. She’s looking forward to the new expansion for both LOTRO and Star Trek Online.

Where News Gets Its News

Nick listened to a radio show about the Boston Bomber. They were reading from Twitter and the news would report on it a couple of hours later. The show made Nick laugh with some of the things they said. He then talks about a National Geographic program about that manhunt and how the news can be a hindrance at times when something like this happens. They hacked into a police helicopter’s feed in order to show what was happening and even misreported the suspect’s capture while the manhunt was still ongoing. It interfered with the police’s ability to do their jobs. Today’s media mistakes the right for a free press with doing what is morally right.

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Terry misses some of the FCC rules that dictated what could be shown on TV. Nick points out that they had fought against Uhura showing her belly button and other things that today are no big deal, but back then were considered borderline indecent. They talk also talk about Vietnam and Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom which put violent imagery in the form of the war and savage animal attacks on television and the nightly news respectively. Today kids are protected from what is death.

Banned Bugs Bunny Cartoons

Nick read an article about banned Bugs Bunny Cartoons. The wabbit season, duck season cartoon is banned because of violence specifically because Daffy gets shot and his bill spins around. Terry doesn’t think there isn’t more violence today than there was back then.

wabbit season | G & T Show | star trek weedThese cartoons were created for adults originally and were often played prior to movies in theaters. Terry credits WB for putting warnings in front of cartoons with violent material but doesn’t censor any of the episodes. Nick mentions some of the cartoons from World War II and how racist they were. They made people laugh when people were terrified.

Mike chimes in to say that the original Disney cartoons were no better. He is referring to the ones in the early days of Disney when Mickey Mouse was a brand new character. A lot of those were dark, frightening, and psychedelic in their content. Nick agrees and mentions watching The Fox and the Hound with his son and the fight at the end with the bear.

Nick talks about some other Bugs Bunny Cartoons that were banned including some that are new viewed as harmful towards the LGBT community. WB cartoons were racist, insensitive, and violent and they have changed over time. Nick points out Betty Boop was overly sexual.

Banned Star Trek Episodes

uhura's belly button | G & T Show | star trek weedMike asks based on where society is today and the direction it seems to be going, do you think any Star Trek episodes could be banned? Nick thinks it would be harder for a science fiction show to get its episodes banned. Today, cartoons like The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad and other are able to talk about issues that other shows would not be able to discuss. Terry acknowledges that those cartoons are geared towards adults.

Terry talks about the Television Code. It ended in 1968. It didn’t take root until the 70s. FCC was still involved and censorship was still in place. Their rules were much more strict. The movies were allowed much more freedom. They talk about how porn had originally being shown in theaters. They discuss the rating system and when it came out. Things changed as people’s sensitivities changed. Nick mentions that PG-13 came about because of two Spielberg films: Poltergeist and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Renting Movies in the 80s

jason and michael | G & T Show | star trek weedMike talks about renting R-rated horror movies with his brothers when they were children. Mike couldn’t have gotten into the theater to watch those movies, but he was allowed to rent them from the local shop. The streaming services are less regulated. Some clerks wouldn’t rent R-rated movies to kids unless their parents were there, but kids today are able to stream much the same content without issue, despite parental controls.

Where Terry grew up, they were much more strict. The cops in her town were bored and they would enforce the law including the enforcement of laws even the esoteric ones. No one rented things to minors that they weren’t allowed to get and more.

Mike mentions that there are a lot of PG-13 movies that he loves and wants to introduce his nephews to, but his brother and sister-in-law have a strict no PG-13 movies rule for them. This excludes a lot of the new super hero movies, which the kids love dearly.

Conspiracy

tng conspiracy | G & T Show | star trek weedAfter some consideration, Nick offers a possible answer to the question Mike posed earlier about which Trek episodes could one day find themselves banned by our society and some of its weird hang-ups. He mentions the TNG episode Conspiracy. It is the episode with the bugs taking over people. The melting people and the creature’s explosion at the end of the episode could be the reason that the episode may one day get banned.

Star Trek The Motion Picture was rated G. Terry loved that. There was no violence or language in the film. However, there was the transporter accident but most of that was left to the viewer’s imagination. Even Star Trek IV was rated PG and the harshest the language got was Double Dumbass on You. Back to TMP, Ilia’s disintegration wasn’t as frightening as the eel going into Chekov’s ear. Steve thought that the only thing requiring censorship on Star Trek was Shatner’s acting. The ratings are based on what is seen rather than heard.

The Missing Links

Oddly, Terry, Nick, and Steve did not get this week’s links from Mike. He quickly passes them around to everyone before he wonders what happened. The email shows as sent but no one received it. He’s disturbed and troubled by the delivery mishap.

Once everyone gets the links, they begin with the new post from Semantic Shenanigans about the copyright infringement lawsuit against Comic Mix over the Places You’ll Boldly Go parody.

Shield of Tomorrow

shield of tomorrow | G & T Show | star trek weedNext, they launch into Unofficial Productions with a discussion of the new Geek and Sundry show Shield of Tomorrow, in which they play Star Trek: Adventures. The second episode of the show is now available. Terry isn’t sure if Shield of Tomorrow will be part of Alpha, the new collaborative effort between Nerdist and Geek and Sundry.

Terry and Mike has been watching it. They provide them with some good ideas for their own stories as well as provide insights into aspects of the game that they have not done yet, such as the ship-based content. The people on the show are major Trek fans as well and they know their stuff.

Paranoia: It’s Not Just Us

Terry is comforted by the fact that they are just as paranoid as they are in the game. Mike points out that because of the format of the game, the paranoia is built in as you’re waiting for something to happen in the game. As fans, they are able to identify story threads and are able to run with them. However, the story doesn’t always end up there. Mike also points out that their paranoia is also based on something that happened to them in their first play test of the system, in which they were caught in a trap. Since then, they are very cautious of it and are always looking for the trap. Regardless, its a fun show and Terry recommends that everyone check it out.

The Orville

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The Orville has released a new promotional video with Seth MacFarlane. There’s a few seconds of new footage and the perspective is from Seth’s point of view.

Mike asks because it is a parody, if this show does really well, what would some of the ramifications of it be for Star Trek Discovery? Terry thinks it would be limited to shareholder disappointment, but Nick points out that it would be difficult to compare the two since one is on broadcast television and the other is is on a streaming service. Nick doesn’t think that reviews will be relevant either as Seth MacFarlane is a golden boy while Trek has a lot of bias built in with the ridicule that Trek fans have experienced over the years.

A Sense of Humor and Heart

The two shows are vastly different as well. The Orville is a comedy while Discovery will be a drama. It is analogous to Galaxy Quest, which many people believe is better than a few other Trek films.

Seth Macfarlane | G & T Show | Star trek weedMacFarlane is a Trekfan and a lot of people wanted him in charge of the show. However, most of his work thus far has been offensive and he has been type-cast as someone that produces offensive material. CBS couldn’t take the chance with him leading the show, so he made his own Star Trek parody series. But that doesn’t mean the show will not have heart or tell stories that deal with issues of the day. MacFarlane is a pro when it comes to that type of content.

Mike referred to the show as Trek Lite. Terry believes it will be a good offset to Discovery which will be a darker drama. Then, the chatroom points out that he produced the new Cosmos series which shows that he could be serious when he wants to be. Mike thinks he will surprise people with what he does with the show. Terry thinks it will be offensive with a lot of heart. Nick doesn’t think it will be offensive. He thinks he will be more sly with it. Mike thinks it will be more innuendo.

Discovery Cosplay

discovery cosplay | G & T Show | Star trek weedTrekCore posted an article featuring the first cosplayer to be seen in public in a Discovery costume. She offers insight into her process of creating the costume. The costume is not a bad interpretation. The biggest challenge for this uniform is the little deltas. Anyone that figures it out will be a cosplay god. Terry has an idea of how she would do it. She would create a stencil with all of the deltas and then layer some kind of gold-leaf glue over it.

Mike admits that he’s not a cosplayer and has never created a costume before, but he thinks that a gold-colored rubber cement would be ideal for Terry’s stencil. He goes on to add that the stencil itself appears that it could be made by using a custom-made, delta-shaped hole-punch. The deltas are laid out in diagonal rows with some along the edges cut off appearing as It reminds Nick of chain-mail.

Nick thinks the cosplayer did a great job with the costume, but he found the intricate nature of the costume to be over the top and impractical. Terry thinks it was a throw down for cosplayers. The Kelvin universe uniforms has the deltas imprinted on the uniforms. Nonetheless, it is impractical. These uniforms were solely created for HD and 4K viewing. There is not justification for it in a practical and utilitarian uniform. They all admit that the uniform looks beautiful, but doesn’t seem practical at all.

Klingon Language

KLI | G & T Show | Star trek weedFinally, there are more links in their Unofficial Productions that you should check out, including a link for people with a 3D printer. Mike quickly talks about the Klingon language article. The language was created to represent a fictional warrior race in Star Trek. However, the people studying, learning, translating plays, books, and stories, and writing plays and other original content in the language are scholars.

Moving On

Then, after finishing up, they moved onto Product News with a few items Terry wanted to touch on. This weekend, the Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments were revealed. The USS Franklin from Star Trek Beyond is this year’s ship. The figures are Picard and Data. Terry is looking forward to picking them up because of the details on the Franklin.

Nick talks about visiting his local dollar store. He mentioned one of the documentaries he watched about Cocaine Cowboys. Getting back on track, Terry mentioned the Eaglemoss Starship Collection and the upcoming Vidian ship. She described it as pretty and is looking forward to getting it.

Star Trek Weed

star trek weed | G & T Show | Star trek weedMike points out that there was something he misfiled under General News. Although in some states it’s a product. He’s referring to Star Trek weed, although he does not come initially come out and say Star Trek weed. It is not an official product. But a new strain of marijuana has been created: Star Trek weed. Nick wonders if recreational marijuana ads or licensing would be allowed once it became federally legal. Nick thinks Star Trek weed would be a great source of licensing dollars for CBS.

Star Trek weed is a cross of Sensi Star and Trainwreck strains and its name comes from a combination of the two. Star Trek weed has an earthy, hash, herbal, lemon, and spicy aroma. The flavors that users of Star Trek weed has been described as citrus, hash, herbal, and lemon. The Star Trek weed “packs lifted and dazing effects that can leave you soaring through the universe within your own mind after a few hits.” Star Trek weed may relieve depression, fatigue, inflammation, insomnia, and stress.

Terry finds it funny that Mike had found the link to Star Trek weed on All Bud.com. She asks if Mike follows the page. He does not and blames Google. Star Trek weed came up in his list of new pages that reference Star Trek that Google sends him everyday. He admits it was at the bottom of the page, but it was there that he had found Star Trek weed. The topic of Star Trek weed was too funny for them not to talk about on the show.

Other Star Trek Weed Strains

pakleds | G & T Show | Star trek weedNick wonders, if CBS were to license Star Trek Weed, what would some of the other the strains of Star Trek weed that could be developed. One strain of Star Trek weed hat he suggested was Klingon herb. He suspects it would be a rough one for Star Trek weed. But after some thought, he doesn’t think that Klingons would part take of Star Trek weed. Star Trek Weed would be something that Orions and maybe Ferengi would enjoy. They agree that Pakled Star Trek weed would actually explain a lot about the species. The licensing opportunities for bongs and pipes would be amazing if CBS licensed Star Trek Weed. They joke about Star Trek weed with the chatroom for a little while before moving on to General News.

Contests

eaglemoss starships | G & T Show | Star trek weedThere are a couple of Star Trek Contests going on right now, including one for STLV and the Star Trek Cruise. They may be over by now, but there is a new one that they want to mention. Eaglemoss and IDW are sponsoring the Summer of Trek contest in which ten grand prize winner can receive a subscription to the Starship Collection. Mike is unsure if the starships subscription is a full subscription or just for a single year. He’s seen information referring to both. The other prizes include a starship pack, the first three volumes of the Graphic novel collection, IDW comics, and Eaglemoss gift cards.

The Star Trek The Original Series Set Tour is a series of galleries featuring Trek professionals visiting the Set Tour. The galleries feature Doug Drexler and the Okudas. If you’re planning to visit New York and are in the Ticonderoga area, plan to stop and visit the Star Trek TOS Set Tours.

Visit New Mexico

Alamogordo's Space History Museum | G & T Show | star trek weedAlamogordo’s Space History Museum has shattered it’s visitation record and it is due in part to its Star Trek exhibit. Terry explains that New Mexico does not have a lot of touristy things. It does have historical and Native American and science / federal stuff available. The Space History Museum is one of the touristy places but it is out there and not very close to where Terry lives.

They discuss relations between New Mexico and Arizona as well as Texas and New Mexico. If they built a wall it would separate them from Arizona and Texas. Nick’s wife grew up in Arizona and loves the sourthern part of the state. The northern portion is part of the Rockies and has pine trees and snow. The southern portion is much more arid. When Nick’s wife moved back east, she suffered from altitude sickness that was aggravated by the sudden increase of humidity where Nick lives.

Chinese Teleporters

quantum satellite | G & T Show | star trek weedAlso, this week, the Chinese successfully teleported information about a photon and an encryption key from a research facility to a quantum satellite in orbit through the magic of Quantum Entanglement. They were able to use that information to manipulate a photon in orbit to match the photon on earth. Although it may not be Star Trek transporters as we know it from the various series, this is how the real world version of this technology would operate. It’s not transferring an object from A to B, but rather sending the information about that object so the object from A can be recreated at B. It requires raw materials (a tank of goo) on the receiving end that is used in order to recreate an object teleported. 

Terry finds it freaky and interesting to think that this type of science is going on in our lifetimes. Although the initial Chinese test involved only a single photon of information, the following test sent much more complex data patterns to the satellite in the form of an encryption key. 

Reboots

westworld | G & T Show | star trek weedSince we are in an era of reboots, Nick asks if there are any shows or movies that they would like to see rebooted. He likes what Trek has done. Planet of the Apes and Spider-man reboots were very successful in his opinion. They think that WestWorld needed to be remade and they are pleased with what they have done. Westworld was frightening but the effects were a product of its time. Nick wants to see a Flash Gordon reboot.

Terry loves King Arthur. Although it has been remade, she has not seen one that is true to the source material. She’d like to see one that follows the entire mythology in a three to four season series. Nick suggest Metropolis and Things to Come as films he’d like to see rebooted. The Foundation Trilogy is currently being made. The Martian Chronicles is another series that was once made but he would like to see rebooted once again. Nick keeps coming back to Flash Gordon. Terry talks more about The Foundation series. It’s hard to translate to film.

Flash Gordon and Westerns

flash gordon | G & T Show | star trek weedMike returns and suggests that he would love to see Weird Science rebooted for a television series. There is so much going on with characters who were brilliant enough to create their own women. Jumanji is undergoing a reboot and is being taken from board game to video game. There’s another film that could merge with Weird Science.

As Mike describes the second film, Nick suggest Sliders. That would be a good one. Terry would like to see the western: Have Gun Will Travel rebooted. In a recent episode of the Gettysburg Address, Marc Cushman thinks that the time of the western has passed. Another western that could work is Wagon Train. Also, Bonanza would be easier to reboot. However, Mission Impossible would be another series Terry would love to see remade if they kept it close to the original. Leverage was the closest it came to a Mission Impossible reboot. In addition, Nick throws Untouchables onto the list. 

When Nick suggests Flash Gordon again, Mike says the SciFi Channel did a Flash Gordon reboot in the early 2000s. Steve confirms it. Nick is surprised that he didn’t know. Mike enjoyed it but had very little reference material to the original material.

Weird Science Mash-Up Series

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Mike would like to mash-up Weird Science, My Science Project, Explorers, and Real Genius. So together they could be four seasons of a series. Some reworking would be necessary. However, Mike thinks that the four films could work as an extended streaming tv show. Nick talks about Real Genius for a bit.

However, the chatroom would like She-Ra. Nick thought that’s what Xena was. Mike explains that Xena had the Greek Mythos to base the show on, while She-Ra would feature characters and stories from the Masters of the Universe mythologies.

Don’t Go There

the avengers | G & T Show | star trek weedNick would never want to see The Avengers with Emma Peel rebooted. Terry shares with the audience what The Avengers is about. It was a British spy drama and not the Marvel Super heroes which people think of today. She talks about some of the other British TV shows she watched growing up as a child.

They talk about UFO. It was from the same people that created Thunderbirds. However, it was a live action show rather than with puppets.

 

Star Trek Cats: The Next Generation

Terry has one more links she wants to talk about. The Star Trek Cats: The Next Generation is coming. So it has a March of 2018 release date. Mike confirms it while Terry talks about the Klingon Travel Guide by Dayton Ward.

Announcements

With that, they wind down this week’s show. Ross has been having internet issues which is why there hasn’t been a lot of content coming out of Live Love Play and nothing new in regards to Big Dude, Lil Dude.

semantic shenanigans | G & T Show | star trek weedMike does suggest everyone check out the Semantic Shenanigans article regarding the ComicMix case. He found it interesting that in the recent document it mentions that CBS sent a Cease and Desist letter. CBS is watching what happens with the Seuss portion of the case. Since the trademark portion is gone, CBS stepped forward.

Also, be sure to like the G & T Show’s Facebook Page. They need to hit 1000 Likes. Help them get there. Terry and Nick offer their social media handles, but Mike would rather everyone follow the show than follow him.

So that concludes this week’s episode of the G & T Show. They had a good time talking about Star Trek Weed, Reboots and banned episodes a long with so much more. Join them next week for an all new episode where they discuss all of the latest news from around the Star Trek multiverse.

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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.

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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.

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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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