Monday, July 20, 2009

Belated Vacation Photos...

It may be a little while before another podcast comes along, so in the meantime, I thought I'd share some of the photos I took when I went to visit Monterey and we saw the new movie.

Yep. Here I am in Los Angeles. You can tell because of the massive tool smiling behind me.

Here I am at LAX during my long layover. Guess what I did? Yep. I stared at Beverley Crusher.

Here is the annoying Twin Peaks spoiler. It was the first thing I read in the in-flight magazine. What are the odds? How did they know I was watching Twin Peaks at the exact same time?

Here's the plane to Monterey. I hardly ever have a plane with no movable hallway jetway thingie. So quaint. Felt like I was in the 1940s or something.

The soundboard I packed along ripped a big hole in my new suitcase. It was a soundboard we didn't even bother using.

There's my luggage and my free reading book. Don't judge!

Ahh. Here are the two of us eating at some Indian joint that serves some awesome fire-hot tandoori. As I type this, I'm so terribly hungry. Notice the dorky shirt that J.R. is wearing.

Here we are at the movie! For some reason we felt out of place in our Star Trek gear. If you can't wear a Star Trek uniform to a Star Trek movie on opening day, when can you wear it? Sheesh. It's too bad Star Trek is all mainstream now. We have nowhere to scurry to.

The next day we hit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. George and Gracie weren't there anymore. The big probe log from Star Trek IV came and took them. Actually we didn't bother going in. We just got our picture taken out front.

Free chowder! This is what the future is like!

Please please appreciate the awesome Photoshopping of this picture. It fits the subject!!!

Here's my suitcase clipped in safe and sound because hardly anybody takes the Monterey-LAX run.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Podcast 34: Horga'hn(g) Take Me Away!

Check this out! Not four, not five, not SIX, but SEVEN episodes covered in this podcast -- IN UNDER TWO HOURS! Zoppity boppity. First we tag the early episodes we missed a few months ago and then we wrap around for three new ones. We got annoying kids, slimy feet, boobys (traps), planet maroonings, wormholes, head gear, pleasure planets, love stories, Klingons, throwing knives, xeno-cannibalism and hands-on archeology. Sounds like the plot of The Princess Bride.

Hey here's something we discovered in the post-production process of this set that is sort of funny! The resident archeologist of The Enterprise dies in "The Bonding." Later, at the end of "Captain's Holiday," Vash asks Picard, "Is there any room for an archeologist on board?" How did we miss that?

Here's Phil's link about Star Trek and poker in

Here's a link to some Star Control gameplay! You can sort of see examples of the patented Star Control planetary whip maneuver at :25, 1:05, 1:15, 2:34, 2:56, 3:35, 4:17 and 4:56.

Podcast breakdown:

0:00 -- nuqneH and helping you be cool
6:09 -- "The Bonding"
17:52 -- "Booby Trap"
29:12 -- "The Enemy"
45:16 -- "The Price"
56:00 -- "Sins of the Father"
1.12:17 -- "Allegience"
1.23:11 -- "Captain's Holiday"
1.33:29 -- Awards and rankings
1.36:58 -- Qapla' and outtakes

J.R's Rankings

7. "The Bonding"
6. "The Price"
5. "The Enemy"
4. "Allegiance"
3. "Booby Trap"
2. "Captain's Holiday"
1. "Sins of the Father"

Jon's Rankings

7. "The Price"
6. "The Bonding"
5. "Allegiance"
4. "Booby Trap"
3. "Captain's Holiday
2. "The Enemy"
1. "Sins of the Father"

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This episode is dedicated in loving memory to Predator himself -- Kevin Peter Hall (1955-1991) and also Michael Jackson.

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Podcast 34 delayed!

Turns out we couldn't achieve enough independence today to record. Apologies! Guess Great Britain and the terrorists have won today. We'll hope to get 6-8 eps done and recorded sometime next week.

Happy Independence Day!