TNG Season 7 Gag Reel

Some great video and a preview of some of the bloopers coming in the season 7 TNG Blu-Ray set that will be here next week.  Some great stuff in this short preview and it’s obvious all of these actors had a blast doing this series and loved their work and each other very much.  Enjoy the clips!

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – Teaser


The brand new, teaser trailer for next year’s new film in this series is finally here – and it’s fantastic!  Just a tease of things to come and I couldn’t be more excited.  Episode 7 appears to be in very good hands and this is taking me back to a time a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away!  December of 2015 can’t get here fast enough!  Enjoy!

Podcast # 514 – Conventions – 1411.23

This week on the podcast it’s another great Skype chat as we talk all about Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Comic Conventions.  I got together with my good friends:  Jen, Angela, Kenny, Chris, and Rick last night to talk all about the fun and things involved with attending a modern geeky convention.  We talk about the good and the bad, but we still all really love attending these geek fests of all things nerdy and geeky.  There’s costuming, photos, autographs, talks, merchandise, lots of walking, and everything to make a geeky weekend truly a great memory.  I hope you enjoy this Skype chat as much as I did recording it.  We get a little goofy and silly at times, but I think everyone will get a kick out of this one.  I really want to thank everyone for joining in on this call (such a great team on this one of both experienced con attendees and also of very experienced podcasters too).  Thanks y’all!

Next weekend Mark will be here to cover the classic film, “War of the Worlds” from 1953.  Until then, a big Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the United States.  Take care and enjoy your week ahead.  Bye for now!

Podcast # 513 – “Red Shirt Diaries” – 1411.16

This week I have a special show for everyone. Earlier this past week I chatted over Skype with the creators & stars of the hit web series called the “Red Shirt Diaries.”  I spoke with Ashley Victoria Robinson (Ensign Williams) and Jason Inman (many other voices, etc.) about their season one episodes and their plans for season two. For those that don’t know, this is a comedic look at the original “Star Trek” series episodes from the point of view of a red shirt Ensign aboard the Enterprise. They did ten season one episodes on a shoestring budget and are currently running a campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for their big plans for season two with new sets, costumes, locations, and many other cool new additions to the series. Both Ashley & Jason were great fun to talk to and I hope this podcast will help bring them some new donations for their very fun web series. Check out the videos below and go HERE to help them fund their next season. Big thanks to them for taking the time to speak to me and I wish them all the luck in their future work. Next week on the podcast it will be another Skype chat talking about some fun convention stories we have all had. Until then enjoy your week ahead and stay safe.


Podcast # 512 – “True Q” – 1411.09

This week I cover the 6th season TNG episode called “True Q.”  I first talk about my recent trip out to Las Vegas for work and how nice the weather was out there.  Then I do a short, spoiler-free review about the new film, “Interstellar” (which I really enjoyed a lot).  And I talk a little about the title for SW: Ep. 7, “The Force Awakens.”  Make sure to donate to the “Red Shirt Diaries” campaign to get funding for a season two and I will be interviewing the team soon too.  Then it’s on to the main subject for this week.

The episode “True Q” I think is well done and it once again brings Q and a new Q into the TNG universe.  Young Amanda (played by Olivia d’Abo) is just finding out she is a Q and learning about what to do with her new powers.  It’s a cool episode and it’s always good fun to see Q back in an episode.  I comment on the episode while I play it for all of you.  Hope you enjoying hearing this one again.

That’s it for this time.  I will actually be here again next week with an interview show with the “Red Shirt Diaries” folks.  Until then, take care and enjoy the week ahead everyone!

“Star Trek: Horizon” – fan film trailer


Another fan film series is coming set in the era of the “Enterprise” tv series. This features a new crew, a new ship and what looks like the start of the Romulan War conflict. Great job on this trailer and this is suppose to end up being a full two hour movie when it’s completed. Click HERE to learn a bit more and watch the cool trailer below.

Sneaky Zebra Music Videos


A group called Sneaky Zebra has been making some amazing music videos from their visits to various cons featuring an array of cosplayers, celebrities, and just fans. These are really awesome to watch and they give me all kinds of ideas for future videos I’d like to try to do. You can follow them HERE on YouTube and I will list a sample group of their stuff below. Really great stuff!


Podcast # 511 – Aurora Repeat – 1411.02

This week is a repeat of podcast # 36 from back in 2006. It’s the show where I introduced the crew of the Aurora and played the first audio Trek drama I recorded way back in the day. Growing up watching the original “Star Trek” in reruns made me and my friends create our own ship and crew. We recorded a total of six audio dramas on cassette tapes way back in the old days before good quality CD audio, before computers, before the internet, and so on. It was a lot of fun! The audio quality of these productions is not great but I think you can tell what the story is about and who is who on the crew. I will list below links to all six of these old podcasts that contain the whole run of Aurora audio dramas if you want to go back and listen to them. We did improve as time went on in audio quality and other aspects of doing these shows. I hope you enjoy this retro repeat show this week. I will be back next weekend with a look at the TNG episode, “True Q.” Take care until then and enjoy the week ahead.

Podcast Links to the old shows:

Podcast # 36:  Aurora Episode #1

Podcast # 38:  Aurora Episode #2

Podcast # 41:  Aurora Episode #3

Podcast # 47:  Aurora Episode #4

Podcast # 49:  Aurora Episode #5

Podcast # 51:  Aurora Episode #6