Polly Esther is a Canadian comedian who operates a one-woman show called “Dammit Jim”. Polly’s show dramatizes how she found herself trapped by alcohol addiction and then how she used Star Trek fandom to help lift herself out of it. In this episode, Polly and I discuss the amazing supportive potential of the Star Trek fan community and how to work around the negative, toxic minority in the fandom.
Darran Bruce a Twitch streamer, and the talent behind The DJ Sessions, a group that is bringing old-school DJ concepts to the world of Twitch and mobile audio. In this episode, Darran and I talk about using new media to create the platform you want, and he explains how “Silent Disco” technology can make real concerts possible in the era of social distancing.
John Lim and Andy Bray are the authors of the book “Making Fake Star Trek” and its sequel. The books chronicle their portrayals of Sulu and Chekov in the fan series Star Trek: New Voyages, also known as Star Trek: Phase II. In this episode, John and Andy join me for a discussion of the odd historical circumstances that made their show possible, and what it was like to step into the legendary roles.
You can follow John Lim on his official Twitter account. You can follow Andy Bray’s work on Twitter, as well. The book’s official website is MakingFakeStarTrek.com and the two operate a podcast, found here.
Michael Ehmcke and Derrick Nadeau are a dynamic duo in the realm of podcasting. Basing their series of shows off their site webegeeks.net, the two crank out episodes of Wookiee Radio and Mighty Marvel Geeks, with a great team of other podcasters joining them. We Be Geeks also offers their own Podcast Collective, pooling the resources of other like-minded shows. In this episode, we talk about how podcasts help connect people who otherwise might not have a conduit to friends with the same interests.