First appearing in Episode 16, Laurie Ulster has returned to Hungry Trilobyte to talk about how fandom is changing in 2020… and unlike a lot of things in 2020, it’s changing for the better! She and I discuss how Star Trek is branching out in new creative directions and how to maximize your enjoyment of it. Or, if you’re not the type of fan who’s enjoying it, how you can redirect your fandom energy and still be as much of a Trekkie as ever. We also get into a pretty good chat about what it was like to be a fan in the days when being a geek wasn’t cool. Not to be missed is our discussion on how Ethan Phillips admit’s Neelix’s crush on Janeway, and Andrew Robinson’s views on Garak’s gay crush on Bashir.
Jerry Bennett, the first guest everon HungryTrilobyte, returns for episode #50! Jerry and I discuss the challenges of being creative in 2020 and the unique opportunities still around for artists. Jerry has been on an incredible self-improvement regimen, and I make the point that the ‘starving artist’ myth does more harm than good. Speaking of thriving, we discuss how Jerry was a guest at the OK Art Crawl, an art show for the socially distanced. I brag on some awesome open-source creative apps like GIMP, LibreOffice, and Ubuntu Studio. Jerry sings the praises of Procreate.
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.
Rod Faulkner is the blogger from The 7th Matrix, a fantastic resource for independent science fiction, as well as the podcaster from Eye on Sci-Fi. In 2019, I appeared on his show, and Rod now graciously returns the favor. In this episode, Rod and I spend a lot of time talking about the wealth of projects from independent artists… as well as offering our opinions on Batman and Star Wars!
Laurie Ulster was the Supervising producer for After Trek, and in addition, is a witty commentator and writer of many blogs and articles. In this episode, we discuss her experiences getting to step into fandom and appreciate genuinely good people working in Hollywood. During the episode, she misses the name of the host of The Math of Khan, which was James Grime. At the event, she also interviewed Connor Trinneer.