HTP Episode 013 – Dr. Erin Macdonald

dsc09307_orig

Dr. Erin Macdonald is an astrophysicist, and aerospace engineer, and the host of the YouTube series Dr. Erin Explains the Universe. This was a great discussion about how to balance science fact with the needs of fiction, as well as how writing for science has changed as we’ve advanced our scientific knowledge.


Here’s where you can check out Erin’s work:

Official Site, Dr. Erin Explains the Universe, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram


Geek Resources:



Memory Alpha – The prime resource for all Star Trek worldbuilding.



Catch this episode on: YouTubeiTunesSoundcloudStitcherPodbeanRSS Feed

Advertisements

HTP Episode 012 – Lee Sargent (Lee Draws Stuff)

3ee1

Lee Sargent is a popular artist, known for his childlike interpretations of scenes from Star Trek, Dr. Who, and Stargate. Lee feels passionately about letting people enjoy stories on their own terms, that stories are about escapism and creativity. What I love about this chat is that we get to discuss the balance between an artist’s original intention and the audience’s vision. We also get to talk about Australia’s wildlife and doing cons outside the US, with such awesome events as Oz Comic Con and Supanova in his backyard.


Here’s where you can check out Lee’s work:

Twitter, Facebook, Lee Draws Stuff


Geek Resources:



Acts of Gord – Hilarious blog written by the owner of an independent video game store in Canada.



Catch this episode on: YouTubeiTunesSoundcloudStitcherPodbeanRSS Feed

HTP Episode 010 – Madison Spencer Engle

ecb8d38242e178ecea6202d8b3bbd24c


Madison Spencer Engle is a favorite in the Star Trek Cosplay community. Not only is she one of the most popular “Beverly Crushers” on the convention floor, but she’s very active on social media giving advice and helping fellow cosplay fans get the recognition they deserve. Madison actually took her love of costuming into the industry, having spent years as a costumer for Star Trek: Voyager, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Austin Powers. She frequently does her cosplay to benefit such causes as Hope’s Kids and Walk for the Blind



Here’s where you can keep tabs on Madison, and follow her positivity:

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram


Geek Resources:



Satellite News – The prime resource for all things MST3k. Episode guides, episode reviews, cataloging of obscure references, and the most comprehensive history of the show ever in one spot. Also a moderate amount of Keefe.



Catch this episode on: YouTubeiTunesSoundcloudStitcherPodbeanRSS Feed

HTP Episode 006 – Nana Visitor

Screen Shot 2019-06-11 at 4.20.43 PM


Nana Visitor is best known for her portrayal of Kira Nerys on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. In more recent years, she has spoken about her love of gourmet cooking and has written a cookbook, titled In My Kitchen.



Here’s where you can keep tabs on Nana and her adventures:

Facebook, Twitter, UN PETIT MORCEAU


Catch this episode on: YouTubeiTunesSoundcloudStitcherPodbeanRSS Feed

HTP Episode 002 – Klingon Pop Warrior

Podcast001

Jenbom, the Klingon Pop Warrior, is a YouTube artist and favorite in the Star Trek fan community. In this episode, we discuss her character, the history of the Klingon Pop Warrior project, and how she’s turned a quick gag on the Improvised Star Trek Podcast into a way to raise money for the charity Extra Life.



Be sure to follow Jen at the following sites:
Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, klingonpopwarrior.com, and Extra Life


Catch this episode on: YouTubeiTunesSoundcloudStitcherPodbeanRSS Feed

No Summer Lull Here

In the Bossig household, there is no “summer slump” in between TV seasons.  Summer is the time when we start catching up on shows we’ve missed or re-watching old favorites.  Why suffer through endless reality shows when you can watch a quality show, uninterrupted, at your own pace?  Time it right, and you can watch the whole series between June and August.
Here’s what’s on tap for us this summer:

  1. Outlander
  2. Star Trek: Enterprise
  3. Batman (1966)

Personally, I’m a big fan of buying my favorite shows outright, but Netflix and Hulu are fantastic alternatives too.  Summer’s just getting started, so if you’re frustrated at cable TV’s offerings… Seek out something better!

My Starfleet Wardrobe

Can I confess something?  I absolutely, positively hate the word “cosplay”.  I prefer calling it just plain “costuming”, since that’s what it is.  Call me old-fashioned, but I like actually using the full word, and it’s not right to call it “play” when it involves this much work!  Now having said that, I’ll still use the word “cosplay” since at least then everyone knows what I’m talking about.  But thanks for letting me get that off my chest.

Anyway, I’ve got a few costumes in my closet…. I’ve done stuff from Ghostbusters, and DC comics, and even a little Mario here and there.  But I have the most fun doing Star Trek uniforms.  Here are two of the ones of which I’m most proud.

403538_3388895518001_1840907120_nHere’s a TOS uniform.  Tunic by Anovos, pants by J. Kerezman, and boots by Caboots.  What I love about this is that everything in it is completely screen-authentic.  Short of enterprisefiguring out what underwear Starfleet issues, this is 100%

On the other side of the aisle is my Enterprise uniform, and other J. Kerezman creation.  Rank pips obtained on eBay.  The pattern and colors are also screen-authentic, which means nearly every visible part of this costume is perfect.  I would like to find a screen-perfect undershirt.  The boots are my TOS boots, sadly.  Perhaps one day I’ll be able to track down the Enterprise boots.  But it’s close!