In summer 2015, Mike was asked (for free, it should be pointed out) to do some video work for the Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus. The event in question included a keynote speech from former Texas State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis.
This is indeed an example of Mike meeting a well-known person of influence.
On today’s edition of the podcast, we are recycling the audio from that speech.
It’s been mentioned before, so we’re devoting a whole episode to it: Mike’s love of Star Trek.
Mike shares a few thoughts about the franchise that Gene Roddenberry started, shares a few top 10 lists, and his top 20 episodes that aren’t on these lists. Fortunately for all concerned, “Space Seed” – a TOS episode Mike feels is highly overrated – is not on any of these lists.
Go to Memory Alpha to learn anything you want to know about all things Trek.
Mike’s Top 20 list:
The Day of the Dove
A Piece of the Action
Patterns of Force
For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
Whom Gods Destroy
A Matter of Honor
Menage a Troi
Take Me Out to the Holosuite
The Omega Directive
Bride of Chaotica!
Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy
Choose Your Pain
We forgot to include “Bar Association” in our recording. That one features Quark’s brother Rom starting a union for the employees at Quark’s Bar.
George Dean is an actor, musician and artist currently based in Denver, Colorado. Before Denver, however, he was based in Lawrence, Kansas and worked on a variety of projects – including Tales from the Interim Net as Dr. Stanton Kingston.
Today we talk about the Tales experience, film and arts in Kansas City, and so much more.
True fact: As has been established on the podcast, Mike is a Shawnee Mission West alumnus. As are actors Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis. Rudd graduated long before Mike ever set foot in the school’s halls; Sudeikis’ senior year coincided with Mike’s freshman year there (and, no, Mike did not know Sudeikis at West).
Tales from the Interim Net – Episode Zeta: “The Rebirth of Aikori” – This episode of Tales features today’s guest. It was originally in the show notes for Adam McKeith’s episode, but we’ve included it here as well just in case.