The Nerds welcome Oscar Challenge Winner Richard New to talk about his Oscar picks, then everyone joins in a series of interconnected and irreverent tangents.
When I was young I grew up watching Star Trek. One of my earliest memories was sitting next to my father on the floor watching the awesomeness that is Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG). I had only a basic understanding of what I was seeing, being that I was only 5 or 6, but it was enough to captivate me. Each week I’d watch, learn, and be inspired. The characters became like fIgures from ancient myths. You had the impossibly old and wise teacher, the artificial being striving to become human, lovers torn apart and reunited, the warrior outcast who finds a family, hell, even a blind man that can see! And of course, a powerful but companionate leader. I followed them all for years, never missing an episode. Then came a fateful day when their adventures came to an end. “All Good Things…”, the last episode of TNG to air. It was a very emotional experience for me, bringing me to tears. I then realized what had happened.
Some of you avid listeners may know that I myself am a DIYer and craftaholic. My dad dragged me against my will to OSH and Home Depot on the weekends when I was a kid when I would rather stay home and read. He then made it up to me by teaching me how to use power tools, to build things, and to look at the artistic potential of a piece of junk. It unlocked a personal creativity that I’m proud to say that I share with my dad, and his dad, and his dad.
Due to some scheduling conflicts, we couldn’t record a new episode for all of you in time for release. So, we have decided to share a “lost” episode from November of 2015. So while this is episode 145, you’re actually hearing an unused “Episode 135”.
It’s really interesting to hear Bryan, Sarah, & Roxi speculate on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and realize how right, and how wrong they were about certain things. Enjoy this short-term time capsule with some updated feedback from Sean at the end!