Lee Hutchison is joined by John Tenuto to review and reflect on the first half of Star Trek: Discovery's first season. John is a Star Trek historian and Sociology Professor and who studies Star Trek fans and its cultural effects. He and his wife, fellow sociology professor Maria Jose, have written for Star Trek: The Official Magazine, StarTrek.com and they have contributed to the recent Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Expanded Soundtrack.
"So, what was it like on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens?"
Lee Hutchison is joined by Slovenian actor, presenter and model, Andrei Lenart who shares amazing stories from the sets of some of the biggest movies of the past few years.
Andrei discusses what it was like to go from doing security on the set of Thor: The Dark World to trying on Thor's costume and becoming a stand in for Chris Hemsworth in Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Huntsman.
Being cast in 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' and working on the iconic Pinewood set with Matthew Vaughn.
Taking part in the auditions at Wembley Stadium as Lucasfilm looked to cast Rey and Finn for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The experience of being an extra in the scene when Han Solo and Chewbacca are reunited with General Leia, C-3PO as a Resistance Soldier.
What Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and JJ Abrams were like with the cast during scenes at the Resistance Base and seeing the Millenium Falcon on set.
The experience of watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens on opening night and the emotions of being involved in this project brought up.
What it's like doing voice work for the incredibly popular Assassin's Creed video game.
Andrei also updates us the state of Slovenian cinema and upcoming projects to keep an eye on!
Follow Andrei on Instagram @TheLenart and on www.andreilenart.com
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Lee Hutchison is joined by author and script writer, Will Stape. Will is an Emmy Award nominated screenwriter, book author and content producer. He's written for magazines, the web and for several highly respected TV shows, most notably for the Star Trek franchise. Will has helped write two episodes of Star Trek, 'Homeward' in the Emmy nominated 7th season of The Next Generation and 'Prophet Motive' for Deep Space Nine's 3rd season.
Will shares with Lee how Larry Nemecek's Star Trek: The Next Generation companion helped him write for the show, the process of writing and pitching for Star Trek to Jeri Taylor, the ideas and pitches for Deep Space Nine and Voyager that made the cutting room floor and getting to pitch to Michael Piller on The Dead Zone.
Will also wrote the highly rated book, Star Trek Sex: Analyzing the Most Sexually Charged Episodes of the Original Series . Lee and Will discuss the inspiration behind the book and what Will learned about why Star Trek and sex went hand in hand during The Original Series.
Will and Lee reflect on the first 4 episodes of Star Trek: Discovery and what Will thinks as a fan and writer of the show so far.
Follow Will on Twitter - @WillStape, read his Star Trek articles on www.treknews.net/author/will-stape/ and buy his books by following this link www.amazon.com/Will-Stape/e/B00IFUWJXS
Lee Hutchison is joined by actress Emily Beecham (Coen Brother's Hail Caser! and AMC's Into The Badlands) and director Peter Mackie Burns to discuss 'Daphne' which is finally lands in UK cinemas on September 29th.
Emily Beecham plays Daphne a 31 year old Londoner. Busy days, hectic nights, friends, people, lovers, are all welcome distractions from the constant and creeping feeling that her life is somehow stuck. Too young too settle quietly, too old to keep on messing about without aim. One night, an unexpected event slowly but steadily forces her to confront this existential limbo head on, and start looking very closely at the person she has become.
Read our review from the Edinburgh International Festival - www.thenerdparty.com/blog/edinburgh-film-festival-2017-daphne
Find The Nerd Party at...
@JoinNerdParty on Twitter
TheNerdParty on Instagram
TheNerdParty on Facebook
You can listen above on iTunes, Stitcher, Podbean, Spreaker, Blubrry, TuneIn, or wherever you listen to podcasts with our RSS feed.