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Ep 17: Alternative Trek Simming (1hr 15m)

Warning: I (Sarah) had a cold during the recording of this episode so there is some sniffling, sneezing and snotting.

Bobby joins me in this episode to discuss sims that aren’t in the mainstream timelines.  Why?  Because he set up a sim a few months ago set after the post-Hobus star asplosion, where the Borg are coming to decimate Earth and the crew of his ship are off to enlist help from other races while fighting Borg and other yuckies.  Also mentioned is NuTrek simming and past sims I’ve (Sarah) run that are outside the norm of Star Trek.

Sites mentioned: USS Dauntless (now closed), USS Excelsior, Futility’s End, Obsidian Fleet, Bravo Fleet

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Ep 13 – Finding Time to Sim (57m)

Kai is back!  We also used the Q&A feature and took questions from listeners/viewers.

Topics discussed include:

  • How to find time to sim when you’re busy with real life
  • When/how to scale back
  • What to do when a player goes AWOL
  • Task Force 47’s Newsletter

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Ep 8 – Creating and writing aliens (1hr 15m)

Today I (Sarah) am joined by Warr (again) and Leigh, both players from USS Sentinel.  Our new stalker put forward the topic idea:  Species/racial diversity on sims and how to write aliens without forgetting they’re /aliens/ and not just Anglo-descended Terrans.  I’m not sure we stuck to topic but we at least gave it a good try 🙂

Topics discussed include:

  • Aliens we’ve written and are currently writing *
  • How to create a character that is an alien
  • Remember they are an alien when you are writing them
  • Aliens need love too!
  • Aliens are popular in the books ** – creating original species
  • Summary of creating an alien character
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* Our alien characters (ones mentioned by name): Lieutenant Wade MacHugh, Lieutenant Rhiannon Nicks, Commander Leah Jordan (PNPC), Sytar Jackson

** The books – Star Trek: Titan, Star Trek: New Frontier, Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers

Sites mentioned: Memory Alpha

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TSP – Episode 7 (1hr 54m)

This time I was prepared for Kai being unable to record the podcast with me.  Two previous guests joined me for Episode 7 and we kicked arse!  Cars, Jay and myself (Sarah) discussed our most controversial topic so far: Sex on Sims.

Topics discussed include:

  • Sim ratings
  • What can you get away with for each rating
  • Brief history lesson on the colonisation of America
  • Discussing ratings of Trek episodes and movies
  • Ratings of other shows and ‘controversial’ episodes
  • We discuss the sexual antics of some of our characters – Jay’s sex JP
  • When is a good time to write sex?
  • Consequences of sex and we get philosophical
  • Discussing sex and sexuality of our characters
  • Star Trek being ahead of its time – those controversial kisses
  • A challenge is issued to Jay
  • Advice on how to write a post that contains sex

Sites mentioned: Obsidian Fleet’s Sim Rating Rules, Bravo Fleet’s Sim Rating Guidelines, USS Galileo, USS Persephone

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