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Imperial Trouble Episode 89: Dragon*Con 2012!

Imperial Trouble Episode 89: Dragon*Con 2012!

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Jason, Sam and Bunny Nick Fury’ed Dragon*Con 2012 and assembled the greatest team of podcast guests the world has ever seen! This episode includes interviews with Harrison Krix of Volpin Props, Grant Imahara of Mythbusters, Mark Meer of Mass Effect, Billy West of Futurama, Beau Brown of Bob and Carl: Sci-Fi Janitors, Sylvester McCoy of Doctor Who, and Jack Walsh of Four Days at Dragon*Con!

Topics include favorite Con costumes, wealthy abandoned babies, the discovery of sugar in space, filling in as C-3PO, a Bob Newhart/Baldur’s Gate crossover, censorship of cartoon violence, puppetry, rolling R’s, and a surprisingly capable impression of Humpty Hump from Digital Underground.

I Wish You’d Make It So, Number One: 12/09 In Review

I Wish You’d Make It So, Number One: 12/09 In Review

Michael Bay is in negotiations to direct a fourth Transformers film. I think Michael Bay should make a movie about Gobots. You could get Gobots for a quarter at Kmart when I was a kid. So cheap. Put them in your mouth, who cares. Put Michael Bay in your mouth while you’re at it. I bet a Gobot would put Michael Bay in his mouth for a part in a Transformers movie.

The Mythbusters accidentally shot a cannonball through a family’s home while shooting an episode. Witnesses reported the cannon fired prematurely after seeing Kari Byron in a swimsuit. I tweeted that joke and was pretty proud of it.

Nichelle Nichols revealed the character of Spock on Star Trek was originally written as a woman. For some reason, when I think of a lady Spock, I think of her having long, amazing, beautiful hair. I had a strange, half-asleep thought about Spock being female when I woke up this morning: “This is the kind of thing that happens when William Shatner wishes on a monkey’s paw.” Did characters ever make wishes on Star Trek? “I wish you’d make it so, number one.” “I wish you’d beam me up, Scotty.” I bet William Shatner makes wishes all the time on the lock of Leonard Nimoy’s hair he keeps in his wallet.

James Earl Jones revealed that George Lucas initially wanted Orson Welles to play the role of Darth Vader. Last night a cute bartender girl told me that she had a hooded sweatshirt exactly like mine, because she stole it from a guy she dated. We both agreed that it was incredibly comfortable. Then she said it was a good thing she wasn’t wearing it last night because then we’d both be wearing the same thing, and I said the world wouldn’t fall off its axis if two people wore the same sweatshirt. I guess the world wouldn’t have fallen off its axis either if Orson Welles had played Darth Vader.

PICTURED: Darth Vader. He probably sounds like Orson Welles.

Finally, this French Bulldog puppy hates an ice cube. In his defense, he ordered his whiskey neat.