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There’s no scarcity of fan-based Trekkie programs, yet Shereese Alexander and also Andrea Redmond stand apart from the group with The TNG Podcast

Referring to themselves as ” real-world geeks,” Andrea and also Shereese hold a number of levels in between them, consisting of aquatic biology, microbiology, immunology, and also molecular genes.

Yet their enthusiasm is sci-fi. These real-life buddies enjoy to geek out over Star Trek: The Next Generation (and also anything else sci-fi) while drinking warm Earl Grey tea.

They maintain audiences connected with their once a week episode-by-episode ” take apart” of the 7 periods of the greatly prominent television program.

Andrea described, ” After we came to be close friends, in a few of our discussions, we discussed just how much we liked enjoying Star Trek: The Next Generation while we were maturing. We would generally discover ourselves going crazy throughout those discussions, and also we assumed we should certainly bottle them and also transform them right into a podcast.”

The initial episode of The TNG Podcast was launched in May 2020 while Shereese and also Andrea were showing practically. They discovered that they had lots of added power, since they weren’t travelling, and also they funnelled that power right into beginning the podcast.

Shereese explained, ” Our podcast is distinct since we damage down the scientific research of the program. And also, as ladies that are BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, and People of Color], we bring a various point of view. We take a look at each episode with the lens of variety, equity, and also incorporation.

” We were privileged to speak with a star that got on Star Trek: The Next Generation as an added, and also we additionally talk about established style, personality advancement, and also enjoyable points that come to everyone.

” One of our audiences talked about the truth that we discussed a personality’s ‘ actually dope attire.’ She stated when she listened to that, she understood that our program was for her, as opposed to any one of the various other Star Trek podcasts.”

Andrea’s passion in Star Trek started with her papa. ” He was a designer and also had a deep love for Star Trek, Star Wars, anything Stars … the Captain Picard personality advises me of him. Considering that my papa died, I discover it calming to view the program, since it seems like I’m experiencing the memory of enjoying it with him.”

Like several audiences, Andrea’s preferred personality is Q. ” He is a charlatan and also scammer,” she stated.

Andrea connects since she suches as to play amusing tricks on family and friends. ” Hopefully, I do not create individuals the variety of frustrations that Q produces,” she chuckled.

” The star that plays Q, John de Lancie, does an unbelievable work. He makes me want I were a fly on the wall surface for the experiences aboard the ship. I would certainly like to ask John whether there was a great deal of stress, as I think of there was, to play the initial brand-new alien to be presented on The Next Generation I ask yourself just how much of himself he offered the personality and also what it resembled to produce a rascal personality from square one.”

Andrea is additionally one for journey. ” I invest my pause stand-up paddling, skate boarding, or treking and also camping with my eight-pound young puppy. I’m additionally enthusiastic concerning food preparation, enhancing, and also crafts. That’s why established design captures my interest when we view Star Trek episodes.

” On a normal Saturday or Sunday early morning, I get up and also ride my bike to the farmers’ market, go rock-climbing for two-and-a-half hrs, go searching at sundown, and also at the end of the day, I could make an alcoholic drink and also check out a publication or view a motion picture with close friends.”

Shereese defined herself as ” an autist that is the specific reverse of Andrea. When I am not showing or sci-fi-ing, I utilize my Oculus, an online truth headset, to exercise, view motion pictures, or play video games.

” I additionally invest a great deal of my time collaborating with customers in the online service globe.”

Shereese’s preferred personality is Data, played by Brent Spiner. ” Data wishes to end up being much more human, so all his communications are planned to assist us comprehend humankind far better. I constantly seemed like that as a child … like an outsider searching in. I really did not comprehend individuals’s feelings and also responses.

” Brent Spiner is really respected, and also obviously, he has actually acted in great deals of hit motion pictures in addition to little movies and also programs. If I had the opportunity to interview him, I would certainly ask him concerning his preferred personality. I’m interested which one he is most pleased with.

” Data is an extremely famous personality, and also Brent has a great deal of array as a star. The difficulty with a program like Star Trek is that a great deal of the personalities merely provide guidelines and also descriptions, so you do not actually reach see their acting chops. Every so often, something insane occurs on an episode, and also you reach see the stars’ skills. Information has no feeling or character, and also there’s absolutely nothing vibrant concerning the method he connects with others, so I ask yourself if that personality extended Brent one of the most.”

When Shereese and also Andrea asked a section of their target market why Star Trek: The Next Generation is very important to them, the agreement appeared to be that the program teems with expedition, appeal, and also development.

” Many individuals are still astounded by Star Trek today since it describes the human problem, and also there are numerous personalities in the franchise business, every follower can discover one to relate to,” Andrea kept in mind.

Shereese included, ” We proactively urge our audiences to involve with us on Instagram and also using e-mail. We constantly take pleasure in hearing their point of views, since it aids us have a fresh point of view and also enables every person to have their voices listened to.”

Shereese summarized the factor individuals are attracted to their program: ” I assume our audiences like us since we’re geeks and also Star Trek followers like they are, so it really feels a little bit like a kinship– a discussion with a number of close friends concerning Star Trek episodes we like. When somebody pays attention to our program, they’re welcomed right into our relationship.”

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Brad Paisley on Recording New Track ‘ Same Here’ With Ukrainian Head Of State Zelenskyy: ‘I Seem like I remain in The Bourne Identification’




The country superstar knows “Same Here” may be polarizing, but, “People can hate it. It’s OK.” 

When Brad Paisley started playing potential songs from  his forthcoming album Son of the Mountains for Universal Music Group Nashville president Cindy Mabe, she told him, “Make music that matters, that’s not disposable.” 

Gentle ballad “Same Here” was in the first batch that he played her, and Paisley certainly took that message to heart. The song, which came out Friday (Feb. 24), celebrates our similarities no matter where we’re from or the language we speak and ends with the audio of a conversation between the country superstar and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The release date is not coincidental: Today marks a year since Russia invaded its neighbor. 

UMGN sent the track to radio, but even Paisley, whose 12th No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart was last February’s “Freedom Was a Highway” with Jimmie Allen, doesn’t expect it to garner much play and he’s fine with that — even though, as he points out, “It’s a very country record,” with Jerry Douglas on dobro and Dan Tyminski on mandolin.

“The label [was] so great about it, realizing this isn’t going to be the feel-good hit of the year and this isn’t even going to be something that’s going to work long term at a radio station, it’s not going to research [well]. There’s a speech at the end  of it, but this needs to exist in whatever form we can have it to present it,” Paisley says, adding there will not be a radio edit without Zelenskyy. 

He says UMGN has been nothing but supportive. “It’s been a great team effort to sort of say, ‘Okay, I’ve got a new home. This is what I’m working on. The first thing is ready on this really important date and then we’ll start giving you these others as well, painting the picture I want to paint.’ And you can imagine how good that feels.” 

Though Paisley’s move to UMGN’s EMI imprint from Sony Music Nashville was only announced earlier this week, the deal was actually done close to a year ago and Paisley has been hunkered down writing the new album for months. He wrote “Same Here” shortly after the invasion with Lee Thomas Miller and Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith. 

The war “was really weighing on me,” Paisley says. “I have been in the gym the night it started and I remember working out watching the news and it was just the most surreal scene, all those taillights leaving Kiev. I’ve been touring Europe lately and it’s like looking at that, it’s like, ‘Holy cow, that looks like every city we play.’ It wasn’t like anything I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.”

Paisley had conversations about performing it on NBC’s all-star special Ukraine: Answering the Call, which ran July 3 and featured Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Sheryl Crow, Alicia Keys among others. He talked with MSNBC anchor Nicole Wallace, who spearheaded the benefit, about the song and she said she could get it to some Ukrainians. Paisley initially thought about a refrain of the title sung in Ukrainian several times at the end. “And then I thought, ‘Would President Zelenskyy like to have the last couple of minutes and have a discussion with me on the ways we’re the same?’”

Because of security reasons, Paisley declines to give more details about how the song actually got into Zelenskyy’s hands (“I feel like I’m in The Bourne Identity,” he says half in jest).

The Zoom date with Zelenskyy moved around a fair amount but was finally slated so they could record the conversation for the song and also talk about United24, a charitable program to rebuild and restore Ukrainian homes destroyed by the current war. All proceeds from the song will go to the charity, for which Paisley is an ambassador. “We’re hoping to build housing for 4,200 people,” he says. “Rebuild the things that were bombed out, which, as you’d imagine, is just changing daily.”

Paisley stresses that he did not give talking points to Zelenskky, who needed none, but the two discussed they ways we’re all the same, in terms of loving our families and our countries. “He could have done 25 minutes at the end of this song on the ways were the same, but we hand selected [parts of the] conversation that really felt so relevant.  I’m very, very proud of what he said. He’s a really charismatic and earnest, sincere guy.” 

After teaching Paisley how to say “same here” in Ukrainian, Zelenskky says in the song, “We speak different languages in our life. Yes, but I think we appreciate the same things – children, freedom, our flag, our soldiers, our people. The biggest treasure we have. And friends. And we’re proud of our army who defends our freedom and will defend our lives.” The president also many a few suggestions that Paisley incorporated into the last verse.  Paisley hopes to include video clips of their conversation into the music video for “Same Here.” 

Thursday (Feb. 23), Paisley posted a video to his Instagram account mentioning the new album and song. Many of the comments were supportive, but,  unsurprisingly, a fair number of comments were critical of his support of Ukraine. Comments were disabled on his posts today— one promoting the song (which features cover artwork by his oldest son) and a subsequent post featuring a snippet of his appearance on Fox & Friends this morning. 

His team turned off the comments on the posts today because “you want [the song] to stand alone. I don’t want to be a site for bots to have their day. I want that to be a pure spot to see what I’m saying,” he says. “We’ve had to do that a few times retro-actively where something starts to get hijacked and it’s like, ‘C’mon, that isn’t what my site exists for, my site exists to present what I’m doing.’”

But Paisley adds, “I welcome discussion over this. Everybody’s opinion matters. So that person that hates it, they’re just as valid as me. They can hate it. It’s okay. I’m good with that. ‘I hope you’ll listen to other things and If I’ve lost you, I’ve lost you.’”

Paisley says the song fits in perfectly with his new album, which is about “a kid from West Virginia, looking at the world today.” He won’t talk many specifics yet, but says another song on the album addresses the opioid crisis: West Virginia has been hit hardest of all the states with drug overdoses. There are other issue-oriented songs, but he adds, “As much as I’m dealing with topics that are timely, it goes down very smoothly. I don’t do it in a way that’s any different than George Jones would do it or different than Merle Haggard would do it.” 

As far as other guests on the album, he’s keeping quiet, only to add, with a laugh, that Zelenskky is the only world president with a cameo on the set coming later this year.

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