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Archive for December 2016

This is an episode recorded earlier this summer and put on hold to be released during the busy holiday season! It's a long episode but that is because we had such a deep interesting discussion, I couldn't decide what to cut out and what to keep in - so I kept pretty much everything!

Phil Sampson joins us to discuss how Neuro Linguistic Programming changed his life. What is NLP? There is much debate as to whether it represents a true scientific exploration of cognition or whether it is a new age cult of cognitive behavioral therapy. Either way, Phil is an interesting guy with an interesting take on life and fitness and we go way back to our days of Brizilian Jui Jitsui training so it was an absolute pleasure to have him on. 

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This episode was recorded live from Mike and Maleah's bar Revival 1869 with Savanna Steele and show regular John Taylor (twistedpodcast.com/truecrimewriting.com). The bar room is in the midst of reconstruction in downtown Clayton, NC. It was discovered that the building was once the home of an old funeral parlor and perhaps the site of a murder in the previous century. Ever the skeptic, I figured we could record live from the location in the hopes that we would receive messages from the other side. No such luck. Although, after we packed up and left John, Mike and Maleah stayed and tried to make contact via Ouija board. We'll discuss their discoveries in a future episode.

We had a fun conversation about the possible origin of human consciousness and where it goes after we die. We also delve into the world of dreams and debate whether or not they are nonsensical drivel or the visual representation of cosmic messaging from other dimensions. Also, discussed: beenieweenies; denser; and nerve stimulation. 

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Carlos Pedraza is a journalist, writer and independent film maker uses his investigative skills coupled with his love of Star Trek to bring us the story of Axanar. Axanar is the brain child of a man named Alec Peters. According to Carlos's website axamonitor.com:

'Peters is a serial entrepreneur and winner of Ernst & Young’s 2004 Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law, and is a former collegiate volleyball coach. In 2013, Peters portrayed Garth of Izar in the fan series Star Trek: New Voyages and was to reprise the role in the planned feature-length Axanar, which he co-wrote and was set to produce, though he decided to re-cast the role with a younger, to-be-named actor. Peters wrote the original story for Axanar 25 years ago and decided to produce it as a feature film after his experience with Star Trek: New Voyages."

Unfortunately for Peters, the success of his crowdfunding campaign and the growing visibility of his production brought obvious scrutiny from Paramount/CBS officials who filed suit. This set the stage for an ongoing legal battle between both parties.

Fan films alone are an interesting topic. Carlos calls his time working on various Star Trek fan films projects as his "film school." Actors, writers, directors spend hours of their time and money creating mini-storylines or off-shoots of their favorite series and characters. Most of the time, the big studios look the other way as there is no competition and no financial reward for the projects. What happens when these films get too big? Listen to find out!

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