Inform us the story of the way you got here to resolve you have been going to do a podcast — and this podcast particularly.
So I used to be sitting in my home, and the cellphone rang, and it was the CEO of Nacelle, Brian Volk-Weiss, who’s implausible. And I had by no means met him, and he is like, “Hello, that is Brian Volk-Weiss. I actually, actually need you to do a podcast that we’ll produce. I simply know that is good.” And I am like, “What? Who’re you? What?” I used to be like, “You need me?” I mentioned, “You actually need Patrick [Stewart], however you will accept me.” He mentioned, “No, no, no. I need you to do that.” And I am like, “A podcast.” And he mentioned, “Yeah, a podcast about ‘Star Trek’ with the solid.”
I mentioned, “Okay, to begin with, Brian, there is no method I will get one pal of mine from ‘Star Trek’ to go on a podcast with me, and we’ll discuss ‘Star Trek,’ as a result of we discuss it on a regular basis with everybody else, interviewing. I simply do not suppose so.” I imply, I do odd issues. I’ve an eclectic profession. That is an understatement. However I mentioned, “I simply do not suppose so.” After which he got here again a few weeks later, or per week later, and mentioned, “I actually suppose it is best to rethink this, as a result of I believe it might be nice. You’ll be able to discuss no matter you need.” And I am like, “However I haven’t got any imaginative and prescient of what it might be.” He mentioned, “Effectively, speak to your pals. We by no means get to see that.” And I mentioned, “I do not know, I will give it some thought, however I do not suppose so.” He got here again a 3rd time and requested me. The final time I took two occasions to say no after which lastly mentioned sure was for “Star Trek,” enjoying Dr. Crusher. There’s one thing about me that is actually silly, that claims no to those nice issues that I get supplied. And I went, “Okay, I will say sure.”
So I mentioned sure. And I used to be nervous. I did not know fairly what I used to be going to do, however clearly I like my associates. We’re all the time in touch with one another, and I used to be going to begin with the “Subsequent Gen” folks. However then I am associates with plenty of different folks from completely different “Star Trek” casts. And I assumed, “Effectively, that shall be nice too, as a result of we’ll see what we’ll discuss.” And I’d analysis those that I already knew all of the stuff they did, however I wished to have a look at it once more. That form of factor. After which I’d simply provide you with stuff, and we might discuss it. And everybody was completely different. Some folks, it was extra critical. Different folks, it was extra wacky. I believe considered one of my favorites is with Wil Wheaton, as a result of I like my house son. We’re shut. He is among the best. And he’s so good at podcasting, internet hosting and all of that, that I assumed, “Okay, he’ll be interviewing me. I’ve bought to make this like a dialog. How do I do this?”
So the concept I got here up with was that we have been going to play video games. It could not be video video games, due to the pandemic and stuff. So I got here up with simply beginning with By no means Have I Ever, and we bought right down to it. We talked about issues that is likely to be a bit stunning, however I discovered loads about him. And I’m certain he discovered greater than he ever wished to learn about me. After which I had philosophical, moral questions, and we simply began speaking about all kinds of topics, very random. I imply, it truly is the gamut. And that is after I began to appreciate I might open up the checklist of issues we’re speaking about, and I’ve had a lot enjoyable doing it. I’ve discovered find out how to sound edit, regardless that Naselle has somebody who double checks all of my sound edits and makes it actually come as much as snuff. However I’ve cherished studying a brand new talent. I’ve cherished the problem of how do I … It is not likely an intimate dialog with my associates, however elements of it are intimate. And the way do you do this? So I am excited.