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Offline Jay

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SGU 24
« on: June 10, 2011, 01:26:48 PM »
Guys,  We have a live 24 hour SGU event happening on September 23-24.  It will have audio and video live streaming.  We are in early production right now with tons of ideas in the mix.  Mixed in with the typical SGU content there will be a story-line that plays itself out over the course of the show.  I cant reveal too much of the details of the story-line but there is so much time to fill I'd love to hear any ideas or comments you have.

http://theness.com/roguesgallery/index.php/events/announcement-sgu-24-show/
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Re: SGU 24
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011, 01:47:39 PM »
A sleep deprived math quiz show: at random times after the 18th hour throw out simple math problems and see who can answer it the fastest.
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Re: SGU 24
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 02:45:02 PM »
Nothing specific, but I advise to have some material held in reserve to fill dead zones.

I listen to a podcast in a different genre, and they did a 24-hour (ended up being 28 hours) show last summer.  There is something they ended up calling "The Black Hour" in the middle where things went WAAAAAAY off-course for a time.
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Re: SGU 24
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 05:56:35 AM »
How awesome would it be if you ran quick RPG session, perhaps DnD or Star Trek!? Even if you guys are rusty on the DnD rules I'm sure you must have a friend who still plays that could help out (although I always imagined Steve DM'ing). I would love to see Rebecca playing DnD, hilarity would be guaranteed. My dream would be Phil Plait as DM for a Star Trek roleplaying game session.

Just a quick pre-written module or maybe the DM could whip up a game with a skeptical bent, the heroic 'Rogues' fighting the disgusting monster "Salivier Brown?"

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Re: SGU 24
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011, 06:15:35 AM »
Phil Plait as DM for a Star Trek roleplaying game session.

Oh hell yes. Especially if he injects some actual science into this purported science fiction.

"No, you can't do that... Space doesn't work that way... Saturn's rings don't have a magnetic field... Due to relativistic time dilation your quick trip to the nearest planet to sell your loot took seven hundred years..."

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Re: SGU 24
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011, 12:45:31 PM »
Perhaps you should have a doctor on hand, a neurologist perhaps, just to make sure none of you suffer brain damage.

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Re: SGU 24
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2011, 02:37:48 PM »
I would have a series of clips ready to go in case of emergency, or when you guys need to take a break. In fact, there should be buttons with pre-recorded messages, and when one of you leaves to do whatever, you can still be part of the conversation (Bob's should say "we should invest millions and millions on that").
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Re: SGU 24
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2011, 02:44:54 PM »
I would have a series of clips ready to go in case of emergency, or when you guys need to take a break. In fact, there should be buttons with pre-recorded messages, and when one of you leaves to do whatever, you can still be part of the conversation (Bob's should say "we should invest millions and millions on that").

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Re: SGU 24
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2011, 02:48:11 PM »
I would have a series of clips ready to go in case of emergency, or when you guys need to take a break. In fact, there should be buttons with pre-recorded messages, and when one of you leaves to do whatever, you can still be part of the conversation (Bob's should say "we should invest millions and millions on that").

Billions!!!

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Re: SGU 24
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2011, 09:52:27 PM »
An impromptu five minute interview with a randomly selected listener/viewer could be funny.  Have people who want to be considered and have the technology to participate submit their names then choose 3-5 of them at random and call them during the show.  People would have to be ready with Skype logged on and wouldn't know who was getting called until it started ringing.

A less serious but potentially hilarious activity would be to prank call various pseudoscience and woo organizations.

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Re: SGU 24
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2011, 10:48:33 PM »
So which of you will die at Rebecca's hands first?

My bet is Bob.  I know Jay seems the likeliest target, but I think come hour oh 16, Bob will make some high end Astronomy reference mixed with a really bad Star Trek joke and out comes the Meat Cleaver. 



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Re: SGU 24
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2011, 11:18:18 PM »
There's only one thing I know which can get you guys through this: extended RPGing!!! GMed by listeners! By which I mean me! Call of Cthulhu! Loud noises!
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Re: SGU 24
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2011, 11:50:41 AM »
I think people are mostly joking, but I've watched live RPGing before and when you're not participating it is DULL.

Cropped and edited RPGing would definitely be enjoyable, but real-time?  Ugh.
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Re: SGU 24
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2011, 12:16:39 PM »
I absolutely think you should do some short interviews with your forum members.

I'll happily come on sometime and talk about airplanes if you want.  There are tons of people who have interesting jobs, or other areas of expertise.

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Re: SGU 24
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2011, 03:05:10 PM »
I absolutely think you should do some short interviews with your forum members.

I'll happily come on sometime and talk about airplanes if you want.  There are tons of people who have interesting jobs, or other areas of expertise.

Targeted interviews would be more interesting, random would be more amusing (IMHO).  I guess it depends on what you're going for, which might depend on the hour.

 

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