Memories of the Futurecast: Episode One

Memories Podcast Art Holy Crap, I'm doing a weekly podcast again! Welcome to Memories of the Futurecast!

This is going to be fun and awesome: Memories of the Future, Volume One, covers the first 13 episodes of TNG, so each week, I'm going choose something from one episode, and perform an excerpt for you. It will mostly be from the synopses, which is where I think the real humor of the book lives, but from time to time, I may work in some things from the other parts.

Two important things:

  1. This does not mean the book comes out in 13 weeks. It comes out much sooner than that.
  2. These are not excerpted from an audiobook. These are recorded specifically for this podcast. I'm not sure if I'll do a full-length audiobook, yet, but I'm open to the idea.

Episode Notes:

  • The Memories of the Futurecast works hard to earn its [EXPLICIT] tag. You have been warned.
  • Memories of the Futurecast Episode One contains an excerpt from the synopsis of Encounter at Farpoint, (Part 1).
  • This week's episode is exactly 9 minutes long. I considered holding it until 9/9/09, but I was afraid the resulting mathematical nine-ness of the whole thing would be, well, a goocher.
  • Memories of the Futurecast Episode One weighs in at 9.2MB

Download Memories of the Futurecast, Episode One.

59 thoughts on “Memories of the Futurecast: Episode One”

  1. ‘Tis downloading as I type this. Huzzah! This *will* be fun and awesome.
    Also, a very tenuous link to the nine-ness, but I thought I’d mention my favourite Steve Martin quote: “You cooked her NINES!”

  2. I can grok nine-ness. 9/9/09 is my 21st wedding anniversary. The wife wanted to get married on 9/2/88, and I asked her to wait one week. The nine-ness makes it hard to forget the date. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Any chance you can have these up on iTunes so my lazy ass will have them force-fed onto my iPod with minimal effort, or do we have to work for these?

  3. This bodes well for the book once it comes out. Since I live somewhere far away from all the cool conventions, these podcasts provide a very good “second best” alternative :) Already looking forward to the next one.

  4. This is awesome! I’m very excited!
    I just started to watch TNG and I’m currently in episode 14. I’ve read your reviews after each episode and I’ll definitely buy the books! I really enjoyed the reviews.
    Downloading the podcast now and looking forward for the next episodes!

  5. That was a great podcast. Mainly because it was funny in a really refreshing way, not belly laughs every 30 seconds but 9 minutes of chuckling to yourself as your headphones bring melodious merriment to your ears. Thanks a lot Wil.

  6. Awesome.
    Was it just me, or did the opening/closing music invoke images of some generic HGTV clean-up show?
    Or am I the only person keeping those folks in business? :)

  7. Hahaha. It’s whatever I could get from GarageBand.
    Luckily for me, I know a few musicians who I may be able to talk into doing a 30 second theme song…

  8. Since you are “open to the idea” of an audiobook version of Memories of the Future, let me just express my sincere hope that you do. I listened to the audio version of Just a Geek, and thought it was wonderful. Especially given your unique perspective and relationship to the subject matter, I believe this would be a killer audiobook. Besides… whenever I read your writing, I’m already hearing your voice in my head anyway, so this would just save me that extra effort!

  9. Woot! Look coward to this once I get home. My epic 2,413 mile road trip from Santa fe to NYC is over! Except now I gotta fly home to Michigan……
    Anyway, wanted to mention that Moby offers lots of music for non profit use, check his site, or he is on Twitter, too.
    – Melissa

  10. Can’t you just use the RSS feed of the blog? It works for me in iTunes. As long as Wil isn’t going to link to other mp3s on the blog – though I’d love to be surprised ๐Ÿ˜‰ – then your podcast program should just give you the Memories of the Futurecast.

  11. [Will download momentarily. Want to get this thought out first.]
    Hey, have you thought about tagging this into iTunes as a full-on podcast? It’s not that hard, I’m told, and it would make it easier to play on the ol’ iPod later.
    And please do an audiobook. Please? And give it away free/cheap. Or just send me a free copy of the book and a CD of you reading it.

  12. I second that question – & if we DO have to work to get this into iTunes (from AOL Media Player), who wants to tell me how…? For I am a geek in so many ways, but computer geekery is not one of them.
    -Alicia (@AliciaWag)
    P.S. Thanks for this, Wil! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Nice podcast. It’s like taking the contents of this book and turning it up to 11. Two things:
    1. Audiobook? Yes, please.
    2. Live one man show material? Uh, fuck yeah.
    Think about it, and thanks.

  14. You’re always welcome to use music from my band, Wil (and if you want something specifically made for you, lemme know & I’ll see what WE can whip up for Mr. Whil Wheaton!)
    -Alicia (@AliciaWag)
    P.S. Didja see my latest twitpic? If not, go have a look – I took that photo just for you.

  15. ME: (laughing as I listen to podcast) CAT: what’s that male voice coming from behind the computer? ME: Wil Wheaton is hilarious! CAT: what’s that male voice coming from behind the computer?
    so Starsky was only interested in the fact that disembodied voices can apparently materialize at any time. I, however, thought it was fantastic as always! :)
    (and thanks for letting me use your anthropomorphization style, without your knowledge…. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  16. I’m so glad you are podcasting again! I loved Radio Free Burrito and have missed it. This is so great. I love hearing about the episodes with your comedy thrown in.
    I’m looking forward to the next 12 episodes and I can’t wait for the book release.

  17. GLEE!!!! I’ve downloaded it and will listen to it in the morning. It’ll be my reward for preparing a quiz for my students. ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. “At Star Fleet, we save the universe and fuck the green alien chick twice, before breakfast, every day.” ROFLMAO!!!!
    That little comment made my entire day. Thank you.

  19. That’s some good stuff–I am looking forward to the book!
    (I did notice a lot of popping in this podcast, though… maybe use a pop suppressor in future podcasts? Just a suggestion.)

  20. You’re my best friend in the whole world? Um, Wil? Can I borrow ten bucks until payday? I’ll totally pay you back, dude!
    Your TV Squad ST:TNG write-ups have always been one of my favorite things you’ve done. Absolutely hilarious. Can’t wait for the book to come out & I love the podcast.

  21. VERY cool Wil! I’m so glad you’re doing a podcast again – you’re a natural at it and I love listening to you spin your tales. You were very baritone in this one, but I suspect the geeky squeakiness will rise to the surface in time. :)
    I didn’t hear any pops – sounded good. 6 minutes is too short for me, but hey. At least I heard Wesley Crusher say ‘shitcock’. [twilight zone theme insertion] (Any time you enter ST land you are Wesley once again, now a freewheelin’, foul-mouthed punk. So good to see. Though Beverly will have something to say about it – I can just hear her. Q will just have to turn her into a dog again – bitch!)
    Thank you Sir Wil.

  22. You said the great ‘unsaid’. Fucking in Star Trek?
    I know that Capt. Kirk explored more than one type of space nearly every episode. And we’ve all seen the post-coital shenanigans of various TNG characters – but I never really thought about Star Trek and ‘fucking’!
    I need to sit down for awhile.
    Excellent stuff Wil, really enjoying your blog and listening to Just A Geek. Can’t wait till Memories of the Future is published – will we be able to get it sent to little old Ireland?
    Keep it real, Ensign Geek!

  23. I have been missing your podcasts! Only problem with this one? Too short! Can’t wait to read the book. You should definitely do an audio version. Thanks!

  24. AudioBook. . .Yes Please, Please, Please. I am an audiobook junkie. thanks to my blind parents mainlining them to me at a VERY early age (back when they came on records, yes I am that old). Thank god for the Geeks in this world. Ipods are so much smaller than those huge “record players” and I can fit more books into my pocket!

  25. I’m doing an international version at Lulu specifically so you who live in the rest of the world can get your book quickly and affordably. It won’t be any different from the US version, just printed and shipped from your country.

  26. Regarding Audio Book possibility for MotF:
    I vote for Wil creating chapter-based audio files for purchase. Not only does chapter-by-chapter purchasing make great sense for this particular book, but it allows consumers to incrementally purchase the whole book rather than having to shell out the full cost in one shot.
    I love audio books, but still find them too cost-prohibitive in general to spend money on them. I would LOVE the option of buying MotF in bite-size pieces. :-)

  27. That’s a great idea. I have added it to my idea book, and will look at the logistics of doing that, if I do an audiobook for MotF.

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