Memories of the Futurecast: Episode Two

Futurecast700px-C Having clawed my way far enough out of fevertown to think and speak (mostly) clearly, I decided to take advantage of the lull in construction next door and record this week's Memories of the Futurecast.

Memories of the Future, Volume One, covers the first 13 episodes of TNG, so each week, I'm choosing something from one episode, and performing 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.
  • I'm not 100% today, and as a result, the podcast isn't 100%, but someday we'll all look back on this and laugh as we flee the planet in a space ship.
  • This week's theme music is used under Creative Commons license from the incredible Coconut Monkeyrocket. You can get the whole thing yourself, as well as a mountain of awesome music, at Comfortstand Records dot Com.
  • Memories of the Futurecast Episode One contains excerpts from the synopsis of Encounter at Farpoint, (Part 2), and Behind the Scenes Memories.
  • This week's episode is twice as long as last week's, and comes in at just over 18 minutes long.
  • Memories of the Futurecast Episode Two weighs in at 8.7MB.
  • Memories of the Futurecast will eat up all your crackers and your licorice.
  • Memories of the Futurecast has Improved Initiative.

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49 thoughts on “Memories of the Futurecast: Episode Two”

  1. I could not be more pumped about this book.
    Super glad you’re feeling (at least a little) better. I pawed through my PAX swag on Saturday, and I think that’s why I was symptomatic by Sunday evening. Glad to see I probably won’t die (assuming I have the same flu as you).
    Woo Memories of the Future!

  2. I don’t have any crackers or licorice, though. I fear it might turn to me for sustenance. That is fine, but if it touches my Guinness or Boddingtons…

  3. Thanks for these! Been digging the first two episodes. KTLA just started showing TNG at 12:30 am, which means I get to watch the episodes that go along with these. It’s also bad, because now I will staying up to like 1:30 am every night now…

  4. if I get fired for screaming “CPT PICARD CONTROLS THE SKY” I’m blaming you Wil.
    But it would be so worth it…thanks for another great ep.
    I can not wait for this book to be released.
    Oh and I’m glad you are feeling at least somewhat better.

  5. Good question.
    Um … when I’m not feeling crummy, I’ll figure out how to submit my podcast to iTunes. I assume I can give iTunes my regular old feed address, and it’ll figure out when there’s a podcast enclosure?

  6. I’m so glad that you were feeling well enough to record this, I was really looking forward to it. It was awesome. I look forward to the next podcast.
    Also, I love that you opened with “Shopping for explosives” by Coconut Monkey Rocket. I heard this song in your Ultra Lounge edition of Radio Free Burrito and now it has become one of my favourites.
    Any more thoughts of another music packed podcast when Memories is through?
    Hope your feeling 100% really soon.

  7. Thanks for the best journey to work I’ve had for ages. I even got a seat on the bus as people moved away from the snorting giggle monster that was me. Looking forward to the book.

  8. Wil, I gotta tell ya I love these podcasts. I am a new mom, and when my little one is napping I steal a few minutes for myself to look at wwdn In Exile. Everyday I look forward to your posts and you often write something that gives me a giggle. This site has helped to diminish my stress levels for the past nine weeks…and counting.
    I look forward to reading Memories of the Future. Hopefully, I will be able to read it when my baby is napping or when she finally gets on a schedule that will let her sleep through the night. Then may be I can say up late and read. Boy, that’ll be nice. :)

  9. I’m one of those people who have a long commute every day, work long hours, have two very young kids (1 and 3 years), …. and would never have time to read a book.
    Hint Hint on the audio book.
    Seeing that you’d at least be guaranteed one sale, now you have to do it.

  10. Wil, These podcasts are AWESOME!! I know the book will be great because the commentaries you did for TV squad were fucking hilarious. But these podcasts are loaded with extra funny. I’m loving this!..More please and Thank you

  11. Absolutely digging the podcasts, Wil! I am very much looking forward to this book and I sincerely hope you consider doing an audiobook.
    Speaking of other podcasts where you star, I’m surprised you haven’t been posting updates on the newest Penny Arcade D&D sessions at Episode 3 was posted on 9/11/2009 (
    I’m curious, did they do drawings for this session like they did for your first session with them?

  12. Okay. “Captain Picard controls the sky!” actually made me do a real-life spit-take. Congratulations, Wil, you’re only the third person to ever do that. Secondly: A wire coat-hanger and an old pair of pantyhose can be fashioned into a decent pop screen in mere seconds. Cheap as free. Thirdly, please do an audiobook of ‘Memories’, you do the best audiobooks I’ve ever heard (what with all the asides and all). Seriously, I’m not sucking up here. To my knowledge, no one puts as much heart and extra thought into as you did on ‘Geek’ and ‘Happiest Days’, they were a joy to listen to. Lastly: Thank god you’re doing podcasts again! I missed these! Since its going t be a series, any chance you could do a quick mp3 promo for it so’s us podcasters could give it a plug on our shows?

  13. If you give iTunes your regular old feed address, then invert the baryon flux dynamic, modulate the phase of the Interocitor harmonic, and then just selectively convolve it through the main deflector, it’ll figure out when there’s a podcast enclosure. Easy as pie for any first year chronomatic engineering student.

  14. I’ve enjoyed these podcasts SO much! They’re making me really excited about the book but I have to say, I think you need to also do an audiobook, because I want both. BOTH, I say! Please? You’re so funny and fun to listen to. I have been genuinely LOL’ing. “Captain Picard controls the skyyyyyyy!” ::giggle: And the sound effects really make it too.
    I have to say, I’ve always wondered what you, the actor, thought about those horrifying sweaters they made Wesley, the character, wear. Now I know. The more you know, indeed.

  15. Glad you’re on the mend. (I was getting antsy for this next episode.)
    I always liked Wesley’s sweaters. He was the only one, for a little while, who got to wear normal clothes. Then he got stuck with a one-piece jumpsuit like everyone else.
    The “queue futuristic sound effects” reminds be of read-along records and the chime that played when it was time to turn the page…. This podcast is stirring up all sorts of memories.

  16. Slightly belated comment here, but I had to laugh when you mentioned the popping. Don’t worry about it–I understand completely, having just gotten over a pretty bad cold that was still probably an order of magnitude less severe than your flu. Hope you’re feeling much better now.

  17. Wil,
    You need to attach a pencil to your microphone. Use a rubberband. It’ll prevent popped “P’s” and “B’s” in your recordings. Just attach it to the grille where you speak into the mic.
    Great reading. I will buy this book!

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