Memories of the Futurecast: Episode Nine

Futurecast700px-CHoly crap! It's time for 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.

Three important things:

  1. This does not mean the book comes out in 13 weeks. It comes out much sooner than that. In fact, it is available right now! Woo!
  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.
  3. Did I mention that you can get your very own copy of Memories of the Future, Volume One, right now, for $19.87, or as a $10 DRM-free PDF? Okay, just checking.

Episode Notes:

  • The Memories of the Futurecast works hard to earn its [EXPLICIT] tag. You have been warned.
  • Our theme music this week is Harvey Danger's Wine, Women and Song, from their third album Little by Little. HD has made the entire album available for download, for free, from their website. I think it's worth paying for, though, so toss some coins their way if you agree.
  • This week's show features THE BATTLE (or, "What's that Rattle? It's a Ferengi exacting his blood revenge.")
  • Memories of the Futurecast finally grew up and moved into its own apartment. From now on, you can find new episodes at It probably won't work for a couple of days, but should be working by Wednesday at the latest. 
  • Single! Turgid! Episode!
  • Memories of the Futurecast has its own Podcast feed, too! For your convenience (and great justice) you can get your podcast fetcher-o-doodle and stick into it.
  • This is the last full episode that I'll post here at WWdN:iX, so subscribe or bookmark or tattoo the new URL if you don't want to miss a 
  • Memories of the Futurecast takes the A train.
  • Memories of the Futurecast is 12.4 MB this week.
  • Memories of the Futurecast is 26 minutes long this week.
  • Memories of the Futurecast wonders if anyone even reads the shownotes it works so hard to write.
  • Memories of the Futurecast gets busy … sometimes.

Okay enough notes! Let's get to business:

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60 thoughts on “Memories of the Futurecast: Episode Nine”

  1. OK, here is some debugging info that you might (or not) find useful. The offending MP3 that is replacing your Futurecast Episode 7 is called “03 Memories of the Futurecast_ Episo”. Actually, Episode 9 comes across as “Memories of the Futurecast_ Episode”, while all other eps are labeled correctly, *except* for episode 8 which is labeled “Memories of the Futurecast_ Episode 7″.
    I have no idea if this helps at all, as I have no experience with feeds like this. But, those are the files and how they are downloading on the feed.
    BTW, please understand that I’m not nitpicking, or trying to be an ass. I really like your work, and I just want to be sure everyone gets a chance to enjoy it as you intended. I usually listen to your podcasts through your blog anyway, it’s just that your feed is an easy way to archive them for later enjoyment. I know you’re doing this in your own free time, and making them available for free, so feel free to e-cock punch me if I’m being a douche.

  2. Hey, this is actually very useful information for me that I can use to fix problems that were created by the Typepad editor when I created the posts.
    Seriously, thank you for identifying the bugs so I can fix them.

  3. Add me to the fan of Wesley – since the beginning – Fan Club. I’ll even go as far to admit that if my daughter had been a son, HE would have been named Wesley Quinn. Except both Wesley and Quinn have become common girl names, and he might have been had a hard time in school. So, pretty fortunate I had a girl. ; )
    Love the podcast (AND the liners) and look forward to reading the book!

  4. Two things.
    First, I haven’t watched these episodes in years, so I really don’t know of what I write, but here is my take on the Wesley thing. Wesley is special. The Traveler told us this, but Wesley doesn’t know it yet. He’s just a 14-year-old kid who is trying to deal with having a mind that is unlike one possessed by any other 14-year-old. And as a 14-year-old, he isn’t mature about it. He’s not supposed to be; that would make him a god-like character. Insufferabilty is sometimes a trait associated with prodigies, and as such, Wesley is acting completely normal relative to his situation. At least, this is what I think the writers might have been going for.
    Second, you’ve analyzed how this episode may be the point at which people really started to dislike your character, and by extension you. Flash forward to 2009, and you are a respected author, a beloved blogger, the darling of and Bad Astronomer Phil Plait has a man-crush on you. I’d be curious to hear what the catalyst was that turned everything around. Or was it gradual? (forgive me if this has been covered in one of your books. Just point me in the right direction and I’ll rectify my ignorance).

  5. Hee! Wow, they’ve really got a diverse set of nerds going on in that list! Wesley Crusher rates up there not only with Steve Urkel, Martin from the Simpsons, Willow from Buffy, Leonard, Sheldon, Howard & Raj from BBT, Dr. Walter Bishop from Fringe (note to self: suggest to Ashley Edward Miller to write Wil in as some kind of eviler, madder scientist than Bishop in a future episode), Abbie from NCIS, Garcia from Criminal Minds, Hodges from CSI, The Lone Gunmen from X-Files, the Think tank from Numb3rs but also with Mac from Veronica Mars! LMAO. Useless knowledge, I shall retain it forever! And yes, I watch entirely way too much TV.

  6. Hey Wil, just downloaded the first podcast last night, and I think your voice and delivery are just wonderful. I listen to voices for a living so I notice stuff like that :) Keep up the good work!

  7. Wil, my brother just gave me Memories of the Future as a Chanukah present last night. Best present ever. I would listen to the podcast while waiting for class to start, and now I have the book!
    Thank you so much for sharing these awesome memories with us. I can’t wait for volume two. Best wishes for a great holiday.

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