Balticon 40.38 – Interview with Harve Bennett, Producer of Star Trek Movies

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We met Harve Bennett at Farpoint Convention. It was a great time. But more important, Harve is a great story teller. He relates the tale of how he became involved in producing Star Trek: The Wrath of Kahn. Many people beleive he saved the Star Trek franchise after the disapointing Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Harve is currently shopping a book about his life in Hollywood to several publishers. We’ll let you know when it’s available in print.

In other news, Paul still has bronchitis, so Martha is reading this week’s intro.

We’re still doing major preparations for Balticon 41. We hope to see you all there.

We’re covering some of the podcasters that will be attending in the intro this week:
Mike Mennenga and Evo Terra from Farpoint Media
Evo’s wife Sheila who is one of the hosts of Dragon Page With Class
Steve Eley from Escape Pod
Mur Lafferty from podcasts are Geek Fu Action Grip and I Should Be Writing
George Hrab, host of the Geologic Podcast
Jack Mangan of the Dead Pan podcast

We had a great time down in Richmond last weekend at RavenCon. We hung out with a lot of other podcasters. Got to meet lots of great folks like the guys from Geek Label, Janna Oliver, Maggie Bohnam, Steven Euin Cobb, and Robert J. Sawyer (the GoH). We did some podcasting panels with Tee Morris, and Rich Sigfrit worked us into another Mr. Adventure podcast. It’s was Paul’s first time running a live sound board and Martha’s first time being the villian. We had an amazinging time.