Ned Trek 34 - Shitty and a Bit of a Stretch. Another Ned Trek non-musical episode, this one loosely based on the classic Star Trek script "City on the Edge of Forever," originally written by famed sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison. Captain Willard, Mr. Ned, Mr. Perle, and the Nixon android all leap into Earth's history in an attempt to stop a crazed Doc Coburn from changing the past and foreclosing on the future. Will they succeed? Well ... robo Nixon does start a home for wayward clowns. That could make all the difference.
Put The Phone Down. Matt and I go into a wide-ranging discussion about Nixon's happiest days, Seb Gorka's descent back into internet racist rants, our somewhat spotty memories of the 1970s Eric Idle / Neil Innes parody of Beatle history called The Rutles, a look inside how Matt works on stuff, and a review of the television we used to watch with our parents back in the 1960s and 70s. Some impromptu singing and swanning about on various instruments.
Christmas Songs. We did a short block of Big Green Christmas songs by way of a little preview of the holidays to come. These include:
- Christmas Green, a Willard song from one of our early Ned Trek episodes;
- Jit Jaguar's Christmas, a relatively recent recording of a quirky, older number we've played on the podcast before;
- Horrible People, a Ned song from a few years ago, featuring the ubiquitous 40s guys on backup vocals;
- Christmas Presence, a recent re-recording of one of Matt's several takes on A Christmas Carol (this song appeared on his amazing 1994 Christmas cassette collection);
- Make that Christmas Shine, another Willard song from that early Ned Trek Christmas special (the one with Santorum's Christmas planet).