Brooklyn, NY, June 22, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Rules of Acquisition Podcast is ecstatic to interview Mark Allen Shepherd about the creation of the character Morn, and to raise awareness of the fan created gofundme campaign “Don’t Let Morn’s Chair Be Empty.”
For seven years, Mark Allen Shepherd portrayed the silent alien barfly Morn on Star Trek: Deep Space nine. A fan favorite among fans and convention goers, many were upset when he was absent from the guest list for the 50th anniversary celebration. To cover the cost and expenses of flying Mark from his home in Germany, a few industrious fans took to crowdfunding site gofundme.com to make sure his seat isn’t vacant at the recreated Quark’s Bar at the Las Vegas convention.
About the Rules of Acquisition
Instead of focusing on geek news and events or technical minutiae; hosts Wade Bowen, James Nolen, and Hugh Crawford ask “Is Star Trek: Deep Space Nine a long lost prequel to the current Golden Age of prestige television?” Each week they delve deep into episodes of the 90s series, not as trekkies, but as television fans who just happen to be into Star Trek, thank you very much.
Each show normally ranges from 40 minutes to an hour. After a brief synopsis the hosts delve into the scenes, themes and characters of each episode with jokes and behind the scenes trivia about the production.
Episodes are explored within the context of the entire DS9 series arc, 90’s tv, Star Trek, and also where the show stands in comparison to the television of today. Each podcast ends with the question “What would you fix about this episode?” where the hosts can imagine how to repair egregious “bad 90s scifi” problems or address any minor quibbles they might have.
What People Are Saying:
Vegan_Jax on iTunes says, “ ...finding a good anything that talks about Trek that is inclusive and not awful is difficult. These guys pretty much nail it. They’re not afraid to point out the aspects of the show that were problematic or didn’t work.”
Thevoid19: “I’ve never particularly liked Deep Space Nine …. This is actually getting me to go back and appreciate it for what it is!”
Janeyyyyyyy [sic], says “... the preachy TUMBLR tier social justice rambling has to stop. Very irritating!”
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