253: What Does Data Smell Like?

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Pets of TNG. Pets are an important part of many people's lives in the 21st century here on Earth, but how important are they to the characters of The Next Generation in the 24th century?Many Star Trek fans would name Data's cat Spot, but there are a lot more pets on the show that also make appearances and have an impact on the characters of The Next Generation. In this episode of Earl Grey, host Justin Oser is joined by special guests Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson of Literary Treks to talk about the pets of The Next Generation. This is a fun discussion that includes talking about Data's cat Spot, Picard's fish Livingston, Troi's childhood dog, Kirk's dog Butler, Lwaxana's pet vine, O'Brien's tarantula Christina, Worf's targ, and a number of other pets. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Welcome, Dan and Bruce! (00:01:31) Pets Named for Trek Characters (00:02:39) Pets of TNG (00:04:38) Spot (00:05:56) Data's Cats in All Good Things... (00:20:39) Livingston (00:24:48) Dogs (00:34:50) Lwaxana's Pet Vine (00:42:31) O'Brien's Tarantula Christina (00:46:06) Worf's Targ (00:49:55) Jil Orra's Wompat (00:53:29) Jeremy Astor's Cat Patches (00:58:30) Other Pets on Screen (01:00:27) Pets in the Novels and Comics (01:04:00) Final Thoughts (01:12:22) Closing (01:23:11) Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes 39 seconds Hosts Justin Oser GuestsDan Gunther Bruce Gibson Production Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

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