Shore Leave #19 - Leonard Nimoy QA and STLV 2017 w/Dani Schwartz

Originally released on March 19, 2017

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This week on Shore Leave, Dani Schwartz stops by the show to talk about ShopLLAP's return to STLV in 2017 and to answer listener questions about her grandfather, Leonard Nimoy. Hosts Heather and Jeff chat with Dani about our mutual love for our grandfathers, how Dani's relationship with Leonard evolved from her childhood years through adulthood, vacations and holidays with the family, Dani's thoughts on Star Trek and Spock, and of course, some of her favorite memories of her grandfather.

Also on this episode, we announce our first ever listener contest! The prize, a $20 gift card to ShopLLAP! All you have to do to enter is leave us a review on iTunes between today, March 19th, 2017 and April 23rd, 2017 for a chance to win. We will announce the winner on April 30th on our show, Twitter and here on our Facebook page.

Star Trek Las Vegas Convention Topics With Dani Schwartz :
  • ShopLLAP is returning to STLV this year!
  • Working with Creation on ShopLLAP's return
  • Special items ShopLLAP might have for this year's convention!
Questions for Dani from Heather, Jeff and our Shore Leave listeners :
  • Robert Reyes asks "How old were you when you found out/realized that your grandfather was a big celebrity?"
  • Jeff asks "Did you have any special things you that you and your grandfather did together regularly during your childhood?"
  • Yezenia Hernandez asks ""Who do you remember were your grandfather's heroes, who did he find inspirational?"
  • Jeff asks "What were some of the ways your relationship with your grandfather evolved from childhood into your teens and adult years?"
  • Mikki Gunter asks "How do you feel about your poppy included in future Star Trek movies or shows via CGI?"
  • Timothy Knotts asks "Leonard was quite the multi-talented artist, with published books of poetry and photographs. Have you inherited any of that talent, or are you personally perusing either of those arts based on inspiration from your Grandfather?"
  • Jeff asks " what were holidays like with your grandfather - any favorite holiday memories?"
  • Belinda Privett asks "Do you have any stories about family activities, trips or events with your grandfather that you're particularly fond of?"
  • Jim Moorhouse asks a 2-part question
    • "What are your favorite Trek moments/portrayals of Leonard?"
    • "Aside from Star Trek, what other parts of your grandfather's career are you a fan of?"
  • Jeff asks "Do you remember the first time you saw a Spock action figure or doll? Did you ever mention it to your poppi?"
  • Angie Long asks "If you could have one piece of tech from Star Trek (transporter, holodeck, replicator, etc) What would it be and why?"
  • Heather asks "What is your favorite memory of your grandfather?"

We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Dani on behalf of ourselves and our listeners for taking the time to talk with us and for sharing so many wonderful stories and memories about a man who is very special to all of us here at The Tricorder Transmissions. This episode was an absolute joy to record and we sincerely hope all of you enjoy it as much as we did.

And, as mentioned on the show, here is a YouTube link to one of Leonard Nimoys favorite songs, Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer.


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Jeff Hulit
Managing Partner of The Tricorder Transmissions Network and Administrator of the Unofficial Las Vegas Star Trek Convention Facebook Group.
Jeff is a regular host on Shore Leave, DiscoTrek, The Original Mission, Drawing Trek, and Supplemental Logs.


Heather Barker
Managing Partner of The Tricorder Transmissions Network and Administrator of the Unofficial Las Vegas Star Trek Convention Facebook Group.
Heather is a regular host on Shore Leave, DiscoTrek and The Original Mission.
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Dani Schwartz
Co-founder and CEO of ShopLLAP

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