Monday, May 27, 2013

Podcast Episodes 92 & 93

Thor's 92 & 93: Star Trek Into Darkness
James Doohan (Scotty from Star Trek) in his
World War II uniform

Thor 92: Star Trek Into Darkness

We talk the new star trek, and also the next generation movies, Red Letter Media, Saturday Night life, and the departure from that program by Bill Hader and jason sudeikis.

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, John Cho, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Peter Weller, Anton Yelchin

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This week's cover photo via: 

Thor 93: Star Trek into Darkness II: The Wrath of Kahn

We discuss whether a big budgets of the two new star trek movies prevents the films from being as clever and the Gene Roddenberry created television series, the difference between marketing a movie to appeal to all ages and actually scripting it to appeal to the lowest common denominator . Alice Eve's underwear scene, the controversy surrounding it, JJ Abrams' marketing strategy. Cloverfield, Super 8, Lost, Damon Lindelof, good screen writing.

And the dedication of the film to "post 9/11 veterans" and the very particular phrasing of that dedication.

(some of this stuff might actually be in episode 92 instead of 93, I can't remember.

This week's photo is James Doohan, Scotty from the original Star Trek in uniform during his service in World War 2. Doohan was part of the invasion of Normandy at Juno Beach. (I don't know who the woman in the photo is with him, presumedly his mother or grandmother)

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