Monday, November 24, 2008

Podcast 19: The Next Generation of Men's Fashion

Alright, this is monu (wait for it) mental! Probably the most anticipated event in the history of this podcast happens right here in Podcast #19. We're speaking of course of finally getting to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Hopefully our "praise" of the show will appease the die-hards.

Podcast breakdown:

00:00 -- Opening b.s. (BYU, Rock Band)
05:19 -- TNG intro
11:07 -- Listener mail
15:20 -- Character overview
34:00 -- "Encounter at Farpoint"
54:25 -- Ten promising things about Next Gen
1:00:00 -- Ten things that suck about Next Gen
1:04:10 -- Ratings, trailer talk, outro, outtakes


Jon used the word "campy" a lot during this discussion, when perhaps "cheesy" probably would have been a better word.

Another thing Jon forgot to mention was his confusion over why Q didn't harass any of the other Federation ships going to and from Farpoint every day.

This podcast is dedicated in loving memory to DeForest Kelley (1920-1999)

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Monday, November 17, 2008

The New Star Trek Trailer

I don't think Paramount will be mad at us for posting this. You can download the trailer for free on iTunes. Perhaps Apple will be mad at us for posting this.

What do y'all think? I think that before the trailer I was worried most of all about Simon Pegg, because he's too much of a comedic actor. But when I saw him in the trailer for that half second he really really looked like Scotty. Maybe it's just me. Also it looks like in this universe Spock gets really pissed. That could be cool. It happened in the original Transformers movie when Megatron turned into Galvatron and Spock voiced Galvatron and he was super pissed and it was super cool.

Let's add a few more Googlable words shall we? New Star Trek Trailer! Movie Film J.J. Abrams May 2009 James Tiberius Kirk Spock Simon Pegg.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

a couple of listener links

A couple of our listeners have provided us with a couple of Star Trek links that ought to be posted.

First from Jake: A real-life Kobayashi Maru (even though they spelled it wrong)

And then from Tim: What does the Enterprise look like?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hey look! It's the new old Enterprise!

Here's yet another thing on the new movie from EW. Maybe we shouldn't talk about the new movie so much because we don't want to overtly spoil it before May.

I'm sure, however, that we'll be talking a lot about the new Star Trek trailer that's going to run on the front of the new James Bond movie this Friday. Get your tickets!

'Star Trek': An exclusive first look at the Enterprise

Nov 11, 2008, 03:23 PM | by Jeff Jensen

Categories: Sci-Fi, Star Trek

Enterprise579_l JJ Abrams wasn't a huge fan of the original Star Trek TV series as a kid, but he does have one unabashed gee-whiz Star Trek memory: watching the first feature film (1979's Star Trek: The Motion Picture) and marveling over the big reveal of the Enterprise during a long sequence in which James T. Kirk takes a slow-boat tour around the iconic starship. "The coolest thing about it—maybe the coolest thing in the movie—was when you flew around the ship, you could see all the different panels that made up the ship," says the director of the forthcoming Trek reboot, slated for a May 8, 2009 release. "It was the first time I had ever seen that level of attention, that love of detail, given to the tangible, practical reality of the ship."

Here, in this exclusive first look at Abrams' take on the Enterprise, you not only see his vision of the ship, but his attempt to evoke that sequence from the first film that so captured his imagination. If you're thinking, "Wow! It looks the way the Enterprise has always looked"—well look at the big Spock brain on you! Abrams wanted to take the original TV series Enterprise and the movie franchise Enterprise and fuse them together into a new yet familiar Enterprise. His ambition was a ship that felt very realistic, that could "stand up" to today's f/x standards—and beyond. "If you're going to do Star Trek there are many things you cannot change. The Enterprise is a visual touchstone for so many people. So if you're going to do the Enterprise, it better look like the Enterprise, because otherwise, what are you doing?"

Fans and other interested parties will get more looks at the new Enterprise when the first trailer arrives this Friday, attached to Quantum of Solace. And if you missed the additional 11 Star Trek photos we debuted last month, click here and check 'em out.

Monday, November 10, 2008

New Movie Posters

Enjoy! Very black and whitey don't you think? I hope that means the movie is in black and white except at the end when they visit Schindler's grave.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Podcast 18: Reintroducing the Whaling Industry to the 23rd Century

Once again we enter the realm of "good even" Star Trek movies. This time the Enterprise goes to the Earth-like planet of '80s San Francisco. And we totally the hell finished posting this podcast on time.

Podcast breakdown:

00:00 -- Intros/hellos
01:29 -- Halloween wrap-up
05:41 -- Viewer mail
10:38 -- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home discussion
1.26:03 -- Awards
1.32:30 -- Preview of next podcast/goodbyes/outtakes


One thing we forgot to mention was the true test of Spock's eventual humanity. It was saving Chekov's life -- the guy who screwed up everything in Star Trek II.

This podcast is dedicated in loving memory to Jane Wyatt (1910-2006).

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

EW Pics

For those who are wondering, here are the Entertainment Weekly pictures of scenes from the new movie. Chances are you've seen them online already, but we like to be complete here.