Tuesday, May 24, 2016

#92 - STAR TREK BEYOND & 2017 CBS TRAILER REACTIONS


It may be an old cliché to say first impressions are everything, but Star Trek Beyond lost a lot of points with its polarizing Beastie Boys-rific teaser trailer. This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with a handful of special guests, discuss the recently dropped face-saving (?) full length trailer, as well as the new CBS teaser for Bryan Fuller's 2017 alleged anthology series. Do these two new clips boost confidence in their respective projects, or are they just disheartening? In addition, the hosts debate the box-office prospects for the Justin Lin-directed summer blockbuster and ponder the new TV incarnation's Mirror Universe possibilities.

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Special bonus: Trailer commentary by the two hosts!:
And here is Stefan's helpful diagram comparing the Enterprise-A's paneling with the new CBS logo:


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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

#91 - EARLY TNG: WHAT WENT WRONG?


Ask most Trek fans what their favorite series is and they'll likely namecheck The Next Generation. But, as brilliant and popular as that show was, how many will cop to loving its first two rocky seasons? Using William Shatner's recent Chaos on the Bridge documentary as a launch pad, this week sees hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton taking a critical look at the series' early days in an attempt to underline what exactly went wrong, and whether glimmers of actual greatness emerged from the behind the scenes insanity. From notorious episodes such as Code of Honor and Justice, to the triumph of Measure of a Man, the duo take a fearless trip down an often maddening rabbit hole in search of meaning, answers and maybe, just maybe, a hint of redemption.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

#90 - THE CURRENT STATE OF TREK 2016


So much of the excitement for Trek's 50th anniversary is centered on celebrating all that has brought us to this point. But how are things looking going forward? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with returning guest Andy Chan, hold their annual forum to candidly discuss the franchise's current status quo. How does the Fuller-produced 2017 series appear to be shaping up? Will Star Trek Beyond be able to overcome its bizarre total lack of buzz and be the hit film we hope it will be? And, with lawsuits toppling major efforts like Axanar, what is the future for fan film makers? Just like last year there's no shortage of food for thought, so join us in digging right in!  

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

#89 - PITCH YOUR OWN STAR TREK ANTHOLOGY!


With emerging rumors stating Bryan Fuller's impending Trek venture will be an anthology series, with season one set between Undiscovered Country and TNG, fans have started to wonder what other previously underexplored tales may one day be fleshed out. This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Andy Chan, put on their fanboy hats and pitch their own potential stand-alone story arcs. From Q Continuum origins to further Klingon and Delta Quadrant alien drama, the trio's selections run the gamut from thrillingly possible to nerd-tastic day-dreaming. Enjoy!     

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