After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.
Not only do we discuss the second film set in the Kelvin universe: Star Trek Into Darkness we also discuss the wonder that is cheese toastie makers, the misery of child labour around the world and Pokemon Go (yes we are hip and with it!).
Aboard the USS Enterprise, the most-sophisticated starship ever built, a novice crew embarks on its maiden voyage. Their path takes them on a collision course with Nero, a Romulan commander whose mission of vengeance threatens all mankind. If humanity would survive, a rebellious young officer named James T. Kirk and a coolly logical Vulcan named Spock must move beyond their rivalry and find a way to defeat Nero before it is too late.
It’s with a heavy heart that I upload this week’s podcast, with the news of Anton Yelchin who of course inherited the role of Pavel Chekov for the new series of Star Trek films.
We recorded this podcast two weeks ago and I was originally going to edit out a large chunk towards the end as Heath and I discussed the passing of celebrities and the reality of the sheer volume of them that we now have to face. It’s a little derivative from discussing the film and Heath and I had decided to keep on topic, but I’ve decided to leave the conversation in.
Not that it relates to this, from all accounts Yelchin’s death is an absolutely tragic accident well before his time and it is a shame that we won’t be able to see the future performances he had to offer.
The one piece of consolation is that Yelchin will now forever be part of the Star Trek community and has a place in cultural history.
Kirk bluffs his way past what appears to be a powerful alien.
Universal praise for an episode of Star Trek from both Lee and Heath as we review The Corbomite Maneuver.
Find out why we loved this episode so much!
We also discuss whether or not we should watch the 2009 Star Trek film in preparation for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond. As this was recorded a couple of weeks ago the spoiler is that next week we will definitely be reviewing Star Trek (2009).
Apologies for the delay in podcasts we’ve been doing some behind the scenes stuff but should be back on track now!
Okay everyone before you answer let me make the case for and against (you’ll hear some of this in The Corbomite Maneuver episode but bear with me).
So right now Heath has seen none of the episodes except for The Trouble With Tribbles and the episodes we’ve already seen. It’s an interesting social experiment that had the ultimate pay off in The Corbomite Maneuver where he didn’t see the twist coming.
My concerns are that I don’t want anything spoilt for him, and to be honest I don’t really think any of the new films do this except for the character Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness. But of course as everyone would argue this is not the same Khan.
I don’t like the idea of Heath not seeing Star Trek Beyond in cinemas and waiting three or four years to see it (or for that matter the upcoming Star Trek series) so my vote is going to be personally he should be able to enjoy Star Trek Beyond and the two films before it and still enjoy seeing original trek for the first time.
The Enterprise picks up a intergalactic conman, Harry Mudd, and three incredibly beautiful women who harbor a dark secret.
I’m not going to lie to you, this episode goes well off the rails. We discuss Mudd’s Women for approximately 15% of the podcast and the rest of it is spent wandering around what ridiculous trains of thought that we can come up with.
I would argue that this isn’t the best episode to begin with (of Star Trek or this podcast).
We discuss many adult concepts and giggle like 12 year olds.