The hosts try to hold back the fangirling for as long as possible in this episode on JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness. Dorin brings the Original Series knowledge as they compare the plot, tone and characters to the film, and then decide that Benedict Cumberbatch is everything.
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Music: Intro to Star Trek: the Original Series
-May 22 (UK), May 24 (US)
-Based on William Joyce’s The Leaf Men
-Starring the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Beyonce, Aziz Ansari and Chris O’Dowd
Star Trek Into Darkness
-May 9 (UK), May 17 (US)
-Screenwriters: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof
-Director: JJ Abrams
-Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch and Zoe Saldana
-Based on the television series created by Gene Roddenberry
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Loved this movie. It delivered everything Trek fandom wanted to achieve back in the period where Trek TOS was off air 1969-79 prior to ST:TMP – Kirk/Spock friendship; prime directive/loyalty to colleagues; big battles.
I was sad I wasn’t able to do this episode because I had SO many things to say. 🙂 I basically think I’m at least half Vulcan. I too, thought that it was a fantastic answer to my fandom prayers. They did so well blending old visual concepts with knew plot and new takes on the characters we know and love. Loooveeeedd it.