Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Top Hits for 2016

Every year I make a playlist of top songs from the previous year and...whoo boy I am rethinking that policy.


I'm three Beibers, two Drakes, and a Zayn regretful about these. These are our units of regret now. 

Also, Zayn and Taylor Swift collaborated on a song for the new 50 Shades of Grey movie, but I couldn't find a video after searching so due to powers beyond my control it couldn't be part of this list.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Thursday, January 05, 2017

17 to 01: The One With the Whales


Derek. Hates. Fun.

That's all I have to say.

Except for the part where Derek said "Andy Rooney" when he meant "Benny Hill."

It only occurs to me now that Kirk likely violated a temporal prime directive in saving themselves from the probe. Like, would The Federation allow anyone else to travel in time to save their planet like Kirk saved Earth? The intervention of an alien species might be a mitigating factor, as well as the fact that the abduction of George and Gracie might have been part of a stable time loop, but the extinction of the whales was a mistake Earth made and a extinction as a result of a civilization's shortsightedness is kind of exactly what The Prime Directive is for. Saving Earth probably should have been an additional criminal charge for him.

"I Hate You" full song link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd3NG2JX6lc

Also, next week is the Season 4 supplemental and the end of 17 to 01, so there's no movie trailer for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

17 to 01 is available on iTunes. It updates Thursday mornings at 2:00 AM ET / 1:00 CT. We're also amazingly on Stitcher.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Thursday, December 22, 2016

17 to 01: The Search for Spock


I came out of this with a much higher opinion of Search for Spock than I did going in. It's an ensemble piece which has the requisite emotional beats to support an action movie. I do think Derek is right about the crew--rather than Kirk--taking over the ship.

The Original Star Trek movies do have a problem where they don't handle dealing with younger folks earlier. I would prefer a Star Trek that's more open about young kids and their new ideas without being sarcastic. Maybe that's a bit much to ask for in this context though.

Am I right? Is there some ineffable difference between Kirk's actions at the end of Search for Spock and Kal-El's actions in Man of Steel? It feels different, I just can't put words to it.

My misquote was from Douglas Adams. "I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies: 1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. 3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things."

The Addams Family was from 1991, seven years after Search for Spock. George Takei was in Mulan

The trailer we're watching can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW7neKZFKE0.

17 to 01 is available on iTunes. It updates Thursday mornings at 2:00 AM ET / 1:00 CT. We're also amazingly on Stitcher.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Beige and The Bold Solo Sessions: Lonely Among Us

I'm only posting Star Trek movies every other week because of the time necessary to edit them (and also laziness). 

But instead of having nothing on Thursdays, here's a solo session for our Star Trek: The Next Generation podcast, The Beige and The Bold

None of this stuff made it to the final episode so I wanted to follow-up with it here:

Stand By Me did not win an Oscar. It was only nominated.

Frakes did "Beyond Belief."

Aykroyd did "Psi Factor," but to be honest I was thinking of "Sightings." The nineties, man. The nineties.

Michael Cera and Jonah Hill were both in Superbad