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

Hooch is...

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

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016

I have additional Hillary Clinton emails

But I'll need a consistent, high amount of traffic before I release them, Russian spambots.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The Wrath of Khan


Wrathy enough? Too Wrathy? Are the Wrathy levels just right? I think that consensus is behind "enough Wrathyness." I agree and remarkably, so does Derek.  

It's always hard to quantify what goes right instead of what goes wrong. Khan has weight and depth, even if his actions are two-dimensional. Sulu and Uhura don't do much more here than they do in The Motion Picture, but Scotty and Checkov do. The Genesis device is one of the most MacGuffin-y of MacGuffins, but it doesn't magically resolve the plot. Quite the opposite really.

What is it that makes "Wrath of Khan" work?

The trailer we're watching can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wzG1u4zStMI hope you like spoilers.

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.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Ghosts of Things to Come: "Where No One Has Gone Before"

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, here's a solo session for our Star Trek: The Next Generation podcast, The Beige and The Bold. I'm trying to do solo run-throughs before we record just to get the garbage out, so expect for this to be pretty rough and for some of the jokes to be repeated in the actual podcast.