Posts tagged Star Trek Into Darkness
The Last Bluth of Krypton
And now the story of omnipotent aliens who lost everything, and the two podcast hosts who had no choice but to watch their respective movies and see if they could keep it together.
We start off the show with a look back at Star Trek Into Darkness. While our anticipation for the movie ran high, the final product proved to have a few holes. Our spoiler-filled chat on the Final Frontier talks about the gross underutilization of Benedict Cumberbatch, the way they’ve mangled the story of some of the characters, where the story hit its all time high, and just a few of the ways the movie pays tribute to the original timeline.
Then we jump in, feet first, to our Man of Steel discussion. Remember back in Episode 8 when we talked about what it would take for Superman to be relevant and interesting to current movie audiences? It seems like Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan might have been listening in to our show that week, because Man of Steel feels like a line-by-line interpretation of so many of our ideas. We gush about the updated approach to the movie, lament the property losses, and talk about how much we love Man of Steel almost in spite of itself.
Jay’s been binge watching an old TV show, and we look back at the Bluth empire and its mighty fall.
Then it’s a quick sideways tangent into the current landscape of TV, with brief chats on Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, Breaking Bad, and the finale of The Office.
There’s lots of stuff in this episode, all crammed into a 75 minute window!
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0:00 to 18:15 – Intro, Star Trek Into Darkness discussions (spoilers for the whole movie as well as the original Abrams release)
18:15 to 47:00 – Man of Steel (spoilers for MoS, Superman Returns, and the entire Christopher Reeve saga)
47:00 to 1:00:00 – It’s Jay’s Arrested Development (spoilers on everything EXCEPT the finale of Season 4)
1:00:00 to End – TV chat about Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, The Office, and Orphan Black (minor spoilers for Mad Men)
Revenge of the Colt 45
A displacement of geographic proportions left our podcast in an unintended hiatus. Now that Jay’s moved across the country and settled into his new digs, we’re back behind the mics and getting back into our old routine.
Episode 54 drops us at the end of our Star Wars trilogy series, where we sit and take a look at 1983’s Return of the Jedi. The final installment of the Original Trilogy is a controversial piece, to say the least, but a renewed look at the movie brings a few surprises. We talk about the Return of the Jedi that might have been (Han dies before the first half of the movie?) and the Return of the Jedi that will never be again (Hayden Christensen’s Ghost… need we say more?). You don’t even have to be an Ewok lover to find something to agree with us with in this show… we run the gamut of opinions and have a lot to talk about.
And the timing of our episode couldn’t have come at a better time! Between the news of the Disney buyout of LucasFilm and the announcement of Episodes VII through IX, there’s a whole slew of new stuff for us to offer up our opinion on. We’re going to tell you why you don’t REALLY want to see the original cast in the new movie, why it’s a terrible idea to film the Heir to the Empire trilogy in this day and age, and what it’s going to take for the new movies to be successful.
We cap off the show with a look at the road ahead for movies and our current landscape of TV. The new Star Trek teaser certainly teased, the poster for Man of Steel has us intrigued, and Homeland’s looking pretty solid.
As always, thank you to our fans for your patience and understanding. We appreciate it as the Universe is taking us in new and exciting directions in our personal lives! If you’d like to reach us, give us a ring at 714-758-5027 (you can call or text)! Or if you don’t want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page or say hi to us on Twitter.
0:00 to 5:01 – Intro
5:01 to 43:57 – Return of the Jedi (spoiler filled discussion)
43:57 to 1:06:43 – The future of Star Wars
1:06:43 to End – Star Trek teaser (some mild spoilers), the Man of Steel, Homeland