HAPPY HOLIDAYS! David Anderson and David Lawler discuss the Star Trek franchise, the weary fandom, and the hate between groups. Star Trek: Discovery premiered September 24, 2017 to a polarized fan base. After the 2009 re-boot, fans are wondering if the “golden age” of Star Trek has ended.
SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast “The Fire In Which We Burn”
SPECIAL DOUBLE EPISODE! The two Davids review and discuss Star Trek: Generations, as well as make predictions for the new CBS All-Access Picard show starring Patrick Stewart, and why we won’t see HD releases of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.
SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast “KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!”
Why not shake it up a bit? We started off with a charged debate about Whoopi Goldberg’s conduct on a recent episode of The View where she shouts at Judge Jeanine Pirro insisting she’s not deranged. Next, we move into a review of “Space Seed,” the classic Star Trek episode that introduced Khan. After that. we discuss the second Star Trek feature film release, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, arguably the best movie in the franchise.
SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast Show 204 “Fruity as a Nutcake”
The Federation doesn’t know how to handle it’s crazier citizens. Most forms of mental illness were allegedly wiped out before we came to this brave new future. That’s the main point of these classic Trek episodes, “Dagger of the Mind” and “Whom Gods Destroy.” In the first episode (an early Roddenberry-produced entry), Kirk becomes the subject of a mad scientist’s fiendish experiments. In the second episode, Kirk and Spock are held hostage by a once-great now insane Starfleet hero named Garth who, inexplicably builds a doomsday explosive (undoubtedly in his spare, unsupervised time), and it’s up to the boys to stop him.
Robert Francis Vaughn (November 22, 1932 – November 11, 2016) was an American actor noted for his stage, film and television work. His best-known TV roles include suave spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; wealthy detective Harry Rule in the 1970s series The Protectors; and formidable General Hunt Stockwell in the 5th season of the 1980s series The A-Team. In film, he portrayed quiet, skittish gunman Lee in The Magnificent Seven, Major Paul Krueger in The Bridge at Remagen, the voice of Proteus IV, the computer villain of Demon Seed, Walter Chalmers in Bullitt, Ross Webster in Superman III, and war veteran Chester A. Gwynn in The Young Philadelphians which earned him a 1960 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Written by David Lawler with Bronwyn Knox
“Theme from The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” by Jerry Goldsmith
Written by David Lawler (and Julie) Additional Commentary by Andrew La Ganke (and Julie) Original Music by Alex Saltz, APS Mastering Introduction Music:”Video Killed The Radio Star” (Trevor Horn/Geoff Downes/Bruce Woolley) by The Buggles (from the 1979 album, “The Age Of Plastic). Audio Clips: Hot Robot At SXSW Says She Wants To Destroy Humans from The Pulse on CNBC, “Blade Runner” (a 1982 film directed by Ridley Scott), “Return Of The Jedi” (a 1983 film directed by Richard Marquand), “Damnation Alley” (a 1977 film directed by Jack Smight), “Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery” (a 1997 film directed by Jay Roach), “Nick Of Time”, “The Lateness Of The Hour”.