Monster Scifi Show Podcast Episode 13 05/12/2009

Posted: May 12, 2009 in Scifi
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Recorded this on sunday night and this is the first of two Star Trek review podcasts. My co-host Mr.Gene is back and we have a special guest – Tony from the You might have seen several of his posts on this site before and below is the latest review from his blog. Take a listen to our podcast, read the entry below, and enjoy all that Star Trek means to us as fans of this scifi series. If you want to do a direct download for all my past and present podcast, click here.


Movie Review: Star Trek (2009)

J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek captures the spirit of Gene Roddenberry’s original creation better than any other subsequent spinoff or sequel has up until now. I’m even including the six films which starred the original cast led by William Shatner. This enormously enjoyable summer confection is still lacking the all important philosophical depth of the sixties-era sci-fi actioner. But with the once ailing franchise now reinvigorated by Abrams and crew, it looks like there will be plenty of opportunity to perfect the brew.

When I say the film goes back to Star Trek’s beginnings, I’m not kidding. We see the birth of our hero, James T. Kirk, during a turbulent battle in which his father dies at the hand of the Romulan villain, Nero (Eric Bana). There’s also a glimpse at the childhood of the stoic Vulcan, Spock, a painful time when he is teased and bullied for being half-human. Twenty minutes of this setup are a bit too much for anyone but the fanboys. It’s enough to know that Kirk (Chris Pine) grows up with a chip on his shoulder due to daddy’s absence, and Spock (Zachary Quinto) has his own – an inner emotional turmoil due to his mixed parentage – that he hides from his father’s race which forbids such emotions.

via Cinema Viewfinder: Movie Review: Star Trek (2009).

  1. Ed Araquel says:

    Great podcast guys!

    You need to check out Star Trek Countdown which was a small 4 part comic series released in the months prior to Star Trek which gives the backstory behind Nero and Spock’s interaction in the future. It also introduces elements of Star Trek Next Generation which I really appreciated.


  2. heystartrek! says:

    Enjoying your observations on all of our great friends. Enjoying your observations of the film making.


  3. Hey, thanks for the great podcast let Star Trek live long and prosper


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