Star Trek (2009)

Episode 140: Star Trek (2009)

REBOOTING THE ORIGINAL SERIES

Few decisions in the Star Trek universe were more controversial than the announcement that there would be a new cast for movies featuring Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and the cast of Star Trek. This week, we’ll look at that first film in what has become known as The Kelvin Timeline!

Directed by JJ Abrams, this movie went on to become a global success, bringing a new generation of fans into the Star Trek universe.

We’ll discuss our reactions to the various announcements for this film–including the casting of the legendary Leonard Nimoy himself. We’ll also look at the story and which elements we liked, as well as what things we might have liked to have seen changed.

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FIVE YEAR MISSION

We can’t possibly thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are truly grateful to them for allowing us to use their music for every episode of Trek Geeks. You really should check them out–they’re writing and recording one original song for each episode of the classic Star Trek series from the 1960’s.

YEAR 4 IS HERE! Get the brand-new album from Five Year Mission RIGHT NOW at FiveYearMission.net

While you’re at it, you should also pick up Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, Spock’s Brain!

Please show them some support and download all their music!

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Episode 59: The JJ-verse

The JJ-verse

LOTS OF LENS FLARE!

Ever since the reboot of Star Trek took place in 2009, there have been polarizing opinions on the so called “JJ-verse”  This week, Dan and Bill tackle this controversial topic and give their insights into what they like and what they don’t like about this alternate timeline.

It seems that the majority of people that don’t like this timeline are extremely vocal in how JJ Abrams “destroyed Star Trek”.  The Trek Geeks discuss those topics and bring up several facts about how these stories actually honor the original series on a variety of different levels!  Is everything in this universe perfect?  Heck no, and they discuss the things that rub them the wrong way, too.

[0:00]  Show Open/Intro: Star Trek Continues’ Cat Roberts
[1:30]  Bill Intros Dan
[4:17]  Listener eMail: Trey Womack disagrees with Bill on Trek III
[8:34]  Listener eMail: HubcapDave asks us to clarify our comments on Axanar
[14:56]  The News from TrekNews.net!
[25:58]  iTunes Subscribe & Review Info
[27:22]  The JJ-verse
[60:04]  Trek50 Information
[62:05]  Five Year Mission Thanks
[63:34]  Preview of Episode 60!
[65:01]  COCONUT!

DID THEY KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT TREK??

NEW STAR TREK ONLINE TRAILER

Spock's Brain - Available at FiveYearMission.net

SPECIAL THANKS

There just aren’t enough words to convey our gratitude to FIVE YEAR MISSION for allowing us to use their music in every episode of our podcast! They are a fantastic group of guys and we’re excited to see them on stage at Creation Entertainment’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas this August! Five straight days of Five Year Mission–we feel spoiled!

Prepare yourself, though–head on over to FiveYearMission.net and get ALL of their music. We promise, you’ll love it.

Here’s a rundown of which 5YM tracks we used in this episode!

Themes
The Cage – [Track 1] – Year One
The Trouble With Tribbles 6 – [Track 6] – The Trouble With Tribbles

Bumper Music
Amok Time – [Track 15] – Year Two
Colder in Russia – [Track 6] – Spock’s Brain

LISTEN NOW

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