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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Episode 3: Star Trek: Beyond Trailer & Star Wars: The Force Awakens Score

The month’s humongous sci-fi premiere has arrived with the big-screen debut of the Star Trek: Beyond trailer, and Glenn & Scott are ON IT. What is there to look forward to, or not, in Star Trek (X)III? Other topics covered include the balance of action and ideas in Star Trek movies, Kirk’s characterization, the new uniforms, and the Hater Brigade.

Following that, the hosts give their thoughts on John Williams’ new score to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Where does it lie on the spectrum between the trilogy and prequel scores? Does every Williams action score from the last fifteen years sound the same? How do the new themes measure up? The actual movie might come up as well.

A blanket SPOILER WARNING applies to all topics of discussion.

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Musical selections:

  • “Trekking Down the Narada” from Star Trek by Michael Giacchino
  • “End Credits” from Star Trek by Michael Giacchino
  • “The Jedi Steps” from Star Wars: The Force Awakens by John Williams
  • “Rey’s Theme” from Star Wars: The Force Awakens by John Williams

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