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Friday, March 18, 2016

Episode 12: There Be Whales Here! – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

The Star Trek film vault continues with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in the latest Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, when Glenn & Scott welcome Andy Halleen back to the show for a laid-back discussion of one of the most aesthetically and financially successful entries in the series. The three discuss The Voyage Home‘s shift into comedy, the ongoing transformation of William Shatner, colorful metaphors, orbital mechanics, the whale prime directive, and how each of the movie’s characters are used & developed. Also, Scott does his impression of whale song, because of course he does.

We won’t eschew you on the latest episode of The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular!

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Musical selections from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home:

  • “Home Again/End Credits” by Leonard Rosenman
  • “Chekov’s Run” by Leonard Rosenman
  • “I Hate You” by Edge of Etiquette
  • “Home Again/End Credits” by Leonard Rosenman

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Episode 11: A Fighting Chance to Live – Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

The Star Trek film vault continues with Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, as The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular takes a turn towards the meditative. Glenn & Scott welcome Tim Capel from PTBN Comics to an in-depth discussion of the third Star Trek movie’s place in an ongoing story, its theatricality, Klingon linguistics, Christopher Lloyd & Mark Lenard’s differing approaches to gravitas, how death can be turned into a fighting chance to live, the inability of Commander Kruge to see past his own worldview, the film’s distinct lack of Kirstie Alley & Bibi Besch, and finger-sex versus finger-foreplay. Glenn sings the praises of James Horner’s lyrical score, Tim gives a brief rundown of the state of Trek comics in the early 80’s, and Scott explains why the film’s finale might be the best single scene in Star Trek history.

Get yourself an Altair water, hit the antimatter inducer, and enjoy the latest episode of The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular!

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Music selections:

  • “Main Title” from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock by James Horner
  • “Bird of Prey Decloaks” from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock by James Horner
  • “I Need You” from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by James Newton Howard
  • “Returning to Vulcan” from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock by James Horner

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