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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Episode 19: It Becomes Wrong – Star Trek: Insurrection

Star Trek: Insurrection threatens to cause an insurrection of its own in the newest dive into the Star Trek film vault on The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular. Glenn & Scott are joined by Scott Criscuolo to break down the fountain of youth, how a family feud becomes a parable about imperialism, F. Murray Abraham, what could have been done with Data in this movie that would actually have been interesting, the late stage of Jerry Goldsmith’s career, what insights can be gleaned from Michael Piller’s book about the writing of the film, and how The Next Generation deals with being jammed into a standard action movie formula. This podcast is replete with Scotts but doesn’t get confusing…not that we care about such things in this day and age. So pop a gorch and join the latest Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular!

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Musical selections from Star Trek: Insurrection by Jerry Goldsmith:

  • “End Credits”
  • “Ba’Ku Village”
  • “The Drones Attack”
  • “The Healing Process”

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Episode 18: Where Was Your Evolved Sensibility – Star Trek: First Contact

Star Trek: First Contact tries to add The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular’s distinctiveness to its own, as the Star Trek vintage vault series continues. Glenn & Scott discuss genre drift as First Contact lurches from horror film to action thriller to something more akin to a Star Trek story, and as the Borg lurch from zombies to vampires to insects. They also discuss the meaning of the Borg (and how that changes now that they have a queen), why Captain Picard invites the whole collective to the gun show, the bizarre eroticism of the Borg Queen, the beginning of the Star Trek future, and the beginning of the end of a Star Trek series. Now with the intense discussions of starship design you’ve all been asking for!

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Musical Selections:

  • “End Credits” from Star Trek: First Contact by Jerry Goldsmith
  • “Main Title” from Star Trek: First Contact by Jerry Goldsmith
  • “I Need You” from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by James Newton Howard
  • “First Contact” (spaghetti western version) from Escapade Velocity by Steve Greaves

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Episode 17: What’s So Civil About War Anyway?

Captain America: Civil War is here, and Glenn & company are ON IT. The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular convenes its panel of Glenn, Scott, and special guest Tim Capel to take sides in this evitable conflict and break down Marvel’s latest marvel, including a spoiler-laden look at the causes and uses of the movie’s central conflict, how Our Heroes are used, the ways that Civil War changes the landscape of the MCU, and the Stan Lee solo movie we all really want to see. Scott gets bogged down in the physics of Ant-Man, while Tim provides the crucial perspective of someone who actually knows something about comics.

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Musical selections:

  • “Cap’s Promise” from Captain America: Civil War by Henry Jackman
  • “Civil War” from Captain America: Civil War by Henry Jackman
  • “I Need You” from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by James Newton Howard
  • “Larger Than Life” from Captain America: Civil War by Henry Jackman

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