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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Episode 25: Happy Birthday – Star Trek: Beyond

Star Trek: Beyond has arrived, and The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular is ON IT. In this reaction show, Glenn & Scott follow their Star Trek vault series with their take on the fiftieth-anniversary film offering, including a spoiler-free section to start. After that they discuss the villain’s motivations, Starfleet’s mission, Kirk’s journey, the nature of family, and much more. The occasion of Rihanna’s contribution brings up the history of Star Trek movies’ engagement with the pop music. Also, of course, the film must deal with the losses of Leonard Nimoy and Anton Yelchin.

The spoiler-free section at the beginning of the show contains no spoilers for anything. The rest of the show contains SPOILERS for Star Trek Beyond, the Destiny trilogy, two Harry Potter books, and amazingly enough, the yet-to-be-written Star Trek 4.

You can support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys.

Musical selections from Star Trek: Beyond by Michael Giacchino:

  • “Hitting the Saucer a Little Hard”
  • “Night on the Yorktown”
  • “Crash Decisions”
  • “A Lesson in Vulcan Mineralogy”
  • “Star Trek Main Theme”

Purchase the Star Trek: Beyond original score by Michael Giacchino.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Episode 24: It’s Nice to Have a Family – Star Trek: Into Darkness

Star Trek: Into Darkness crashes into the Star Trek film vault as The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular’s archival journey reaches the most recent installment. Glenn & Scott are joined by Alanna Kelly to discuss warmongering, the rule of law, Admiral RoboCop’s A Few Good Men moment, the meaning of role-reversal in terms of the new Trek movies’ engagement with AU fanfic, Sassy Spock, more love triangles, Leonard Nimoy’s final appearance, Scotty’s tenure as the movie’s conscience, Kirk’s merry-go-round of ranks & jobs, Klingons who’re into body modification, and the movie’s issues with race & gender — particularly regarding The Actor of Many Names. Scott and Alanna indulge their love of the movie, while Glenn spends some time writhing around trying to adequately express his discomfort.

(Note: This show was recorded before the death of Anton Yelchin, and as such does not address the sad news.)

You can support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys.

Musical Selections from Star Trek: Into Darkness by Michael Giacchino:

  • “Ode to Vengeance”
  • “Warp Core Values”
  • “Klingon Chase”
  • “Warp Core Values”

Purchase the Star Trek: Into Darkness original score by Michael Giacchino.