Star Trek 1: TMP

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The Doctor joins me again for another walk down memory lane, this time with Robert Wise and Alan Dean Foster’s tribute to 2001: A Space Odyssey and slow-motion model work. We both love the film and William Shatner and Persis Khambatta and the idea that Decker might just be responsible for creating the Borg.

We’re watching the director’s cut, with the silver “Paramount Pictures Presents” lettering at the beginning and not the theatrical cut with the gold lettering. The differences are not enormous.

The Internets are kind to us this time (the Doctor has “moved house” as they say in the UK) but his new microphone goes wonky a couple of times, making him a little hard to hear thru the noise. We’re very sorry and promise to have it sorted out in the future.

Start the commentary with the Paramount logo faded out and the Paramount title card (just the words) about to fade in, on the countdown. (91 MB)

5 thoughts on “Star Trek 1: TMP”

  1. I enjoyed listening to this commentary.

    It would be really easy to create a commentary that slams this movie, but I think you guys put it in perspective and gave it a fair review.

    Be sure to check out “Mind Meld”. This is a recorded conversation between Shatner and Nimoy. They talk about what was happening ‘behind the scenes’ during production.

  2. I went to the Speakeasy website and was unable to leave a comment. Please let the Dr. know I enjoyed this commentary.

    If you can, please send the link to ‘Mind Meld’ as well. I think the Dr. would enjoy it.

    Where’s Lynch? He should be on these.

  3. Since the Doctor moved, he and Lynch have a tougher time getting together to do them. So I fill in, particularly for movies that Lynch doesn’t want to do. I agree tho, he’s great.

  4. I listen to a lot of movie commentary podcasts and I’m a big ST fan, and that was a good commentary, guys! I especially liked the thoughts at the end about the ST movies. Well done.

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