Join me as I join the Doctor again for another trek into space! Together, we examine the meaning of friendship and sacrifice and [shifts jaw awkwardly] “human”. We examine the structure of the story and debate the artificiality of Shatner’s hair and Montalban’s chest. We contemplate Sean Connery as a scholar of Judaism and wonder about how Sulu spent the time between TPM and WoK and also how many times Kirk has had to fight an illegitimate child to the death.
Overall, we love the film, altho it is perhaps slightly more talky and less profound than many would like to pretend. I can’t remember the phrase “affirmative action”. And we get cut off briefly at one point but quickly get back on track.
Other movies featuring “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes (ref):
- The Evening Star
- Highlander II
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
- LA Story
- The Package
- Tommy Boy
This is a PAL version. Start the commentary with the Paramount logo faded out and the Paramount title card (just the words) about to fade in, on the countdown.