It’s Popzara’s Movie Time! Podcast!, where our own movie nerds Ethan Brehm and Nate Evans take you on an unscripted journey yakking and chatting about some of their favorite movie moments and cinematic scenes, from past and present, presented without snark and snobbery for your listening pleasure.
On deck for this episode are the first two theatrical Star Trek movies; Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) and its sequel, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982), which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Our hosts explore how a canceled sci-fi TV serial became one of the most popular franchises of all-time, focusing less on franchise trivia and more on how two very different directors, Robert Wise and Nicholas Meyers, approached and helped bring Gene Roddenberry’s endearing vision to the big screen.
Also discussed are how the success of the movies led to a television empire, how TOS was (and still is) constantly rebooted, the underrated acting of William Shatner, enjoying both Star Trek vs. Star Wars equally, Ricardo Montalbán’s chest (spoiler: it’s real), and why characters matter more than spectacle. It’s an episode you’ll want to beam aboard for and engage with.