Star Trek Discovery is off to a great start, but Keith thinks he may have found a potential problem brewing in the series.
Disney has announced that they are working on a remake of Flight of the Navigator. They should not count on Elliott or Keith buying tickets.
Plus, Blade Runner 2049 is finally in theaters this weekend. The original movie was based on the Philip K Dick novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” but Elliott thinks the movie turned out far better than the source material, and there are also quite a few others movies that managed to accomplish that rare feat.
Today (October 4th) marks the anniversary of the launch of Sputnik by the Soviet Union. Curious Droid has a pretty great summary of the significance of Sputnik, and how it kicked off the space race which really shaped the 2nd half of the 20th century. Amy Shira Teitel also has a great look at some lesser known aspects of the Sputnik launch.
Elliott Serrano and Keith Conrad have reached 100 episodes, and while it’s good to be them, it’s even better to be author Andy Weir. His new book Artemis drops in a couple of months, and there’s already a movie in the works with a couple of names you might recognize.
Plus, Star Trek Discovery has finally landed. Elliott and Keith go over the positives and the negatives from the newest Trek series without giving anyone a “Vulcan Hello.”
It’s somewhat disturbing that I so vividly remember the Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special, and now Star Trek: The Next Generation is 30 years old. While I go huddle in the fetal position and cry, enjoy this episode of Honest Trailers.
After months of promotional mishaps, Star Trek: Discovery will finally make its debut on CBS this weekend before moving to their digital platform. Can even bitter and cynical Elliott Serrano and Keith Conrad agree it’s pretty exciting to have Star Trek back on the small screen?
Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that J.J. Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens, and was the head honcho of the revival of the Star Wars franchise will be returning to write and direct Episode IX after Colin Trevorrow was shown the door. Elliott and Keith have some lingering concerns.
Plus, a group just finished a simulated 8 month mission to Mars in a volcanic crater in Hawaii. Keith thinks that before we ask for volunteers for a real mission to the Red Planet, we should probably create some pop culture examples that actually end well.
Ever wonder how fast the ships in Star Trek actually are? Luckily YouTube user EC Henry is here with a demonstration.
Or is it Grayscale?