Star Trek Feedback — Ep. 79

Pulp-O-Mizer_Cover_ImageThe trio of strangers and aliens take on feedback about Man of Steel, Star Trek, and Star Trek Into Darkness in this episode!

We got some very, very thoughtful feedback about these topics, and now that they are back, they finally got around to sharing it and responding to it!

As always, we want you to join the conversation! Let us know what you think! Contact us here!







4 responses to “Star Trek Feedback — Ep. 79”

  1. Michael Poteet Avatar

    You gave me far too much air time, guys, but thanks for reading and responding to my (wordy and frequently repetitive, as it turns out) comments (though Steve had me worried at first when you said you were going to read themin my voice, since my voice is no great shakes to listen to!)

    I guess Ben and I will agree to disagree. I expect a lot from Cumberbatch, too, but your response makes me think you are more taken with the actor than you were with this specific performance of his, or his interpretation of the character. Your speculation (and it is that) about how Nimoy Spock influenced Quinto Spock won’t wash, because Nimoy Spock and crew did not, in fact, go after Khan’s weakness to defeat him (well, at least not this weakness — Shatner Kirk played on Khan’s two-dimensional thinking, not his passion for his people). Nimoy Spock’s line, “At great cost,” is clearly a reference to Nimoy Spock’s death (although how great was the cost, really, in the end, given Star Trek III?). (Your idea for a Klingon and Borg movie is pretty strong, though!)

    I do now “get” Dr. Jayce’s desire for a TNG reboot, even if I don’t share it. Certainly a fair point, and very well taken.

    P.S. Amy Adams’ Lois Lane rocks. Sorry. No two ways about it. 🙂

  2. John Avatar

    Regarding George Takei’s popularity on Facebook: he has a ghostwriter so he’s not really the popular one. :/

    1. Michael Poteet Avatar

      Well, ghostwriting isn’t the same as lying. It’s a professional business arrangement. When material is ghostwritten and goes out under somebody else’s name, it is understood that it accurately represents that name. So, no Takei doesn’t personally post every post or tweet every tweet, and it would’ve been better form for him to have been up front about that from the get-go; but to say he’s not really the popular one isn’t accurate, since everything that goes out under his name accurately represents him (one assumes – I don’t know of any instances where he’s had to retract or apologize). He’s a brand name now, is all.

      Incidentally, I don’t remember who said on the show that he is known for (1) being Sulu and (2) being gay, but I’d point out that, between Trek and when he came out in 2005, he was well known in California as an activist and sometime politician. He is also becoming increasingly known for his “legacy project,” the musical “Allegiance” about the Japanese American internment experience ( In fact, there was just an interview with him last week on CBS “Sunday Morning” about it. So while I don’t really dispute that he is “best” known for the two things mentioned, they don’t entirely define him, either.

  3. Allan Reini Avatar

    Wow, guys. Thanks for the heads up on “Star Trek Continues.”. The Blond and I checked it out on YouTube tonight. It was everything you said. Impressive 1960’s effects, note-for-note acting homages, and painstaking shot composition, right down to the “commercial breaks.” We were very impressed. One fun story: we’re listening to the voice of the computer, and while I’m busy geeking out on the excellent Majel Barret impersonation, the Blond states, matter-of-factly, “That’s Counsellor Troi.”. Then, as TOS always put her to sleep anyway, she paid further credit to the integrity of this episode by slipping off to bed. I, of course, stay up all the way through the end-credits, and there it is: Computer Voice – Marina Sirtis. So cool on so many levels! Plus, once again, the Blond proves she is a better nerd than I am.

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