SPOILERS – The Star Trek Discovery S1.E4, and The Orville S1.E5 are discussed. We run the fact check on our own Episode 3. We follow with a Spoiler-Free review of Blade Runner 2049. We also follow up on the Blade Runner as film noir, the origin of “Director’s Cut” and the official trailer for Star Wars – The Last Jedi. We discuss some new characters and some losses in Star Trek: Discovery – Episode 4 – “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry”. After Trek brings us some new tidbits to chat about. We also discuss The Orville – Episode 5 – “Pria” which reunites Seth McFarland and Charlize Theron. Picks: Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, Pacific Rim Uprising, Replicas and Savage Dragon #227. NB – this weeks show was recorded on Zoom.us
This week we followup on which actor played Lurch in the Adam’s Family, 1960’s vs 1990’s versions. We also discuss the Elaan of Troyius and a comparison of the HD effects update. The Orville has debuted and we breakdown the first episode which sets up the show. In the after show we discuss JJ Abrams set to to direct Star Wars IX.
In our first semiofficial episode we delve into what we think Star Trek: Discover will bring to the Star Trek universe. Tim also regales us with his chance meeting with The Doctor, Matt Smith, at Fan Expo Canada 2017 in Toronto. Why we pay so much for autographs and fan photos. Other star sightings and features of Fan Expo are covered as well. As usual, Jaime and Tim discuss various Sci-Fi franchises and actors. Tim answers whether the original 1960’s Star Trek is his favorite series.
12:48 – There were 5 original Planet of the Apes films, not 4.
13:17 – The Planet of the Apes TV show ran for just 14 episodes in 1974.
13:26 – Battlestar Galactica premiered in 1978 – post-Star Wars, but pre-Star Trek: The Motion Picture – and lasted for one season. It was followed by Galactica 1980, which premiered in (you guessed it!) 1980 and lasted just 10 episodes.
13:42 – Lorne Greene, pride of Ottawa, was Ben Cartwright on Bonanza from 1959 to 1973 before starring in Battlestar Galactica.
14:00 – Patrick Stewart played Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film franchise, not Dr. X.
16:29 – Patricia Quinn, who played Magenta and Nell Campbell, who played Columbia, in The Rocky Horror Picture Show were guests at Fan Expo Canada 2017.
17:28 – A head sketch of the title character from The Savage Dragon, by Image Comics co-founder Erik Larsen, cost $60. Worth every penny!
18:33 – Mr. Homn was Lwaxana Troi’s valet in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He was played by 7-foot-tall Dutch actor Carel Struycken.
19:15 – The guy who played Jaws in the James Bond films, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, was Richard Kiel, who died in 2014 at age 74.
31:03 – Jason Mewes was a guest at Fan Expo 2017, but Kevin Smith didn’t make it this year.
31:53 – Star Trek: Discovery is set roughly 10 years before the events of the original Star Trek TV show.
33:31 – The Klingons were in Star Trek: Enterprise. In fact, a Klingon is the first character you see in the pilot episode.
33:36 – Protagonist is the hero, antagonist is the villain.
39:25 – Tim never told us his “baseball bat in barbed wire” story. Everybody tweet him and remind him!
40:03 – Sonequa Martin-Green’s character in The Walking Dead, Sasha, actually killed herself, rather than being used as a pawn by Negan and his gang against her friends.
41:09 – The actor who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series is Tom Felton, who was also on the past season of The Flash.
42:22 – The most recent Marvel movie Tim actually saw was Spider-Man: Homecoming (I know, because I was there – and it was a double bill with Baby Driver!).
43:28 – The “weird dog” from the Inhumans is named Lockjaw. And he’s a good boy!
50:32 – Lexa Doig, Toronto native (woot!), is currently starring as Talia al Ghul on Arrow.
52:22 – Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered on Sept. 28, 1987.
57:10 – Shawn Ashmore, pride of Richmond, B.C., played Bobby “Iceman” Drake in the X-Men film series. He was the love interest of Rogue, played by Oscar-winner Anna Paquin, pride of Winnipeg!