Solo: A Star Wars Story is the subject of the latest Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, as we still want that sweet sweet search engine optimization despite not putting the name of the movie in the title. Glenn & Scott convene to break down their expectations for the newest Star War and how they were greatly exceeded, plus Solo‘s characterization, the Han-Chewie dynamic, gratuitous sequel-bait, the qualities of scoundrels, droid liberation theology, and much more. Come for the analysis of where John Powell’s score fits in the Star Wars corpus, stay for the pilot episode of the hit new podcast Glenn and Scott Read Wookieepedia!
Steve Wille joins Glenn & Scott for another dip into the Spectacular Advice email, which you can reach right now at email@example.com! This time the three discuss family planning, privacy vs. secrecy, and grilled cheese sandwiches.
Having seen The Last Jedi again, Glenn, Scott, and Alanna are retreating to the far-off island known as The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular to discuss the movie some more! Glenn is embarrassed about omissions in the score segment from last time, Scott is upset about Canto Bight, and Alanna is still yelling about Kylo. Other topics discussed include what it means to be Somebody, Objectivism, and...yes, love triangles. Are you a theme lumper or a theme splitter? Is "willingness to be evil" a make-or-break issue in your relationships? All this and more awaits you!
Steve Wille joins Glenn & Scott to answer YOUR questions for the first Spectacular Advice edition of The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular — big or small, we’ll consider them all! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our Ask.fm page to send your questions today.
In their first foray into advice podcasting, the three have a headier-than-expected discussion of personal growth and shifting perspectives.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been chased down by the latest episode of The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, as Alanna Kelly joins Glenn & Scott to dissect the latest addition to the Star Wars saga. A brief spoiler-free discussion on their expectations for and impressions of the film (taking up the first twelve minutes of the show) is followed by a longer discussion of the depth and breadth of The Last Jedi. How does the movie carry everyone’s favorite characters forward? How does it play with preconceived notions of what a trilogy’s middle chapter does? Why does Glenn suddenly care about Kylo Ren? They discuss how one of the storylines seems to be a sidetrack from the main plot, and then Glenn & Scott get sidetracked by ranking all nine Star Wars scores.
Spoilers for the second season of Stranger Things abound when The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular heads back to the Upside Down. Glenn is joined by Alanna Kelly to break down the differences in emphasis between the first and second seasons, how our beloved characters are being developed, and what the new ones bring to the show. Also…is Stranger Things over?
The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 32: Blood and Screams and Funerals – Star Trek: Discovery
As Star Trek: Discovery brings Trek back to your TV screen, so too does it herald the return of The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular to the podcatcher of your choice. Glenn & Scott are back to discuss Discovery‘s two-part pilot, “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars,” and a bevy of related issues. In the spoiler-free opening section, Scott tells a tale of his misbegotten youth…also they talk about the show. After that, SPOILERS abound as they break down Discovery‘s characters, plot, score, design aesthetic, and the surprising status of its eponymous starship.
Find more written pieces and many more podcasts on Star Trek, including Glenn & Scott’s series on all of the movies, here!
The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 31: Second Annual Oscar Preview – Best Original Score
It’s Oscar season on The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular! Glenn & Scott examine the Best Original Score category, noting the mildly pleasant, the bad, and the ugly, before also giving a brief rundown of the Best Original Song category and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s chances of achieving the coveted MacPEGOT. Along the way the Brothers Butler desperately try to remember which year The Full Monty came out and wonder when exactly white people took over jazz, before finishing with an impassioned rundown of 2016 scores they enjoyed more than any of the Academy’s nominees.
Glenn and Alanna are back in the podcast mind palace to examine Sherlock on the occasion of its latest series. The takes flow as they move from appreciation to trepidation to disappointment and despair, stopping along the way to discuss the precise definition of fridging. SPOILERS ABOUND for all of the deep dark secrets revealed.
Also, could it be that there’s a seeeeeeeeecret extra mini-podcast at the end???
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has arrived, and The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular is ON IT. Glenn & Scott are joined by Alanna Kelly for a wide-ranging discussion on the value & uses of fanservice, the right & wrong ways to change the tone of a Star Wars movie, and much more. Are the new characters worth caring about? What does it mean for Our Heroes to live under a fascist regime? What can you really build on hope? How does everything from the graphic design of the film to Michael Giacchino’s score contribute to making this feel like a Star Wars movie? SPOILERS abound for Rogue One, other Star Wars properties, and possibly On the Beach.
Glenn & Scott return from a medical hiatus to consider the course of human events.
Stranger Things has made a splash as the newest blockbuster Netflix original series, and The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular is ON IT. Glenn is joined by Alanna Kelly to talk about the pacing concerns of streaming shows, a shared love of damaged people doing their best, Stranger Things‘ various models of parenting, and much more. So tune in on your walkie-talkie, make sure your compass is pointing in the right direction, and check out the latest episode of The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular!
You sent in your Star Trek questions, and The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular is ON THEM. Glenn & Scott reflect on their Star Trek film vault series with a short list of topics they missed, such as horsies and dreams, followed by questions sent in by listeners, friends of the show, and past guests. The mailbag leads the ol' Spectacular on a journey through Shakespearean Klingons, the meaning of family, the future of the franchise, and much more. In the jingle-jangle morning, listen to the latest episode of The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular!
Star Trek Beyond has arrived, and The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular is ON IT. In this reaction show, Glenn & Scott follow their Star Trek vault series with their take on the fiftieth-anniversary film offering, including a spoiler-free section to start. After that they discuss the villain’s motivations, Starfleet’s mission, Kirk’s journey, the nature of family, and much more. The occasion of Rihanna’s contribution brings up the history of Star Trek movies’ engagement with the pop music. Also, of course, the film must deal with the losses of Leonard Nimoy and Anton Yelchin.
The spoiler-free section at the beginning of the show contains no spoilers for anything. The rest of the show contains SPOILERS for Star Trek Beyond, the Destiny trilogy, two Harry Potter books, and amazingly enough, the yet-to-be-written Star Trek 14.
If you have any questions or suggested topics for a future Star Trek mailbag episode of the Spectacular, contact Glenn (Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook) or comment on the PTBN Facebook page. Now that the film vault series is complete, the mailbag episode looms ever closer, so get your questions in!
The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 24: It’s Nice to Have a Family – Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Trek Into Darkness crashes into the Star Trek film vault as The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular’s archival journey reaches the most recent installment. Glenn & Scott are joined by Alanna Kelly to discuss warmongering, the rule of law, Admiral RoboCop’s A Few Good Men moment, the meaning of role-reversal in terms of the new Trek movies’ engagement with AU fanfic, Sassy Spock, more love triangles, Leonard Nimoy’s final appearance, Scotty’s tenure as the movie’s conscience, Kirk’s merry-go-round of ranks & jobs, Klingons who’re into body modification, and the movie’s issues with race & gender — particularly regarding The Actor of Many Names. Scott and Alanna indulge their love of the movie, while Glenn spends some time writhing around trying to adequately express his discomfort.
(Note: This show was recorded before the death of Anton Yelchin, and as such does not address the sad news.)
If you have any questions or suggested topics for a future Star Trek mailbag episode of the Spectacular, contact Glenn or comment on the PTBN Facebook page!