The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 24: It’s Nice to Have a Family – Star Trek Into Darkness

July 8, 2016

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!

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