In which, Andrew and Dude discuss the 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s vision of a better humanity; namely, Star Trek. They recount their first encounters with the show, how the show actually began, how the show was saved by the fans, and especially the utopia that Roddenberry envisioned in the future.
In which, Andrew, Tracy, and Dude take on the news from SDCC, especially the trailers for new DC movies and the announcement of Brie Larson’s casting as Captain Marvel. They wrap up the episode with a conversation about whether or not the new Star Trek Discovery ship lacks the correct cool factor, and whether Chris Pine will ever play a character that is not Chris Pine.
Earlier this year the crew over at IDW released the hard cover of the Graphic Novel adaptation of Harlan Ellison’s second draft teleplay of the famous Star Trek original TV series episode “City on the Edge of Forever.” This is one of the most famous and well-loved episodes of the original series as well as one of the most controversial.
There are two things that make “City on the Edge of Forever” stand out in the Star Trek canon. The first is that it is a fantastic episode. It was well designed, well-acted, it guest stars a young Joan Collins, and had a tragic ending. The other was that it was written by science fiction titan Harlan Ellison and then changed, pretty much beyond recognition, by Star Trek show runners. Continue reading