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The Movie Defenders

The Movie Defenders podcast is a show dedicated to talking about the best things about the films you love, not tear everything down.

Dec 10, 2019

It's time for warp speed and to re-live J.J. Abrams' incredible reboot of the immortal Star Trek on The Movie Defenders podcast! We go back a few years and pour over this ambitious film as Abrams gave us something fresh while tugging at our nostalgia heart-strings. We play many scenes right from the film and analyze the movie in a way no one else will. But before that we tackle a LOT of news including our viewings of The Irishman and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, while giving a fond farewell to the late, great Caroll Spinney. Then, we review the new James Bond and Wonder Woman trailers before revealing our picks for the top 5 older TV shows that need a movie reboot! Not only that but Donald reviews a history of Star Trek scores and examines the tightrope act that Michael Giacchino had to do to make the 2009 score on a new segment of Keeping Score. Finally we go through the entire 2009 Star Trek movie from beginning to end and discuss its brilliance. So, go to red alert, arm photon torpedoes, and get ready to go to warp on this PACKED episode of The Movie Defenders podcast!

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  • 00:00:00 Introduction and What We Watched
  • 00:36:50 The Buzz
  • 00:56:50 Top 5 TV Shows That Need Movie Reboots
  • 01:16:25 Keeping Score
  • 01:39:22 Star Trek Discussion Begins
  • 01:52:54 The Movie's Big Opening
  • 02:06:20 Kirk Gets in a Bar Fight
  • 02:20:02 Kobayashi Maru Test and Hearing
  • 02:31:10 Kirk Storms the Bridge - Vulcan Under Attack
  • 02:40:29 Chekov Beams up Kirk and Sulu While Falling
  • 02:52:00 Spock Mind-Melds With Kirk
  • 03:01:10 Emotionally Compromised
  • 03:08:53 Enterprise Saves Spock, Pike's Rescue, and Scotty Transporter Magic
  • 03:13:03 Nero is Killed and Enterprise Escapes
  • 03:16:47 Spock Talks to Spock