This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, we’ve got a double dose of fun as JM DeMatteis stops by to talk about his brand new series The Life and Times of Savior 28.  Also stopping by in the second half of the show is Scott Johnson from ExtraLife to join us in our discussion of all things Star Trek.

Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. The Star Trek fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry is the setting of six television series including the original 1966 Star Trek, in addition to ten feature films with an eleventh completed to be released on May 8, 2009. The franchise also extends to dozens of computer and video games, hundreds of novels and instances of fan fiction, several fan-created video productions, as well as a themed attraction in Las Vegas

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  1. hermit
    March 30, 2009 at 9:42 am — Reply

    tell me you all saw last night episodes of family guy. i’m not a fan of star trek, but i get most of the jokes most of the times. it was a pretty good episode. the end is killer.

  2. ZrrEnArrh/Jerard
    March 30, 2009 at 11:39 am — Reply

    Yes about time can’t begin to tell you how much i love the orginal Star Trek really don’t want to write a whole essay on why i love this show simpley becuse ive done it so many times on other websites,

    But my favorite characters are DeForest Kelley as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy(the more i watch the show i come to believe its becuse of the actor not the character its self)

    Montgomery “Scotty” Scott

    Captain Jean-Luc Picard(simply because of Patrick Stewart)

    my favorite episode is Tomorrow is Yesterday simply for this diolgue

    Kirk: You said you had some additional information, Mr. Spock?
    Spock: I made an error in my computations.
    McCoy: Oh? This could be an historic occasion


    Kirk: But in our society, he’d be useless. Archaic.
    McCoy: Maybe he could be retrained, re-educated.
    Kirk: Now you’re sounding like Spock.
    McCoy: If you’re going to get nasty, I’m going to leave

    Computer: Computed and recorded, dear.
    Kirk: Computer, you will not address me in that manner. Compute.
    Computer: Computed…dear.

    to me this will be in one of the best shows of all times

    my favorite movie is #6 can’t wait for the new JJ Abrams the only thing i really didn’t like about the latter stuff was the lack of colorful shirts this new movie should have more than enough to suffice

  3. Salieri
    March 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm — Reply

    Has no-one considered the sheer implications of a TNG remake movie? Bruce Willis as Picard! Steve Carrell as Data! Samuel L. Jackson as Riker – er – actually, never mind. No use trying to improve upon perfection.

  4. Ricco
    March 30, 2009 at 4:04 pm — Reply

    Forget how good Star Trek was for a second (and god knows it was/is), what I find most interesting is how the technology shown was always “scifi”, not ludicrous tech but truly scifi. They had cellphones, everyone used a pc, CT scans were available, voice command was the norm (we have voice recognition now, expensive but there), phasers instead of guns (they’re working on stun guns that use lasers instead of electric cables to conduct the current called an “electrolaser”), transporter technology, universal translators and so on. All which we have now or are working on getting, the technology used is scientifically sound. Keep in mind we are talking about a show of the mid 60 here!

  5. March 30, 2009 at 6:36 pm — Reply

    Personally, star trek has never really been my thing. I always found the plots boring and the show almost entirely weighed down with too much dialogue. The only star trek movie I was able to sit through and enjoy was Wrath of Khan, though I’m sure I will quite enjoy this upcoming revisit quite a bit.

  6. March 31, 2009 at 8:51 am — Reply

    The nice thing about the upcoming Star Trek film is the perceived notion it will appeal to Trek fan and non-fans alike. You could take Star Trek of the name, and it would still look like a movie average-hoe-movie-goer would like to see. That bodes well for Star Trek as a universe.

  7. hermit
    March 31, 2009 at 10:09 am — Reply


    i think it started with the previous film. i liked most of the star trek movies, but i’ve never liked the tv show. i tried a few of each series and i was never able to get into it. but i think the previous movie (nemesis) was like that. trying to appeal to the non-fan. i know they pissed a few hardcore fans, but al ot of my friends, who are die hard star trek fans, like it a lot. it has issues, but it is a very enjoyable movie.

  8. Salieri
    March 31, 2009 at 11:13 am — Reply

    I, personally, couldn’t get enough of “Nemesis”. It was nice to see the loose ends wrapped up, know that Data has a finite mortal end rather than just outliving the hell out of everyone until he ran out of Data-fuel, etc. The Rape scenes were objectionable, I agree…but I wasn’t really displeased with anything else. And, I kid you not, I’ve been watching Star Trek TNG since I was three.

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