Captain Kirk

Captain Kirk

Monday, September 01, 2014

Show #196 - September 1

Episode 196 on MP3

Galaxy Quest - the Oral History
At Home in the Universe - 1999 documentary about Bill
Bill/Kirk as a father figure
Kirk et al having a slapfight
TJ Hooker is one of the op 5 police procedural police dramas
City on the Edge of Forever is a comic
JK reviews Lev Grossman's The Magician's Land
Chris Pratt as Kirk?

Wow, you ARE pretty!

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1 comment:

Margaret said...

On Conan, Chris Pine said,

"[Trek fans] that encounter me are like, 'Well, when we first heard that you were going to [play Kirk], we were so scared, so worried. We knew that you weren't going to nail it. But you were so...fine. Wonderfully... mediocre."

And that's exactly how I felt. Captain Kirk is deeply weird, and there's nothing weird about Chris Pine's Kirk.

I liked Chris Pratt as the loveable doofus in "Parks and Recreation". Maybe he could've brought more humor or warmth to the role. And at least he's likeable.

As for the Nu Trek 3, which is supposed to come out in 2016 to "celebrate" the 50th anniversary of TOS, I don't know that I'll see it either. I'll definitely read about it so I can feel righteously angry about how bad it is, but it doesn't feel right to give money to POS. (I heard someone refer to Nu Trek as "POS" for "Piece Of Shit", and of course it's a nice takeoff on TOS.)