Sunday, May 10, 2009

TV on the Internet, Episode 8: Star Trekkin' with J.J. Abrams

Our eighth episode takes a brief trip to the local theater to see how TV impresario J.J. Abrams fares with his second feature-length directorial effort, the new Star Trek movie. We're also going to talk about what makes a good cliffhanger and rant a bit about those who rant about product placement. Thanks for all your comments and criticism. They're helping us make the show better. If you like us, please review us on iTunes. We WILL take out the Official Lost Podcast! We WILL!

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TV on the Internet, Episode 8: Star Trekkin' with J.J. Abrams

Here's a direct link to the episode.

Time codes follow. There are MAJOR SPOILERS for a variety of shows, so you may want to skip over a segment if you haven't watched the shows discussed therein.


00:00.00-00:01.54: Introductions and music from The American Analog Set
00:01.55-00:10.55: The week's headlines.
00:11.56-00:24.18: Libby and Todd discuss the career of J.J. Abrams, creator of Felicity, Alias, Lost and Fringe and director of the new Star Trek movie.
00:24.19-00:40.35: Todd and Libby talk about what makes a good cliffhanger and what doesn't.
00:40.36-01:04.30: Discussing the week in television. (Includes spoilers for House, Fringe, 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother, Better Off Ted, Dollhouse, The Office, Rescue Me, Breaking Bad, Party Down and Scrubs.)
01:04.31-01:06.56: Todd rants about why he doesn't care about product placement.
01:06.57-01:13.14: The classic TV on DVD pick, the wrap-up, more from The American Analog Set and an outtake.

Headline Links:

Mad Men Resumes Production, Will Return in August (
24 Star Kiefer Sutherland Charged in NYC Nightclub Altercation (The Dallas Morning News)
ABC Picks Up Flash Forward (Variety)
Mindy Kaling Getting Her Own Show: Hurray! (Entertainment Weekly)
HBO Orders Full Season of David Simon's Treme (The Times Picayune)
Tribune Acquires Curb, Entourage (Mediapost)

This Week's Music:

Set FreeThe American Analog Set
"Born On The Cusp" (mp3)
from "Set Free"
(Arts & Crafts)

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Clips are from Mad Men (episode: "Meditations in an Emergency," script by Matthew Weiner and Kater Gordon) Star Trek (film, script by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, from the series created by Gene Roddenberry), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (episode: "Becoming, Part 2," script by Joss Whedon), House (episode: "Under My Skin," script by Pam Davis and Lawrence Kaplow), Better Off Ted (episode: "Get Happy," script by Michael Teverbaugh), Scrubs (episode: "My Finale," script by Bill Lawrence), 30 Rock (episode: "The Ones," script by Jack Burditt) and Dallas (episode: "Who Done It," script by Loraine Despres).


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Nomad said...

it would seem that Chris Pine's Capt. Kirk encapsulates all that Capt. Kirk was meant to be more than William Shatner's version

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