Nerd Lunch Podcast 157: Drill Down – The Wrath of Khan

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Nerd Lunch Podcast 157: Drill Down – The Wrath of Khan


The nerds are joined this time around by Michael May for a drill down on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.  As the crown jewel of the Trek movies, you might expect this episode to be a full-on love fest.  And you’d be mostly right, but listen anyway to find out exactly why Wrath of Khan is so great.  Our Nerd To Dos feature some Muppets, analyzing A Christmas Carol, hardcore legend Mick Foley, and lots of podcast editing.

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  1. Jack February 26, 2017 at 12:48 am - Reply

    "No, I'm from Iowa. I only work in outer space." Another fun episode. I never tire of the chemistry you guys have with each other. Here's a little FYI. The Alzheimer's is tough at my age, but I believe the source was Stephen King's Danse Macabre in which he discusses the art of writing (mostly) horror fiction. Whoever it was relates that Harlan Ellison was supposed to be a writer on one of the ST movies but walked off in disgust with Roddenberry. He claimed that Roddenberry only knew one story: They find God, and God is a child, or insane.

    No doubt Montalban was the motor that drove this movie, but from my perspective, I saw it first-run in the theater with my wife and kids, so it wasn't yet the case that everyone already knew everything that was coming, like you do if you're coming to it for the first time now. So I wonder if it would have been quite as great if it hadn't been based on the TV episode. I remember us (especially me) chattering about that episode: "Do you remember this, do you remember that?" Even with Montalban as the villain in a revenge story, is it the same movie without that bedrock that they built on?

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