The 42cast Episode 131: Warping the Box Office Part One

Trek Films Part One

In 1977, Star Wars was released to movie theaters worldwide and created a smash hit phenomenon. Seeing the fervor for media content and merchandise many other sci-fi properties tried to horn in on the action. Star Trek had had a loyal fanbase since the 60’s and even had a new television series in the works, but with Star Wars blowing up the theaters it made sense that Star Trek could follow suit and also win big at the box office. The TV project, Star Trek: Phase II was shut down and Star Trek: The Motion Picture came to the big screen in 1979. The series of six movies that it spawned led to a revitalization of interest in Star Trek as well as a continuation for the actors who played the iconic roles. In this episode we have the first half of our discussion of the movies in which we talk about Star Treks I – III. We discuss how the big screen changed Trek, the themes of the different movies, whether the evens vs odds rule really works.

Our five-minute controversy this week asks if it would be a smart move for Disney to quit publishing Marvel comics and license to another publisher.

This week Stephanie is cohost and Ryan and Eric join the cast.

Show Notes:
Dating Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Dating Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

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