Mar 27, 2019
The Winter of Star Trek & Our Discontent is nearing completion! Today we bring you the final in our series of Star Trek movie episodes. And what better place to end than with the original Star Trek film, enigmatically titled Star Trek: The Motion Picture. It is a truly bizarre and utterly fascinating piece of American cinema history, coming right on the heels of Star Wars, and on the cancellation of Star Trek: Phase II. Eric Ambler, of the What Were We Watching podcast, joins in to dish on this strange piece of pop art, which is as painfully slow as it is gorgeous, as misguided as it is brilliant, and worth revisiting if you haven’t recently. So cuddle up with your favorite Carbon Unit and drink in these four nerds as they travel deep within the V-Ger complex, excitedly jabbering on about one of the most sleep-inducing films of all time.