Commentary: Trek Stars 172: The Citizen Kane of Mission: Impossible / by Mike Schindler

Abrams II, Part 7: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

Running Time: 1 hour 19 minutes 54 seconds
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After the unexpected success of Brad Bird's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Bad Robot and J.J. Abrams were asked to return to produce a third installment of the Tom Cruise franchise. This time, Oscar-winning filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie was hired to write and direct Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, John and Mike are joined by Krissy of Educating Geeks to look at the most recent film that Abrams has produced for another filmmaker. We discuss how it compares to the other films in the franchise, what McQuarrie brings to the film, and how Rogue Nation is intrinsically linked to Star Trek Beyond. We also discuss the news that Bryan Fuller has been hired as the showrunner of Star Trek 17.


Rogue Nation (00:08:47)
Christoper McQuarrie (00:27:24)
The Star Trek Beyond Connection (00:46:36)
Bryan Fuller (00:53:06)


John Mills and Mike Schindler


Krissy Lenz


Mike Schindler (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)