Commentary: Trek Stars 97: Only Half a Mess / by Mike Schindler

Lindelof, Part 6: World War Z.

Despite its enormous popularity, Damon Lindelof's television series, Lost, is often criticized for its ending. But that did not stop Marc Forster and his team from hiring Lindelof to re-write the third act of the troubled Brad Pitt vehicle, World War Z. The movie went on to huge box office success, and much of the credit went to Lindelof and his co-writer, Drew Goddard.

On this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, Mike and Max are joined by John Mills of Words with Nerds to look at Lindelof's most recent cinematic endeavor. We discuss the similarities between the movie and the novel upon which it was based, the structural issues associated with the film, and how Lindelof and Goddard wrote the best ending possible for the movie. We also marvel at the cast of the audiobook.

Running Time: 56 Minutes 45 Minutes


Mike Schindler and Max Hegel



John Mills



World War Z (1:45)
Thoughts on the Film (12:44)
The Ending (25:34)
Final Thoughts (37:56)
Wrap-Up (44:32)


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