STLV and Optional Canon.
Over the past fifty years, Star Trek has developed a dense mythology. But at the same time, it has always tried to produce episodes and movies which stand on their own.
In this episode of Stage Nine, John is joined by Lee Hutchison of The Nerd Party to discuss the concept of optional canon. We discuss whether or not some installments are designed to both with and without the previous one, and how that applies in particular to Star Trek Beyond.
In news, Mike is joined by Adam Drosin of Saturday Morning Trek to recap the events of the 50th anniversary convention in Las Vegas. We discuss panels featuring Brannon Braga, Ronald D. Moore and Naren Shankar, and Mike shares his experience at the Ira Steven Behr photo op.
Optional Canon (00:19:09)
Mike Schindler and John Mills
Adam Drosin and Lee Hutchison
John Mills (Editor) Mike Schindler (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Jeff Sutter (Associate Producer) Chris Stenftenagel (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
We discuss Justin Lin's S.W.A.T.
We discuss Jesse Alexander's Eight Legged Freaks.
John and Mike share their thoughts on the first five episodes of Star Trek: Discovery.
Mike and John are joined by Brandon of Warp Five for their second NX-01 Movie Night, Sunset Blvd.
Mike is joined by Justin of Earl Grey to discuss Seth MacFarlane's The Orville.
Mike and John look at Akiva Goldsman's I Am Legend.
John and Mike discuss Star Trek: Discovery writer Jesse Alexander's pilot for The Saint.
Mike and John discuss Dan Mindel's photography in Tony Scott's Domino.
The Dark Tower. We discuss Star Trek: Discovey executive producer Akiva Goldsman's work on The Dark Tower.
Mike tells John about Star Trek Las Vegas.
John and Mike discuss the new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery, new crew members, and short stories from Empower: Mind Over Matter by Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt.
John is joined by Charlynn to discuss Kirsten Beyer's Full Circle
Mike is joined by Sarah of The Talk Film Society to discuss Bryan Fuller's Dead Like Me.
Mike is joined by Max from Commentary Track Stars to discuss Ted Sullivan's adaptation of For the Man Who Has Everything into the Supergirl episode, For the Girl Who Has Everything.
Mike is joined by Lee from Earl Grey to discuss Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy.
Mike and John discuss Chris Pine's performance in Wonder Woman.
John and Mike discuss the music of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner.
Mike and John are joined by Brandon to look at John Logan's script for Alien: Covenant.
John and Mike discuss John Logan's Skyfall.
Any Given Sunday. Mike and John discuss John Logan's Any Given Sunday.
American Gods. John and Mike discuss the pilot for American Gods, the new show by Bryan Fuller.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Mike and John look at Star Trek: Discovery captain Jason Isaacs' performance as Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Trek All-Star Team. John and Mike pick their favorite creators behind the scenes from throughout the history of Star Trek.
The Man in the High Castle Pilot. Mike and John discuss The Man in the High Castle pilot, directed by Star Trek: Discovery's David Semel.
Loaded Weapon 1. John and Mike discuss William Shatner's performance in Loaded Weapon 1.
The Fourth Kind. Mike and John discuss Olatunde Osunsanmi's The Fourth Kind.
New Discovery Cast and Crew. John and Mike discuss the newest additions to the Star Trek family, directors Adam Kane and Olatunde Osunsanmi, and actor Jason Isaacs.
Run Silent, Run Deep. Mike and John discuss Robert Wise's Run Silent, Run Deep.
Discovery Director Picks. John and Mike pick who they'd like to see direct Star Trek: Discovery.
Clockstoppers. Mike and John discuss Jonathan Frakes' Clockstoppers.