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)
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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.
Jonathan Frakes. John and Mike are joined by Larry Nemecek to discuss Jonathan Frakes' career as a director both inside and out of Star Trek.
Pacific Rim. Mike and John discuss Star Trek: Discovery cinematographer Guillermo Navarro's work in Pacific Rim.
Alias: The Box. John and Mike discuss the two-part episode, "The Box," from J.J. Abrams' Alias.
New Discovery Writers and Cast. Mike and John discuss the newest additions to the Discovery team, including writers Ted Sullivan, Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt, and actor James Frain.
Craig Sweeny & Guillermo Navarro. John and Mike discuss new additions to the Discovery crew, including writer Craig Sweeny and cinematographer Guillermo Navarro.
People Like Us. Mike and John discuss Alex Kurtzman's People Like Us.
Batman Forever. John and Mike discuss Akiva Goldsman's screenplay for Batman Forever.
Splice. Mike and John discuss Star Trek: Discovery director Vincenzo Natali's Splice.
Sonequa Martin-Green: The Walking Dead. John and Mike discuss the lead actress of Star Trek: Discovery, Sonequa Martin-Green, and her work on The Walking Dead.
Tomorrow Never Dies. Mike and John are joined by Zach Moore of Standard Orbit and Lee Hutchison of Earl Grey to discuss Star Trek: Discovery's Michelle Yeoh in Tomorrow Never Dies.
Robert Hewitt Wolfe Interview: The Goblin Crown. John and Mike talk to Deep Space Nine writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe about his new novel, The Goblin Crown.
Darmok Commentary. Mike and John record a commentary for TNG's Darmok.
GCB. John and Mike discuss GCB, the TV series by Discovery showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts.
One Night in Miami.... Mike and John discuss Star Trek: Discovery writer Kemp Powers' play, One Night in Miami....
Berg, Harberts & Goldsman. John and Mike discuss the changes to the Star Trek: Discovery writing/producing team.
Cube. Mike and John conclude their "Shocktober" celebration with a look at Vincenzo Natali's Cube.
Dr. Giggles. John and Mike continue their Shocktober celebration with a look at Manny Coto's Dr. Giggles.
Green Room. Mike and Max continue their "Shocktober" celebration with a look at Green Room, starring Anton Yelchin and Patrick Stewart.
Twilight Zone: The Movie. John and Mike begin their "Shocktober" celebration with a discussion of Richard Matheson's Twilight Zone: The Movie.
The Magnificent Seven. Mike and John discuss Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven, featuring the final score by James Horner.
American Dad! 2x12 Commentary. John and Mike provide an audio commentary for the Mr. Pibb episode of Seth MacFarlane's American Dad!