Six years before writing the first episode of Star Trek ("The Man Trap"), George Clayton Johnson was part of the team that helped to bring the original Ocean's Eleven to the big screen. Lewis Milestone's Rat Pack movie, starring Frank Sinatra, spawned a remake in 2001. That remake, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring George Clooney. That remake led to two sequels, as well as Ocean's Ocho, an upcoming film directed by Gary Ross and starring Sandra Bullock.
In this episode of Stage Nine, John and Mike continue their fiftieth anniversary celebration of Star Trek by looking at the other franchise that Johnson originated. We discuss the problems with the original, how the remake fixed them, whether or not the sequels are any good, and what we can expect to see in the spinoff. In news, we discuss the hiring of David Mack and Mike Johnson to help in the creation of a Discovery expanded universe.
Ocean's Eleven (00:10:09)
The Remake (00:15:08)
Ocean's Twelve (00:22:20)
Ocean's Thirteen (00:29:35)
Ocean's Ocho (00:33:21)
John Mills and Mike Schindler
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)
American Dad! 2x12 Commentary. John and Mike provide an audio commentary for the Mr. Pibb episode of Seth MacFarlane's American Dad!
For the Love of Spock. Mike and John discuss Adam Nimoy's documentary about Leonard Nimoy, For the Love of Spock.
Ocean's Eleven. John and Mike discuss "The Man Trap" writer George Clayton Johnson's other franchise, Ocean's Eleven.
Bryan Fuller. Mike and John celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek by looking at each of Bryan Fuller's pilots.
Taylor Sheridan's Sicario and Hell or High Water. Mike is joined by Marcelo of the Talk Film Society to look at the first two movies in Taylor Sheridan's American Frontier trilogy, Sicario and Hell or High Water.
Living Witness Commentary. John and Mike provide an audio commentary for Bryan Fuller's most acclaimed Star Trek episode, "Living Witness."
STLV and Optional Canon. Mike is joined by Adam to discuss the 50th anniversary Star Trek Las Vegas convention, and John is joined by Lee to discuss optional canon.
Star Trek 14 Director Picks. John and Mike reveal their picks for the director of Star Trek 14.
Star Trek Beyond. Mike and John review Star Trek Beyond.
Top 3 Movie Directors. John and Mike reveal their picks for the top 3 Star Trek movie directors.
10 Cloverfield Lane. Mike and John discuss the latest J.J. Abrams production, 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Star Trek: Final Frontier with Dave Rossi. John and Mike are joined by Enterprise producer Dave Rossi to discuss his pitch for an animated Star Trek series.
The City on the Edge of Forever. Mike and John discuss the new audio book version of Harlan Ellison's original teleplay for the classic Star Trek episode, The City on the Edge of Forever.
Anton Yelchin. John and Mike are joined by Adam Drosin to remember the work of Anton Yelchin.
Midnight Rider with David Mack. Mike and John talk to Star Trek writer David Mack about his new short story, "Midnight Rider," for Out of Tune, Book 2.
Our Possible Pasts with David Mack. John and Mike are joined by author David Mack to discuss his short story, "Our Possible Pasts," for the book, 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush.
Star Trek 2017 Writing Staff. In the premier episode of Stage Nine, hosts Mike Schindler and John Mills take a look at the writing staff of the new Star Trek series launching next year, including Voyager novelist Kirsten Beyer.