The celebration of 50 years of Star Trek comes to an end with our commentary for Star Trek Into Darkness! JJ Abrams returned to the franchise he helped reinvigorate and decided to put his own twist on a villain as iconic and imposing as Khan! Warmly received critically and commercially but divisive for fans of the series, there was some backlash over this reimagining of one of the more beloved Star Trek stories...but what do the boys think of it? Watch along and listen to find out!

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After a two-week birthday interlude, the celebration of 50 years of Star Trek resumes and enters the home stretch with JJ Abrams' 2009 cinematic reboot of the franchise! Critically acclaimed worldwide and a commercial success that brought the space-faring series to a whole new generation of audiences, Star Trek got a brand new lease on life from the future Star Wars filmmaker with its new cast and big boost in the action department. Listen as the boys revisit the flick that reinvigorated the venerable franchise and basically got Abrams' his shot at directing a rival series in a galaxy far, far away!

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The birthday interlude continues with Jake celebrating his birthday by having the gang revisit the classic 1987 flick, RoboCop. The science fiction actioner had a huge impact on Jake's formative years as a child and stands as the first R-rated film he ever saw. Listen as the gang watches the unrated cut of the film, their favorite moments, and about the satire throughout the flick!

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The boys take a couple weeks off from doing Star Trek commentaries to celebrate a couple of birthdays. First up, Sam has the gang revisit 1980's The Blues Brothers, one his favorite films of all time and just a general feel-good musical and action-comedy all at once. Listen as Sam and Chris publicly list why the flick is a musical and just generally have a good time while the gang rewatches the extended version of the 1980 classic!

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The celebration of 50 years of Star Trek continues as the gang rounds out The Next Generation's adventures on the big screen with a commentary for Star Trek: Nemesis. The tenth Star Trek film was envisioned as a potential final outing for The Next Generation cast while trying to reposition the franchise as more of a science fiction actioner to leave room open for more sequels. As history shows, that never happened and the franchise was more or less rebooted seven years later but what do the boys think of it now? Watch along and listen to find out!

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Even though Star Trek Beyond is already out in theaters, the celebration of 50 years of Star Trek continues with our commentary for Star Trek: Insurrection! With the franchise reinvigorated by the success of Star Trek: First Contact, the studio decided to make the ninth Star Trek film considerably lighter than its dark, violent predecessor. Sam often lists this film as one of his least favorite in the series but does that dubious distinction hold? And what do the others think of it? Watch along and listen to find out!

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The countdown to Star Trek Beyond and the celebration of 50 years of Star Trek continues here with Star Trek: First Contact! Considered by many to be the finest film featuring The Next Generation cast if not one of the greatest films in the entire franchise, First Contact pits the crew of the Enterprise on a time-traveling collision course with Picard's most personal foe, the Borg! Listen as the gang revisits this classic flick in time for its 20th anniversary!

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After a brief holiday interlude, the celebration of 50 years of Star Trek and countdown to Star Trek Beyond resumes with Star Trek Generations! The first cinematic outing featuring the crew of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the seventh Star Trek film began production while the The Next Generation was winding down and featured several cast members from The Original Series to help hand off the baton to the new guys. Watch along and listen as the gang revisits the 1994 film!

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We're taking a quick interlude from Star Trek commentaries to help ring in our nation's Independence Day with a commentary for...Independence Day! Will Smith's star-making summer blockbuster turns 20 this year and, with a sequel currently in theaters and Independence Day falling on a Monday this year, it all just seemed too good an opportunity to pass up! The 1996 film figured prominently in the gang's childhoods when it premiered but how does it hold up now? Watch along and listen to find out!

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The countdown to Star Trek Beyond and celebration of 50 years of Star Trek continues with the commentary for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Commissioned as a 25th anniversary celebration of the venerable science fiction franchise (Has it been 25 years since this film came out already?), the sixth Star Trek film proved to be the final adventure for the entire original crew and served as an allegory for the end of the Cold War from which the series was originally conceived...but what do the boys think of it now a quarter of a century later? Watch along and listen to find out!

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