The celebration of 50 years of Star Trek and the countdown to Star Trek Beyond continues here with the gang revisiting Chris' personal favorite film in the franchise and the gateway for Sam's decades-long love of Star Trek with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Often maligned as the nadir point of the film series, the film holds a special appreciation from the Geek Out crew...and they don't think anything can get worse than Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Watch along and listen as they seek to find out what does God need with a starship?

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One of the most critically and commercially successful entries in the venerable science fiction franchise, Star Trek IV saw the film series opt for a more light-hearted adventure with an underlying social conscious message against whaling after the darker, apocalyptic intensity of The Search for Spock. What resulted was a comedic romp through San Francisco in 1986 with the crew trying to save the future but having a good time while doing it. Watch along and listen as the gang revisit what Jake refers to as his favorite Star Trek thing ever.

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Our 100th commentary! Continuing our countdown to Star Trek Beyond and in celebration of 50 years of Star Trek, this is our commentary for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Having come off such a positive experience working on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and looking to break into feature film directing, Leonard Nimoy returned to franchise he had originally written off (And been written out of) both on screen and in the director's chair! Knocked by many for being too much in the shadow of its more successful predecessor, The Search for Spock serves as a sort of extended epilogue to The Wrath of Khan and goes even darker by the end. Listen as the boys revisit Leonard Nimoy's feature directorial debut!

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The celebration of 50 years of Star Trek and countdown to Star Trek Beyond continues here! After the critical disappointment to the first Star Trek film and its inflated budget, Paramount decided to revisit the classic science fiction franchise albeit with a heavily reduced budget and Leonard Nimoy's desire to kill of the character that he been associated with for over a decade. What we got was one of the finest sequels of all time that served as a big course correction from its predecessor and the first time we see James T. Kirk at moment of severe personal doubt. What many call the greatest Star Trek film of all time (And Sam agrees), it's time for The Wrath of Khan!

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The start of a brand new commentary series! With this year marking the 50th anniversary of the franchise that changed forever science fiction and a new film this summer, we're doing commentaries for all of the Star Trek movies! After the back-to-back success of Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Paramount realized they had their own potential blockbuster science fiction franchise with a built-in fanbase, the long-gestating return of Star Trek! But in an answer to the more popcorn flick that was Star Wars, they decided to make the inaugural Star Trek film more cerebral...did it work? Listen as the boys revisit the 1979 motion picture to find out!

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The countdown to X-Men: Apocalypse ends here with the gang revisiting the 2014 blockbuster that saw the casts of the classic X-Men movies unite the cast from First Class more or less (Really just Wolverine and Professor X, if we're to be honest). Taking inspiration from the classic X-Men comic book story of the same name, Bryan Singer returned to the director chair wearing his love for Terminator completely on his sleeve with the ultimate X-Men vs. evil machines story that sends Wolverine back to 1973 to prevent this apocalyptic future. Listen as the gang rewatches the film and ponder what would happen if everything was metal!

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The countdown to X-Men: Apocalypse continues with the second Wolverine solo spin-off, The Wolverine! Originally conceived as a direct sequel to Wolverine prequel, it was decided to set the film after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand to give Logan a bit more emotional baggage and help set up the events of the following year's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Listen as Sam and Chris are brave enough to watch the ultimate R-rated cut of the 2014 blockbuster that saw Weapon X return to Japan. Discover what character they think is the dumbest addition to the cast, what tricks Hugh Jackman to look super ripped, and how they think the extended cut holds up overall!

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The X-Men commentary series in anticipation of X-Men: Apocalypse continues here with the gang revisiting 2011's X-Men: First Class! After plans for a Magneto-centric prequel were quietly shelved, elements of that film were reincorporated into a prequel that looked at the formation of Marvel's Merry Mutant Team set during the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Listen to find out what scene drives the boys up the wall, what elements of the film they think the film does particularly well, and how the film as a whole holds up five years since its initial release!

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After an interlude for Chris' birthday, the gang is back to doing commentaries for the X-Men films in anticipation of X-Men: Apocalypse this time with the franchise's first prequel, X-Men Origins: Wolverine! Upon its initial release in 2009, the Wolverine-centric flick divided audience's and came out under the cloud of a mass leak with the workprint going online ahead of the release. Now that seven years have passed (With another Wolverine solo film and reboot of Deadpool now out in the world) what do the boys think of it? Watch along and listen to find out!

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As a birthday interlude in the middle of the X-Men commentaries, Chris has selected the Christopher Nolan's The Prestige as his birthday film of 2015 (And we still keep the Hugh Jackman streak going!). An adaptation of the Christopher Priest novel of the same name, The Prestige had been in development alongside Insomnia but Nolan tabled the film when he got the nod to do Batman Begins. Reunited with that film's Christian Bale and Michael Caine, he adapted the tale of dueling magicians in the late 19th century and convinced David Bowie to take what would be his final film role. Listen as the boys revisit this overlooked classic!

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