Commentary: Trek Stars: The Work of Star Trek Creators Outside of Star Trek

Commentary: Trek Stars is a show from that explores the work of Star Trek creatives beyond the Star Trek franchise. Join Mike Schindler, Max Hegel, and John Mills each week for a trek through the wider world of movies, television, and literature.


Commentary: Trek Stars 175: Quick and Angry

Lin, Part 2: Annapolis.


Running Time: 1 hour 27 seconds


After the success of Better Luck Tomorrow, Justin Lin was given the opportunity to work on big studio productions with substantially larger budgets. The first of these was Annapolis in 2006. The film, starring James Franco, Tyrese Gibson and Jordan Brewster, looks at a cadet's first year at the U.S. Naval Academy.


In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, Mike and John take a look at Lin's second film. We discuss how it effectively uses cliches, the similarities to J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, and how accurately it portrays the Academy. In news, we remember TNG and DS9 visual effects supervisor Gary Hutzel, discuss the hiring of Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth as executive producers on the new Star Trek series, and touch on the order of Doug Jung's new pilot, Scalped.



Annapolis (00:00:44)

Accuracy (00:20:05)

News (00:50:26)



Mike Schindler and John Mills



Mike Schindler (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)


 2016-03-11  1h0m