‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ – SR Underground Ep. 92 (w/ Roberto Orci)

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 10:25 pm,

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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode ninety-two of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.

Join host Ben Kendrick fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, Kofi Outlaw and special guest Vic Holtreman as we review Star Trek Into Darkness followed by a spoiler-filled conversation with writer and executive producer Roberto Orci.

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Screen Rant Underground: Episode 92 - ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

We review Star Trek Into Darkness followed by a spoiler-filled conversation with writer and executive producer Roberto Orci.

[0:00] Review: Star Trek Into Darkness (read our full written review)

[39:32] Star Trek Into Darkness SPOILERS conversation (check out our full spoilers discussion)

[1:30:28] Interview [SPOILERS]: Star Trek Into Darkness writer and executive producer Roberto Orci.

[1:57:06] Twitter Handles and Contact Information.

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw – with special guest Vic Holtreman.



Next Week’s Review: Fast and Furious 6

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  • Epic – 3,800
  • Fast & Furious 6 - 3,600+
  • The Hangover Part III – 3,450+

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  1. A point to share with the podcasters; even though most of the film is based on The Wrath of Khan there also seems to be a reference to The Undiscovered Country. This presents itself as the blown up moon orbiting Kronos.

    Also, I think that the use of a shuttle to get to Kronos is kind of explained through the way that Scotty travels from Earth to one of Jupiter’s Moons. The Enterprise parks on the system’s edge and the shuttle flies through the system, something it is designed to do.

  2. I was watching the end credits of STID and noticed that Chris Hemsworth’s name came up on the credits. I was so shocked that I unfortunately didn’t get to see the part he played. I don’t remember there being any flashbacks of him as Kirk father or his voice anywhere in the movie. Did anyone else catch that?

    • I didn’t see that. I’ll have to look the next time I see the film… interesting.

    • He might be on the credits because he had a voiceover from the first movie playing during the moment when Kirk is in the hospital, right before he wakes up.

  3. Happy to say y guys a lot more level headed in this review in suppose of the IM3 one. All except for Ben acted like y had the devil inside y. I thought I had pray away that evil spirit. ;-)

    • Bah! We’re always … level… headed… ;)

      The Iron Man 3 one was quite a bit different because for some of us who are fans of the books and those stories, it’s scary to see Marvel not caring to honor key Marvel stories – a big point hardcore fans often raise as to why Marvel Studios should get the rights back X-Men, Spider-Man, etc. With the Mandarin and Extremis, Kofi’s point about if other studios had done that, moviegoers would be harsh on it.

      That being said, EVERY single person on the cast said Iron Man 3 was fun, funny, and worth seeing in theaters.

  4. #1 Fast & Furious 6
    #2 The Hangover Part III
    #3 Epic
    #4 Star Trek Into Darkness
    #5 The Great Gatsby
    #10 Oblivion

    • I’m Canadian so I’m the space-arm to that missile tech ;)

  5. This where the J.J. Abrams haters begin. This film is terrific even for us old Star Trekers, comparisons are useless and we can only agree to welcome it back, we missed you. J.J. s version so satisfying on so many counts. The actors are terrific. I honestly believe that J.J.s success (like so many successful) brings out jealousy and envy. I can hardly wait for Star Wars. There is no other person (George Lucas included) who could bring this epic story back to life. Love J.J. and his nitpickers are either not fans or can’t enjoy an excellent couple of hours of excitement. Honestly 84 million in opening weekend is a failure. Really.

  6. 1. Fast and Furious
    2. Star Trek
    3. Hangover III
    4. Epic
    5. Iron man 3
    10. peeples

  7. 1 fast 6
    2 hangover 3
    3 star trek
    4 epic
    5 ironman 3
    10 peeples

  8. Box office predictions

    1. Fast and furious 6
    2. Hangover part 3
    3. Epic
    4 Star Trek into darkness
    5. Iron man 3
    10 oblivion

  9. Love your pod cast. Heres my 2 cents on why Khan put his people in the torpedo’s.

    He hid them, than he says to Kirk in the cell that he was found out and he assumed that they were destroyed (or something), which is why he attacked Section 31 in London. This is why he immediately surrendered to Kirk when he realized that the 72 missiles were aboard the Enterprise and not destroyed like he previously thought.

    • I think you’re right. I’m going to look for that when I see it again.

    • Oh, and just to keep myself from seeming like a total troll…

      Besides your utter disregard for the universal laws of bets amongst friends (“BEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNN!!!!! (Screamed in uncanny Wrath of Khan parody-sound-alike) :-) , really love the podcasts. Keep up the good work guys, it always makes my day when I get to listen to one.


  10. I know that I am in the minority after listening and reading what people feel about STID, but I was not the least bit impressed by the film. Its full of lazy writing, plot devices that make no sense, cheap throw-away Trek references to appease Trek fans and Star warsy action pieces.
    Lazy/bad writing: It always takes just minutes to get from ANY planet to any other planet in these new Trek movies. Nothing takes time, ever. The Enterprise is under water to hide from the natives of Nibiru – how did it get there without being seen? Sulu and Uhura abandon their shuttle in Nibiru- how did they get to the Enterprise (they put on their wetsuits, and….)? Admiral says that about 50 people died in section 31 explosion – really? Admiral has a model of his super secret new Starship ON HIS DESK in plain view. Installation where Vengence is being built is not guarded by anyone, just so Scotty can get onto it. Admiral tells Kirk he is giving him 72 torpedoes – to shoot at ONE guy? How advanced are these torpedoes that you need to shoot 72 of them to kill one guy? Kirk didn’t question this at all. Sulu warns Khan that he has to give up or be shot at – suppose Khan didn’t have a communicator? The Enterprise and the Vengence battle just beyond the moon and NO OTHER star ship comes to investigate? No communications from Star Fleet? The earth’s gravity pulls the Enterprise, but it was just beyond the moon in the scene earlier.
    Here is a list of plot devices that make no sense: Magic blood, transporters that work across the galaxy, Klingon moon Praxis ia already blown up, tribbles just happen to be on board the Enterprise, the “Mudd shuttle”…I could go on and on….
    Should I even mention the Star Warsy battle on the flying platforms between Spock and Khan? They sure are good at timing their jumps…almost Jedi-like…

  11. Does nobody understand that Kirk in the Wrath of Khan yells “Khaaaaaan” not because he is angry, but because he is trickng Khan. He and Spock JUST finished discussing their plans IN CODE and Kirk knew he had one up on Khan by fooling him (the Enterprise would be ready in just two hours, not two days), but he had to keep up pretenses with Khan. So Khan says he will be trapped in the planetoid and Kirk yells at him in (fake) frustration. But its an act.

  12. They did not need to explain the Klingons because I am sure they studied them at the Academy.