speakeasy's Podcast
Join DR, Lynch and the rest of their motley crew as the do synced up commentary with some great...and not so great movies.

Tysto and the Doctor show you how they would handle the no-win scenario by taking on, the Wrath of Khan.  Probably the movie that saved the entire Star Trek franchise, it's a great Horatio Hownblower style romp through the galaxy that manages to make surprising little sense.  Join us as we discuss such important topics as,

  • If you're allowed to take the Kobyashi Maru test multiple times what's the point of it?
  • How come Chekov reacts to the idea of Khan so extremely when as far as we know they never met?
  • Did Scotty take his dying nephew to the bridge instead of sickbay because he knows McCoy is only ever rarely at his post?

Enjoy the commentary and remember if we go by the book, like Lieutenant Savvik, then watching Star Trek 2 without this commentary could make hours seem like days!

Direct download: Star-Trek-2--Speakeasy-Tysto.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24pm UTC

The Doctor and Tysto beam-up once more to enjoy a much maligned classic, this time with Robert Wise and Alan Dean Foster’s tribute to 2001: A Space Odyssey and slow-motion model work. We both love the film and William Shatner and Persis Khambatta and the idea that Decker might just be responsible for creating the Borg  We’re watching the director’s cut, with the silver “Paramount Pictures Presents” lettering at the beginning and not the theatrical cut with the gold lettering. The differences are not enormous.

The Internets are kind to us this time (the Doctor has “moved house” as they say in the UK) but his new microphone goes wonky a couple of times, making him a little hard to hear thru the noise. We’re very sorry and promise to have it sorted out in the future.

Start the commentary with the Paramount logo faded out and the Paramount title card (just the words) about to fade in, on the countdown.

Direct download: Star-Trek-TMP--Tysto-and-Speakeasy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26am UTC