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Jul 23, 2016

The adventures in the new Star Trek universe continue! But this time, without JJ at the helm, and with a script by fan favorite Simon Pegg! Will a story by one of our favorite geeks get classic Trek fans back on board? Or will the action focus of new director Justin Lin just make them furious? RevNews hosts Gary Mitchel & Tegan Hendrickson beam aboard Trek fans Kasey Ryan, Michael Falkner, and Sue Kisenwether to discuss these questions and many more!

Listen in as they talk about their thoughts on the reboot universe so far; the pain of Star Trek: Nemesis; how they felt after the first trailer; Kacey covers how we're an accident prone species; what (little) is known of the plot so far; the tragic loss of Anton Yelchin; the controversy over Sulu's orientation & why representation matters; how to honor Gene while not putting him on a pedestal; drawing the line at shenanigans when they involve BB-8; the gatekeeping of Rihanna & other female fans; their love for Idris Elba; the movies and shows they have to share with Kacey and their favorites of the Trek movies.

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