LEAGUECAST – EPISODE 12: ‘IRON MAN 3’ & ‘STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS’

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The LeagueCast returns! Join Jeff, and his usual co-hosts Johnny, Adam, and Aaron, as they review and discuss the first two summer blockbusters of the 2013 season: Iron Man 3, and Star Trek Into Darkness! The League also talks about their excitement over the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel, and touches on other geek headlines making waves on the Interwebs like the dual-Quicksilver conundrum facing X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avengers 2.

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Jeff Carter

Jeff is the defining voice of his generation. Sadly, that generation exists only in an alternate dimension where George Lucas became supreme overlord of the Earth in 1979 and replaced every television broadcast and theatrical film on the planet with Star Wars and Godzilla movies. In this dimension, he’s just a guy from New England who likes writing snarky things about superheroes, monsters, and robots.

  • Matthew Clark

    Good listen. As a non Trekee (sp?) I liked the movie, agree the low box office was due to the gap between films but wanted to point out/argue that the Nimoy spot was the high point of the movie: not for the fun-factor of the cameo, but that he brought an essential stakes/tone elevation at the right time. I didn’t really know who Khan was… yes he was badass, but at that point, like the crew, I was unsure of his intentions (I thought him and Kirk were getting along), thus when the grave news was delivered, together with Spock et al, I was like “oh shit, shits bout to get serious!” It added weight to the following proceedings… Then though, when he was defeated relatively easily (and had a plan that boiled down more or less to just revenge) I was let down… One more point with Darkness: where is all the Trek mystery of space/exploration stuff? I guess they will do that in 3. Overall a relatively pithy movie, which isn’t bad for 2.25 hours of action.

    • Hey @disqus_ncJ4WxrXPR:disqus, just wanted to address one of your questions — in regards to the mystery/space exploration stuff, because this is an alternate timeline (as a result of Nero traveling back in time and destroying Vulcan), Starfleet became reactionary, defensive, and military-minded. Course-correcting that thinking is one of the major themes of the film. Thanks for listening and commenting!