David R. George III offers compact reviews for ten films: The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Choke, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, This Sporting Life, The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937), (500) Days of Summer, Martian Child, Julie & Julia, Ironweed, and Requiem For a Heavyweight.
New York Times bestselling author David R. George III returns to the show to talk about one of Deep Space Nine’s (and Trek’s) finest and most brutal episodes. Kira thinks she’s captured a monster, but she learns that war and cruelty make victims of everyone. The discussion touches upon the genius of Harris Yulin, the reality of history being edited by the victors, the importance of victim accounts, the practice of sin-eating, and the banality of evil. They also shift gears and talk about less somber topics, like Prussian valves and “proficient service,” the drawbacks of acting like a jerk to your neighbors, the “Cardassian Monologue,” Death and the Maiden, and Stabby Otis from Mayberry! Okay...slightly less somber.
Plus, Kal contemplates a career as a Trek fact researcher, David talks about some of his favorite films, the Benjamin Buttoning properties of volcanic vapors are discussed, there’s a shout-out to Robert Shaw, and an update on a possible sighting of The Most Interesting Man in the World!
Everybody’s pulling for you, Clint Howard! One day at a time!
David R. George III offers compact reviews for ten films: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, True Grit (2010), Brothers, Unstoppable, Nell, Green Zone, The Social Network, Hot Tub Time Machine, The Great Buck Howard, and Runaway Train.
David R. George III offers compact reviews for ten films: 127 Hours, Another Year, City Island, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The Fighter, The Town, Rudy, Black Swan, A Star Is Born (1954), and The King’s Speech.
Literary Treks podcast hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther welcome author David R. George III back to the show to discuss The 34th Rule, a novel he co-wrote with Deep Space Nine’s Armin Shimerman, whom you may know as Quark! They talk about the genesis of the story, the Ferengi belief system, politics, racism towards the Ferengi, the cycle of violence, then wrap up with their final thoughts and ratings.
David R. George III offers compact reviews for ten films: Interstellar, Black or White, The Adjustment Bureau, Moneyball, The Help, Broadcast News, Whiteout, Luftslottet som Sprängdes [English title: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest], Winter’s Bone, and Catfish.