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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) and Star Trek (2009)

In this episode we join the rest of the internet in paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy and his indelible creation, Mr. Spock, by looking at two time-travel movies in which he plays a key role. First we look at the Nimoy-conceived-and-directed Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), a lighthearted adventure in which Spock discovers his affinity for humpback whales and his uncanny naivety seems to spread to the rest of the crew – including Kirk, who has trouble mackin' under these conditions. Then we consider the very different, badass-centric interpretation of these characters in J. J. Abrams' reboot Star Trek (2009). Kirk has some trouble mackin' in this movie too, come to think of it – Spock not so much. 

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Direct download: Star_IV_The_Voyage_Home_and_Star_Trek_2009.mp3
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