Commentary: Trek Stars 164: JJ is My Jam / by Mike Schindler

Abrams, Part 5: Star Wars: Episode VII--The Force Awakens

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Running Time: 1 hour 27 minutes 5 seconds

Many have criticized J.J. Abrams for turning Star Trek into Star Wars with his 2009 film.  But what happens when Abrams make a Star Wars movie for real?

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, John and Mike add a postscript to their series on J.J. Abrams with a look at his latest directorial effort, Star Wars: Episode VII--The Force Awakens. We discuss the movie on the whole, Abrams' direction in particular, and the work of other Trek veterans on the crew. We also give our thoughts on the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond.


The Force Awakens (00:01:12)
Crying in Movies (00:19:57)
Spoilers (00:48:29)
Trek Collaborators (01:04:51)
Wrap-up (01:17:31)


John Mills and Mike Schindler


Mike Schindler (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

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