Commentary: Trek Stars 94: What's in the Box? / by Mike Schindler

Abrams, Part 3: Super 8.

In between Star Trek films, J.J. Abrams took a break from the franchise to direct his passion project, Super 8. The film, about a group of kids who accidentally film the wreck of a government train transporting an alien, is Abrams's homage to Steven Spielberg-era sci-fi blockbusters.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, Max and Mike are joined by John Mills of Words with Nerds to look at Abrams's most personal movie to date. We discuss the motivations of alien, what's inside the mystery box, and of course, lens flares. Max also answers a listener's question about what movies he thinks are good.

Running Time: 1 Hour 7 Minutes 46 Seconds


Max Hegel and Mike Schindler



John Mills



Super 8 (3:40)
The Alien (12:11)
The Mystery Box (20:59)
Lens Flares (30:45)
Final Thoughts (40:28)
Listener Mail (50:15)
Closing (1:03:11)



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