Commentary: Trek Stars 96: Spectacle Creep / by Mike Schindler

Lindelof, Part 5: Star Trek Into Darkness.

Last year on Commentary: Trek Stars, Max and Mike looked at the films that Damon Lindelof had written up to that point. Since then, Lindelof has written two more films. The first of these was Star Trek Into Darkness.

In this episode, we return to Lindelof's body of work to examine his work as a Star Trek writer. We discuss the concept of "spectacle creep" and how it applies to Into Darkness, the similarities and differences between Into Darkness and The Wrath of Khan, and the challenges of telling a small story on a big scale. We also remember the work of Next Generation director Robert Wiemer.

Running Time: 48 Minutes 37 Seconds


Max Hegel and Mike Schindler



The Parsec Awards (1:17)
Into Darkness (5:13)
Spock vs. Khan (15:57)
Kirk's Sacrifice (27:01)
Final Thoughts (32:29)
Robert Wiemer (39:31)
Wrap-Up (41:46)


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