Back Seat Producers Season 08 Shows

BSP Episode 273: Star Trek Into Darkness

Release date – 5/16/2013

Paramount Pictures

Directed by

  • J.J. Abrams

Produced by

  • J.J. Abrams
  • Bryan Burk
  • Damon Lindelof
  • Alex Kurtzman
  • Robert Orci

Written by

  • Roberto Orci
  • Alex Kurtzman
  • Damon Lindelof

Based on Star Trek by Gene Roddenberry


  • Chris Pine – Captain James T. Kirk
  • Zachary Quinto – Commander Spock
  • Zoe Saldana – Lieutenant Nyota Uhura
  • Karl Urban – Lt. Commander Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy
  • Simon Pegg – Lt. Commander Montgomery “Scotty” Scott
  • John Cho – Lieutenant Hikaru Sulo
  • Anton Yelchin – Ensign Pavel Chekov
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – John Harrison/Khan

Hosts thoughts

  • Disagreements begin with the title!
  • BLEEP!
  • General consensus… a good movie but a few problems.
  • Are the homages too much fan service?
  • The ending was a little too tidy.
  • Darrell wanted something original.
  • Passionate views on Spock, Spock and Khan.
  • They need to get away from Earth.
  • Enough with the five year mission!
  • So, where’s this Darkness you speak of?
  • Plot hole.
  • Buckaroooo!
  • Retooled Super Heroes and Legends.
  • Stop hitting the table!
  • Benedict was a good Khan.
  • Shatner & Montalban vs. Pine & Cumberbatch.
  • A better ending would have been…
  • Kirk as a warrior, rouge or fall-guy?
  • Scotty, the unsung hero.
  • Predictions on the next Star Trek movie.

Trivia bits ‘n pieces:

  • J.J. Abrams said that the time travel-alternate reality concept was used to enable a reboot for new sagas/films.  It allows them to use ideas from the past or create new ones.
  • Damon Lindelof’s favorite film title, including the joke titles, was “Star Trek: Transformers 4.”  He said, “It’s technically available, we can go there!”
  • McCoy says, “Shut up Spock, we’re rescuing you!” in the opening sequence.  The original McCoy said the same line in the episode “The Immunity Syndrome.”

*Christopher Doohan, son of James (the original Scotty) Doohan, had a cameo appearance as a Transport Officer alongside the current Scotty, Simon Pegg.

Your Producers for this episode were:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • Tony
  • David

This episode was recorded:  6/5/13

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