FMP Ep. 066 – ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ / ‘Upstream Color’

Star Trek Into Darkness Podcast (2013) Upstream Color

Alex and Phil reveal how not Trekkie they are in their attempts to review Star Trek Into Darkness in a discussion that tackles the film’s September 11th allegory and whether or not it succeeded in exploring its themes. Then they reveal how not scientific they are when they try to provide an interpretation of Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color. Basically it is a full episode where Alex and Phil reveal how they are absolutely not experts. Enjoy!

Show Schedule:

  • 00:32 – 02:18 – Introduction
  • 02:18 – 20:24 – Review of Star Trek Into Darkness
  • 21:18 – 28:35 – Intermission and Question of the Week
  • 29:29 – 42:31 – Review of Upstream Color
  • 44:11 – 48:54 – Recommendations and Contact Information


  • Music for Episode 66 was provided by The Shouting Matches.
  • Tracks included “I Had a Real Good Lover” and “Seven Sisters.”

Show Notes:

  • Read the Film School Rejects interview with Shane Carruth here.
  • Read the Slate Upstream Color FAQ here.
  • Listen to our The Hangover, Part II review podcast here.
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Question of the Week:

  • If cost were not an issue, which film festival or event would you most want to attend?
  • Vote in the poll to the right and share your comments below!

Next Episode:

  • Next week we will be reviewing the new film Before Midnight.
  • The second segment is TBA.

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  • Though Cannes is an inevitable draw, if I had to choose, I’d still go with New York Film Festival. It’s essentially a cream-of-the-crop festival, pulling from Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Venice and other festivals, so most of the buzzed about films of the year show up.

    I also had such a great time chatting with the New York critics scene, though I’m likely to be a little less shy when I go back in September. It’s one of the rare cases that New York feels like a community rather than a conglomeration of people.

    That said, Cannes is the dream that I always tell myself I’ll achieve NEXT YEAR, and each year I feel a little more confident about it.

  • Cannes Film Festival and nothing else!

  • Has to be Cannes for me. Although any of them would be nice. One day . . . :)

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