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Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Tonight on TDS, Jon's old stand-up buddy Denis Leary drops by the show for what's sure to be an entertaining repartee; and on TCR,  it's J.J. Abrams, Filmmaker, Star Trek.

Phasers set on "fine grind," sir. We'll have those gourmet chicken tarragon sausages in no time!   Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Leary is back to talk about his fireman tv show. Or possibly the 'bliggity-blog' commercial. It looks like his next movie isn't due out until July. Anyway, Jon likes him.

J. J. Abrams is more than just the guy who put together the newest incarnation of Star Trek, but really now. The webs are full of stuff Trek, and with 22 reviews in, the Tomatometer reads 100%. Not everyone is a fan, though:

Hoping to doom a new generation of fans to loneliness, J.J. Abrams takes on "Star Trek." For those who don't remember J.J. Abrams' contributions to the cinema, one need only take a camera outside, turn it on and shake it frantically for about an hour. Congratulations, that's a successful recreation of "Cloverfield." ...

That's pretty much the worst review I saw, though some had quibbles. Here's something more typical:

The new Star Trek movie is amazing- easily the best Trek movie since The Wrath of Khan, and a veritable feast of sight and sound: A captivating adventure that grabs you from the first and doesn't let go. The effects are staggering, finally what the stories have deserved so richly. There are enough huge fireballs, shattering explosions and exciting fights to go around. The movie's first 5-10 minutes are of note I feel: This sequence is brilliant and had me immediately on the edge of my seat.

The movie follows the story of the initial meeting of the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, twisting and turning from its original path thanks to a plot of revenge by the 24th century Romulan Captain Nero. The less said about what this entails, and what changes are in store for both the universe and characters- the better. I'm told there are some spoiler-rich reviews out there. Avoid them. This movie packs a lot of adventure and surprises, and is best seen unspoiled, in my humble opinion.

There are several reviews of a surprise preview a while ago, of which AICN's is the best "woohoo fans!" that I've come across. You might find more of that at Trekweb or TrekMovie, if you care to explore. Apparently it's got a great cast, too.

I fully expect Stephen to go full-geek tonight. That should be worth staying up late for.

Originally posted to TiaRachel on Mon May 04, 2009 at 07:54 PM PDT.

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