The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 3: Star Trek Beyond Trailer, Star Wars: The Force Awakens Score


The month’s humongous sci-fi premiere has arrived with the big-screen debut of the Star Trek Beyond trailer, and PTBN’s Brothers of Discussion, Glenn & Scott Butler, are ON IT. What is there to look forward to, or not, in Star Trek XIII? Other topics covered include the balance of action and ideas in Star Trek movies, Kirk’s characterization, the new uniforms, and the Hater Brigade.

Following that, the BOD give their thoughts on John Williams’ new score to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Where does it lie on the spectrum between the trilogy and prequel scores? Does every Williams action score from the last fifteen years sound the same? How do the new themes measure up? The actual movie might come up as well.

Look below for YouTube embeds of the trailer and the entire Star Wars album. Also, a blanket SPOILER WARNING applies to all topics of discussion.


“Trekking Down the Narada” by Michael Giacchino, from Star Trek
“End Credits” by Michael Giacchino, from Star Trek
“The Jedi Steps” by John Williams, from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
“Rey’s Theme” by John Williams, from Star Wars: The Force Awakens



Author: Glenn Butler

Glenn is not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be. The Glenn that you know, they had some second thoughts. Glenn's come back to reclaim some infinitude of silence, the unspeaking of their name. At PTBN they're most often seen walking the web, covering the Star Trek beat, and podcasting about various manifestations of life and popular culture. Find him elsewhere on the Twitter, the Insta and/or the Tumblr. Tamp 'em up solid.