FM Podcast 13: STAR TREK BEYOND Interview w/John Cho & More TREK Fun!

Cho Gets Candid Amid Lively TREK Discussion

Are you a Trekkie or a Trekker? The big-screen release of STAR TREK BEYOND, directed by Justin Lin and produced by J.J. Abrams, is all part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Gene Roddenberry’s enduring Sci-Fi franchise. We interview TREK movie star John Cho (Mr. Sulu in the new films), who shares his thoughts on the directorial shift from Abrams to FAST & FURIOUS helmer Lin, the fresh injection of humor and heart by co-star and BEYOND co-screenwriter Simon Pegg, and criticism over STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. Is BEYOND the best of the three new TREK films? Cho weighs in. Plus, FM podcast discussion gravitates from favorite STAR TREK The Original Series episodes and aliens to favorite films amid the entire series. Produced by Donna Joseph. Hosted by FM editor David Weiner with special guests Ben Dickow and Nicole Ortega of Captured Aural Phantasy Theater.

Interview with John Cho — [2:40]

Discussion of TREK favorites — [14:50]

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