The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep 17: TREK TALK!!! (or “Matt’s Nerd Side Goes Into Darkness”)


DANNO KLONOWSKI is a cartoonist and podcaster. MATT  RISNES is a noted film blogger and podcast guest. They have been, and always shall be, friends for nearly 20 years and like talking about stuff at length and in-depth as they live long and prosper.  In the seventeenth episode of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR Matt, by some miracle brought on by the INTO DARKNESS debacle, has finally watched, embraced, and fallen in love with the original STAR TREK casts’ 6 films (something Danno did 27 years ago). That’s right listeners: this episode is hard sci-fi TREK TALK!!!

BUT FIRST! We address a Viewer Mail and plug Danno’s return to doing the LUTEFISK SUSHI PODCAST in addition to the WGVH cast. Then it’s onto One Hitters, including: Matt pushing the DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN album “One of Us is the Killer”, JACK REACHER, the new WOLVERINE and RIDDICK trailers, DARKMAN (and the Sam Raimi Experience), discussing the death of 3D, THE GREAT GATSBY (which Danno endured), THE PROPHETS OF SCIENCE FICTION on Netflix, RIDLEY SCOTT,  and finally our insane  wanting for MAN OF STEEL to come out RIGHT NOW, DAMMIT!!!

After a musical break by your friend and mine, The SHAT, it’s straight into SPOILER-IFFIC talk about STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (if you want to skip spoilers they run from 52:15 to 1:37:0. That’s right! Nearly 45 minutes on INTO DARKNESS, 20 minutes of which are Danno Nerd-Raging and Matt barely getting a word in edge-wise, if you can believe that! Danno also often brings up the Butterfly Effect of JJ Abrams ST universe, but after two Sierra Nevada Torpedos can’t pronounce ‘butterfly’ and just refers to it as a ‘Kutchner Effect‘. Also during the rest of the ST chat random STID spoilers are just thrown out there without warning. Just FYI.). After that we discuss the Original Casts’ first six STAR TREK films and Danno schools Matt a bit on the history of the Trek universe and making of the films. Finally–again by some MIRACLE!!!thanks to these films Matt has finally embraced the Gene Roddenberry/Carl Sagan dream for all humanity. Kirk Out.



  1. Bud Burgy says:

    Amen Risnes! We PROMETHEUS fans are few and far between. Screw everyone else who didn’t get it. However, I still say OBLIVION sucked…

    | Reply Posted May 27, 2013, 2:08 pm
  2. Dale Roy says:

    Hey Danno,

    You said no one listening is interested in documentary talk. Well this listener enjoys documentaries a lot and enjoys that talk. Also I know another listener Kyle Poling, on his podcast is always talking about watching Netflix documentaries. So there is two. 🙂

    Keep up the good work with the show guys. I am always listening and have been enjoying.


    Dale Roy

    | Reply Posted May 28, 2013, 11:53 pm

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