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Mission: Impossible 5, Doc Savage, Ultimate Star Trek Either/Or, Preview Reviews for Ender’s Game, Captain Phillips, The Butler, and The World’s End

This week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast kicks off with the news that Tom Cruise has agreed to produce and star (of course) in Mission: Impossible 5. The hosts also discuss director Shane Black, of recent Iron Man 3 fame, being tapped to write and helm an adaptation of Doc Savage. Rounding out Headlines, the crew muse about the upcoming biopic of John Gotti, which will star John Travolta and be directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger).

Then GeekScholars then go head-to-head in ‘Either/Or’: Star Trek Movie Edition, where they passionately debate various comparisons, including:

  • Better Star Trek villain: Christopher Plummer as General Chang in The Undiscovered Country, or Eric Bana as Lord Nero in the reboot?
  • Sexier female science officer: Wrath of Khan’s Carol Marcus, or Next Generation’s Beverly Crusher?
  • Sexier Captain’s Best Friend: Next Generation’s Will Riker or Karl Urban’s Doctor McCoy?
  • Who would win in a fight: Anton Yelchin’s Chekhov, or Next Generation’s Wesley Crusher?

And many more! (Seriously, if you’re Trek fan, you won’t want to miss out on this hilarious exchange)

The hosts then wrap things up with reviews and grades during Preview Reviews, as they discuss the latest trailers for Ender’s Game, Captain Phillips, The Butler, and The World’s End

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