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I am – Hercules!!

Tonight the KERN Krew and I discuss what we can learn from the new “Star Trek: Into Darkness” poster and trailer.

Also? The early reviews on Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit.”

Also also? The Dixon boys in bondage over on “The Walking Dead.”

And maybe we’ll speculate on what’s doing at Harry Knowles’ Butt-Numb-A-Thon in Austin this weekend.

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  • Dec. 8, 2012, 12:37 a.m. CST

    LOOPER ON BLU-RAY!!!!

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Gotta have it, gotta have it... Oh, and the show tonight.... that too...

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 1:09 a.m. CST

    If you're not at BNAT? lol

    by Jaka

    Yeah, because SO MANY people get to attend that function that it will render the AICN talkbacks AND your radio listening audience obsolete. lol Sorry man, I get the plug. I just made me laugh.

  • Or are they just messing with us?

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Why is Paramount ashamed of Star Trek?

    by Deceased Fan

    You can barely see it on the poster. star trek INTO DARKNESS It should be the other way around. STAR TREK into darkness Or really. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS MOTHERFUCKER!! Say it loud. Say it proud Paramount. Dicks.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 3:59 a.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass. Poll.

    by death metal batman

    It's so blatant. I think they're messing with us. I mean they aren't remaking WOK, but maybe put that in there as a wink. I'm curious as to how that scene really plays out.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Good morning everybody!!

    by Deceased Fan

    I hope to see you all tonight. I'll behave I promise. L.H. I hope you can too with all your big doins at work. I've got big doins at home tonight. Christmas Karaoke party for the kids followed by the dead eyed misery of The Polar Express. Well at least there's hot chocolate.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Interesting poll L.h.

    by Deceased Fan

    I'm still pulling for Gary Mitchell, but who the hell knows? I queued up ST II last night on Netflix and FFWD to that scene. Identical. What if it's a red herring?

  • The Blue Shirt guy reaches out his hand in the classic Vulcan greeting. His fingers are a little shaky and don't actually touch the glass before the shot fades to black. The Dark Shirt guy never moves. It looks like his hand slid down into that position dragging the fingers along. Is he the one in trouble? Neither hand shows signs of radiation burns like Spock in WOK. Without more info, who knows? And why is this ST:WOK throwback radiation scene only on the Japanese trailer? After WWII, Godzilla, and the Tsunami/Reactor meltdown? What's up with that? Poll #2: Are they messing with Japan?

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Poll

    by CelluloidNitrate

    They're messing with us. As nitpicky as Trek fandom can get, there's no way that shot would be in the first teaser if it is what we think it is. It'd be like the teaser for the '09 film including the shot of the Spocks saluting each other.

  • i believe that what jj and company are doing is proof positive of devolution

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Poll, deceased, walt, death_metal...

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Poll: My real guess? That Mitchell and Khan are BOTH in this movie in some form or another. Which one is Cumber-buns? Not sure, but I'm leaning towards Khan at this point. Deceased... vaya con dios, my friend. Hope you make it tonight. waltkovacs... by all means, I'd love to hear it. death_metal_batman... I agree with you and celluloid... that hands-at-the-glass scene is a ruse. Abrams knows what he's doing and he is fucking with us HARD. He is laughing his ass off over the internet buzz this has created. In any case, we'll be all over this tonight.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    jaka...

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    ... what listening audience???? LMAO!!!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 5:34 p.m. CST

    The Krew and Kernels are here so all is well with the world.

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 7:06 p.m. CST

    welivestill...ornot - ... what listening audience???? LMAO!!!!!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    You wound me, sir! I don't think I take this pain much longer! All the Christmas colors and decor simply don't shine as they did just moments ago... That's it. I'm done. Cancel Christmas. ;)

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 7:10 p.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    The post after that one says it all. Calm, everyone remain calm. Eat some fruit or something. ;)

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 8:04 p.m. CST

    welivestill...ornot - COOL!! I got Fruit & Jello cups in the fridge!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Thanks, man!

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Mmmmmm... Fruit & Jello cups!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Christmas is back on!

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Red Letter Media talks about Prometheus!!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Spot! Fucking! On!!! Ex-Act-A-Mun-Do!!!

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:31 p.m. CST

    does the station promote the show at all during the week?

    by walt

    radio sucks and i dont think they do ratings for weekend nightime shows which is why the airwaves are filled with either repeats of wingnut talk or pay for play crap if fish oil is so good for you, why dont eskimos live forever

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:32 p.m. CST

    ...stupid movie...

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    If we start going off on Prometheus, it's Herc's fault. He embedded that video.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Wait! Eskimos don't live forever?! REALLY?!!?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Well! I'm done! No more Eskimo Pies for me! No, sir! Not falling for that one anymore!

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 10:44 p.m. CST

    May not make it through SNL

    by MovieManStill

    Plus, the hosts keep calling me out. I am apparently not being loving enough.

  • With attitude like that we can no longer be strangers who communicate occasionally via the internet. Alas no more. Goodbye person who I am familiar with on a weekly basis. </3

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:04 p.m. CST

    whom

    by MovieManStill

  • I don't know who Cumberbatch is playing, but one would think given Khan is the Joker of Star Trek, and everyone knows who he is to an extent even if they're not fans, they would've revealed that's who he is a long, LONG, time ago to generate buzz. Sure there is the possibility that the blonde that most likely will be Elizabeth Dehner could be Carol Marcus but with the last shot in the Japanese trailer I think some folks are just jumping to conclusions. We see a ship crash into the water, presumably the Enterprise, we see the same ship (without its saucer) rise from the water earlier in the trailer, could that be a display of Cumberbatch as Gary Mitchell doing one hell of a Yoda impersonation with his powers? But if he's powerful enough to raise a starship, isn't that a bit too powerful for a Trek villain we've seen going hand to hand? Sure it might just be a shot of a tractor beam pulling the wreckage out in a closing montage of the Enterprise being repaired but it's another instance of the brilliant way they're fucking with the fans by hinting at each. Maybe Orci and whoever else it was that denied Khan being in it was right, maybe neither will appear and it's someone else entirely.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:15 p.m. CST

    waltkovacs

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Yes, actually they do. We have a promo that runs on the station and Herc and I do a segment or two every other week on the Scott Cox Show, which is a pretty popular afternoon drive-time show that airs on KERN News Talk 1180. This show has been an up-hill-climb from the beginning. First, just getting it on the air. And second, we are weekend, nighttime am radio. In terms of celebrity there are birthday clowns in this town that have more notoriety than we do. LOL But what the hell... we have a lot of fun doing it and I feel that's what is most important. AND... Hercules coming on board has helped us more than I can say. The guy is a straight up class act and a great partner. Mike and Stef have been pillars of strength to me as well. But committed to this show I am and it will remain on the air (LIVE) until one of three things happens. 1) I die. 2) The company I work for takes the show off. 3) Some bigger station or syndication company comes along and throws a bag of money at me. I would bet on #1. But to all of you that tune in or download every week... God bless you and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:18 p.m. CST

    moviemanstill

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Don't take it so hard. Shit, man, I get knocked around harder than anyone on the show. You're here every week, you let your voice be heard, you're ok in my book. Chin up, son.... come on now...

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Man, I always give SNL the benefit.....

    by MovieManStill

    ...but tonight is REALLY bad.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:24 p.m. CST

    WeLive........

    by MovieManStill

    I'm a hard-ass bastard gay guy - I can handle it. I'd call in, if I knew what the hell y'all were talking about, half the time.......

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:31 p.m. CST

    atta boy...

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Personally, I think geeks are hot.

    by MovieManStill

    But, unfortunately, 90% of you are straight.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Anyway, why don't any of you guys call in?

    by MovieManStill

    You regulars need to chat in here. Phone in. I've stopped listening to SNL - painful. But I'll be listening to Bakersfield's best.......

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:48 p.m. CST

    I am 90% straight.

    by Deceased Fan

    And 10% Robosexual. (That sounded funnier in my head. Oh well.)

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:51 p.m. CST

    I have gay guys come on to me all the time.

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Today was the latest. Doesn't bother me, but they say I give off a "bear" vibe. I have no idea what that means...

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:52 p.m. CST

    I'm now reading my last post and that doesn't sound right.... LOL

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:52 p.m. CST

    RE: SNL

    by Deceased Fan

    Dylan McDermott/ Dermot Mulroney was funny. I also Lol'd at Tree Pimp. The rest was really bad.

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    welivestill...ornot. Total Bear.

    by Deceased Fan

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:56 p.m. CST

    OK, I'm not commenting.

    by MovieManStill

  • Dec. 8, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST

    But I may call in, and be totally behaved.

    by MovieManStill

  • Dec. 9, 2012, midnight CST

    ggggggrrrrrr

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:01 a.m. CST

    I don't call in because I don't want to be THAT GUY.

    by Shermdawg

    I've been THAT GUY before. Hell, ten years back I ended up in multiple promos airing countless times a day without my permission because I was THAT GUY. I don't mind supporting obscure radio shows I dig, but if I'm the only one calling in....I'd rather not call in, because I don't want to labeled THAT GUY. Now if it was US GUYS that called in, yeah, I'd be down for that. Maybe not exactly thrilled given how f'n late it is, but certainly more receptive to the idea.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:01 a.m. CST

    LOL!

    by Deceased Fan

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST

    But your Southern accent, Sherm..........

    by MovieManStill

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Light that candle Care Bear.

    by Deceased Fan

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Listening.......with vodka

    by MovieManStill

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:06 a.m. CST

    deceased..., deceased... you promised to be nice...

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    And you are calling it your second favorite... So it obviously isn't perfect, even to you... How about I say this, "Prometheus is my 35th favorite movie that I've seen in a theater this year." (I'm guessing there. I'm not sure how many I've seen this year. Compared to years past, I am direly behind. So many movies. So little time. Time that shrinks and shrinks. Year by year.)

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:07 a.m. CST

    WTF????

    by MovieManStill

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:08 a.m. CST

    OK, now I'M laughing

    by MovieManStill

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:09 a.m. CST

    lol

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Somebody is drinking???????

    by MovieManStill

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Is there something wrong with the player?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    It pops up, but doesn't start.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Are you dressed like elves????

    by MovieManStill

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Shit.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:12 a.m. CST

    The player took me a minute to connect.

    by Shermdawg

    So there may be technical difficulties. I thought it was my net.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Geeks dressed up. How hot is that?

    by MovieManStill

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:14 a.m. CST

    L.h.Puttgrass. I kid.

    by Deceased Fan

    We'll get to Prometheus later.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:14 a.m. CST

    yeah, been to that one

    by MovieManStill

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Love Doug Benson.

    by Deceased Fan

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Wait, what?

    by MovieManStill

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Must get my "adult beverage"!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Alan Rickman is great in Galaxy Quest.

    by Deceased Fan

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Just read Herc's Best Movie list article, and I gotta say...

    by Shermdawg

    Fuck the Owen Gleiberman.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Galaxy Quest!

    by CelluloidNitrate

    Rickman nails that scene where the crew member sacrifices himself. Such a great movie.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Alan Rickman was even better in Robin Hood.

    by Shermdawg

    Quoted that shit for years.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Ditto the Benson love.

    by CelluloidNitrate

    Such a huge fan. Lucky to be able to hit this year's 12 Guests of Christmas for his Doug Loves Movies podcast.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Spock and Cumberbatch's hands?

    by Shermdawg

    SYBOK???

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Mmmmmm, a fine, fine, cheap wine.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Caller!

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:41 a.m. CST

    I've seen the Star Trek trailer for about a month now.

    by Deceased Fan

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Nice, deceased.

    by CelluloidNitrate

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Mike's obviously not aware of AICN's latest meme.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:48 a.m. CST

    I am!!!

    by CelluloidNitrate

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Or maybe he is, lol.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:48 a.m. CST

    That offended me, sir!

    by CelluloidNitrate

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Nice Mike!

    by Deceased Fan

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:50 a.m. CST

    As soon as I posted that, you swerve me on air.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Gay uncle?

    by MovieManStill

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 12:55 a.m. CST

    HO-ly Shit, Mike!

    by Deceased Fan

    I mean HO-ly Shirt.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:03 a.m. CST

    moviemanstill

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Have you seen THE WAY OF THE GUN?

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Just Googled Yaddle.

    by Shermdawg

    She doesn't look nearly as bad as the Phantom Menace puppet Yoda. Looks a bit too much like ET in the face though.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:08 a.m. CST

    No, I haven't

    by MovieManStill

  • I don't buy it for a second that everything that happened in TOS, TNG, DS9, Voyager, and the ST movies have simply disappeared in a temporal *poof!* just because Nero went back in time after Spock and changed stuff. This is an alternate timeline or universe, if you will. It's an offshoot, a spur in the road, a "Y" in the course of history. I believe there is a growing pile of newspapers on the front doorstep of Spock "Prime's" house in the original timeline. His neighbors are worried about him. Very worried. That's the way I like to think of it. Otherwise... *POOF!*

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:19 a.m. CST

    moviemanstill

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    See it. Trust me, it's a wonderful film.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Let's be sad together. Haha!

    by Deceased Fan

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Loved TWD.

    by Deceased Fan

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Agree about Carl KERN.

    by Deceased Fan

  • look, if all you guys wanna be excited about what is just a multimillion dollar fan film...fine shit, lucas became a billionaire making fan films of his own shit rodenberry could easily have put on an alt universe trek instead of tng...but gene was never a lazy fuck i drive a toyota...if i slap a porshe label on it, does it suddenly become a porshe? and those who hate the margaret story lines, the harrow love affair, the bohemian story line from season two...hate history...which is pretty much all of america which is why we keep making the same mistakes over and over bring on the zombie apocalypse thank you

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Glenn.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Easy boys.

    by Deceased Fan

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Such a hater Herc

    by Deceased Fan

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Yessssssssssssssssssssssss MGS5

    by Shermdawg

    It's Liquid!

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Portal is great, play it, now.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Flow is pretty good too, hard to control on the ps3 though.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:47 a.m. CST

    No, in Flow you're a fish striving to become a bigger fish.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:49 a.m. CST

    *$30 for the disc version

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Shermdawg

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Disc version.... is that for xbox360?

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Yep, 360 and ps3.

    by Shermdawg

    The collectors edition comes with a special version of the 48-issue collection of the comic.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Harry Potter?

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2 a.m. CST

    Thanks, everyone.

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    And those goddamn pictures are still making me laugh!!!

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Goodnight fellas.

    by Deceased Fan

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Night.

    by Shermdawg

    Good show tonight, hopefully we'll get a definitive answer on Cumberbatch by next week. Catch y'all then.

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Oops. I've been sleeping.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Red Letter Media.....

    by rben

    so that's what that guy looks like! too many questions, no answers. "What's Prometheus?" indeed!

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

    I think I fell asleep somewhere in the last quarter.

    by Deceased Fan

    Otherwise good times. Best opening EVER!

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST

    rben - You got that right! "too many questions, no answers."

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    And too many of those "too many questions" concerned the motivations of the human crew and not the Engineers and their agenda. "Why did they do that?" was a question I asked through out the movie. Usually about those wacky crew members. I'll stop before I get too worked up. Oh! Yes, that is what he looks like. The police will surely be interested...

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Is the sports coverage done for the year over there?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Waking up at 3 in the morning in front of the computer is crushing my Sundays. (yawwwwn.)

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I got distracted. Missed the ending.

    by MovieManStill

    WeLive..., why did you recommend "The Way of the Gun", specifically?

  • Dec. 9, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    whyyyyyyyy?

    by rben

    naaaaaaaah...

  • Dec. 10, 2012, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Oh, well welivestill...ornot...

    by Jaka

    ...I've meant to check out the show every weekend since Herc started posting these announcements, but I have, ya know, like, a social life and stuff. Either that or I just forget (more often it's this reason). I'll make every effort to check out the next show, and I'll be happy to call in if I've got something to say.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 3:39 a.m. CST

    Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah?...

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Did I have a malfunction in my robot brain?

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 2:09 a.m. CST

    I can't sleep.

    by Deceased Fan