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Fanbase Feature: 40th Anniversary Retrospective on ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’ (1982)

As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.

In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts Bryant Dillon, Claire Thorne, and Drew Siragusa are joined by special guests Matt and John Yuan (writers – Love Town, Serving Supes / Deputy Publishers at 1First Comics) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) in light of the film’s 40th anniversary, with topics including what the film has to say about themes like aging and mortality, Spock’s iconic death scene and how fans reacted in 1982, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan abound in this panel discussion!)

Cast members
: Matt and John Yuan (writers – Love Town, Serving Supes / Deputy Publishers at 1First Comics), Claire Thorne (The Fanbase Weekly Co-Host, A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space Creator, The POPSKL Podcast Group), Drew Siragusa (The Fanbase Weekly Co-Host, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor), and Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press President, writer – Something Animal, Identity Thief)

This month’s sponsor: Brett Weldele, Greg Smith, and Travis Webb are back with Starlite Issue 5! Everyone’s favorite stark-raving mad teenage superheroes are back in action, battling trans-dimensional spired wizards and space pirate cats! The Kickstarter campaign will launch at the end of June. Updates and previous issues can be found on

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Theme Song Written and Performed by
: Adam WarRock

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill

Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon

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