In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a deeper look at a sequel that took a while to happen, and a film that spawned no shortage of sequels itself.

The wheels of Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) started moving nearly a year before the 2009 reboot of the franchise hit the big screen. Yet it’d have to wait, not least for a definite yet from director JJ Abrams. And there’d be a bit of a post-mortem too.

Beethoven meanwhile generated no shortage of follow-ups – but the story goes its original director wasn’t, er, overly keen on dogs. Quite the tail (chortle) this one…

Stories of both are told in this episode.

Thank you for visiting! If you’d like to support our attempts to make a non-clickbaity movie website:

Follow Film Stories on Twitter here, and on Facebook here.

Buy our Film Stories and Film Stories Junior print magazines here.

Become a Patron here.

Related Posts