Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
129: Revenge for Lost Arguments

Searching for Spock.

Star Trek BEYOND is nearly upon us and your refit crew felt that a “logical” follow-up to Temporal Trailer Park 1 & 2 would be to a return to the Original Series movie franchise starting with Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Why Star Trek III? Well after the Chief's and the Commodore's conversation on Standard Orbit 123: TMP vs. TWOK: The Conversational Kobayashi Maru, the team felt that The Search for Spock would be the “logical” choice to continue covering the Original Series movie universe and to tap into all of the listeners’ nostalgia and emotional connection to those legendary stories.

The Refit Crew reminisces a great deal about how this film was Leonard Nimoy's directorial debut, how Harve Bennett wrote the entire script, discuss major themes of death and darkness in this movie starting with Valkris, through to David Marcus and culminating with the destruction of the Enterprise. Was it the right amount of drama or too much? Ultimately, this movie posited the ultimate question: Is Spock back? Join the Refit Crew, as they not only Search for Spock, but for the deeper meaning behind this wonderful contribution to the Original Series cinematic universe.

Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan and Ken Tripp

Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:02:45)
The Movies and Beyond towards BEYOND (00:03:43)
Plotting The Search for Spock (00:06:13)
How Do You Feel Mr. AtoZ? (00:10:30)
The Logical Choice for Director (00:15:36)
The Reverend Kruge (00:20:11)
The Excelsior of Comedy (00:27:24)
Bird of Prey-ing it Forward (00:31:00)
The NEW Saavik (00:34:45)
Unable to Cheat Death (00:38:21)
Vulcan Mysticism Brought Full Circle (00:48:14)
Why Not Pick Scotty? (00:54:24)
The Man Who Killed Spock (00:56:51)
A Clash About Klingons (01:04:17)
AtoZ on the Hot Seat (01:10:25)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:15:20)

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: so-129.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:30am MDT