Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
134: In the Absence of Light


In this episode of Standard Orbit, your Refit Crew continues their voyage through the Original Series “Kelvin Era” Movies with Star Trek INTO DARKNESS; the much anticipated sequel to Star Trek 2009. For the past few months, the Refit Crew has been discussing at length, the Original Series Era movies while navigating towards their final destination of BEYOND at temporal coordinates 07.22.16. After nearly 4 years of the critical and financial success of the 2009 Reboot, INTO DARKNESS roared back onto the big screen.

Even though it was the highest ever grossing Star Trek movie, earning over $467 million dollars worldwide, many “Trekkies” believed that this movie was the furthest from Gene Roddenberry’s original vision. The themes of this movie were of a darker tone, challenging not only veteran Trekkies, but a modern audience as well as INTO DARKNESS presented a future that was quite different from The Original Series source material. INTO DARKNESS definitely ushered in a new era of Star Trek cinematic storytelling. And then there was the "wrath" of Khan...or was it the "wrath" of the fans?

Ken Tripp, Jeffrey Harlan and Zach Moore

Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:20)
Trekking Into Darkness (00:02:45)
Maintaining a Positive Energy Field (00:06:06)
Losing Structural Integrity! (00:12:31)
To Khan or Not to Khan (00:21:07)
Bigger isn’t always Better (00:28:30)
The Marcus Legacy (00:34:37)
No Menagerie for Pike (00:42:06)
Out of Darkness? (00:55:11)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:04:29)

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

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