Standard Orbit 246: A Tale Of Three Producers
Coon, Lucas and Roddenberry in Season Two.
This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by author and critic Darren Mooney to discuss the second season of TOS and how each of its three show runners brought their own unique stamp to the episodes they produced. Gene Coon, John Meredyth Lucas and Gene Roddenberry all had a turn at the reins, all to very different results.
How did the two Genes differ in their approach to Star Trek? Was Gene Coon's use to familiar elements a double edged sword? Would Star Trek have endured if it had lasted only two seasons? What's so bad about The Omega Glory? All this and much more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
A Tale of Three Producers (00:03:01)
The First Draft of History, Diversity in TOS (00:06:46)
Coon Era (00:16:26)
Coon vs. Roddenberry (00:33:40)
Lucas Era (00:43:29)
Roddenberry Era (00:54:52)
Season Finales, Season Premieres (01:03:22)
What If TOS Were Only Two Seasons? (01:08:53)
Final Thoughts (01:13:54)
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)