Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast

Romulans in TOS.

What happens when you put Romans in space? They become Romulans! In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew uncloak what the Romulans were up to in and before The Original Series, and how racism is apparently still a problem in the 23rd century. Plus, don't miss the listener mail during the closing, in which Kirk faces The Borg and jokes are attempted by the crew!

Direct download: so-012.mp3
Category:Aliens -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

Star Trek Generations with Earl Grey.

The producers of the first Next Generation movie were told they needed some Original Series to help out, so the crews of Earl Grey and Standard Orbit decided they needed to do the same. In Part I, the combined crews take a look at Star Trek Generations from a TOS point of view, discussing champagne bottles, Kirk's real dreams, and why TNG didn't really need Kirk to pass the torch. Part II will be installed on Tuesday on Earl Grey!

Direct download: so-011.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

The Unmade Starfleet Academy Movie.

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is a great movie, however it wasn't the only option for the 25th anniversary film. One of the options considered would have been a prequel to The Original Series that took place while the characters were together in the Academy. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew discuss the outline of the Starfleet Academy movie, compare it to Star Trek (2009), and wonder if it might have been better than the existing Star Trek VI.

Direct download: so-010.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

Rewriting Season One with Marc Cushman.

The first season of The Original Series is a great piece of television history. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew talk with Marc Cushman, author of the new book These Are The Voyages, about which episode of Season One the producers were most proud of and a couple of episodes that fell apart in rewrites. Find out what you missed from the first drafts of some of your less favorite episodes.

Direct download: so-009.mp3
Category:Season One -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

The Trouble with Tribbles Commentary.

Everyone loves tribbles. We love tribbles. You love tribbles. Uhura and Chekov love tribbles. Bones loves tribbles. Spock loves tribbles (even if he won't admit it). Kirk loves tribbles (but not too much). Sulu would've loved tribbles (if he had been in this week's episode). And Scotty loves tribbles (even if he is responsible for all of their deaths).

In this episode of Standard Orbit, Drew and Mike provide and audio commentary for “The Trouble with Tribbles.” So grab your copy of the episode, sit back, relax, and strap it down!

Direct download: so-008.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT