Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
20: Piece of Gold Inside a Gold Shirt

Where No Fan Has Gone Before Commentary.

The Original Series may have only trekked on television screen for three seasons, yet there are a surprising numbers of homages to such a short-lived voyage in various movies and television shows—a nod to the impact TOS has had on popular culture. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew bring you a commentary for one of the most overt homages, the Futurama episode "Where No Fan Has Gone Before." Find out what happens when you get (almost) the entire living cast of TOS in (almost) the same room, while sending them to the year 3002… where Star Trek is show forbidden!

Direct download: so-020.mp3
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19: Ancient Aliens

God-like Aliens.

For just three seasons on our TVs, Kirk and the crew seemed to run into a lot of all-powerful beings. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew talk about the gods of The Original Series, what powers they had, and how Kirk defeated them. They also discuss how forward-thinking TOS could be before immediately taking two steps back!

Direct download: so-019.mp3
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18: Not the Real McCoy

Hal Sutherland and The Animated Series.

Classic Trek lost another creator recently, this time Animated Series director Hal Sutherland. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew discuss Mr. Sutherland and his contribution to Star Trek, while trying to unravel the twisty time of the best episode of The Animated Series, “Yesteryear.” Plus, find out why the McCoy in the movies may be a completely different person than the one in TOS!

Direct download: so-018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

17: Khan’s Mistletoe

Khan-mentary 1: Space Seed Commentary.

Of all of the villains in the Star Trek universe, none is more well-known than Khan. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew are joined by Khan expert John Tenuto for the first in a series of commentaries we're calling “Khan-mentaries.” The series focuses on Khan's appearances, starting with the classic episode "Space Seed.” Find out all about how Khan came to be, how he changed in drafts, and how he shaped up to be the villain we all know and love to hate.

Direct download: so-017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

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