Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
62: The Butterfly Effect

Mirror, Mirror Commentary.

Wikipedia tells us that "the butterfly effect is the phenomenon whereby a minor change in circumstances can cause a large change in outcome." In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew do a commentary for the most butterfly-effecty episode of The Original Series, "Mirror, Mirror". While Drew may not care for the concept, he has to agree that this episode is a fantastic piece of work. However, he still had a few questions he and Mike discuss: Why are people so afraid of Vulcans in the Mirror Universe? How comfortable are the space beds everyone has in both universes? And what is the most trivial trivia that could possibly be pointed out? Find out the answers to these and so much more while we talk over one of our (and your!) favorite episodes!

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart
 
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Production Manager
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Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
Commentary Start (00:02:29)  
Final Thoughts (00:52:51)  
Closing (00:54:27)  
 
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Direct download: so-062.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

61: Tin Foil Hat-Wearing Vulcans

NEWS: Star Trek 13 Director Shake-Up.

 

Last week, some pretty big news about the next Star Trek movie broke and we couldn't keep our opinions to ourselves. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew talk about what Roberto Orci leaving the director's chair means for the future of the 50th anniversary, what will happen to the existing script, and who might replace him. Does it sound like they need to replace the script? Do your hosts want to #BringBackRiker? Find out in this special news episode!

 

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart
 
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Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters

Orci Out? (00:00:49)  

Throw Out The Script? (00:05:30)  

Edgar (W)right? (00:24:54)  

Dream Directors (00:34:22)  

Closing (00:40:04)  

 

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Direct download: so-061.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

60: Smooth And Polished And Pretty

Star Trek - The Motion Picture 35th Anniversary.

 

Thirty-five years ago this week, Star Trek was brought back from the dead in not just a movie, but a full-fledged Motion Picture. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew discuss our first times seeing the film in its various forms, our first impressions, and how our opinion might have changed in the meantime. We rave about the music and the dialog scenes, and try to view it from The Original Generation who had to have been so excited to see their favorite crew on the big screen for the first time.

 

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart
 
Associate Producers
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Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
Introduction of TMP (00:02:38)
First Viewings of TMP (00:04:00)
First Impressions of TMP (00:9:33)
Comparing The Cuts (00:14:31)
What We Like About TMP (00:19:48)
The Original Generation (00:25:31)
Final Thoughts (00:28:16)
Closing (00:31:01)
 
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Direct download: so-060.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

59: Keeping Everything Punny

Creating The Standard Orbit Canon: Season Two.

 

It's time again to help us pare down The Original Series into something even more manageable. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew continue our exercise going through Season Two of The Original Series and deciding what really needs to be there to create the “Standard Orbit Canon.” No episode is automatically safe, each one must stand our test of continuity, play an important role in the future of Star Trek, and eventually lead to the finale of The Original SeriesStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and perhaps beyond!

 

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart
 
Associate Producers
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Chapters
Amok Time Through I, Mudd (00:03:13)
Metamorphosis through Gamesters of Triskelion (00:10:35)
A Piece of the Action through Assignment Earth (00:17:15)
Recap (00:26:17)
Closing (00:28:54)
 
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Direct download: so-059.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 6:38pm MST

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