Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
67: A Bit More Villainous

Villains In The TOS Movies: Part 2.

 

Love them or love to hate them, villains are an integral part of the TOS movies. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew talk about the villains of the last two TOS movies and the first two reboot movies. How villainous are villains you never really get to know? Is having an diverse group of villains better? Does having a weak villain make for a bad movie? Who would win in a fight between two villains? Find out what we think of these baddies in this evil episode!

 

Hosts

Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

 

Editor and Producer

Drew Stewart

 

Associate Producer

Richard Rutledge, Jr.

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Sybok / “God” / Klaa? (00:01:25)
Chang & The Conspirators (00:08:05)
Nero (00:15:50)
Marcus / Khan (00:22:37)
Future Villains Teaser (00:29:09)
Closing (00:29:42)

 

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Direct download: so-067.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 8:41am MST

66: Just Sort Of A Plot Device

Villains In The TOS Movies: Part 1.

 

For many people, the mark of a good movie is having a good villain. The question is, are villains really necessary? In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew talk about the "villains" of the first four TOS movies. We discuss the finer points of villainy, question the nature of villains, and ask the question, "Does doing bad things make you a bad person?" Find out what we think in this very Probe-ing episode!

 

Hosts

Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

 

Editor and Producer

Drew Stewart

 

Associate Producer

Richard Rutledge, Jr.

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

"Boogie Night Orbit" Backdoor Pilot (00:00:50)

Quote Unquote Villain (00:05:02)

V’ger (00:06:31)

Khan (00:11:52)

Kruge (00:17:31)

The Whale Probe (00:25:03)

Closing (00:31:21)

 

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Direct download: so-066.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

65: Compress Them Like A JPEG

Transporter Ethics.

We’re told the transporter takes an object or person, disassembles them on a molecular level, transmits them to another place, then reassembles them. However, there are other instances where duplication happens. Where does that matter come from? Where does the matter for regular tranports come from?

McCoy has a distrust of the transporter. Is he crazy, or does he have a point? In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew discuss the transporter and the possible ethics of using it.

 

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart
 
Associate Producer
Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
Transporter-phobia (00:00:50)
How Exactly Does It Work? (00:01:34)
Are You Creating A New Person? (00:09:03)
Are You Killing Duplicates? (00:16:08)
Could You Keep Backup People? (00:20:01)
Does Stephen King Take Place in the Twilight Zone? (00:23:28)
Closing (00:29:55)
 
Direct download: so-065.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:04pm MST

64: He’s Very Good With His Stick

IDW Ongoing Comic Comparison: Return of the Archons.

 

The Star Trek Ongoing comics went back to their usual episode retellings in the next pair of issues, but there were still plenty of changes in the alternate timeline. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew discuss "Return of the Archons" and how Landru has changed over the timelines. Is Landru a 6000-year-old alien computer or a 100-year-old Federation computer? Could he be both? Has Sulu secretly been a Section 31 agent the whole time? Find out what we think as we continue our comic comparisons!

 

Hosts

Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

 

Editor and Producer

Drew Stewart

 

Associate Producer

Richard Rutledge, Jr.

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Return of the Archons or Return to the Archons (00:02:00)

Issue 1 Breakdown (00:04:27)

Issue 2 Breakdown (0020:41)

Conclusion (00:29:47)

Closing (00:31:09)

 

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Direct download: so-064.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 9:41pm MST

63: Abraham Lincoln vs Kahless

Creating The Standard Orbit Canon: Season Three.

The time has come to confront the toughest choices ever made on a podcast: which episodes of The Original Series' third season are worthy of being included in our canon? In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew put each episode of Season Three on the scales to see how many weigh enough to make the cut to create the "Standard Orbit Canon". A surprising amount of episodes stand our test of continuity, play an important role in the future of Star Trek, and eventually lead to the finale of The Original Series, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

After we take or leave Season Three, we talk about the recently announced director of Star Trek 13, Justin Lin. We discuss the titling of his previous movies and what we think of what we've seen of his work. Also be sure to stick around through the closing to hear perhaps the greatest Audible book in existence!

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
SO Canon Theme Opening Titles (00:01:26)  
Spock’s Brain through Spectre of the Gun (00:04:23)  
Day of the Dove through The Empath (00:14:59)  
Elan of Troyius through The Lights of Zetar (00:22:03)  
Requiem for Methuselah through Turnabout Intruder (00:30:22)  
Recap (00:36:58)  
NEWS: Star Trek 13 Director Revealed (00:38:32)  
Closing (00:51:54)  
 
 
Direct download: so-063.mp3
Category:Season Three -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

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