Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
78: Space Bond and Ninja Cat

Assignment: Earth Commentary With @FirstTimeTrek.

For every First Time Trekker, there is a second time. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Andi (@FirstTimeTrek) joins us as she re-watches an episode of Star Trek for the first time, "Assignment: Earth"! We talk ninja cats, ear-hiding hats, short skirts, short ties, Doctor Who, Kirk and Spock's fighting styles, and so much more! Don't miss this opportunity to hear someone's first time watching an episode for the second time!

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

Guest
Andi VanderKolk
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart
 
Associate Producer
Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
​Intro To The Episode (00:01:39)
Commentary Start (00:04:04)
Till Next Time, Andi (00:54:25)
Closing (00:55:34)
 
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Direct download: so-078.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 7:42am MST

77: Ready Or Not, She Launches

"Return To Tomorrow" Book with Preston Neal Jones

 

​Sometimes a bad thing 40 years ago becomes a good thing today. In this episode of Standard Orbit​, Mike and Drew talk with author Preston Neal Jones about his oral history book on The Motion Picture, "Return To Tomorrow". Originally planned as a double-issue of the Cinefantastique magazine, Preston interviewed 60 people involved with the making of the first Star Trek movie while it was being made. Now these interviews are compiled into a 672-page book, making a "montage of memory" of what it was like to be there in 1979 in the lead up to release. What was the big problem with the making of the film? Was there more than one? And is it OK to call Trekkers "Trekkies"? We discuss this and more in this fascinating episode!

 

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

Guest
Preston Neal Jones
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart
 
Associate Producer
Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
​The Book (00:01:09)

How A Magazine Becomes A Book (00:05:34)

You Were There (00:10:31)

Full Access Pass (00:13:55)

Getting Into Journalism (00:16:42)

Trekkie vs Trekker (00:17:35)

Portrait of a Non-Trekkie (00:19:07)

Too Many Scripts (00:26:14)

Assigning Blame (00:28:10)

Misconceptions (00:32:55)

What If… (00:36:54)

Where To Get The Book (00:39:51)

Closing (00:42:06)

 
Direct download: so-077.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 8:21am MST

76: Ear-Hiding Hats

Season Two with @FirstTimeTrek.

Finding someone who is willing to share their feelings on a show as they watch it is rare, especially one who isn't carrying a lot of baggage. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew are joined again by Andi—a.k.a. "FirstTimeTrek"— who has been live tweeting her experience of watching Star Trek for the first time. Having recently finished Season Two, Andi tells us about her favorite episodes from the season, some of her favorite moments, and what the show really does right. We also talk a bit about the fashion found in the second season and where primitive aliens could get acrylic nails. And Spock's hats, of course.

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

Guest
Andi VanderKolk
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart
 
Associate Producer
Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
Season Two Favorites (00:03:49)
Season Two Not Favorites (00:07:16)
Mirror, Mirror (00:14:01)
A Piece Of The Action (00:19:36)
Assignment:Earth Teaser (00:21:32)
The Trouble With Tribbles (00:22:28)
Amok Time (00:27:25)
The Doomsday Machine (00:29:45)
A Private Little War (00:32:48)
Patterns of Force (00:37:28)
Final Thoughts on Season Two (00:42:03)
Preview of Season Three (00:43:46)
Finding Andi (00:45:47)
 
Direct download: so-076.mp3
Category:Season Two -- posted at: 7:02am MST

75: A Fiftieth Anniversary Movie
Pitching Star Trek 13.

The 50th anniversary of Star Trek is coming up in 2016. We're also getting the next Star Trek movie that year. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew pitch their ideas for what they would do if they were making this historic movie. Whether the mission continues after or if this is the end of the trilogy, this movie needs to make a statement. What would your hosts want that statement to be? What other anniversary would it most resemble? And what makes a trilogy a trilogy anyway? Find out all this and the etymology of a surprising phrase in this 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
It’s Easy To Pitch Trek (00:04:54)
Drew’s Pitch (00:05:48)
Mike’s Pitch (00:10:01)
What Makes A Trilogy (00:16:58)
Our Predictions (00:22:31)
Closing (00:27:21)
 
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Direct download: so-075.mp3
Category:Abramsverse -- posted at: 5:00pm MST

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