Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
81: Tales From Cupcake

IDW Ongoing Comic Comparison: The Redshirt's Tale.

Every series needs its "Lower Decks", where we witness events from the point of view of the lesser-known but still important people. In this episode of ​Standard Orbit​, Mike and Drew talk about the IDW comic that tells the story of "The Apple" from the point of view of the redshirts. This issue lets us know what the rest of the crew feels about everyone's rushed promotions at the end of ​Star Trek 2009​, but more importantly, how important redshirts are for a ship to function. We also talk sports mascots, both real and fictional, how the uniforms of background characters may actually be different from the "hero" uniforms, and ponder what sort of Thanksgiving is actually celebrated in the future.

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart

Executive Producers
Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones

Associate Producer
Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Manager
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
​Hendorff (00:02:33)
Re-Meeting The Crew (00:05:03)
The Redshirt Cliche (00:15:29)
The Actual Episode (00:17:46)
Cupcake Into Darkness (00:27:17)
Closing (00:30:07)
 
Direct download: so-081.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:34am MST

80: Fridged

Season Three with @FirstTimeTrek.

Is the third season of The Original Series really as bad as Trekkies make it seem? Would it break first time watchers having to sit through it? 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. Find out if she came through the season unscathed and if she managed to pluck any jewels from the slime.

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Guest
Andi (@FirstTimeTrek)
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart
 
Associate Producer
Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
A Certain Amount of Baggage (00:01:38)
Thoughts on Season 3 (00:05:30)
Season Three Not Favorites (00:09:46)
The Paradise Syndrome (00:10:27)
Turnabout Intruder (00:14:21)
Season Three Favorites / The Enterprise Incident (00:18:36)
The Tholian Web / Whom Gods Destroy (00:21:28)
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (00:29:00)
Decent But Not Great (00:32:40)
Thoughts On TOS Overall (00:34:50)
Looking Forward To The Movies(00:40:16)
Goodbye To Andi (00:43:00)
Closing (00:48:25)
 
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Direct download: so-080.mp3
Category:Season Three -- posted at: 5:51am MST

79: The Women!

What If “The Cage” Got Picked Up.


Imagine a world in which NBC loved "The Cage" and didn't request any changes to the series. In this episode of ​Standard Orbit​, Mike and Drew brainstorm the alternate universe in which this happened. Would the show have been better? Would it be more popular than what we ended up with? Would having a better show earlier actually have changed the shape of the entire franchise? Explore the possibilities with us in this reality-warping episode!

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

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
​What If (00:00:49)

How Long Would It Have Lasted? (00:02:20)

Would It Have Been That Different? (00:07:26)

What Would Have Been Different (00:16:53)

Course Correction (00:22:42)

Comic Continuation (00:26:42)

Closing (00:28:21)

 
Direct download: so-079.mp3
Category:Pilot Episodes -- posted at: 9:24am MST

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