Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
86: The Defiant Ones

Enterprise: “In A Mirror Darkly” with Norman Lao.

When the producers of ​Enterprise​ decided to do a Mirror Universe episode in their final season, they went all out and made it a sequel AND prequel to two different episodes of ​The Original Series​. In this episode of ​Standard Orbit​, Drew and Mike are joined by Norman Lao from ​Warp Five​ to discuss the cross over between the two shows. How were they allowed to spend so much money on a show they knew wasn't coming back? Was using a bunch of that money to CGI some of the TOS aliens a wise choice? Are Mirror episodes even worth it to begin with? Find out what everyone thinks about these and more in this crossed over episode!

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

Guest
Norman Lao
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart

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

Associate Producers
Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Manager
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
​Norm Drops Out Of Warp Five (00:00:50)
Sidequel to First Contact (00:02:16)
Those Opening Credits Though (00:10:45)
Sequel To The Tholian Web (00:20:24)
The Alien Effects (00:39:45)
ACTING! (00:48:43)
Prequel to Mirror Mirror (00:52:35)
Vulcan Facial Hair (00:55:36)
Closing (00:58:00)
 
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Direct download: so-086.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:03pm MST

85: Issues With These Issues

IDW Ongoing Comic Comparison: Mirrored.

The Mirror Universe: It's always there, lurking in the shadows, even in the JJ-Verse. In this episode of ​Standard Orbit​, Mike and Drew go through the IDW comic "Mirrored" and try to figure out what it all means. We compare the JJ-Mirror-Universe with the JJ-Verse, the Prime Universe, and the Prime-Mirror-Universe. And we ponder whether the JJ-Verse itself is an alternate timeline or an alternate universe.

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart

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

Associate Producers
Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Manager
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
Issue 1 Breakdown (00:01:15)
Issue 2 Breakdown (00:20:20)
Comparison With The Episode (00:32:45)
Closing (00:36:59)
 
Direct download: so-085.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 2:29pm MST

84: PEACE

The Classic TOS Movies with @FirstTimeTrek.

Do you remember watching the Star Trek movies for the first time? Andi sure does, because she just did! In this episode of ​Standard Orbit​, Mike and Drew have Andi share her thoughts on each of the 6 original ​Star Trek​ movies. Find out how she feels about each movie without having the benefit of growing up with them!

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

Guest
Andi VanderKolk
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart

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

Associate Producers
Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Manager
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
Finally Caught Up (00:01:21)
The First Picture (00:02:11)
The Wrath of First (00:11:22)
The First for Spock (00:13:51)
The Voyage First (00:26:59)
The Final First (00:35:23)
The Undiscovered First (00:45:44)
TO BE CONTINUED… (00:54:24)
Closing (00:56:26)
 
Direct download: so-084.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 9:19am MST

83: Really Cruel Smirk

Plato’s Stepchildren Commentary With @FirstTimeTrek.

A lot of Season 3 episodes get a bad rap. Do they all deserve it? In this episode of ​Standard Orbit​, Mike and Drew are joined by Andi as she walks us through "Plato's Stepchildren", showing us that it may not be as bad as we think. We compare the episode to such diverse films as ​Airplane!Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, and Eyes Wide Shut​, while discovering that it's hard to draw the line between what is embarrassing for the character to do and what the actor has to do.

No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast.

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

Guest
Andi (@FirstTimeTrek)
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart

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

Associate Producers
Rene Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Manager
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
Commentary Start (00:03:03)
Final Thoughts (00:54:05)
Farewells (00:57:30)
Closing (00:59:10)
 
 
Direct download: so-083.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 4:06pm MST

82: Pink Blood and No Tear Ducts

Creating The Standard Orbit Canon: The Movies.

The time has come to fit the final piece of the puzzle into our canon. In this episode of ​Standard Orbit​, Mike and Drew go through the movies to decide what needs to be kept to tell the story of TOS. Do we need all the movies? Do we only really need ​The Undiscovered Country​? What about those other movies? Each one goes on the chopping block in the lead up to the final reveal of the official "Standard Orbit Canon"!

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
The Final Canon (00:00:50)
The Motion Picture (00:02:32)
The Wrath of Khan (00:07:28)
The Search for Spock (00:09:55)
The Voyage Home (00:13:09)
The Final Frontier (00:15:30)
The Undiscovered Country (00:18:35)
Star Trek 2009 (00:22:30)
Into Darkness (00:27:04)
The Final Totals (00:28:44)
Closing (00:30:32)
 
Direct download: so-082.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 12:20am MST

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