Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
90: Five Minutes & A Magic Tribble

The JJ-Verse Movies with @FirstTimeTrek.

Every good series must come to an end. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew talk to Andi about her feelings on JJ Abrams' takes on the Star Trek Universe. We discuss 2009's crossover appeal, how the minor characters were used in both movies, and our shared problems with Into Darkness.

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
Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Manager
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
Space Adventure 2009 (00:01:53)
Into Trolling (00:21:47)
Into Conclusion (00:45:19)
Closing (00:49:20)
 
Direct download: so-090.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 8:54am MST

89: Next Level Technobabble

IDW Ongoing Comic Comparison: After Darkness.

There comes a time in every young Vulcan's life when he is drawn back to his home planet to mate or die. But what happens when that planet was sucked into an artificial black hole? In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew go through the "After Darkness" comic book series and compare it to "Amok Time". We discuss the idea of comic book events in general, how many times the five year mission gets started, and how cool it is to utilize existing technology to solve the Problem of the Week.

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
Lando’s Not A Comic, He’s A Man (00:00:59)
The Comic Book Event Of The Summer (00:02:56)
Issue 1 (00:07:54)
Issue 2 (00:15:35)
Issue 3 (00:25:00)
Closing (00:34:36)
 
Direct download: so-089.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 11:27am MST

88: A Song To Make You Sad

Remembering James Horner.

When the producers of Star Trek II found they couldn't afford Jerry Goldsmith again, they found a young man by the name of James Horner to score their film. This launched Horner into becoming one of the most prolific film composers of the modern era. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew go through Horner's work in honor of his recent passing. We discuss the films he worked on, the themes he uses throughout his scores, and touch on such diverse topics as the Black Sox Scandal of 1919, Jim Lovell, and The Jennifer Connelly Standing On A Pier Trilogy.

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
Another Loss (00:00:50)
Contribution to Trek (00:02:12)
Horner Style (00:08:21)
His Other Work (00:17:00)
Farewell (00:34:52)
Closing (00:35:57)
 
Direct download: so-088.mp3
Category:Homages -- posted at: 7:06am MST

87: The MIRROR Universe

The Tholian Web Commentary.

The final part of our Mirror Universe series starts at the end. Or is it the beginning? Either way, the ​Enterprise​ is trapped in Tholian space and Kirk is stuck in a mirror. In this episode of ​Standard Orbit​, Mike and Drew do a commentary for the classic episode "The Tholian Web". We bring up questionable editing choices, bad effects, an infinite number of Kirk recordings, and Tholian obsession with sports. Did we spot Bashir’s great-great-grandfather toward the end there? Also, Mike teaches Drew old moonshine techniques and Drew tells Mike about adding digital lobsters to Annie Hall.

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
Intro (00:00:48)
Commentary Start (00:01:46)
Closing (00:52:10)
 
Direct download: so-087.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 8:38am MST

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