Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
153: Earl Grey Generations

Standard Orbit 153: Earl Grey Generations

Two Podcasts One Destiny. Zach and Ken attempt to discuss Star Trek's Christmas movie: Generations when the Earl Grey crew of Lee, Amy, and Richard beam into Standard Orbit studios. This crossover podcast discusses the Star Trek crossover movie. Why did they have to kill Capt. Kirk, the Enterprise, and Captain Picard's family? Was a good villain and was the Nexus a good plot device? How did the Flagship of the Federation lose to an old Bird of Prey?

With two podcast crews representing their genres; we explore this controversial film with good humor and real passion. We hope you enjoy this approach and one we hope to employ in the future when TOS and TNG elements cross paths. Be sure to listen to the end as a hidden challenge is revealed and we find out if it was successful.

Hosts (Standard Orbit)
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Guests (Earl Grey)
Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Lee Hutchison

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09)
Intruder Alert! (00:01:19)
We Surrender (00:02:22)
Generations Synopsis (00:02:37)
Earl Grey Christmas Time (00:06:58)
A lot of Death (00:11:56)
TNG should have stood alone (00:18:01)
Old Baldy (00:19:45)
Picard's Fantasy (00:31:00)
Kirk's Death (00:32:20)
Death of the "D" (00:38:09)
Star Wars Holiday Special Vs. Star Trek Holiday Special (00:49:42)
Final Thoughts (00:55:40)
Previously on Trek.fm (01:03:26)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:08:42)
Lee's Accomplishment (01:09:46)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: so-153.mp3
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Standard Orbit 152: With Rolling Action

 
Excerpt (iTunes Subtitle)
TOS Action Figures and Toys. Fandom takes many forms, and when you're a kid that form is often toys. With it being the holiday season where many a gift will be given and received, we thought it would be a perfect time to take a look back at many of the TOS toys and action figures released over the years. Being a child of the late 80s, Zach spends extra attention on what truly marked he golden age of Star Trek toys...the Playmates line of the 1990s.

Which four characters were the precious few to have their own action figures released for Star Trek III? What's the story with the unique uniforms of the Star Trek: Generations action figures? And whatever happened to the bridge play-set that was promised in the Star Trek 2009 line? All this and much, much more as Zach educates Ken on the wonderful world of Star Trek toys in this episode of of Standard Orbit!
TOS Action Figures and Toys

Fandom takes many forms, and when you're a kid that form is often toys. With it being the holiday season where many a gift will be given and received, we thought it would be a perfect time to take a look back at many of the TOS toys and action figures released over the years. Being a child of the late 80s, Zach spends extra attention on what truly marked he golden age of Star Trek toys...the Playmates line of the 1990s.

Which four characters were the precious few to have their own action figures released for Star Trek III? What's the story with the unique uniforms of the Star Trek: Generations action figures? And whatever happened to the bridge play-set that was promised in the Star Trek 2009 line? All this and much, much more as Zach educates Ken on the wonderful world of Star Trek toys in this episode of of Standard Orbit!

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture Happy Meal (00:02:52)
ERTL, Star Trek V & Star Trek III (00:06:15) 
Hallmark Ornaments (00:13:20)
Playmates, 1990s (00:16:29)
Playmates, Star Trek: Generations (00:31:58)
Playmates, 1990s Contd. (00:43:29)
Playmates, Star Trek 2009 (00:46:06)
Final Thoughts (00:49:27)
Previously on Trek.fm (00:56:03)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:57:33)
 
Production

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
 
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Standard Orbit 151: Saving Earth
  
Excerpt (iTunes Subtitle) 
From the earliest Star Trek episodes to the most recent motion pictures; Captain Kirk and the men and women of the Starship Enterprise have sprung into action to save the planet Earth. Whether the threat is direct or indirect or comes from revenge driven adversaries, big and small living machines, an overmedicated Chief Medical Officer and even our own short sightedness; The mighty crew of the USS Enterprise have kept the Earth safe for future generations.
 
Zach and Ken explore all the various threats to Earth the Enterprise crew have faced over the 50 year history of the original and rebooted cast. What were the most clever threats? What common themes have we seen multiple times? Join us on our journey from the earliest episodes through the newest movies in this exciting high energy episode of Standard Orbit.
 
Hosts 
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore 
 
Feature 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09) 
City on the Edge of Forever (00:02:34) 
Balance of Terror (00:11:23)  
The Changeling  (00:14:25) 
Errand of Mercy (00:16:20) 
Assignment: Earth (00:22:40) 
Immunity Syndrome (00:26:18) 
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (00:32:20) 
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (00:39:00) 
Star Trek 2009 (00:51:18) 
Final Thoughts (00:59:00) 
Previously on Trek.fm (01:03:13) 
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:07:58) 
Save the Earth- End theme (01:08:00)
  
Production 
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer),  Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager) 
  
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Release Date 
Monday, December 11, 2016 
 
Duration 
01 hour 08 minutes 07 seconds 
 
File Size 
63.6 MB 
66,742,271 bytes 
 
Categories 
Star Trek, TrekFm, Standard Orbit, TOS, TNG, Movies, Podcasts 
 
Tags 
151, Star Trek, TrekFm, Standard Orbit, TOS, Movies, Podcasts 
 
Keywords 
startrek, trekfm, standardorbit, tos, tng, movies, podcasts 
 
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Standard Orbit 150: Practically CGI


The Special Effects of the Star Trek Movies. Star Trek has always been more about substance than spectacle, but that's not to say the franchise hasn't given us its fair share of impressive visuals over the years, especially in the films. We're taking a look at the evolution of the special effects from The Motion Picture all the way up through the Kelvin Timeline films, discussing highlights, low-lights, and of course old school practical techniques vs. modern computer generated images.
Is there truly no comparison to The Motion Picture? Are The Final Frontier's special effects really that bad? What were they thinking reusing footage from climax of The Undiscovered Country in the following film? All this and a fun story about whales from the Chief in this episode of Standard Orbit!

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (00:03:19)
Star Trek II - Star Trek IV (00:11:07) 
Star Trek V (00:31:03)
Star Trek VI (00:39:32)
Star Trek: Generations (00:44:05)
Star Trek: First Contact (00:51:35)
Star Trek: Insurrection (00:57:50)
Star Trek: Nemesis (01:02:26)
The Kelvin Timeline Films (01:08:16)
Final Thoughts (01:15:47)
Previously on Trek.fm (01:18:59)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:20:40)
 
Production

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
 
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Release Date
Monday, December 5, 2016

Duration
01 hour 24 minutes 39 seconds

File Size
81.7 MB
81,680,264 bytes
Direct download: so-150.mp3
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Montalban v. Cumberbatch

"
Khan Noonien Singh is the most dangerous adversary the Enterprise ever faced. He is brilliant, ruthless and he will not hesitate to kill every single one of you." Those are the words Ambassador Spock used to describe Star Trek's most iconic villain, and in this episode of Standard Orbit our...Khanversation revolves around who makes a better Khan, Montalban or Cumberbatch? We're going to look at the Khans from the perspective of character, screen presence, passion, and villainy. A Khanparison if you will.

The Kelvin Timeline did not branch off from the Prime Timeline until 2233, so the Khan we meet in Into Darkness is truly the same Khan we meet in Space Seed. However, the circumstances surrounding their revivals are very different, which inform the character and his actions moving forward in both timelines. We delve into the drives and motivations of each, which Khan was a "greater" villain, the screen presence of both of the incredible actors who portrayed him. And it wouldn't be an episode of Standard Orbit without a few tangents for good measure.

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09)
Similarities and Differences in Character (00:02:32)
Screen Presence (00:10:47) 
Action! (00:16:19)
Secret Identity (00:19:52)
IDW Comics Khan Miniseries (00:23:45)
Motivations and Defeats (00:28:04)
The Bigger Villain (00:51:33)
iTunes Review Giveaway (00:58:21)
Previously on Trek.fm (01:01:06)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:02:47)
 
Production

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
 
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Release Date
Monday, November 28, 2016

Duration
01 hour 06 minutes 47 seconds

File Size
64.5 MB
64,517,181 bytes

Categories
Star Trek, TrekFm, Standard Orbit, TOS, Movies, Podcasts, Khan

Direct download: so-149.mp3
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Standard Orbit: Supplemental 3: Thankful and Grateful

We Appreciate You!

Hosts Zach and Ken stop all engines and secure all operations and take time to acknowledge their appreciation for the support of their listeners, contributors on the Babel Conference, new friends from STLV 50, and the Standard Orbit production team. They try to name them all!

After a thorough review of the past 4 months of threads and topics; Ken an Zach give a shout out to the folks that really make this show a joy to produce. Thank you for listening to Standard Orbit and contributing your time, thoughts, and opinions on the Babel Conference.

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09)
Thankful and Grateful (00:01:10)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:10:50)
 
Production

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
 
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Release Date
Thursday, November 24, 2017

Duration
11 Minutes 43 seconds

File Size
8.13MB

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The Alternative Factor.

The Alternative Factor is rather infamous in Star Trek fandom, and there are many factors (see what we did there?) and behind-the-scenes reasons for why things turned out the way they did.  Who better to join us in our discussion on this episode than host of Melodic Treks Brandon Shea-Mutula, known for his unique taste when it comes to Star Trek, and who makes his case for why The Alternative Factor is one of his favorites!

We talk band-aids, beards, parallel universes, Jet Li's The One, and so much more, including all the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding The Alternative Factor, in this week's episode of Standard Orbit. Also, our iTunes giveaway has been extended to December 15, there's still time to win a Star Trek: The Next Generation's first season on Blu-ray!

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Guests

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09)
Episode Synopsis (00:05:36)
Initial Thoughts (00:07:25) 
Listener Comments (00:09:49)
The Episode As-Is (00:13:37)
The Episode As It Might Have Been (00:39:33)
Enjoyment of Entertainment Is Subjective (00:46:30)
Final Thoughts (00:51:10)
Previously on Trek.fm (00:55:30)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:57:11)
 
Production

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
 
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Release Date
Monday, November 21, 2016

Duration
01 hour 03 minutes 47 seconds

File Size
61.7 MB
61,52,669 bytes

Direct download: so-148.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 147: Beyond Blu-Ray

 
Star Trek Beyond on Home Video.

November 1, 2016 marked the release of Star Trek Beyond on home video, and there have been several versions made available to consumers. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Norman C. Lao returns to help us break down what makes each release unique and pros, cons, and differences between them!

Has a replica of the USS Franklin been on your wishlist? Do you like the way SteelBooks display on your shelf? Is behind-the-scenes material more your area of interest? These are all important factors to consider before deciding which version of Star Trek Beyond to get on Blu-ray. Target, Amazon, or Best Buy...where should you make your purchase? Ultimately that's for you to decide but we do our best to educate you into making the most informed decision!

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Norman C. Lao

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09) 
Catching Up With Norm (00:02:33) 
Star Trek Beyond on Home Video (00:06:36) 
Amazon.com Release (00:08:42)
Wal-Mart Release (00:13:54)
Best Buy Release (00:20:41)
Target Release (00:24:36)
iTunes Release (00:27:05)
Blu-Ray Special Features, Column A: Standard Blu-Ray (00:28:05)
Blu-Ray Special Features, Coulmn B: Target Exclusive (01:08:09)
Blu-Ray Special Features, Column C: iTunes Digital Download (01:32:51)
Final Thoughts (01:33:14)
Previously on Trek.fm (01:41:12)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:42:12)

 
Production

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
 
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Release Date 
Monday, November 7, 2016 
 
Duration 
01 hour 47 minutes 22 seconds
 
File Size 
103.5 MB
103,468,170 bytes 
Direct download: so-147.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am MST

146: Remove the Gangster, Put in a Casino
We had such a fun time transposing first season TNG episodes to fourth season TOS episodes, we thought we'd do it again! This time we're looking at the Next Generation's second season for potential adventures that could've easily been part of The Original Series' fifth.

Could Uhura have been the mother of The Child? What if Harry Mudd was The Outrageous Okana? Double the Shantner, double the fun in Time Squared? And could the much maligned Shades of Gray actually made for a fitting conclusion to the five year mission in 1971? All this and a few fun tangents as usual in this episode of Standard Orbit.

Hosts 
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore 
 
Feature 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11) 
The Child (00:03:40) 
The Outrageous Okana (00:13:30) 
Contagion (00:22:44)
The Royale (00:28:09)
Time Squared (00:32:58)
Up The Long Ladder (00:40:03)
Shades of Gray (00:48:14)
Final Thoughts (00:57:57) 
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:52:32) 

 
Production 

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
Direct download: so-146.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am MST

Star Trek Origins: Cloaking Device

In this episode of Standard Orbit, we launch into our second origins outline looking at the deployment and use of the cloaking device from its initial debut in Balance of Terror, to its evolution over the course of the franchise through The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.

A game changing piece of technology, we explore how having the cloaking device adds such a huge tactical advantage to those who have it, try to understand the reasoning behind Starfleet not using it themselves (until the Dominion War) and its applications beyond starships such as personal cloaking tech and cloaked mines.

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore
 
Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11) 
Balance of Terror/The Enterprise Incident (00:01:57) 
TOS Films (00:14:35) 
The Next Generation Era (00:26:26)
Starfleet: To Cloak Or Not To Cloak? (00:33:06)
The Defiant (00:36:21)
Starfleet: To Cloak Or Not To Cloak?, Cont. (00:40:00)

The Jem'Hadar (00:42:12)
"All Good Things..." Enterprise-D (00:45:45)
Cloaked Mines (46:49)
Final Thoughts (00:48:43)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:52:32)

 
Production

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
 
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Release Date
Monday, October 31, 2016

Duration
00 hour 56 minutes 41 seconds

URL
http://traffic.libsyn.com/standardorbit/so-145

Direct download: so-145.mp3
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Episode 144: Across The Pond

Destination Star Trek Europe

Destination Star Trek Europe was held in Birmingham, England earlier this month, and friend of the podcast Tony Black has the report for us from across the pond.

William Shatner, George Takei, Walter Koenig and Christopher Lloyd were the headliners at this year's Destination celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. Tony recounts his experiences at the convention, the opening ceremony, the after party and more. We also have a some fun tangents on Star Trek audio books, the voice of Ted Cassidy, and uniforms!

Hosts
Zach Moore

Guests
Tony Black

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11)
Celebrity Guests (00:09:45)
William Shatner (00:12:57)
Opening Ceremony (00:18:10)
Convention Layout (00:27:17)
Costumes (00:30:09)
Opening Ceremony, Cont. (00:33:50)
Meeting Other Fans, After Party (00:40:04)
Merchandise (00:43:53)
Final Thoughts (00:45:34)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:56:21)

 
Production

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
 
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Release Date 
Monday, October 24, 2016 
 
Duration 
01 hour 00 minutes 30 seconds

Direct download: so-144.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am MST

Standard Orbit 143: Right Click, Word Replacement

TNG as TOS. 

The early seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation get a bad rep, and are often criticized as feeling like an "extension of TOS" or "1960s TV in the 1980s." Right or wrong, good or bad, in this episode of Standard Orbit, Ken and Zach discuss a handful of season one TNG adventures that feel more at home on Kirk's Enterprise than Picard's.

The Naked Now, on TOS as originally planned? Angel One, would it be too progressive for the late 1960s? Too Short a Season, is it generic enough for any series? We'll Always Have Paris becoming I Left My Heart In San Francisco? We have a fun time pondering what these episodes could become with just a few uses of the word replacement tool. And stay tuned till the end to hear about our special iTunes giveaway!

Hosts 

Ken Tripp and Zach Moore 

 

Feature 

Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11) 

The Naked Now (00:03:52) 

Code of Honor (00:09:47) 

The Last Outpost (00:16:23)

Angel One (00:24:04)

Too Short A Season (00:31:22)

Home Soil (00:37:18)

We'll Always Have Paris (00:41:41)

Final Thoughts (00:47:08) 

iTunes Giveaway (00:52:51) 

Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:57:43) 

 

Production 

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager) 

 

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Release Date 

Monday, October 17, 2016 

 

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01 hour 01 minutes 52 seconds

 

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Standard Orbit 142: The Rebooted Fleet


The Ships of the Kelvin Timeline. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Ken and Zach give the listeners what they want...more starship talk! Following up on our recent thread in the Babel Conference, this is the second part of our discussion, this time focusing on the ships of the Kelvin Timeline!

With a bold new aesthetic for a new generation of moviegoers, things were familiar yet different in this rebooted timeline and the starships were no exception. From new spins old ideas like the Kelvin, re-imagined classics like The Enterprise, and totally unique designs like the Narada or Krall's Swarm, if it flew in the Kelvin Timeline movies we talk about it here!

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

 
Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11)
The Kelvin (00:02:17)
The Narada (00:12:03)
The Enterprise (00:19:00)
The Vengeance (00:46:30)
Klingon Ships (00:55:54)
Krall's Swarm (01:01:23)
The Franklin (01:04:02)
The Enterprise-A (01:08:26)
Final Thoughts (01:16:51)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:19:49)

 
Production

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
 
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Release Date
Monday, October 10, 2016

Duration
01 hour 23 minutes 58 seconds

File Size
83 MB
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Direct download: so-142.mp3
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Standard Orbit 141: Red Shirt Starship

The Ships of TOS Prime Timeline TV and Movies

In this episode of Standard Orbit, Ken and Zach give the listeners what they want...starship talk! After our discussion thread on starship designs lit up the Babel Conference we decided it called for a podcast or two on the subject.

From the Enterprise's deflector dish and nacelles, the workhorse Miranda and Excelsior class, alien Birds-of-Prey and battle cruisers, and even DY-100 sleeper ships, we're talking the ships of TOS and the TOS movies. Buckle up with your arm rests and settle in for almost two hours of starship minutia!

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

 
Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11)
The Enterprise (00:02:17)
Klingon Battle Cruiser, D7 (00:22:46)
Romulan Bird-of Prey (00:31:59)
Misc. TOS Ships (00:37:09)
Galileo Shuttlecraft (00:46:57)
The Enterprise Refit (00:50:28)
Klingon Battle Cruiser, K't'inga Class (01:05:51)
The Reliant (01:09:58)
Vulcan Shuttle (01:18:25)
The Excelsior (01:21:22)
The Grissom (01:28:18)
Klingon Bird-of Prey (01:31:48)
Final Thoughts(01:39:03)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:42:03)

 
Production

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
 
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Release Date
Monday, October 3, 2016

Duration
01 hour 11 minutes 32 seconds

File Size
104.3 MB
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140: James R. Kirk

Standard Orbit 140: James R. Kirk

 

Show Title
Standard Orbit 140: James R. Kirk



Where No Man Has Gone Before. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Ken and Zach are joined by Melodic Trek's Brandon-Shea Mutala to dive deep into Star Trek's second pilot and and discuss what makes Where No Man Has Gone Before such a great launching point for the original series.

Where No Man Has Gone Before.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, Ken and Zach are joined by Melodic Trek's Brandon-Shea Mutala to dive deep into Star Trek's second pilot and and discuss what makes Where No Man Has Gone Before such a great launching point for the original series.

Where does this episode rank among the rest of TOS? Should it have been broadcast first instead of The Man Trap? What aesthetic changes were made to the series between Where No Man Has Gone Before and TOS proper, and were they for the better? All this and much more, plus our thoughts on Star Trek Remastered as well as Gary Lockwood and Sally Kellerman's panel at this year's Star Trek Las Vegas!

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Guests

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11)
Episode Synopsis (00:03:03)
Initial Thoughts (00:04:37)
Shot First, Aired Third? (00:18:38)
Series Aesthetic: The Pilots vs. TOS (00:25:07)
Updated Special Effects/Star Trek Remastered (00:35:31)
Gary Lockwood and Sally Kellerman at STLV (00:50:58)
Final Thoughts (00:56:06)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:05:52)
 
Production

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
 
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Release Date
Monday, September 26, 2016

Duration
01 hour 11 minutes 32 seconds

File Size
78 MB
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Direct download: so-140.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20am MST

Star Trek Origins: Star Trek III. In this episode of Standard Orbit, we start a new series of discussions focusing on the origins of key concepts and events that influenced the franchise for years to come. This week, Star Trek III: The Search For Spock!

Star Trek Origins: Star Trek III.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, we start a new series of discussions focusing on the origins of key concepts and events that influenced the franchise for years to come. This week, Star Trek III: The Search For Spock!

While being one of the more divisive entries in the film franchise, Star Trek III was our introduction to a great many things that went on to form a rich foundation for Star Trek's future series and movies. The Bird-of-Prey, the Excelsior, the depth of Vulcan religion and mind melds, the idea of honor for the Klingons, Earth Space Dock and even Transwarp drive. We discuss them all, and also a couple of things that didn't stick from The Search For Spock.


Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11)
New Models/Ship Designs (00:03:52)
Bird-of-Prey (00:07:51)
Vulcan Culture (00:14:50)
Klingon Culture (00:23:27)
Transwarp Drive (00:35:30)
Discontinuities (00:40:06)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:49:42)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynne Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

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Release Date
Monday, September 19, 2016

Duration
53 minutes 51 seconds

File Size
61 MB
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Direct download: so-139.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am MST

Kristine M. Smith discusses her friendship with DeForest Kelley. Her book; DeForest Kelly: Up Close and Personal, is a wonderful life journey that allows the reader to get to know the very kind and wonderful couple of DeForest and Caroline Kelley. Enjoy this great adventure of Trek conventions, working in Hollywood, and becoming DeForest's caregiver. 
 
Hosts 
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore 

Guest
Kristine M. Smith
 
Feature 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11) 
Kristine's story (00:04:41) 
Disco Bones (00:27:25) 
Karl Urban's performance (00:33:04)
Book information (00:46:39)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:54:00) 
 
Production 
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager) 
 
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137: Tonight on NBC...

The Man Trap Commentary.

50 years ago on this very day, Star Trek hit the airwaves for the very first time at 8:30pm EST on NBC. That episode was The Man Trap, and what better way to celebrate Star Trek's golden anniversary than by watching it along with us?

Although the sixth episode of the series produced, The Man Trap was chosen by NBC to be the first episode of Star Trek broadcast. This has spurred much debate over the years as to what would've been a more "proper" premiere and generated a lot of unfair criticism towards The Man Trap, which we actually found to be a great introduction to the series! So dim the lights, put some extra salt on your popcorn, and travel back to a simpler time when this hour of television was the entirety of the Star Trek franchise. We're still talking about it 50 years later, so it must have done something right!

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11)
The Man Trap Commentary (00:04:41)
Final Thoughts (00:54:22)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:58:50)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

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Release Date
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Direct download: so-137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

S2: BEYOND Relieved

Reflections on Standard Orbit and BEYOND.

From the Commodore's Personal Log: On January 11, 2016, the REFIT of Standard Orbit took to the airwaves with a new sound, a new crew and a new mission starting with Episode 111: Hailing Frequencies Open. My first and ONLY choice for First Officer was my good friend and literal Trek EXPERT Jeffrey Harlan, now lovingly known as as Mr. AtoZ. I also desperately wanted to bring in one of Trek.fm’s biggest supporters onto the show. The CHIEF Ken Tripp beamed on as Sound Engineer (editor) and we forged our very own TOS "triumvirate". I can’t thank them enough for what they have brought to the show and personally to my life as my good and dear friends.

On August 22, 2016 Mr. AtoZ and I had the pleasure to record our final episode together as hosts of Standard Orbit. Thank you everyone from the bottom of our hearts for making our journey here at Trek.fm so amazing. Thank you Christopher Jones for giving us the opportunity to share our Star Trek viewpoints with the fans and listeners. We have handed the command codes over to The Chief and Zach Moore, and I have every confidence that they will continue the mission with great zeal and honor. Thank you everyone for sharing this journey with us. Live Long and Prosper.

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)
Times They Are A-Changin' (00:02:00)
Reflecting on Standard Orbit (00:07:43)
Going Above and BEYOND (00:14:09)
The Enemy Within (00:44:34)
Canonizing ENTERPRISE (00:48:36)
The USS Frank Lin History WORKS (00:51:07)
The Commodore and Mr. AtoZ Stand Relieved (01:16:28)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:21:56)

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

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Category:The Kelvin Era Movies -- posted at: 10:00am MST

136: Star Trek Beyond - Mars Attacks!

Star Trek Beyond.

This episode of Standard Orbit marks the beginning of Phase III, the NCC-1701-A, call it what you will but either way Ken and Zach are excited to take the conn and discuss the latest and greatest installment in the Kelvin Timeline...Star Trek Beyond!

With 2016 marking the Star Trek franchise's golden anniversary, there was much anticipation for the third film in the newly christened Kelvin Timeline.  Following the divisive reaction to Star Trek Into Darkness and the troubled production history leading up to its follow-up, Star Trek Beyond had a lot to overcome. We are happy to report, it succeeded with flying colors!

Now three years into their five year mission, where to we find our beloved crew? How did Justin Lin handle taking over the director's chair from J.J. Abrams? Has the villain-of-the-week code finally been cracked with Idris Elba's Krall? How did the passing of Leonard Nimoy influence the film? And where do we want to see the film series go next? Join us for our discussion of these questions...and BEYOND!

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11)
Initial Thoughts (00:01:56)
Box Office (00:16:20)
Stand Out Moments (00:21:30)
Remembering Ambassador Spock (00:27:25)
Krall (00:33:55)
Jayla (00:43:36)
Music (00:46:36)
Final Thoughts, Looking Forward to Star Trek 4 (00:51:11)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:56:42)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: so-136.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

135: STLV 50!
Star Trek Las Vegas.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, it's an away mission to the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas as Refit Crew takes a break from the convention floor to discuss their thoughts on Star Trek Las Vegas...from a TOS perspective of course!

It's not everyday one gets the opportunity to see all the surviving members of the TOS main cast live and in person, but we had the pleasure of exactly that at STLV50! In this round table we discuss Shatner being as lively as ever in his 80s, Koenig's recent thoughts on the decades old grudge between the "little four" and the captain, Takei's take on Sulu's sexuality  in Star Trek Beyond, and finally the ever-elegant Nichelle Nichols. We wrap up with our favorite overall moments of STLV and areas where there might be room for improvement in future conventions.

Hosts
Ken Tripp, Norman C. Lao, and Zach Moore

Guests
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:00:58)
William Shatner's Panel (00:01:45)
Walker Koenig's Panel (00:10:05)
George Takei's Panel (00:28:55)
Nichelle Nichols' Tribute (00:38:15)
Favorite Moments, Room for Improvement (00:43:10)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:06:25)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor and Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

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Release Date
Monday, August 15th, 2016

Duration
01 hour 12 minutes 13 seconds

File Size
69.2 MB
69,168,624 bytes

Categories
Star Trek, TrekFm, Standard Orbit, TOS, Podcasts, Las Vegas

Tags
135, Star Trek, TrekFm, Standard Orbit, TOS, Las Vegas

Keywords
startrek, trekfm, standardorbit, tos, podcasts, lasvegas

URL
Direct download: so-135.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am MST

S1: Commodore's Log Supplemental

Norm's Reflections on The Kelvin Era Movies.

Over the last several shows on Standard Orbit - specifically episodes 133 and 134, the Commodore (Norman C. Lao) did not have the opportunity to participate in all of the thought provoking and exciting conversations as The Chief (Ken Tripp), Mr. AtoZ (Jeffrey Harlan) and new Standard Orbit crewmember Zach Moore delved deeply into the Kelvin Era cinematic universe. On the cusp of the epically anticipated Star Trek BEYOND, Norm really wanted to participate in his own way. So he decided to pull rank here and record his own thoughts on this new movie universe.

Admittedly he was ashamed of his attitude towards Star Trek 2009 and in this Supplemental Commodore's Log entry, he confesses how his fandom almost stalled as his love of the Original Series blinded him to the very tenant that Star Trek was built upon: IDIC...Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. Challenged by that very ideal and axiom of TOS, Norm makes that very same plea to the Star Trek fandom at large and hopes that we all as the fanbase strive to understand the current state of Star Trek and move forward in a collective and positive manner.

Note: This recording was made PRIOR to the weekend before Star Trek BEYOND.

Host
Norman C. Lao

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

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Category:The Kelvin Era Movies -- posted at: 6:00am MST

134: In the Absence of Light

Star Trek INTO DARKNESS.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, your Refit Crew continues their voyage through the Original Series “Kelvin Era” Movies with Star Trek INTO DARKNESS; the much anticipated sequel to Star Trek 2009. For the past few months, the Refit Crew has been discussing at length, the Original Series Era movies while navigating towards their final destination of BEYOND at temporal coordinates 07.22.16. After nearly 4 years of the critical and financial success of the 2009 Reboot, INTO DARKNESS roared back onto the big screen.

Even though it was the highest ever grossing Star Trek movie, earning over $467 million dollars worldwide, many “Trekkies” believed that this movie was the furthest from Gene Roddenberry’s original vision. The themes of this movie were of a darker tone, challenging not only veteran Trekkies, but a modern audience as well as INTO DARKNESS presented a future that was quite different from The Original Series source material. INTO DARKNESS definitely ushered in a new era of Star Trek cinematic storytelling. And then there was the "wrath" of Khan...or was it the "wrath" of the fans?

Hosts
Ken Tripp, Jeffrey Harlan and Zach Moore

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:20)
Trekking Into Darkness (00:02:45)
Maintaining a Positive Energy Field (00:06:06)
Losing Structural Integrity! (00:12:31)
To Khan or Not to Khan (00:21:07)
Bigger isn’t always Better (00:28:30)
The Marcus Legacy (00:34:37)
No Menagerie for Pike (00:42:06)
Out of Darkness? (00:55:11)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:04:29)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

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Category:Abramsverse -- posted at: 6:00am MST

133: Daring To Do Better

Star Trek 2009.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, your Refit Crew continues their voyage through the Original Series “ERA” Movies with Star Trek 2009; the 11th film in the Star Trek cinematic universe. For the past several weeks, the Refit Crew has been discussing at length, the SIX Original Series Cast movies while navigating towards their final destination of BEYOND at temporal coordinates 07.22.16. Staying true to the focus of the TOS era movies, the Refit Crew circumnavigated Star Trek Generations to stay on course with the reboot of Star Trek under the newly christened ”Kelvin Timeline."

After nearly 7 years of being absent from the big screen post Nemesis, and 4 years since Enterprise and Star Trek in general left television in May of 2005…one monumental question hovered over the hearts and minds of Trekkies around the world: What is the future for Star Trek? When there were rumors of a possible return to the big screen, an even more daunting question spread throughout Trek fandom: How do you revive a franchise that is over 40 years old? Please join us as we take a look back to 2009 and the movie that rekindled Star Trek for (pardon the pun) the Next Generation.

Hosts
Ken Tripp, Jeffrey Harlan and Zach Moore

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:19)
Introducing Zach Moore to the Crew (00:02:21)
Navigating to 2009 and BEYOND (00:05:16)
The Trek Time Travel Tradition (00:09:41)
RISK is the Writers’ Business (00:17:32)
Hi Christopher…I’m Nero! (00:25:51)
NEW Tech - NO Babble (00:32:26)
Setting a New Star Trek Standard (00:43:30)
Did We Stump Mr. AtoZ? (00:50:25)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:52:28)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:00am MST

132: taH pagh taHbe

Star Trek VI: The Re-Discovered Klingons.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, your Refit Crew continues their voyage through the Original Series Cast Movies with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; heading towards July 22 and BEYOND! In the fall of 1991, as the 25th anniversary was unfolding, many fans were hopeful that they would see the Original Series cast go out with grace and dignity. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was constantly under enormous development pressure as fans anticipated a much stronger showing for what was being rumored as the “swan song” for the Original Series Cast.

With Nicholas Meyer returning as director, coupled with the scripting collaboration of friend Denny Martin Flynn, Meyer set his team to task working off of an original idea from Leonard Nimoy; the “fall of the Berlin Wall in Space.” Re-interpreting social issues through the lens of science fiction has always been at the heart of successful Star Trek storytelling and Star Trek VI continues that tradition with incredibly heartfelt performances from the cast who, at the end, literally "signed off" their final appearances in their last feature film together as the Original Series crew.

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Ken Tripp

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:03:46)
Rediscovering the Undiscovered Country (00:06:18)
The Commodore Salutes Anton Yelchin (00:10:30)
Navigating Turbulent Waters (00:15:24)
A Klingonesque December to Remember (00:20:50)
What the Hell is Gracie Law Doing Here? (00:26:35)
“CAPTAIN” Sulu…on Assignment (00:31:18)
Getting Past People like Kirk (00:34:52)
The Aliens’ Graveyard (00:44:40)
A Mind Meld Gone Too Far? (00:50:34)
The Memories of the Music (00:58:38)
Our Most Memorable Moments (01:04:14)
Never Ending Final Thoughts (01:10:56)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:29:44)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:00am MST

131: Go Climb A Rock Monster!

No One Sets Out To Make A Bad Movie.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, your Refit Crew continues their voyage through the Original Series Cast Movies with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier; heading towards July 22 and BEYOND! After the enormous box office success of The Voyage Home, the studio decided to continue the cinematic universe with a fifth production: The Final Frontier. William Shatner, who had a contract that ensured he and Nimoy got equal footing, was given the reins to direct. The Final Frontier was a very challenged production and the Chief and Mr. AtoZ try to unpack the issues that plagued ST:V.

Was the plot an all too familiar and common trope in Star Trek? Did Shatner elevate the screen presence of the “Big Three” - Kirk, Spock and McCoy - at the expense of the rest of his crew and acting comrades? Did Laurence Luckinbill’s portrayal of an emotionally charged Vulcan fly in the face of what we knew of Vulcan canon from TOS Join us as we warp ahead into the finer points of The Final Frontier. We also reflect on the untimely and tragic passing of Anton Yelchin; a brilliant, young actor who will forever be loved by Star Trek fans as the Kelvin Era's Ensign Pavel Chekov.

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Jeffrey Harlan

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)
Remembering Anton Yelchin (00:03:00)
What Does God Need With a Shatner? (00:06:33)
A Very Familiar Final Frontier (00:12:20)
B…as in Barricade and B Plots (00:20:56)
Going Through the Motions? (00:26:00)
Playing to a Captive Audience (00:30:43)
A Very Volatile Vulcan (00:38:22)
Not So Special Effects (00:46:00)
It Could Have Been SO MUCH MORE! (00:55:45)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:06:54)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:00am MST

130: Hello Computer!

Voyaging Home.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, your Refit Crew continues their voyages through the Original Series Cast Movies with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, as they head towards July 22 and BEYOND! After the dramatic gravitas of The Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock, there is a very obvious and light-hearted approach towards this movie as Leonard Nimoy wanted to take this in another direction. It wound up being the most successful of the Original Series cast movies at the time in 1986. And it was no secret that the return of Nicholas Meyer had a profoundly positive impact as well.

One of the strongest aspects to The Voyage Home was the story itself as the writing contributions of Harve Bennett and Nicolas Myer added to the overall partnership with Nimoy at the helm. Most of the cast got their "moment" in the movie and we discuss several of our favorite. We also discuss several Star Trek firsts in this film: we saw the first female Starfleet Captain, Christine Chapel in the background in charge of Starfleet Medical and, in our opinion, a story where the team is actually trying to make an impact to the timeline instead of restoring a timeline. We hope you enjoy our show!

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Jeffrey Harlan

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:03:02)
A Voyage Within The Voyage Home (00:04:45)
A Return to Trek’s Comedy Roots (00:11:33)
Magical Moments for the Crew (00:17:00)
Getting the Band (of writers) Back Together (00:23:22)
A Few Unfamiliar but Welcome Faces (00:26:24)
There Be Music Here (00:33:12)
Firsts of Many (00:37:36)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:49:32)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:00am MST

129: Revenge for Lost Arguments

Searching for Spock.

Star Trek BEYOND is nearly upon us and your refit crew felt that a “logical” follow-up to Temporal Trailer Park 1 & 2 would be to a return to the Original Series movie franchise starting with Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Why Star Trek III? Well after the Chief's and the Commodore's conversation on Standard Orbit 123: TMP vs. TWOK: The Conversational Kobayashi Maru, the team felt that The Search for Spock would be the “logical” choice to continue covering the Original Series movie universe and to tap into all of the listeners’ nostalgia and emotional connection to those legendary stories.

The Refit Crew reminisces a great deal about how this film was Leonard Nimoy's directorial debut, how Harve Bennett wrote the entire script, discuss major themes of death and darkness in this movie starting with Valkris, through to David Marcus and culminating with the destruction of the Enterprise. Was it the right amount of drama or too much? Ultimately, this movie posited the ultimate question: Is Spock back? Join the Refit Crew, as they not only Search for Spock, but for the deeper meaning behind this wonderful contribution to the Original Series cinematic universe.

Hosts
Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan and Ken Tripp

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:02:45)
The Movies and Beyond towards BEYOND (00:03:43)
Plotting The Search for Spock (00:06:13)
How Do You Feel Mr. AtoZ? (00:10:30)
The Logical Choice for Director (00:15:36)
The Reverend Kruge (00:20:11)
The Excelsior of Comedy (00:27:24)
Bird of Prey-ing it Forward (00:31:00)
The NEW Saavik (00:34:45)
Unable to Cheat Death (00:38:21)
Vulcan Mysticism Brought Full Circle (00:48:14)
Why Not Pick Scotty? (00:54:24)
The Man Who Killed Spock (00:56:51)
A Clash About Klingons (01:04:17)
AtoZ on the Hot Seat (01:10:25)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:15:20)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: so-129.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:30am MST

128: To the Undiscovered Country and BEYOND!

Temporal Trailer Park Two.

As we continue our ramping-up to Star Trek BEYOND in July, we are going to take a look at the second-half of Star Trek movie trailers from Star Trek VI in 1991 through to the recently released BEYOND Trailer 2. Join us for a transmat beam down memory lane as we try to recall the feelings and emotions that we experienced when we first saw these trailers either in the theaters, on TV or most recently online. We also have a very special segment during the show where Mr. AND Mrs. AtoZ share their memories of a very special Paramount Studios screening of the new BEYOND trailer.

If crafted properly, movie trailers can tease, excite, and have the power to stir our imaginations into a frenzy of anticipation for an incredible motion picture experience! Trailers are a time honored tradition amongst film fans and in this case Star Trek fans. They have the power to inspire, to create wonder, and to fuel the imagination for the eventual theatrical release of the next installment in the Star Trek film franchise. As we begin counting the days to Star Trek BEYOND, let’s celebrate what this movie will mean to all of us as we continue to enjoy Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary. LLAP!

Hosts
Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan and Ken Tripp

Guest
Megan Harlan

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:05)
Strolling Down Transmat Lane (00:02:32)
1991 … The Rediscovered Country (00:03:41)
That Thorny Generational Gap (00:12:12)
Trekking forward to 2009 (00:19:26)
Trailing Into Darkness (00:29:24)
Going BEYOND with the AtoZ-es (00:37:00)
BEYOND Speculation (01:00:30)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:04:17)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

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Category:Movie Trailers -- posted at: 6:00am MST

127: Temporal Trailer Park One

A Wagon of Trailers to the Stars.

Movie trailers…they tease, they excite, and if crafted properly, have the ability to stir our imaginations into a frenzy of anticipation for…the next trailer! But seriously, movie trailers are a time honored tradition amongst film fans and in this case Star Trek fans. They have the power to inspire, to create wonder, and to fuel the imagination for the eventual theatrical release of the next installment in the Star Trek film franchise. For this show, we are going to actually step into Mr. AtoZ' Atavachron and set the temporal parameters between 1979 and 1989 as we travel back time and in memory.

As we begin to ramp up to Star Trek BEYOND, we are going to take a look at a select group of Star Trek movie trailers from the first 10 years; starting with The Motion Picture and through to Star Trek V. Let's all take a transmat beam down memory lane as we try to recall the feelings and emotions that we experienced when we first saw these trailers either in the theaters or on TV. So please sit back, relax and breathe deeply as Mr. AtoZ sets the controls of his Atavachron to 1979 and hopefully Schmedlap isn't anywhere near us or this will be one helluva bumpy ride!

Hosts
Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan and Ken Tripp

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:07)
Gonna Go Back In Time (00:02:38)
Re-launching the Franchise in 1979 (00:04:10)
The Wrath of 1982 (00:14:31)
The Search for the Sequel’s Sequel (00:22:25)
Fun with Time-Traveling Whales (00:30:44)
Rocket Boots and Marshmellons (00:38:13)
Peak Poster Performance (00:47:38)
The Mind-Blowing Mr. AtoZ (00:56:54)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:01:50)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: so-127.mp3
Category:Movie Trailers -- posted at: 6:00am MST

126: Beauty is in the IDIC of the Beholder

The Misconception of Perception.

As the old saying goes, Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder. The Original Series episode “Is There In Truth No Beauty?” from Season Three, is an incredibly deep and philosophical exploration into the more complex meanings behind the nature of one’s self. Does the superficial outweigh the essential? How can the truth survive amongst the shifting nature of human perception? As the Chief and AtoZ were away on respective missions, I beamed aboard my sisters from Educating Geeks, Alice and Megan, to help me unpack these philosophies.

At the end of this episode Spock and Miranda shared a wonderful exchange, “The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity. And the way our differences combine to create meaning and beauty." Did they tell a story that lead to the message or does the path not match with the destination? Does this episode fall into the Season Three stigma or did it set itself apart with this unique study of the human condition? Join us as we delve deeper into the IDIC, revel in the freshness of new visual POVs (especially Turbolift POV!), discover Alice’s passion for TOS Dress Uniforms and more!

Host
Norman C. Lao

Guests
Alice Baker and Megan Calcote

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:04)
Beaming In a Couple of Educated Geeks (00:02:04)
3 Perspectives on Truth and Beauty (00:07:04)
A Not So Trivial IDIC? (00:15:29)
Literally Literal First Impressions (00:17:46)
Interesting Points of View (00:24:43)
Is there in Dinner No Truth? (00:34:03)
The Abyss of IDIC (00:41:40)
Did the Truth Come Out? (00:50:18)
The International Flavor of Dress Uniforms (00:59:38)
Thank You For Listening to Standard Orbit! (01:03:42)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: so-126.mp3
Category:Season Three -- posted at: 8:00am MST

125: The Consistency of Inconsistencies

The A to Z of Trekipedia.com.

There is a truism when it comes to fandom: The Devil is in the Details ... or at many times, the lack or inconsistency thereof. Canon, in and of itself, is a very delicate proposition. It can change as easily as the creative and production teams change between projects, impacting the way that canonical information is distributed and applied to the overall fandom. We rely on these details so that we can faithfully extend our fandom and immersion. Yet, there are far too many instances where important and granular level details fall through some severely large and unstable singularities.

There is also another truism regarding fandom: If you want something done right, do it yourself. Jeffrey Harlan, Mr. Atoz of Trek.fm’s Standard Orbit, followed that very axiom and created Trekipedia.com; an encyclopedic online reference born out of a need to consolidate Star Trek facts, figures, lore and nomenclature. As a Star Trek fan-fiction writer and enthusiast, Jeffrey needed a very specific and dependable resource and database. Please join us as we discover how Trekipedia.com came to be - out of need at first, and later as both a public online resource and as a personal labor of love.

Hosts
Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan, and Ken Tripp

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:07)
The A to Z of Trekipedia.com (00:02:35)
If You Build It, Trekkies Will Come (00:06:02)
How Does One Start Using Trekipedia? (00:09:50)
Trying to Make Sense Of It All? (00:12:58)
D.I.Y. Star Trek History (00:16:47)
The Chief Grills Mr. Atoz! (00:21:32)
Granular Level Geekery (00:28:10)
The Nitpick of Nu Trek (00:40:54)
Future Challenges (00:48:01)
A One Man Mr. AtoZ Band (00:52:43)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:09:08)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: so-125.mp3
Category:Creators -- posted at: 9:00am MST

124: Hailing Frequencies Open Too

Feedback from the Fans and The Babel Conference.

When the Standard Orbit “Refit” Crew began our shakedown voyage aboard the Trek.fm network on January 11, 2016, one of the tenants of our podcasting team for Trek.fm was to ensure that we - Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan and Ken Tripp - upheld the level of quality and content standards that the listeners of Standard Orbit and Trek.fm have come to expect from the incredible groundwork set by former hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler. Theirs were large shoes to fill and the Refit Team had a daunting task to reach a bar that had been previously set so high with 110 shows.

Nearly four months and 14 episodes later, the Refit Team just wanted to check in with all of our supporters and listeners to see if we have settled into a nice and steady cruising speed. The Chief (Ken), Mr. AtoZ (Jeffrey) and I have a great deal of fantastic content planned for the future. But, we also want to keep all of our listeners and Red Shirts engaged in the show that is crafted for you. We have loved every second that we have brought you in these first few months and there is a great road ahead to BEYOND and STLV50! Thanks to everyone for supporting all of our efforts on Standard Orbit.

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Ken Tripp

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:12)
E-Mail Epilogue (00:03:18)
In Defense of Mr. AtoZ (00:11:45)
Kicking the Tires (00:16:08)
Do YOU Like Italian? (00:20:11)
Our Future POV for TOS (00:24:31)
Teasing a Trailers Review (00:38:57)
The Alternative Factors (00:48:43)
Always Finding the Value in TOS (00:52:35)
The Schmedlap and Umptyscratch Awards (00:58:46)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:02:11)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: so-124.mp3
Category:Listener Feedback -- posted at: 6:00am MST

123: TMP vs. TWOK: The Conversational Kobayashi Maru

The Motion Picture vs. The Wrath of Khan.

When Star Trek left the television airwaves in 1969, there was a void that was left in the hearts and minds of Trekkies around the world. The Original Series "re-runs" and the 1973 Animated Series tried to fill that void with varying degrees of success. But on May 25th, 1977, everything changed with the release of George Lucas’ STAR WARS. It created a shockwave in the film industry that challenged the very nature of science fiction storytelling and the projects that were being developed at that time, especially Star Trek: Phase II - the grandiose production to bring Star Trek back to television.

Many Trekkies believe that Phase II's evolution into Star Trek: The Motion Picture was necessary to strike while the proverbial "iron" was hot, and launch the film franchise through riding the epic financial tidal wave and wake of Star Wars. Conversely, there are also many who believe that the (arguably) most popular Star Trek movie of all time is The Wrath of Khan because it was more "profitable" as a film and because it has so totally permeated global pop culture to this very day. So ... what IS the movie that truly “saved” Star Trek and is this the "conversational" Kobayashi Maru for the Chief and the Commodore?

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Ken Tripp

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:41)
Entering the Chief’s Movie Zone (00:03:15)
The Spark that Set this Off (00:04:42)
Tripp-ed Up by Emotional Ties (00:09:03)
Memoirs of a 10-Year Old Commodore (00:15:12)
A Wise Use of Scale (00:19:14)
The Humbling of a Hero (00:27:57)
Finding Spock Again (00:36:26)
Counselor Disco Bones (00:41:32)
Differences by Design (00:46:33)
The V’Ger Sized Element in the Room (00:57:15)
By the Numbers (01:03:26)
Settling the Scores (01:10:41)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:15:06)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: so-123.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:00am MST

122: The Babel Conference Has Spoken!

The Essential Top TOS.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, we conclude our epic journey with what we believe to be the Top 15 TOS episodes for essential viewing. Over the course of Standard Orbit episodes 119, 120, and 121, we were able to academically and passionately deliberate and discover what we believe are the top five episodes for each individual season. And thank you to the members of The Babel Conference who voted to help create what can be considered as one of the most comprehensive "essential viewing" lists for any fan of The Original Series.

Our goal for this episode, and for all of the TOS "Essentials" podcasts, is to offer new perspectives to both new and veteran fans of The Original Series. Hopefully, our recommendations will be used as a TOS starter kit with episodes chosen from each season and not heavily influenced by any one in particular. We believe our listeners will truly enjoy these comprehensive recommendations compiled by their very own Refit Crew; podcasters and friends they have come to know and trust.

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:05)
A Recap of The Essentials (00:02:16)
A Balance of Season One (00:03:35)
The Season Two Machine (00:10:05)
The Unanimous Incident (00:19:45)
The Babel Conference Has Spoken! (00:24:10)
The Final, Fantastic, Fab ... Four (00:42:05)
Reflecting on the Retrospective (00:58:27)
A Message from the Chief (01:00:13)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:03:52)

Hosts
Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan, and Ken Tripp

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

 

Direct download: so-122.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 8:00am MST

121: Did We Get The Turkey?

Essential Season Three TOS.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, we continue our coverage from Episode 120; delving deeply into Season Three with a more finely tuned eye and critical perspective. When it comes to ranking the "best" episodes of The Original Series, there are Top Ten lists ... and there are TOP TEN lists. Unlike Season One, episodes from Season Three are rarely, if ever represented. Believing that these Top Ten lists are imbalanced in many ways, your Refit Team has revisited all three seasons of TOS to discover what we believe are true "essential viewing" recommendations.

Our goal for this episode, and for all of the TOS "Essentials" podcasts, is to offer new perspectives to both new and veteran fans of The Original Series. Hopefully, our recommendations will be used as a TOS starter kit with episodes chosen from each season and not heavily influenced by any one in particular. We believe our listeners will truly enjoy these comprehensive recommendations compiled by their very own Refit Crew; podcasters and friends they have come to know and trust.

Hosts
Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan, and Ken Tripp

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11)
The Essentials Season Two Shakedown (00:03:15)
The A to Z of Peaks and Valleys (00:04:30)
Yesterday’s Web of Paradise (00:13:15)
Where the Money is Made (00:21:00)
Behind Curtain Number Four (00:34:13)
Once, Twice, Three times an AtoZ (00:43:08)
Two out of Three at Two (00:51:25)
Did the Team Get the Turkey? (00:59:16)
Polling The Babel Conference (01:11:28)
Hailing Frequencies Open (01:13:19)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:19:05)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: so-121.mp3
Category:Season Three -- posted at: 6:00am MST

120: Get Schmedlap On It!

Essential Season Two TOS.

When it comes to ranking the "best" episodes of The Original Series, there are Top Ten lists ... and there are TOP TEN lists. Unlike Season One, episodes from Seasons Two and Three are rarely represented. Believing these Top Ten lists are imbalanced in many ways, your Refit Team has revisited all three seasons of TOS to discover what we believe are true "essential viewing" recommendations. In this episode of Standard Orbit, we continue our coverage from Episode 119; delving deeply into Season Two with a more finely tuned eye and critical perspective.

Our goal for this episode, and for all of the TOS "Essentials" podcasts, is to offer a new and perhaps in many ways - different "best of" list for each season so that newcomers to The Original Series can use our recommendations as an essentials starter kit; episodes chosen from each season and not heavily influenced by any one in particular. We believe our listeners will truly enjoy these comprehensive recommendations compiled by their very own Refit Crew; podcasters and friends they have come to know and trust here on Standard Orbit.

Hosts
Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan, and Ken Tripp

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:10)
The Essentials Season One Shakedown (00:03:38)
Season Two … Essentially More Difficult (00:05:26)
A Piece of the Ultimate Pattern (00:12:30)
The Fantastic Five (00:21:28)
A Convergence at Four (00:28:25)
Atoz is Speechless at Three (00:36:29)
Essential Diversity at Two (00:42:53)
The Refit Team Never Bluffs (00:52:54)
Four Out of Five Ain’t Bad (01:01:12)
Hailing Frequencies Open (01:05:18)
Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (01:07:50)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: so-120.mp3
Category:Season Two -- posted at: 8:00am MST

119: Not All Top Ten Lists Are Created Equal

Essential Season One TOS.

There are Top Ten lists ... and there are TOP TEN lists. This episode of Standard Orbit is about the latter. Many online lists, from prominent geek culture websites, favor Season One heavily and with good reason. Rarely if ever, are Seasons Two and Three as equally represented. These lists also cite City on the Edge of Forever as being the quintessential TOS episode of all time - if not for all of Star Trek. Feeling that these lists were imbalanced and incomplete, we wanted to look at each season of TOS for what we would recommend as "essential viewing."

Our goal for this episode, and for the upcoming TOS Essentials podcasts, is to offer a new and perhaps in many ways - different "best of" list for each season so that newcomers to The Original Series can use our recommendations as an essentials starter kit; episodes chosen from each season and not heavily influenced by any one in particular. We believe our listeners will truly enjoy these comprehensive recommendations compiled by their very own Refit Crew; podcasters and friends they have come to know and trust here on Standard Orbit.

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan and Ken Tripp

Feature
Out of the Chair Ken! (00:01:09)
How to Top the Top Ten TOS Lists (00:03:10)
Starting with Seven of Seven (00:05:07)
Shaking It Up with Pick Six (00:12:06)
Closing the Gap with Number Five (00:18:27)
Digging Deep … DEEP for Fourth Place (00:24:48)
Time to Get Serious with Number Three (00:30:34)
And Then There Were Essentially Two (00:37:42)
THE Most Difficult Choice (00:46:20)
Trimming the TOS Fat to Five (00:52:36)
Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (01:01:23)
Hailing Frequencies Open (01:06:26)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

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Direct download: so-119.mp3
Category:Season One -- posted at: 6:00am MST

118: A Red Shirt Commodore?

The Commodores of The Original Series.

Several episodes in The Original Series introduced a few high-ranking and "intrusive" characters that shared one commonality: the rank of Commodore. From the Ahab-esque Matt Decker in The Doomsday Machine, to Robert Wesley who was in charge of the M-5 Multitronic System proceedings in The Ultimate Computer, to Commodore Stone who moderated the legal proceedings in Court Martial and several more; the Commodores were an authoritative, bureaucratic and at times overbearing extension of Starfleet Command.

The Commodores added an additional layer of dramatic effect in The Original Series as they were usually at odds with Captain Kirk, Mr, Spock and the ongoing Five Year Mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise. They were akin to the overbearing and controlling "authority figure" that Kirk, Spock and others had to struggle against and overcome; a dynamic to which many younger viewers in the late 1960's related. In the end, the Commodore rank never extended past The Original Series save a few minor references in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:01:00)
And now … The Commodores! (00:01:49)
The Origins of the Rank and Title (00:02:26)
The Doomsday Decker (00:04:55)
The Multitronic Wesley (00:11:20)
A Red Shirt Commodore? (00:17:26)
Mental Projection Mendez (00:22:37)
Common Commodores (00:27:32)
The Disappearance of the Rank after TOS (00:34:34)
Hailing Frequencies Open (00:40:00)
Stump Mr. AtoZ (00:42:14)
Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (00:43:30)

Hosts
Jeffrey Harlan and Ken Tripp

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: so-118.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 6:00am MST

117: Spock is a Stone Cold Playa

The Enterprise Incident Commentary.

As a follow-up to Standard Orbit 116: The Real Enemy Is War Itself, The "Refit" Crew wanted to take a look at the only other episode in the entirety of the 79 of The Original Series that featured the Romulans. We also wanted to do something a little unorthodox for this podcast. We are doing a "live commentary" of The Enterprise Incident–a very polished and exciting episode from Season Three and what we felt was the perfect compliment and a fantastic continuation of the Romulans and their alluring mystique that began with Season One's Balance of Terror.

Please note that we will be commenting specifically on the HD remastered version and several of our comments address the amazing quality of the visual effects and overall production of The Enterprise Incident. If you are listening to this show in your car, or commuting to work or school, this probably won't make that much sense to you, unless of course you have this particular episode committed to memory. We hope you take the time and opportunity to sync up your rewatch of The Enterprise Incident with our commentary to accompany you. Enjoy!

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:00:55)
Rewatching a Remastered Classic (00:01:46)
Three, Two, One … PLAY! (00:04:57)
Should Have Been The Premiere? (00:57:41)
Hailing Frequencies Open (01:03:51)
Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (01:11:46)
Subspace Signal Sweepstakes! (01:18:52)

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: so-117.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 6:00am MST

116: The Real Enemy Is War Itself

How The Enemy Below Influenced Balance of Terror.

The Enemy Below tells the story of the epic "cat and mouse" game between an American Destroyer Escort Captain and the commander of a German U-boat. This 1957 World War Two classic film directly influenced Star Trek writer Paul Schneider as he crafted the narrative for what would become one of Star Trek's greatest episodes. Balance of Terror was a ground-breaking episode for Star Trek, as it brought a "military" essence to Starfleet and allowed the audience to grasp the political tapestry of The United Federation of Planets in the 23rd Century.

Balance of Terror is a fan favorite for many reasons: the introduction of the Romulans, the humanizing of the enemy, and the application of sound naval tactics to help drive the narrative tensions. It was also famous for its bold decision to break yet another convention of the time: Women serving in combat. Almost 30 years later after this episode was produced, women were finally allowed to serve on warships. In addition, the military does not normally allow married couples on the same vessel for fear of that couple being killed outright in combat as almost seen with Robert Tomlinson and Angela Martine.

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan

Guest
Ken Tripp

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:01:05)
Spock’s Brain Part Deux … Just Kidding! (00:02:48)
Ken’s Inspiration Behind Balance of Terror (00:03:45)
We Still Love Submarine Movies (00:08:55)
The Why of the Warrior (00:13:01)
Stiles of Bigotry in the 23rd Century (00:19:18)
Equal Opportunities in Peace and Wartime (00:28:06)
The Politics of Warriors (00:37:42)
Hailing Frequencies Open (00:47:28)
The NX-01 Trivia Challenge Winner! (00:52:45)
Did We Stump Mr. AtoZ? (00:54:36)
Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (00:57:48)

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Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 6:00am MST

115: Wibbly Wobbly Primey Wimey

The Alternative Factors.

Alternate realties, alternate universes, and alternate timelines essentially share the same family tree if you will. The point where the tree trunk meets the ground is the Big Bang; the focal point for every conceivable timeline. As the tree grows, limbs sprout off in every direction, branches sprout from those limbs, twigs sprout from those branches and so on and so forth. Most of the realities that we have seen on Star Trek are universally similar; the laws of physics, historical figures and events, significant locations and most importantly, the main cast of characters.

On May 8th 2009, the eleventh Star Trek feature film boldly went where no Trek had gone before: rebooting and reimagining the franchise under the aegis of J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The film paid homage to the previous Star Trek continuity via a time-travel plot that ultimately created a new timeline; now only loosely connected to the prime universe. Whether it is called NuTrek or the JJ-verse, the Star Trek film continuity from 2009 is its own timeline. But the question remains: At what point did the timeline diverge from the original?

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:01:21)
The A to Z of Alternate Realities (00:02:37)
Defining the Terms of Temporal Engagements (00:07:58)
The Primey Wimey Timeline (00:14:51)
NARADA … and not Narendra (00:25:55)
Tiberius? You kidding me? (00:33:40)
The Specifics of Indirection (00:40:20)
There Are Always … Possibilities (00:46:43)
The NX-01 is the KEY to Time! (00:51:56)
Subspace Signals (01:01:39)
Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (01:04:44)

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Direct download: so-115.mp3
Category:Time Travel -- posted at: 7:00am MST

114: A Tour DeForest Performance!

Dissecting Spock's Brain.

On this episode of Standard Orbit, we prep for surgery and perform a deep dissection and examination of what Star Trek fans have labeled as the "worst" episode ever in the history of The Original Series, and was even parodied as a stage production in 2004 for a limited run in Irvine, California at the Irvine Improv! William Shatner, in his autobiography Up Till Now, and in his memoirs Star Trek: Memories, called this one of the series' worst episodes; a "tribute" to NBC executives who slashed the show's budget and placed it in a bad time slot.

There was a great deal of unrest happening behind the scenes at the beginning of Star Trek's third season. Gene Coon was trying to complete his writing contract and director Marc Daniels felt marginalized by executive producer Fred Freiberger. The show budget was always under pressure which in turn forced co-producer Robert Justman and Fred Freiberger to constantly redirect creative to fit production, increasing tensions between them and the NBC front offices. Did these underlying forces ultimately affect the return The Original Series on September 20th, 1968?

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan

Guest
Ken Tripp

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:01:10)
The Most Hated Episode Ever? (00:02:37)
A Changing of the Guard (00:04:45)
The Remasters Show Production Stresses (00:08:21)
The Two Halves of Spock’s Brain (00:14:50)
A Tour DeForest Perfomance (00:23:30)
The WORST Episode Ever? (00:30:03)
Hailing Frequencies Open (00:46:29)
Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (00:50:19)

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Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 6:00am MST

113: Beyond the Fast & Furious Reaction

Star Trek Beyond the Trailer.

The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond was released on December 14, 2015 and was immediately and severely criticized by the Star Trek fan community at large. Focusing too much on action, such as James T. Kirk performing some thrilling heroics on a motorcycle, the overwhelming fan response raised a very interesting question: Did the combination of Justin Lin, Director of The Fast and the Furious, in concert with the explosive styling of this trailer, cause an unjust reaction from the fans based solely on some ninety seconds of footage?

On this episode of Standard Orbit, we will take and in-depth look at the speculation surrounding the trailer, delve deeper into why the fans reacted in such a volatile manner and go even further … beyond the trailer itself. Two days after the trailer's release, Simon Pegg told audiences, “There’s a lot more story, and a lot more character stuff, and a lot more of what I would call ‘Star Trek stuff.’ But, you know, they’ve got to bring a big audience in, they’ve got to bang the drum. So to Star Trek fans, I’d say hang in there, be patient." 

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan

Guests
Ken Tripp

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:01:30)
The Trailer and BEYOND (00:03:14)
Being Teased by the Trailer (00:10:15)
When did Sulu have Time for a Family? (00:16:28)
A Fast and Furious Fan Response (00:30:15)
Repairing the Trust in Star Trek Fandom (00:42:34)
Being Optimistic up to a Point (00:47:11)
Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (00:57:58)

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:00am MST

112: Is Tomorrow Yesterday?

What's Past Is Prologue.

Nostalgia is perhaps one of the most powerful forces that influences our lives. The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary’s second definition of Nostalgia describes it as being “a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition; also: something that evokes Nostalgia.” In today’s world of recycled Hollywood content, reboots, refreshes and retellings - has the entertainment industry created a rift in Star Trek fandom, to the point where preserving the "glory days" is the only way for some fans to move forward?

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan are joined by Portal 47’s Larry Nemecek and Mission Log’s John Champion. They take a deep and concerned look at the power of Nostalgia and its undeniable influence over fandom's appreciation for Star Trek; specifically The Original Series, and share their observations towards Nostalgia as it continues to influence the interpretation of perhaps the greatest of Star Trek's tenants: IDIC - Infinite Diversity through Infinite Combinations.

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan

Guests
John Champion and Larry Nemecek

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:01:16)
The Definition of Nostalgia…Literally (00:04:49)
The Evergreen Influence of Nostalgia (00:05:53)
The Negativity of Nostalgia (00:13:05)
What Does Gene’s Vision Mean Today (00:30:15)
Hailing Frequencies Open (00:43:28)
Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (01:02:30)

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

111: Hailing Frequencies Open!

The Shakedown Cruise for your New Standard Orbit Team.


Welcome Original Series Fans...Trekkies...Standard Orbiters; if Enterprise has "Boomers" and Deep Space Nine has "Niners"...can Standard Orbit have "Orbiters?" Thank you for joining us on Standard Orbit's maiden voyage for 2016 with your NEW Podcasting Crew! I am incredibly proud to introduce my co-hosts: Trek.fm's Mr. AtoZ - Jeffrey Harlan, and introducing one of Trek.fm's generous Patrons who is an Associate Producer for the network and our new editor for Standard Orbit - Ken Tripp. Please give them a warm welcome as we fire up the impulse engines for a very exciting year!


Recently on the Babel Conference, Trek.fm's dedicated fan and listener page on Facebook, I have asked many of you to participate in a discussion. I wanted to hear from you; our listeners and supporters of Standard Orbit. I wanted to understand your expectations and the topics you would enjoy hearing during this new podcasting season. As your hosting team, we wanted to make sure that we are all on this journey together and keeping the "Hailing Frequencies Open" for me is a very important step. As Kirk said to Bones in 2009, "Buckle Up!"

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan

Guest
Ken Tripp

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Chapters
Welcome Standard Orbiters! (00:01:32)
Introducing Your Refit Crew (00:02:18)
Hailing Frequencies Open (00:05:56)
Reactions to Our Transfer Orders (00:07:45)
Finding the Value In Every TOS Episode (00:13:10)
The Refit’s Mission for Season Three (00:18:53)
Reviewing the Historical Documents (00:22:15)
Keeping the Engines Positively Charged (00:32:58)
Talking About THEIR Generation (00:37:42)
A Literal Literary Crossover (00:45:30)
Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (00:51:10)

 

Direct download: so-111.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

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