Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
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)

 

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