Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
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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Direct download: so-128.mp3
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

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