Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
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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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

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