Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
158: Too Hot for TV

 

The BBC Banned Episodes.

When Miri first broadcast in the UK in 1970 it caused such a stir that not only did the BBC take it off the airwaves for decades, but three other episodes (Plato's Stepchildren, The Empath and Whom Gods Destroy) were completely banned until 1990! In this episode of Standard Orbit we explore British vs. American censorship and sensibilities when it comes to entertainment, and what we think might've made these episodes too hot for TV in the UK.

Could the graphic depictions of disease and torture have gone too far in Miri and The Empath? Might the legendary interracial kiss between Kirk and Uhura have factored into the decision to ban Plato's Stepchildren? What's so offensive about Whom Gods Destroy? What other notable censorship edits did the BBC make to the episodes the did broadcast? All this as well as Ken and Zach's thoughts on two modern day sitcoms they just can't stand.

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)
British vs. American Censorship (00:03:37)
Miri (00:10:17) 
Plato's Stepchildren (00:17:09)
The Empath (00:24:15)
Whom Gods Destroy (00:26:21)
Ways and Opportunities to Watch These Episodes in the UK (00:30:54)
Censorship Edits to Other Episodes (00:35:37)
More "Appropriate" Episodes to Ban? (00:40:37)
Final Thoughts (00:47:35)
Previously on Trek.fm (00:52:06)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:53:06)
 
Production

Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer)  Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
   
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Standard Orbit 157: There are no Star Destroyers in the Smithsonian

Subtitle: The creation of the refit Enterprise

Paul Olsen was the person who painted and worked on the most iconic Starship in movie history: The refit USS Enterprise. Tony Robinson guest hosts this week and joins Ken in a fascinating interview. Paul walks us through the behind the scenes of the creation of the ship for Star Trek: The Motion Picture
 
Paul brings us up to date on Project Enterprise; the venture of rebuilding the Enterprise by the people who originally brought the Enterprise to the screen. You'll learn what you can do to support this project and how this new bigger better model will be displayed for the public.

Please note this interview was done over zoom and the sound quality is not as strong as other shows where the hosts record locally.
 
Hosts 
Ken Tripp

Guest Host
Tony Robinson

Feature 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08) 
Introducing Paul Olsen (00:03:36) 
Paul's History  (00:04:35)  
There she was! (00:08:45) 
Beautiful Design  (00:22:00) 
Lighting the Enterprise (00:27:00) 
It was magnificent (00:32:44) 
Where is the Enterprise now? (00:39:48) 
Project Enterprise  (00:43:00) 
Previously on Trek.fm (01:09:15) 
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:12:56) 
  
Production 
Zach Moore (Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) 

Direct download: SO_157.mp3
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Space Stations. When the crew of the Enterprise isn't exploring strange new words or seeking out new life and new civilizations, they can often be found at one of the many space stations that populate the Star Trek universe. From K-7 to Yorktown, we're talking all the ports of call from TOS and the movies in this episode of Standard Orbit!

Space Stations

When the crew of the Enterprise isn't exploring strange new words or seeking out new life and new civilizations, they can often be found at one of the many space stations that populate the Star Trek universe. From K-7 to Yorktown, we're talking all the ports of call from TOS and the movies in this episode of Standard Orbit!

What starbase design do Star Trek Remastered and Star Trek: Vanguard share? Why did Regula 1 already look so familiar in Star Trek II? Where can you find the United Federation of Planets truly represented?  And what rejected Enterprise design can be seen in Spacedock in Star Trek III? Listen in and find out!

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)
K-7 (00:02:27)
Starbase 6 (00:09:11) 
Epsilon IX (00:14:12)
Regula 0 (00:17:49)
Regula 1 (00:21:30)
Drydock and Spacedock (00:27:11)
The Kelvin Timeline (00:41:01)
Yorktown (00:43:18)
Previously on Trek.fm (00:51:56)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:53:10)
 
Production

Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
   
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Release Date   
Monday, January 16, 2017
   
Duration   
57 Minutes 02 Seconds
   
File Size   
55.8 MB   
55,774,805 bytes   
Direct download: so-156.mp3
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Episode 155: Upping the Game

There is Star Trek and everybody else...
 
When Star Trek launched it launched running on all thrusters. The chemistry, the writing, the plots, and a new view on human progress made this show a winner.
 
Zach and Ken explore the show that epitomized the advancement of thought and approach with the Corbomite Maneuver. We are able to demonstrate how Star Trek changed science fiction and upped the game in television and motion picture entertainment.
   
Hosts   
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore   
   
Features   
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09) 
A new view  (00:02:04)  
United Earth Ship (00:04:22) 
Well run ship (00:07:02) 
Synopsis (00:07:55) 
TMP with Action (00:15:33)  
Functioning like a Submarine (00:21:33)  
Red Shirt Navigators and Conn Officers (00:30:00)  
YN Rand and General Quarters (00:35:00)
Face of the Unknown (01:10:09)
Previously on Trek.FM  (01:12:55) 
See you next week on Standard Orbit (01:17:01)

Production   
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
    
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Release Date   
Monday, January 09, 2017 
   
Duration   
1 Hour 17 Minutes 04 Seconds 
   
File Size   
53.4 MB   
56,020,000 bytes   
   

   
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154: By Any Other Name

Standard Orbit 154: By Any Other Name


What is in a name? What is in a title? Zach and Ken explore the more interesting episode titles of the original series and "try" to correlate the names to the plots of the episodes. In some cases; they're an easy match. In other cases; there isn't a direct link as to what the episode was about. In a very humbling moment for Ken--confusion on a title and actual episode becomes apparent. No editing here-Ken owns his error and makes for some good fun at his own expense.

Zach and Ken explore all the more interesting titles and ask for your input as to what some of these titles mean to you and how you have been interpreting them. Ken and Zach put out a host of theories and reveal the history of some of these lines from great literature.

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Features  
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09)  
What will Discovery do? (00:03:20)  
That's the wrong episode Ken!! (00:06:47)  
City on the Edge of Forever (00:10:14)  
Friday's Child (00:13:35)  
The Immunity Syndrome (00:15:50)  
Return to Tomorrow (00:17:26)  
Bread and Circuses (00:20:00)  
And the Children shall Lead (00:22:59)  
Is there in Truth no Beauty (00:25:00)  
Whom God's Destroy (00:27:01)  
Mark of Gideon (00:29:21)  
The Cloud Minders (00:30:45)  
The Savage Curtain (00:32:00)   
Requiem for Methuselah (00:34:18)  
The Undiscovered Country (00:37:48)  
Final Thoughts (00:48:19)  
Thank you for listening (00:54:25)  

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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Audible is the premiere source for audiobooks with more than 150,000 titles to choose from, and new titles coming every week. From classics to current bestsellers, and even some of the most famous Star Trek books like Prime Directive, Federation, and Spock’s World, Audible has something for everyone.As a Trek.fm listener you can get a free audiobook of your choice along with a 30-day trial to see just how great Audible is. So give it a try today, catch up on all those classic Star Trek books you’ve yet to read or that latest novel from you favorite author and support the network and our programming at the same time!

 

Direct download: so-154.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

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