Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast

Standard Orbit 178: The Gospel According to Star Trek
 
Author Kevin C. Neece Interview.
 
On first glance, the Christian worldview and the humanistic worldview of Star Trek would seem to have nothing in common. After all Star Trek takes place in a future when religion has essentially vanished from Earth. In that case, how can there even be a "gospel according to Star Trek"?


In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by author and speaker Kevin C. Neece to answer that very question. Through The Gospel According to Star Trek book series and his The Undiscovered Country Project, Kevin poses questions about the spiritual significance of Star Trek as both popular art and cultural phenomenon from a Christian perspective.

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
Kevin C. Neece: Trekkie (00:02:46)   
Gene Roddenberry...Atheist? (00:08:44)   
Reconciling Christianity and Humanism (00:13:57)   
Bread and Circuses, Sun and Son (00:20:22) 
The Return of the Archetypes (00:27:08) 
Sympathy for the Devil (00:32:27) 
The Movie Era, Spock as a Christ Figure (00:42:57)
The Kelvin Era, Free Will vs. Determinism (00:54:55) 
Final Thoughts (01:01:46)
Closing (01:13:52)   
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

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) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-178.mp3
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Standard Orbit 177: Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold
  
Revenge Stories.
  
As the old Klingon proverb goes, "Revenge is a dish best served cold." When it comes to Star Trek, it seems revenge is a dish best served again and again. It's a story trope the that franchise frequently revisits for better or for worse; sometimes you get The Wrath of Khan, sometimes you get Turnabout Intruder.
In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore examine the many instances where revenge drives the narrative of TOS episodes, movies and reboots, which motivations are more relatable than others, and what Star Trek tries to teach us through these extreme examples of obsession and vengeance.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
Listener Emails (00:01:48)   
Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Again and Again and Again (00:18:47)    
The Vengeance of The King (00:20:23)   
Arena (of Vengeance) (00:24:56)  
Revenge Court (Martial) (00:27:17)  
The Moby Dick Machine (00:34:05)  
Obsessed With Revenge (00:39:19)
Let That Be Your Last Revenge (00:42:00)  
Turnabout Revenge (00:47:05) 
To The Movies! (00:53:48) 
The Vengeance Timeline (01:03:03) 
Closing (01:14:41)   
  
Hosts 
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore 

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) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
 
 
Direct download: so-177.mp3
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Standard Orbit 176: Time Traveling Without a License
 
The Temporal Violations of James T. Kirk.
 
In the fan favorite DS9 episode "Trials and Tribble-ations," the Department of Temporal Investigations laments over James T. Kirk having the largest record of temporal violations on file; seventeen to be exact. We might not have seen all of them on screen, but Kirk did indeed often find himself in time periods that were not his own.
In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore take the time to travel through Kirk and co.'s many escapees across the space time continuum, the mechanisms that brought them backward and forward through time, and the various schools of thought on time travel itself.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)   
Time Trek (00:03:40)   
The Naked Time Travel (00:06:10)    
We'll Figure Out the Rules Of Time Travel Tomorrow (Is Yesterday) (00:11:38)   
The Guardian That Doesn't Guard (00:17:23)  
Assignment: Spinoff (00:23:48)  
Sarpeidon Nova (00:27:31)  
Still Not Guarding Forever Very Well (00:34:30)
The Time Travel Home (00:37:30)  
Nexus of Disappointment (00:42:16) 
Comments from the Babel Conference (00:49:55) 
Previously on Trek.fm (00:55:16)   
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:57:04)   
  
Hosts 
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore 

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) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
 
 
Direct download: so-176.mp3
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Standard Orbit 175: Continually Breaking Continuity

Continuity Conundrums in TOS

With the first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery hitting the Internet the fan reaction has been divisive. For a series that reportedly takes place in the Prime Timeline around the same time as The Cage, things don't exactly jibe. How could Star Trek contradict its own continuity so blatantly? Well...it's happened before.

Ken and Zach are joined by patron Nic Anastassiou to discuss some of their favorite continuity conundrums in the canon of TOS, as well as if breaks in established canon are truly deal breakers for enjoying a well told story. It's all in good fun this week on Standard Orbit, and Nic coins a new term that will now become part of Trek.Fm canon: PreOS!

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Guests
Nicolas Anastassiou
   
Feature   
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)   
Star Trek: Continuity (00:02:01)   
James R. Kirk (00:08:40)   
First Federation? (00:13:30)   
Mission Patches/Delta Shield (00:15:48) 
What Is Canon? (00:18:30) 
Cloaking Device (00:20:53) 
In The 23rd Century... (00:25:36)
The Wrath of Continuity (00:27:28) 
The Animated Series (00:30:18)
The Lucas Rule (00:38:12)
The Wrath of Continuity II (00:43:13)
Ultimately, Does It Matter? (00:46:12)   
Final Thoughts (00:54:28) 
Previously on Trek.fm (00:59:17)   
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:00:37)   
 
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) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
     
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Release Date     
Monday, June 5, 2017   
     
Duration     
01 Hour 04 Minutes 01 Second
     
File Size     
62.5 MB     
62,455,472 bytes     

Direct download: so-175.mp3
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