Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast

Catspaw Commentary.

Happy Halloween! If Star Trek ever had a Halloween episode, it was Catspaw. The first episode produced for the second season, it's probably for the best it was held back a few weeks to come out the week of Halloween in 1967. Amok Time, the first episode broadcast for the second season, is one of Star Trek's best episodes. This...is not. 

In this episode of Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala for a commentary on what is widely considered one of The Original Series' worst episodes. Does it live up to its woeful reputation, or is it more treat than trick after all? Join us and find out!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
And The Children Shall Lead Commentary (00:04:05)
Closing (00:54:31)   
 
Hosts
Zach Moore

Guests
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (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-s6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm MST

Shuttlecraft in TOS.

As we see across the Star Trek franchise, a flight in a Federation shuttle craft is probably the riskiest thing you can do in the 23rd and 24th centuries. While it set the standard for all future "stranded in a shuttlecraft" stories with The Galileo Seven, TOS used its shuttles in more ways than just that and in this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss all such instances in The Original Series and the films.

Did TOS shuttles have warp drive? How easy is it to steal a shuttlecraft? Why take a shuttle when you could just use the transporter? These questions and much more as well as Zach's plug for a guest spot on To The Journey!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
Warp Drive or No Warp Drive? (00:02:34)
Stealing Shuttles (00:07:57)
The Magnificent Galileo Seven (00:10:02)
The Magnificent Galileo Seven II (00:21:04) 
Journey to Babel via Shuttlecraft (00:24:07)
Shuttle as a Probe (00:27:31) 
Stealing More Shuttles (00:29:50)
The Final Shuttle (00:31:21) 
Zach Wants to Voyage(r) to To The Journey (00:43:14) 
Shuttle Odd and Ends (00:45:50)
Closing (00:50:34)   
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (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-194.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Trials in TOS.

The Star Trek franchise has an excellent track record with courtroom dramas, and of course TOS is where it all started. In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss the many trials and court martials that took place over The Original Series and the films.

The conversation takes many turns including favorite courtroom drama TV series, the minutia of dress uniforms, and to the role of the death penalty in the Star Trek future. And you read that right, Zach is back!
Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
Zach is Back (00:01:47)
Judge Advocate General Ken and Zach: Special Victim's Unit (00:08:10)
The First Court Martial (00:13:32)
Ken on Court Martials (00:16:53) 
The Next Court Martial in The Next Episode (00:22:05)
Dress Uniforms (00:28:00) 
Khan and Marla (00:31:01)
The Last Court Martial in The Last Episode (00:39:34) 
General Order Death Penalty (00:44:15) 
The Ends Justify The Means (00:50:02) 
Don't Wait For The Translation (00:54:36) 
Closing (00:59:53)   
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (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-193.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MST

Standard Orbit 192: Ape Face has the Conn
TOS and Planet of the Apes: How could one be the other?
 
In this episode of Standard Orbit: Nic Anastassiou, Amy Nelson and Ken Tripp talk about the idea of taking two great franchises who came into being in the same time-frame and meshing the two very different views of the future.

As fans of both franchises and fans of both Roddenberry and Serling; could an episode of the original series be constructed to incorporate the Planet of the Apes. Nic, Amy, and Ken come up with creative scenarios that explore combining the elements. Would it be an alien putting our crew in a different universe? Could it be a timeline disconnect? Could be a warning of complacency or a piece of what made Earth a utopia that fell apart? Enjoy this creative episode of Standard Orbit! 

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)
The Concept (00:03:16)
1st Impressions (00:08:31)
PotA and Trek Parallels (00:18:53)
Serling and Roddenberry (00:27:00)
The Re-Write (00:30:39)
Ken Goes Dark (00:35:48)
Damage Control (00:56:51)
Is it "All Good Things?" (01:00:00)
Final thoughts and Sign-Off (01:14:25)

Hosts
Ken Tripp, Amy Nelson, and Nic Anastassiou

Production 
Zach Moore (Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor and 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_192.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Standard Orbit 191: If You Could Name a Starship...
Appropriate Names for Federation Starships
 
In this episode of Standard Orbit: Nic Anastassiou and Ken Tripp talk about the naming of Starships and what would be a good fit for a fleet that calls itself a humanitarian and peace-keeping Armada.

After our 6+ suggestions and the call-out on what has to be worst named starship; we ask our listeners to give us their opinions, names, and reasons as to what would be a great name for a Federation starship...After all: "we are all one big happy fleet..." See you in the Babel Conference.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)
Famous Quotes (00:02:59)
Cousteau and Calypso (00:06:36)
The French Connection (00:07:14)
The Name Game (00:10:13)
Beacon of Hope (00:14:35)
NASA Program (00:17:48)
Alexandria (00:20:12)
Return of the Red Shirt Starship (00:24:31)
He Cheated eating an apple (00:31:00)
The Escort Ships (00:36:09)
Lazy Writing (00:37:45)
Final Thoughts (00:40:00)
So Long and "Calypso" (00:49:28)

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Nic Anastassiou

Production 
Zach Moore (Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor and 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_191_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MST

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