Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
Star Trek Continues.

The Original Series quite infamously was never able to complete the five year mission that was promised in its opening credits. This sly attempt by Gene Roddenberry to will a five season run of his new series into existence by mere narration was unfortunately not to be. In recent years many Star Trek fan productions have taken it upon themselves to complete the mission, and this month Star Trek Continues has done exactly that.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, Zach Moore is joined by host of Continuing Mission Tony Robinson to discuss this fan favorite fan series now that it's concluded, how it fits in with TOS, and also tease an exciting new collaboration coming soon to Trek.fm!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)   
Star Trek Continues (00:02:42)
Finding Continues (00:06:39)
Cast, Effects, Etc. (00:10:06)
Fitting Into the Five Year Mission  (00:33:01) 
Episodes (00:41:03)
To Boldly Finale (00:58:02) 
Closing (01:14:35) 
 
Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Tony Robinson

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-198.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28am MST

The Making of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by Tony Black to discuss the making of Star Trek V as told by William Shatner and his daughter Lisabeth in their respective books "Captain's Log: William Shatner's Personal Account of the Making of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" and "Star Trek Movies Memories."

We talk the cons and pros of what many consider to be the worst film of the franchise, the many obstacles that Shanter faced trying to translate his ambitious ideas to the screen, where we rank The Final Frontier in the Star Trek movie canon, and much more. Stay tuned till the very end for a great Sean Connery impression by Tony!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)   
Making Star Trek Movie Memories From The Shatners (00:03:34)
Cons and Pros of The Final Frontier (00:08:48)
Putting The Final Frontier In Context (00:21:22)
Shatner's Compromised Vision (00:34:29) 
Cons and Pros of The Final Frontier, Contd. (00:41:35)
Best of the Worst? (00:45:22) 
Final Thoughts (00:52:04)
The Rock Men and Sean Connery (00:57:00) 
Closing (01:05:30) 
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Guest
Tony Black

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-197.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Standard Orbit 196: Star Trek Origins: Season 3
 
Iconic Star Trek in Season 3.

We've had an ongoing miniseries on Standard Orbit we've called "Star Trek Origins" where we explore certain touchstones both real and fictional that became defining focal points for the franchise for years to come. You can find these previous discussions in Standard Orbit 139, 145 and 161 and this week we're back at it again!

In this episode of Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by author and critic Darren Mooney to examine how the often maligned third season is responsible for a lot of what we now deem iconic Star Trek. Honorable Klingons, Klingon/Romulan coexistence, ladykiller Kirk...the list goes on!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)   
Darren Mooney: Star Trek Fan (00:02:17)
TOS Season 3 (00:13:23)
James Kirk: Ladies Man (00:17:38)
Forget vs. Remember, Black and White, Space Hippies (00:24:50)  
Full Shatner (00:26:58)
Darren's Favorites (00:31:35)  
Vulcans, Klingons, Romulans and More (00:34:16) 
IDIC (00:43:14)  
Kelvin Timeline (00:45:02)  
James Kirk: Ladies Man, Contd. and Love Interests For Everyone (00:48:05)
Closing (00:57:16)  
  
Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Darren Mooney

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-196_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Standard Orbit 195: It's A Death Machine
 
The Transporter.

The transporter is at the same time one of the most remarkable and terrifying pieces of technology featured in Star Trek. It dissembles its subjects at a molecular level, converts their matter into energy, then reassembles as matter at their new location. Would you be willing to go through the process?

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss if they themselves would be willing to use a transporter, whether or not it is a death machine, and its many uses that go beyond what was intended by Starfleet engineers.

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
To Transport Or Not To Transport? (00:02:25)
One Goes In, Two Come Out (00:10:03)
Transport Into Yesterday (00:17:22)
Ion Storms Cause A Lot of Problems (00:22:48) 
The Animated Transporter (00:29:16)
What We Got Back Didn't Live Long (00:42:40) 
Poor Franklin (00:52:24)
The Kelvin Transporter (00:59:15) 
Favorite Transporter Effect (01:13:13) 
Closing (01:15:59)   
 
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-195.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MST

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