Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast

Standard Orbit 250: Who Mourns For Phillips?

Odd Jobs On The Enterprise.

This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss the odd jobs on the original Enterprise. From historians to meteorologists, often times the characters who hold these positions appear out of nowhere for one story and are never heard from again. Which of these highly specialized jobs make sense to have on a starship, which ones don't, and what other types of officers would we have liked to have seen on the Enterprise?

Do technicians really do all the work? Counselors weren't standard crew members until the 24th century, but there were psychiatrists on board in the 23rd and just as important. Shouldn't the Enterprise be leaving sociologists on every planet where they uproot the population's way of life before leaving for the next mission? All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Odd Jobs On The Enterprise (00:02:30)
Archaeology and Anthropology Officer (00:06:18)
Astrobiologist (00:11:16)
Astrophysicist (00:13:12)
Chemist (00:19:16)
Geologist, Geological Technician (00:23:08)
Historian (00:28:25)
Meteorologist (00:33:25)
Psychiatrist (00:37:04)
Radiation Specialist (00:44:38)
Sociologist (00:46:53)
Jobs We Wanted To See, Final Thoughts (00:51:15)
POTFM (01:00:18)
Closing (01:02:24)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: so-250.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 249: The Toys That Made Us

Star Trek Toys With John Tenuto.

This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by sociology professor and Star Trek historian John Tenuto to discuss the long history of Star Trek toys. We discuss John and his wife Mary Jo's appearances on Netflix's "The Toys That Made Us," the famous (and infamous in some cases) action figures by Mego, the ever-other-movie approach to toys and merchandise in the TOS movie era, the evolution of action figures in the modern age of collectables and many of John and Zach's favorite Star Trek toys from over the years.

What was the story behind the wildly inaccurate Mego Gorn action figure? Why did the licensees keep guessing wrong on when to make a merchandising push during the movie era? The TNG Galoob line: the forgotten Star Trek toy line? All this and much more in this special Christmas-sized edition of Standard Orbit! Merry Christmas!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Favorite Star Trek Christmas Presents (00:02:10)
The Toys That Made Us (00:06:45)
1960s Toys, Label Swapping (00:11:48)
Mego (The Gorn, The Mugato, Etc.) (00:17:25)
The Motion Pictures (Every Other Movie) (00:26:30)
Galoob's TNG Line (00:48:08)
Playmates, Secrecy, Generations (00:56:09)
2000s, Art Asylum/Diamond Select (01:09:20)
Collectability vs. Playability (01:29:01)
Mature Francises Marketed At Kids (01:39:04)
Final Thoughts (01:51:24)
POTFM (01:57:53)
Closing (01:59:58)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
John Tenuto

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: so-249.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 248: Renegade?

Captain Kirk's Evolution

Captain Kirk is one of the most popular characters in pop-culture and Science Fiction. Over the years his character has evolved and even redesigned. Hayley Stoddart and Ken Tripp explore the good Captain from TOS to the movies to the Kelvin Timeline.

This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Hayley Stoddart take a deep dive into what defines Captain Kirk. Is he really a cocky ladies-man rule breaking warrior or are these descriptions a big oversimplification? We ask you to boldly listen and decide for yourself!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
The notion of a Rule Breaker Cut (00:03:10)
Evolution of a Character (00:05:15)
Apple Breakdown (00:09:20)
Kelvin Kirk vs. TOS Kirk (00:16:46)
Court Martial Review (24:00)
Problem Solvers (43:56)
POTFM (00:48:40)
Closing (00:54:00)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Hayley Stoddart

Production
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: SO_248.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 247: The Scooby-Doo Ending

The Nicholas Meyer Director's Cuts.

As Leonardo da Vinci once said, "Art is never finished, only abandoned." Nicholas Meyer would seem to agree, as he returned to both of the Star Trek films he directed (The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country) to create alternate director's cut. These re-edits aren't to the extreme that some others films have undergone (Blade Runner, Batman v. Superman, etc.), but make a significant impact on the narratives none the less.

This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss the differences between these alternate versions and their original theatrical counterparts, which versions they find superior, and some of their non-Star Trek, favorite director's cuts. Boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Star Trek Director's Cuts (00:02:07)
The Wrath of Khan: Director's Cut (00:04:52)
Scenes Still Lost, Blu-ray Error (00:14:33)
The Undiscovered Country: Special Home Video Version (00:21:37)
Final Thoughts, Other Favorite Director's Cuts (00:37:48)
POTFM (00:44:23)
Closing (00:46:20)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: so-247.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 246: A Tale Of Three Producers

Coon, Lucas and Roddenberry in Season Two.

This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by author and critic Darren Mooney to discuss the second season of TOS and how each of its three show runners brought their own unique stamp to the episodes they produced. Gene Coon, John Meredyth Lucas and Gene Roddenberry all had a turn at the reins, all to very different results.

How did the two Genes differ in their approach to Star Trek? Was Gene Coon's use to familiar elements a double edged sword? Would Star Trek have endured if it had lasted only two seasons? What's so bad about The Omega Glory? All this and much more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
A Tale of Three Producers (00:03:01)
The First Draft of History, Diversity in TOS (00:06:46)
Coon Era (00:16:26)
Coon vs. Roddenberry (00:33:40)
Lucas Era (00:43:29)
Roddenberry Era (00:54:52)
Season Finales, Season Premieres (01:03:22)
What If TOS Were Only Two Seasons? (01:08:53)
Final Thoughts (01:13:54)
POTFM (01:18:55)
Closing (01:21:03)

Host
Zach Moore

Host
Darren Mooney

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-246.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 245: How Many Kellicams Is Beijing From Shanghai?

TOS In Stardate Order.

What would watching The Original Series in stardate order look like? Would it create any continuity errors? Would it solve any? How does The Animated Series fit into all this? Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore go deep into the rabbit hole of TOS era stardates this week on Standard Orbit.
 
Many thanks to The Star Trek List, our main resource for this discussion:
http://startreklist.blogspot.com/2011/04/list-of-all-star-trek-episodes-sorted.html

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Stardates (00:03:53)
The Star Trek List, The Animated Series, Continuity Broken (00:08:10)
Continuity Fixed, More Continuity Broken (00:12:39)
Spock Stuff, Mudd Stuff (00:14:43)
More TAS in the Middle of TOS (00:17:04)
TOS Episode Without Stardates (00:19:10)
When Does It Matter? (00:22:02)
Post-TOS Stardates (00:24:35)
Final Thoughts (00:29:03)
POTFM (00:35:49)
Closing (00:38:01)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: so-245.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 244: The Devil In The Details

The Devi In The Dark Episode Discussion.

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the classic episode The Devil In The Dark. From its progressive message of understanding and communication to the minutia of Janus VI's maps and uniforms, it's a fun conversation about one of Star Trek's finest hours.

How is the crew's stance on the Horta different from that on the M-113 Creature? With all the talk of Phaser I and Phaser II, where is the phaser rifle from Where No Man Has Gone Before? Would a permanent chief of security character have fit in on TOS? All this and much more on this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Initial Thoughts In The Dark (00:01:55)
Unique Teaser, Phaser I and Phaser II (00:09:16)
No Kill I (00:13:00)
The Horta (00:19:00)
You're A Healer, There's A Patient (00:24:02)
Janus VI Maps, Desk Decorations and Uniforms (00:27:44)
A TOS Security Chief (00:31:01)
No Uhura (00:35:31)
Final Thoughts (00:40:47)
POTFM (00:44:47)
Closing (00:46:59)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: so-244.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Standard Orbit 243: Northeast Trek Convention

Discussions and Starfleet International Interview

This week on Standard Orbit: Ken Tripp teams up with Brandon-Shea Mutala at the Northeast Trek Convention in Albany, New York. Ken and Brandon share their adventure and observations recorded from inside the Albany Capital Center.

For the first time Ken and Brandon were able to set up a station at a Star Trek convention and meet and greet Star Trek fans from all over. Lots of fellow podcasters were also on hand as well as the various Trek celebs, writers, and artists. Ken interviews two leaders from Starfleet International on the functions and charitable causes they drive in New York and New Jersey. Boldly Listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:25)
Trek through Albany's restaurants (00:01:40)
The Convention Adventure (00:3:45)
Interview with Starfleet International  (00:16:50)
POTFM (00:30:00)
Closing (00:31:28)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: SO_243.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 242: Grace

Grace Lee Whitney and YN Rand

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Hayley Stoddart, Zach Moore, and Ken Tripp discuss the life of actress Grace Lee Whitney and the impact her character, YN Janice Rand, had on Star Trek.

From her being one of the original faces of the franchise, to be written off the show; Grace was sexually assaulted during her time on set and fell into depression and addiction after her contract was cancelled. Ken, Zach, and Hayley explore her life, her recovery, and eventual return to the TOS movies. Boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:25)
Thoughts on YN Rand (00:02:50)
Combat Yeoman (00:08:54)
Grace Lee Whitney (00:16:14)
You will never work again! (00:23:35)
Addiction (00:26:40)
Grace is a very appropriate name (00:36:16)
Rand is Back  (00:37:18)
POTFM (00:44:29)
Closing (00:58:50)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: SO_242.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 241: Where Are The Robots?

Androids on TOS.

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the androids featured throughout the course of The Original Series. From Ruk and Dr. Korby's creations to V'Ger's Ilia probe, there are more than you think!

How does TOS' take on humanoid, artificial intelligences differ from that of later series? Why is is always so easy to overwhelm these incredible machines with simple logic contradictions or powerful emotions? Would we want to live forever in the body of an android duplicate? All these tough questions and much more, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:28)
Pre-Soong Androids In Star Trek (00:02:40)
What Are Little Androids Made Of? (00:06:23)
I, Android (00:23:31)
Return To Androids (00:40:51)
Requiem for Androids (00:46:03)
Android: The Motion Picture (00:53:20)
Final Thoughts (01:00:52)
POTFM (01:08:28)
Closing (01:09:51)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: so-241.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am MST

Let That Be Your Last Battlefield Roundtable.

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp are Zach Moore are joined by Chris Clow from Discovery Debrief and Lance Laster to discuss one of the most iconic episodes of TOS, Let That Be Your Last Battlefield. From the alien makeup design, the first appearance of the auto-destruct and of course its ever-relevant message, this episode is one of the greats.

We talk Jud Taylor's unique directorial style, the use of stock footage, Star Trek's shifting warp speed scale and why the parables of racism and hate this episode presents are unfortunately as relevant as ever today.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (00:02:19)
Captain Kirk vs. The Riddler (00:06:59)
Auto-destruct (00:12:27)
Dynamic Direction (00:18:57)
Stock Footage (00:23:08)
Stretching Out The Story, Warp Speed Rules (00:29:21)
Bonk Bonk On The Head But It Needs To Be  (00:34:28)
Continued Relevance (00:44:29)
The Whole Spectrum Of Shatner (00:47:47)
Final Thoughts (00:50:25)
POTFM (00:57:27)
Closing (00:58:50)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Guests
Lance Laster
Chris Clow
 
Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-240.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Standard Orbit 239: Double Your Shatner, Double Your Fun

What Are Little Girls Made Of Commentary.

This week on Standard Orbit host Zach Moore is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to complete their trilogy of commentaries on the episodes of TOS written by famous horror author Robert Bloch with What Are Little Girls Made Of. An episode that doesn't seem to generate much discussion in fan circles, its one of Zach and Brandon's favorites so strap yourself onto the turntable next to your android duplicate and get ready for a fun conversation!

Would you want to download yourself into an android body? Is there a "soul" component that would be missing if you did? What ARE little girls made of? All these questions and more pondered in this week's Standard Orbit!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
What Are Little Podcasts Made Of? (00:01:54)
What Are Little Girls Made Of Commentary (00:06:11)
Final Thoughts (00:56:30)
POTFM (00:59:58)
Closing (01:01:56)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-239.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am MST

Standard Orbit 238: Can She Pronounce His First Name?

Spock and Uhura in the Kelvin Timeline

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp and Hayley Stoddart talk about what has to be one of the more complex relationships in Star Trek; Spock and Uhura during the Kelvin Timeline.

How does a relationship between a human and Vulcan work? How does the teacher/student, Senior Officer/Cadet, and the emotional/logical dynamics between Lt. Uhura and CDR Spock work in this new timeline? Boldly listen to Hayley and Ken as they discuss these facets and...can Uhura pronounce his first name?

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Northeast Trek Con (00:01:55)
Feelings?  (00:06:36)
Men are headlines Women are articles (00:11:22)
Working Couple on the Bridge  (00:30:52)
Final Thoughts (00:43:20)
POTFM (00:45:34)
Closing (00:50:50)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Hayley Stoddart

Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor & Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: SO238.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 237: That Cheap Looking Sixties Show Is Everything

Lee Draws 365 Star Trek Scribbles, Part 2.

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart continue their conversation with Lee Sargent from "Lee Draws 365 Star Trek Scribbles." We discuss his Alt Trek series of drawings that mix and match films and episodes with different crews, the inspiration behind them, and go down the rabbit hole of canon vs. head canon when it comes to our favorite franchise!

Do the uniforms from The Cage hold up? Is V'Ger connected to the Borg? What's so special about The Motion Picture? It's an open forum of Star Trek discussion with Lee, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Alt Trek (00:01:55)
Overdesigned (00:11:38)
Canon: Klingons, Tan Shirts, Chekov and More! (00:22:23)
The V'Ger/Borg Connection (00:40:37)
Close Encounters of the Motion Picture (00:43:59)
Final Thoughts (01:00:06)
POTFM (01:05:39)
Closing (01:07:51)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Guest
Lee Sargent
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: so-237.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 236: Drawn To It

Lee Draws 365 Star Trek Scribbles.

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart welcome Lee Sargent to discuss his 365 day drawing challenged appropriately titled "Lee Draws 365 Star Trek Scribbles." Lee shares the origins of his Star Trek fandom, his history with drawing challenges, some of his favorite subjects to bring to life on the page and also some of his most challenging, and other franchises he enjoys drawing.

What helps set Spock apart from other Vulcans in illustrations? How does an artist approach drawing the differences between men and women? What Star Trek movie do Lee and Zach share a mutual love for and bond over? We answer all this and much more, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Lee Sargent (00:02:01)
365 Day Drawing Challenge (00:06:48)
Lee's Favorites and Least Favorites To Draw (00:18:05)
No Need to Search for Search for Spock Love (00:29:24)
Personal Fandom (00:34:11)
Women of Star Trek Sketch Cards (00:42:54)
Babylon 5, Other Franchises, Discovery (00:49:28)
Lee's 50th Anniversary Suggestion (00:59:32)
Final Thoughts (01:01:35)
POTFM (01:04:47)
Closing (01:07:30)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Guest
Lee Sargent
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: so-236_2.0.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST


Star Trek: The Sci-Fi Channel Special Edition.

In 1998 the Sci-Fi Channel remastered TOS in picture and sound quality, restored every episode to its original run time (they had been edited down over the years for syndication), and aired them five nights a week in their original broadcast order. But that's not all! They were hosted by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, as well as featured exclusive interviews with actors, writers and producers from The Original Series!

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart are joined by creator of the "Star Trek Scifi Channel Special Edition" Facebook group Joe Giannetti to discuss this amazing project, why it was cut short by the Sci-Fi Channel, and how fans are working to preserve this lost chapter of Star Trek history.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
The Sci-Fi Channel Special Edition (00:01:52)
Hosted By William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy (00:06:01)
Exclusive Interviews, Sets and Props (00:13:20)
VHS History Lesson (00:25:58)
Archiving the Special Edition (00:29:25)
"Till next time..." (00:40:29)
POTFM (00:42:11)
Closing (00:44:55)

Hosts
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Guest
Joe Giannetti
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: so-235.mp3
Category:Star Trek Remastered -- posted at: 12:01am MST

This week hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore, and Hayley Stoddart explore the first roles Diana Muldaur on TOS with Return to Tomorrow and Is In There Truth no Beauty. The Standard Orbit team takes a good look at her remarkable Trek career that span two generations.

Join Hayley, Zach, and Ken as they review all three roles Diana Muldaur played on Star Trek across two generations. Boldly listen as we explore this dynamic and, from a TNG POV, controversial actress and her impact on Star Trek.

Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:01:23)
Taking us Back to the 80s  (00:02:32)
The Colors are Wrong (00:04:30)
Sargon Calling  (00:08:37)
Android Talk (00:14:14)
Dr. McKenna? (00:17:40)
Is In There Truth no Beauty (00:20:14)
IDIC (00:25:00)
24th Century (00:37:40)
POTFM (00:46:49)
Closing (00:49:53)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: so-234.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am MST

Standard Orbit 233: Another Speaker At A Star Trek Convention

No Kirks and a New Spock.

This week hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart talk no Kirks in Star Trek 4 and a new Spock in Discovery. What would the next Kelvin Timeline film look like without Chris Pine? Should Captain Kirk be recast again, or just written out entirely? Same goes for his on screen dad Chris Hemsworth as George Kirk, who was teased as appearing in Star Trek 4 all the way back in 2016.

Speaking of recasting we have a new Spock coming to Discovery in the person of Ethan Peck, grandson of Hollywood legend Gregory Peck. How do we feel about a second "young Spock" existing concurrently with Zachary Quinto's? We also revisit the conversation about whether or not we'd have preferred to see Kelvin Timeline actors on Discovery, or for that matter any TOS characters at all.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
No More Kirks? (00:02:08)
Planet of the Titans Pitch/Writing Out Kirk (00:11:17)
Ken Keeps Hope Alive (00:17:15)
Another New Spock (00:24:24)
Why Recast Again? (00:32:34)
Final Thoughts (00:43:36)
POTFM (00:46:49)
Closing (00:49:52)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-233.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

More Moments From STLV 2018.

This week hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss more about the experiences that Zach and Hayley had while at Star Trek Las Vegas. Hayley shares about some of the personal interactions she had with friends and others while there.

We talk cosplay, new friendships made, old ones reinforced as well as this year’s convention in comparison to previous years and what the future might have in store. We’re still basking in the glow of Star Trek Las Vegas in this episode of Standard Orbit!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Safe Word is Banana (00:01:35)
Hayley's Start To the Week (00:04:45)
Ken's Explanation and "Promise" (00:08:45)
Cosplay at STLV (00:10:00)
Friendships at STLV (00:24:00)
Attendance This Year, Potential Next Year (00:30:25)
Hayley's STLV Advice (00:34:20)
Hayley's Surprise (00:37:40)
POTFM (00:41:37) 
Closing (00:43:38)

Host
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-232.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MST

TOS and DS9 at STLV 2018.

This week host Zach Moore is joined by Lance Laster to debrief about the TOS presence at Star Trek Las Vegas 2018; Shatner, Takei, Koenig and more. How does this year's convention live up to their last visit for STLV 50? Was TOS truly as progressive as its reputation? All this and much more in this week's Standard Orbit.

They also discuss the celebration of DS9's 25th anniversary, the screening of Far Beyond The Stars, and how its even more relevant and poignant today that when it first broadcast.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
STLV 2018 (00:03:25)
William Shatner  (00:11:42)
George Takei (00:22:17)
Walter Koenig (00:29:20)
Nichelle Nichols and TOS Guest Stars (00:35:03)
DS9 at 25, What We Left Behind (00:39:00)
Far Beyond The Stars (00:44:34)
Final Thoughts (01:01:37)
POTFM (01:04:48) 
Closing (01:06:47)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Lance Laster
 
Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-231.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MST

TOS and Batman: The Animated Series.

This week host Zach Moore is joined by fellow Trekkie and Batman superfan Chris Clow to talk the many crossover talents between The Original Series and what many consider the best animated show of all time, Batman: The Animated Series. With the recent announcement of Batman: The Animated Series being remastered and released in HD, this seemed like the perfect time to discuss the incredible actors who've graced both the stages of TOS and the sound booths of BTAS. From first-tier Batman villains to one-off supporting characters; Nichelle Nichols, Michael Ansara, David Warner, the list goes on!

We also talk Chris' Star Trek fandom and his own Trek podcast, Discovery Debrief!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Chris Clow: Star Trek Fan (00:01:55)
Batman: The Animated Series (00:13:06)
Michael Ansara, Mr. Freeze (00:16:45)
David Warner, Ra’s al Ghul (00:26:35)
Nichelle Nichols, Thoth Khepera (00:33:55)
Malcolm McDowell, Arcady Duvall (00:38:21)
Diana Muldaur, Leslie Thompkins (00:43:06)
Malachi Throne, The Judge/The New Batman Adventures = TOS Season 3 (00:46:11)
William Windom, Ethan Clark (00:54:03)
Paul Winfield, Earl Cooper (00:56:15)
George Murdock, Boss Biggis (01:00:24)
Brock Peters, Lucius Fox (01:05:12)
Final Thoughts (01:14:4 5)
POTFM (01:20:10) 
Closing (01:22:46)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Chris Clow
 
Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-230.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Standard Orbit 229: We Just Want More Trek
 
Star Trek News Update.

In this episode of Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the recent news surrounding the possible merger of CBS and Paramount, the next two films involving our beloved crew, the possibility of more Star Trek returning to our TV screens and more TOS in Discovery.

Ken shares his knowledge about the possible merger, will it happen and what are the logistics of that if it does. We speculate on the ideas of the Khan mini-series, a Starfleet Academy show and what we would like to see. By golly, we just want the next Star Trek movie already!

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:23)  
CBS/Paramount Merger (00:02:00)
Khan Mini-Series (00:25:50)
Starfleet Academy Series (00:32:45)
Animated Series (00:39:15)
Between TUC and TNG (00:46:15)
Tarantino Trek and Star Trek 4 (00:49:45)
The Fans Must Suffer (01:00:30)
New Captain Pike (01:07:35)
Final Thoughts (01:13:00)
POTFM (01:15:45)
Closing (01:18:18)
  
Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
Direct download: SO_229.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Standard Orbit 228: A Tale of Two Saaviks

A Character Review

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Zach Moore, Hayley Stoddart, and Ken Tripp discuss the character of Saavik and the actors that portrayed her. This fan-favorite Vulcan is fun to explore from her origins to the very unique styles brought to her by Kirstie Alley and Robin Curtis.

The Standard Orbit team explore the perspectives, the history, and the approaches taken by Myer and Nimoy in making Saavik a part of the crew only to be written off and reinvented with Valeris (Kim Cattrall)  in Star Trek VI.  We invite you to explore LT. Saavik and give us your feedback and theories on the Babel Conference. Boldly Listen!
 
Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Hello Mr. Saavik  (00:09:50)
Searching for Spock with a new Saavik (00:18:40)
A Theory on the Re-Casting  (00:22:30)
Facial Expressions (00:33:10)
Written-Out (00:36:22)
From Saavik to Valeris (00:42:40)
Saavik Endures (00:53:50)
POTFM (01:00:38)
Closing (01:06:42)
 
Hosts
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
Ken Tripp
 
Production
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor & Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: SO_228.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 227: A Big Glass Ball in Space

Yorktown Station

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Hayley Stoddart and Ken Tripp discuss all things Space Station Yorktown. Star Trek Beyond was a hit for most fans and one of the more interesting locations was Yorktown Space Station. Ken and Hayley review the specifications, community, culture, and technology of this huge space station.

What was the first reaction to seeing Yorktown? Did we get to see enough of the Federation? How was the station lighted and how did the gravity function? Would you be able to ride the mono-rail without getting vertigo? Hayley and Ken do their best to explore these questions and other aspects as well as why it was named Yorktown. Boldly Listen!
 
Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Yorktown Specs  (00:04:10)
Dubai and Disney World Combined (00:06:34)
Population and Purpose (00:17:46)
What's in a Name? (00:28:02)
The "A" (00:33:06)
POTFM (00:47:05)
Closing (00:49:12)
 
Hosts
Hayley Stoddart
Ken Tripp
 
Production
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor & Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: SO-227.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 226: Put That Quote on a Shirt

Top 5 TOS Quotes.

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart share their top five favorite quotes and phrases from The Original Series. Star Trek is personal for each of us and we each have something unique that resonates with us. Some quotes are widely enjoyed on a universal level, while others are personal and mean more to us individually.
 
Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Not a TOS Quote (00:03:23)
Put That Quote on a Shirt (00:05:52)
Getting All Philosophical (00:09:10)
Say It Like Shatner (00:14:38)
That's A Lot of Syllables (00:19:00)
Sticking With Spock (00:24:45)
Final Favorite (00:29:20)
Honorable Mentions (00:37:40)
POTFM (00:47:05)
Closing (00:49:12)
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
 
Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-226.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 225: Layers: It's Cold In Space

Starfleet Uniforms.

This week hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart talk uniforms! Gold, blue and tan or gold, blue and red? Women: pants or skirts? And was Kirk's wrap around the only green duty uniform or did our eyes deceive us? How do the “pajamas” of TMP compare to their “monster maroon” successors?

All this and what our favorite uniform styles are, and what we might be wearing the next time you see us at a convention! Join Starfleet and don your uniform in this week’s Standard Orbit!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Ken's Thoughts On Discoprise (00:01:55)
Uniform Beginnings (00:05:10)
Tri-colored Uniforms (00:10:20)
Women in Dresses (00:13:25)
The Utility of the Uniforms (00:17:20)
Random Uniforms (00:19:00)
The Original Series Films (00:25:05)
The Kelvin Timeline Films (00:44:55)
Favorite Uniforms (00:57:15)
POTFM (01:06:56) 
Closing (01:08:54)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-225.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 224: Bumphead

Steven Lance Interview, Part 2.
 
Just exactly what is a Bumphead you ask? Actor, author and convention host Steven Lance is back to give us all the details.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, Steven is back with hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart to continue the discussion about his time in the Star Trek universe. Steven shares his experience appearing in Star Trek: The Motion Picture and being designated as a Bumphead. We also talk about the book he is putting together about his time as master of ceremonies, with a call out to those fans who would like to share their experiences at those early conventions. 

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
More Living With Scotty (00:02:13)
Bumphead on The Motion Picture (00:03:58)
Stage Name (00:16:37)
Steven The Author (00:18:49)
Garden State Film Festival, Christopher Lloyd (00:23:06)
Jam Room Communications (00:31:29)
Final Thoughts (00:34:10)
POTFM (00:35:25) 
Closing (00:37:58)

Hosts
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Guest
Steven Lance
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-224.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 223: Pleased To Meet You Mr. Scott

Steven Lance Interview, Part 1.
  
If you were a Star Trek fan in the 1970s and were fortunate enough to attend a convention, odds your host was Steven Lance a.k.a. “Heash.”

In this episode of Standard Orbit, Steven joins hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart to discuss how he came to be a fan of Star Trek, a talent show at Lunacon 1973 that opened up the world of Star Trek conventions to him, his time as host of those conventions, and the close friendship he developed with James Doohan.
Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Steven Lance (00:02:10)
The Convention That Lead to Conventions (00:06:30)
Steven and The Actors (00:18:55)
The Fan Community (00:31:55)
James Doohan (00:40:20)
Ridiculous Fan Questions and Shatner's SNL Skit (00:51:30)
POTFM (00:56:45)  
Closing (00:58:52) 

Hosts 
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Guest
Steven Lance
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-223.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am MST

Standard Orbit 222: Dumb and Death

Favorite Red Shirt Moments.
  
The term "red shirt" is an ingrained in pop culture as "live long and prosper," "warp speed" and "beam me up Scotty." If the stereotype is to be believed, wearing a red uniform on the Enterprise is basically a death sentence...but is it really?

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart explore the cliché, its validity, and discuss some of the their favorite red shirt moments from The Original Series. 

Redshirts Are The Safest: Debunking A Star Trek Myth by EC Henry: https://youtu.be/GIRRDO7_SZI

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Redshirts Are The Safest: Debunking A Star Trek Myth (00:03:51) 
Honorary Red Shirts (00:10:21)
A Red Shirt By Any Other Name (00:19:57)
More Red Shirt Moments (00:22:32)
Worst Ways To Die (00:31:51)
Dumb Red Shirt Moments (00:35:08)
Final Thoughts (00:39:49)
POTFM (00:41:33)  
Closing (01:43:42) 

Hosts 
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-222.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 221: Trek Movie Madness

The Wrath of Khan vs. First Contact.
  
Trek Madness is back by popular demand! In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore, and Hayley Stoddart are joined by the hosts of Earl Grey to debate the best of the best of the Star Trek movies: The Wrath of Khan vs. First Contact! 
 
Nine out of ten Trekkies on the street would agree that these two films are the best of their respective film franchises, so how does TOS' cream of the crop measure up to TNG's? Both feature themes of revenge, returning villains, epic space battles and memorable musical scores; we compare and contrast all this and much more in Trek Movie Madness!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
The Wrath of Khan vs. First Contact (00:03:05)
Better Follow-Up to Episodes (00:16:17)
Nitpicking, Plot Holes, Retcons (00:28:57)
Khan vs. The Borg Queen...or The Borg? (00:40:19)
Genesis vs. Phoenix Subplots (00:51:31)
Space Battles and Special Effects (01:01:30)
Soundtracks (01:09:19)
"Assimilate This!" (01:15:18)
Final Thoughts (01:19:02) 
POTFM (01:32:08) 
Closing (01:34:38)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Guests
Amy Nelson
Richard Marquez
Justin Oser
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-221.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 220: Discoprise

TOS in Discovery Season 2 and Star Trek 4 and 5.
 
In this episode of Standard Orbit hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the exciting news released recently regarding Discovery's second season, there being not one but two new Star Trek films in development, and how all this relates to The Original Series
 
There is plenty of speculation and expectations amongst fans with regards to the meeting of the Enterprise and Discovery and their respective crews. With this in mind, we discuss what we are excited about...and maybe not so excited about. Then we share our excitement over having the first female director in the film franchise, what a fourth Kelvin Timeline movie might look like, and what the other (possibly Tarantino-directed) movie might be.

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Discovery Season 2 (00:02:26)
Redshirt Rant (00:07:20)
Spock in Discovery (00:14:58)
The Enterprise in Discovery (00:20:42)
Captain Pike and Anson Mount (00:29:23)
Not One, But Two Films (00:36:15)
S.J. Clarkson (00:37:39)
Tarantino's Film: A Return To TNG? (00:44:02)
Final Thoughts (01:01:00) 
POTFM (01:02:04) 
Closing (01:04:01)

Hosts 
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: so-220.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 219: Treknology

Interview with Dr. Ethan Siegel

On this week's Standard Orbit; Hayley Stoddart and Ken Tripp have a great time discussing Dr. Ethan Siegel's book "Treknology".  Ethan is a PhD astorphysicist, science writer, and author and a long time Star Trek fan. This high energy and entertaining look at some of Star Trek's key technology is a must listen and his book a must read.

Learn what traveling at Impulse Power would do to the human body. How deflector shields, phasers, and cloaking ability may not be that far away. We promise you'll be fully engaged; learning, laughing, and thinking about the wonders that may lay ahead if the Star Trek universe became a reality. Dr. Siegel, Hayley, and Ken invite you to sip some synthahol and boldly listen!  


Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
From the Beginning (00:03:10)
Impulse Power Failure (00:18:33) 
Deflector Shield Tech (00:25:03) 
Quantum Torpedo (00:33:20) 
Cloaking Technology (00:40:13)
Phasers and Synthahol (00:43:55)
Space Kilts and POTFM (01:00:50) 
Closing (00:39:19)

Hosts 
Hayley Stoddart
Ken Tripp

Guest:
Dr. Ethan Siegel
 
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor & Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: STOB219.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 218: Space Spider

The Lost Episodes, Part III.
  
There are dozens of story ideas, outlines, and scripts submitted to or commissioned for TOS that never went into production. In this episode of Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart share the synopses of and their thoughts on three more of these would-be episodes.

The crew visits a "Confederate States of America" planet, but with a twist. A sister ship of the Enterprise is found adrift, its crew dead, and an unseen menace is to blame. The Enterprise and another ship, the Momentous, get caught in a pre-Tholian web in space...in an episode written by William Shatner! Also, we discuss what's scarier: insects or reptiles.
Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Portrait In Black And White (00:02:29)
Sister In Space (00:12:27) 
The Web Of Death (00:21:44) 
Final Thoughts (00:30:41) 
POTFM (00:37:13) 
Closing (00:39:19)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: so-218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 217: Young Minds Fresh Ideas


New Line Up on Standard Orbit

In this episode of Standard Orbit: we officially welcome Hayley Stoddart as a new host and Trekspert. We explore her recent experience watching the entire original series, movies, and reboots and get her rankings for each season, original cast film, and the Kelvin timeline.

TrekFM is excited to have Hayley as part of the family and Standard Orbit is committed to bringing fresh topics and view-points to the foundational series of Star Trek. We hope you enjoy this introduction and discussion on this week's Standard Orbit.  Boldly Listen!
Chapters
Welcome to Stoddart Orbit? (00:01:23)
Start Again, Intro and Season 1  (00:02:20)
Season 2 (00:17:30)
Season 3 (00:24:55)
The Movies (00:27:55)
Re-Boots (00:31:18)
POTFM (00:40:46)
Closing (00:45:54)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Hayley Stoddart
 
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: SO_217.mp3
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Standard Orbit 216: It Was Like Watching My Mom Fan-Dance 

Star Trek V Panel Discussion.

In this episode of Standard Orbit: we have an all-star team assembled to discuss Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Bill Smith, Hayley Stoddart, and Bryana Fern join host Ken Tripp to dive into the least popular of the TOS era films.

Does The Final Frontier get better with age? What worked and what could have been improved? What were the key themes that do resonate and is it as bad as its reputation? We explore the controversial themes, acting, writing, and the heart of this film. We hope you enjoy Bill's, Hayley's, and Bryana's  considered thoughts and opinions on The Final Frontier in this week's Standard Orbit. Boldly Listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Introduction to the panel (00:02:40)
What Went Well? (00:05:36)
What Were The Missed Ppportunities? (00:18:14)
The Score (0046:44)
A Lot Better Than Nemesis! (01:04:16)
POTFM (01:06:53)
Closing (01:12:25) 

Hosts 
Ken Tripp

Guests
William Smith
Hayley Stoddart
Bryana Fern
 
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: SO_216.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 215: Give It To Me On Flip Book

TWOK on VHS, Part 2.

In this episode of Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore continue their conversation, or Khanversation if you will, with John Tenuto. We talk more odds and ends of The Wrath of Khan including deleted scenes and alternate cuts, as well as get John's take on Discovery and debate the merits of episodic vs. arc-based storytelling.

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
TV Movie of the Week? (00:01:51)
Tenuto on Discovery (00:3:45) 
Episodic vs. Story Arc TV (00:07:23) 
Back to Wrath of Khan... (00:15:15) 
Alternate Cuts and Deleted Scenes (00:24:45) 
Final Thoughts (00:34:45) 
POTFM (00:36:55) 
Closing (00:39:13)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Guests
John Tenuto
 
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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-215.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan's importance in Star Trek history cannot be overstated, it revived the franchise from the brink of oblivion and paved the way for a feature film franchise that (with a brief interruption from 2002-2009) continues to this day. But did you know The Wrath of Khan also revolutionized the home video market?

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by master of all things Khan knowledge, John Tenuto to discuss how The Wrath of Khan became the best selling videocassette in history to that time and changed the way studios did business after a film exited theaters. We also discuss the past, present and future of Star Trek on home video.
Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Mass Market VHS: The Great Experiment (00:02:00)
Renting, Rewinding, and Renewing TOS (00:17:37) 
New Formats, Box Art, and Special Features (00:27:58) 
Streaming: The Undiscovered Country and Nicholas Meyer (00:41:27) 
To Be Continued... (00:53:25) 
POTFM (00:53:58) 
Closing (00:56:16)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Guests
John Tenuto
 
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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: so-214.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

In the spirit of March Madness we bring you Trek Madness. The mighty crew of Earl Grey take on the ship's company of Standard Orbit in a battle of the best of the worst! Season 7 of Next Generation versus Season 3 of TOS. The two teams complete their first cross-over two episode adventure as they remove their biases and discuss which episodes were the best of the worst.

Join Amy Nelson, Zach Moore, Justin Oser, Richard Marquez, and Ken Tripp for some bracketed competition between these two Star Trek franchises. Enjoy part one on Standard Orbit launching Monday, March 19th with the conclusion of the 24 round battle on Earl Grey on Tuesday March 20th. Boldly Listen!!
Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Welcome Aboard Extra Great!  (00:02:10)
Children vs Subrosa (00:09:00) 
Plato's Stepchildren vs Interface (00:14:38)
Bloopers are included! (00:17:31) 
Empath vs Eye of the Beholder (00:21:15)
Zetar vs Bloodlines (00:29:45) 
Eden vs Masks (00:37:40)
Mark of Gideon vs Liaisons (00:46:38)
Spock's Brain vs Emergence (00:53:11)
Paradise vs Fantasms (01:00:00)
Turnabout Intruder vs Dark Page (01:09:00)
Spectre vs Genesis (01:21:00)
Elaan vs. First Born (01:30:34)
POTFM (01:44:35) 
Closing (01:48:16)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Guests
Amy Nelson
Richard Marquez
Justin Oser

Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: SO-213.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 212: Patching Up Continuity

Uniform Patches, Starships Names, and Registry Numbers.
 
Until Star Trek: The Motion Picture, each Starfleet vessel has its own unique insignia patch on its uniforms...or did it? In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek to discuss this hotly debated topic among fandom and how these seemingly incongruous and contradictory uniform patches can be reconciled within greater Star Trek continuity.

From production memos in response to The Omega Glory to the long-awaited Defiant uniform patches finally turning up on Enterprise, we attempt to trace the confusing history of the Starfleet insignias, and the starships and registry numbers associated with them.
Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Uniform Patches (00:02:58)
Starship Names and Registry Numbers (00:28:08) 
Fanon vs. Canon (00:37:15) 
Enterprise-A and Constitution Class Refits (00:51:48) 
Final Thoughts (00:58:14) 
POTFM (01:00:15) 
Closing (01:01:37)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Guest
Larry Nemecek
 
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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: so-212.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 211: Kicked Upstairs

Gene Roddenberry and Harve Bennett
  
From the launch of the original series through Star Trek: The Motion Picture; Gene Roddenberry was synonymous with all things Star Trek. With the franchise's future in the balance and in order to bring in a new movie with strict cost control and more resembling the TV show: Harve Bennett was brought in to deliver. 

Zach and Ken discuss this interesting dynamic between these two men and the unpleasantness surrounding their relationship. We focus on the irony of how both individuals actually had a great positive impact on each other but jealousy and pettiness never allowed these two giants in Star Trek lore reconcile their relationship. 

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
From the Beginning... (00:03:01)
He was a Tough Guy (00:07:26) 
Brutally Honest  (00:15:20) 
Here is the Irony (00:28:19) 
Their Last Conversation (00:38:40) 
Final Thoughts (00:41:55) 
Closing (00:49:58)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
 
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editory & 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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: SO_211.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 210: Foreheadgate

The Evolution of the Klingons.
 
There are few races in Star Trek as iconic as the Klingons. Introduced in the first season of The Original Series, the warrior race remains as relevant as ever over fifty years later playing an integral role in the latest entry in the franchise, Discovery.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore talk the Klingons' ever-changing appearance from Kor to T’Kuvma, if the franchise may have gone too far in explaining out-of-universe production aesthetics in-universe, and how the Klingons are forever tied to the Romulans.

Also, Zach proves to be prophetic in his prediction of a certain starship's appearance in Discovery's season finale. Unintentional spoilers for Will You Take My Hand?, which aired the night after we recorded this podcast!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
The Refit Klingons (00:02:17)
Kor, Koloth and Kang (00:04:56) 
The Refit Klingons, Contd. (00:09:24) 
Trials and Tribble-ations and Explanations (00:16:08) 
Klingons or Romulans? (00:23:45) 
Final Thoughts (00:42:21) 
POTFM (00:43:24) 
Closing (00:45:30)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
 
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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: so-210.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 209: The Lost Episodes, Part II

More Never-Produced TOS Episodes.
  
There are dozens of story ideas, outlines, and scripts submitted to or commissioned for TOS that never went into production. In this episode of Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore share the synopses of and their thoughts on three more of these would-be episodes.

From the minds of renown Star Trek writers David Gerrold, Norman Spinrad, Gene Coon and John Meredyth Lucas, these stories present us with a distracting creature that creates mayhem, a megalomaniacal Federation sociologist, and a xenophobic, hidden civilization. 

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Bandi (00:04:05) 
He Walked Among Us (00:14:40)  
The Lost Star (00:27:27)  
Final Thoughts (00:40:36)  
POTFM (00:43:52)  
Closing (00:45:59) 

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
 
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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-209.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 208: Spock Talk

Thoughts about Star Trek's most iconic character
 
Haley Stoddart joins Ken to discuss what is about Spock and Vulcan philosophy that is so attractive to Star Trek fans. Explore the Vulcan journey from TOS to the movies to the Kelvin Timeline. Deep dive into how this character and Leanord Nimoy impacted the show and the lives of many of their fans.

Ken and Haley look at how the character continues through Zachary Quinto. How the philosophical and behavioral aspects could be helpful to everyone AND how it is that Haley is "legally" Vulcan herself. Join us for another enjoyable episode of Standard Orbit and wish Zach well in his filming of Green Berets 3: Back in Training!

 
Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Our Vulcan Hello (00:02:14)
Movie Spock (00:16:00) 
Missing Leonard (00:19:40) 
Quinto Spock (00:23:30) 
Urban Bones (00:26:20) 
Legally Vulcan (00:28:30)
Gene V Leonard (00:31:44) 
Final Thoughts (00:33:44) 
Closing (00:40:36)
 
Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Haley Stoddart
 
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: SO_208.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Standard Orbit 207: Ask Zach Anything

Host Zach Moore Answers Listener Questions.
  
In this episode of Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore answers your listener questions from the Babel Conference! What TOS episodes does he think are underrated? Overrated? What are some of his favorite TOS novels? What about Star Trek crossing over with other franchises? And what about fan fiction? All this and much more in Zach's first solo effort behind the mic!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Favorite Kirk and Spock Actors, Discovery Connecting to TOS (00:02:14)
Mirror Universe Facial Hair (00:17:22) 
Bread and Circuses (00:18:31) 
Pitch a Star Trek Series (00:21:52) 
Favorite TOS Novels, Favorite TOS Guest Star (00:28:33) 
Crossovers with Other Franchises (00:35:33) 
Episode That Bests Represents Spirit of Star Trek (00:37:53) 
Gorgan Cosplay, Underrated Episode, Overrated Episodes (00:40:50) 
The Tarantino Factor (00:49:39) 
A Humanitarian and Peacekeeping Armada (00:52:00) 
Fan Fiction (00:53:54) 
Best Kirk Moment (00:56:09) 
Final Thoughts (00:57:29) 
POTFM (00:59:25) 
Closing (01:01:18)
 
Hosts 
Zach Moore 
 
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-207.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

In this episode of Standard Orbit, Zach Moore is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to continue our series of commentaries on the Robert Bloch episode of TOS. This time we're covering the second season's Wolf in the Fold! One of the few Scotty-centric episodes of the series, it features some...interesting story points including one of fiction's favorite go-to villains, Jack The Ripper!

Our conversation hits on this episode's awkward gender politics, the movies that scare us most, potential fifth season Enterprise plots, and if this might episode that Quentin Tarantino picks to remake as the new Star Trek 4.

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Wolf in the Fold Commentary (00:05:21)
Final Thoughts (00:55:48) 
POTFM (01:00:16) 
Closing (01:02:08)
 
Hosts
Zach Moore

Guests
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
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-206.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MST

NBC cancelled Star Trek during its third season two episodes shy of 26. Zach and Ken review the scripts that were written for episodes 25 and 26 as well as other written scenarios for the series prior to cancellation.

In this episode of Standard Orbit hosts Zach Moore and Ken Tripp provide the synopsis of each of these scripts and provide their thoughts on how they would have been received. Some very interesting plots, a returning villain, and the directorial debut from one of the key cast members were part of the plan that was not to be. Join us for another fascinating episode of Standard Orbit.

Chapters
Intro (00:01:02) 
Deep Mudd (00:03:27)
The Joy Machine (00:11:45) 
The God Head (00:21:21) 
POTFM (00:34:22) 
Closing (00:36:00)
 
Hosts 
Zach Moore
Ken Tripp
 
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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_205.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Standard Orbit 204: Where is Alameda?

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
 
In this episode of Standard Orbit: Hayley Stoddart joins Ken to discuss the most critically acclaimed original cast movie: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. ST:IV was made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Star Trek and it's phenomenal success and universal appeal resulted in the launch of the Next Generation of Star Trek.

Hayley and Ken review the fun facts about the film and where it fits in the financial rankings of the all the Star Trek movies. They then go into the great elements of it's heartfelt message, comedy, and the special scenes that incorporated the entire cast. This wonderful fish out of water story was the perfect Star Trek film at the perfect time. Enjoy!

Chapters
Intro (00:01:24) 
Green Berets ll (00:02:01) 
STIV Fun Facts (00:03:00) 
The Score (00:06:10) 
Movie Discussion (00:09:52) 
Being Creative (00:31:00)
POTFM and Closing (00:42:09)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Haley Stoddart
 
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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_204.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Happy New Year 2018

Our second show of the holiday season and we wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Zach and Ken review each of their top three Standard Orbit Podcasts from 2017. They add in a few honorable mentions to round-off this past year's slate of shows. We owe a lot of thanks to many of the guest hosts this past year in order to ensure we hit as many Monday launch dates as possible.

Looking ahead to Quentin Tarantino: we discuss some of his films and the possible approach he'll bring to Star Trek. We are hopeful that he will keep the Kelvin timeline crew intact so we can continue to enjoy the journey of Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise! We thank all of you for listening and hope you enjoy this week's and first of the New Year Episode!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
Our six favorites of 2017 (00:04:30)
Honorable Mentions (00:27:50)
Thank you to our guest hosts! (00:33:20)
Crossovers are coming (00:35:20) 
Quentin Tarantino (00:36:10)
POTFM and Closing  (00:39:04) 

Hosts
Zach Moore
Ken Tripp

Production
Zach Moore (Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor and 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_203.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MST

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