Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
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

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