Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
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
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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

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