Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
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

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