Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
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

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