Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast

Standard Orbit 258: When Star Trek IV Voyaged Home

Star Trek IV's Videocassette Debut and How We Consume Media.

This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart are joined by sociology professor and Star Trek historian John Tenuto to discuss he and his wife Mary Jo's latest article for StarTrek.com, "When Star Trek IV Voyaged Home."

We talk the evolution of the home video format, the debut of Star Trek IV on video cassette, promotional tie-ins, widescreen vs. pan-and-scan and so much more. Boldly listen!

http://www.startrek.com/article/when-star-trek-iv-voyaged-home-to-vhs-and-beta

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
VHS, Beta, CED and Laserdisc (00:02:37)
Widescreen vs. Pan-and-Scan (00:23:51)
3D, 4DX, The Theatergoing Experience (00:35:04)
Paramount Director's Series (00:53:24)
Promotional Playing Cards, Retail Advertising and Tie-Ins (00:58:43)
The Theatergoing Experience, Contd. (01:12:31)
Final Thoughts (01:21:44)
POTFM (01:23:16)
Closing (01:25:26)

Hosts
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

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-258.mp3
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Standard Orbit 257: The Soul of a Cosmic Baby

The Lost Episodes, Part IV.
  
This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore continue the discussion of lost TOS episode with two more stories that never made it to the screen. Both of these would-be episodes were conceived by well-known names in Star Trek, D.C. Fontana and George Clayton Johnson. 

In Joanna, we are introduced to Joanna McCoy, daughter of Leonard McCoy in a story that eventually became The Way To Eden. In Rock-A-Bye-Baby, or Die the soul of a cosmic baby takes over the Enterprise...and hijinks ensue. Boldly listen!


Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Titles (00:02:06) 
Joanna (00:03:09)  
Rock-A-Bye-Baby, or Die (00:20:15)  
Final Thoughts (00:32:28)
POTFM (00:37:06)  
Closing (00:38:50) 

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-257.mp3
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Standard Orbit 256: We Forgot Nimbus III

Romulans and Klingons.
  
This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss the the two primary antagonists of The Original Series: the Romulans and the Klingons. One is an honorable foe with a cloaking device and a code of duty, the other is a ruthless adversary who often works behind the scenes to undermine the Federation by proxy. Which is which you ask? That depends on the era of Star Trek you're watching!

The Romulans and Klingons have shared and swapped many cultural traits over the years, sometimes in-universe like ship designs, other times by merely the executive decision of writers. We talk this back and forth as well as the roles each species played on TOS and beyond, and some what ifs had they been utilized differently in the movie era.


Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Romulan and Klingon Debuts (00:02:15)
Episode Rundown (00:07:35) 
Differences, Switching Species (00:15:30)
Movie What Ifs (00:35:56) 
Romulans 2009 and Klingons Into Darkness (00:45:38)
Final Thoughts (00:52:22)
POTFM (00:54:29) 
Closing (00:56:39)

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-256.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Godlike Beings of TOS, with the Trek Geeks.
  
This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart are joined by Dan Davidson and Bill Smith from Trek Geeks to talk the many godlike beings of The Original Series and religion through the lens of Star Trek. This is part one of a two-part discussion, so be sure to listen to part two where we talk gods and religion on Deep Space Nine tomorrow on the Trek Geeks podcast episode 167!

What makes a god in the Star Trek universe? Would it really hurt to gather just a few laurel leaves for them? Does absolute power corrupt absolutely? Can we look past the third season production values of And The Children Shall Lead? These thoughts and many more on this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!


Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Godlike Beings Of TOS (00:02:07) 
Errand of Gods (00:04:34)  
God X (00:08:31)
Who Mourns For God? (00:12:38)  
The God Of Gothos (00:23:09)
Where No God Has Gone Before (00:29:37)  
And The God Shall Lead (00:37:41)
Final Thoughts (00:48:55)
POTFM (00:56:41)  
Closing (00:58:51) 

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Guests
Dan Davidson
Bill Smith 

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-255.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

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