Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast

Standard Orbit 268: TOS Season 0.5

The Original Series in Discovery Season 2, Part 1.

In the final scene of Discovery's first season, the U.S.S. Enterprise appeared and set Star Trek fandom on fire with anticipation for what that meant for the new series' sophomore year. What followed was Christopher Pike becoming the captain of the U.S.S. Discovery, spending half a season on the search for Spock, and some...convoluted explanations to attempt make everything fit with established canon.

This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by co-creator and former co-host of Primitive Culture Tony Black to discuss what worked and what didn't about making Discovery's second season such a direct prequel to The Original Series. Does Spock having a secret sister pay off in any way? What did we think about the new bridge of the Enterprise? Can Star Trek continue to thrive by continuing to look backward? All this and more on this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Zach and Tony's Discovery Thoughts (00:02:52)
TOS Season 0.5 (00:12:52)
Spock to Discovery = Worf to Deep Space Nine? (00:24:14)
Pike (00:31:14)
The Enterprise/The Bridge (00:40:19)
Spock (00:47:10)
New Timeline vs. Top Secret, Go Forward (01:06:05)
Final Thoughts (01:13:43)
POTFM (01:17:50) 
Closing (01:20:00)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Tony Black

Production
Zach Moore (Editor & 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) Mike Richards (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: so-268.mp3
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Standard Orbit 267: The James Bond of Star Trek

The Many Faces of Captain Pike.

When Star Trek first went into production it wasn't Captain James Kirk in the center seat of the USS Enterprise, it was Captain Christopher Pike. First brought to life by actor Jeffrey Hunter, Pike went on to be portrayed by three other actors and has carved out his own niche in the mythos. This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore
and Hayley Stoddart discuss the many faces of Captain Pike and his resurgence as a character in recent years.


Could Jeffrey Hunter have carried a series as a leading man, and why did he leave Star Trek after the first pilot? What about Sean Kenney's important, but thankless turn as Pike? Did Bruce Greenwood's new take on the character in the Kelvin Timeline pave the way for Anson Mount's Pike on Discovery? All this and much more on this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:02:05)
First Impressions of Pike (00:02:52)
Jeffrey Hunter's Pike (00:05:35)
Sean Kenney's Pike (00:22:04)
Bruce Greenwood's Pike (00:30:35)
Anson Mount's Pike (00:41:57)
Favorites, Final Thoughts (01:07:35)
POTFM (01:19:50) 
Closing (01:22:00)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Production
Zach Moore (Editor & 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-267.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 266: Pale Blue Dot

The Voyager Program.

This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by Tim Robertson, host of The Observers Notebook and Generations: A Star Trek Podcast to discuss NASA's Voyager program - the inspiration for V'Ger from The Motion Picture.

Was Voyager's mission really to learn all that was learnable? Why were there only two Voyager probes and not the six Star Trek promised us? How much longer will the Voyagers be operational? Science fiction meets science fact in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!


Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Tim Robertson, Star Trek Fan and Podcaster (00:02:52)
Voyager, The Real One(s) (00:05:21)
V'Ger (00:20:29)
Pale Blue Dot (00:25:45)
Mainstream Science, Future of Space Travel (00:28:33)
Final Thoughts (00:33:39)
POTFM (00:37:13) 
Closing (00:39:14)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Tim Robertson

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-266.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

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