Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast

Standard Orbit 277: Emergency Alert, Negative Control At Helm

The Motion Picture Theatrical Cut vs. Director's Edition.

With the fortieth anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture upon us there have been whispers of a 4K upgrade of the film and beyond even that, a 4K (and for the first time, high definition) upgrade of the Director's Edition from 2001. This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the likelihood of this coming to pass and also compare the theatrical and director's cuts of the film.

What changes to the Director's Edition work, and which don't? Are there some areas where the theatrical cut is superior? Can The Motion Picture finally start getting the respect it deserves? All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
The Motion Picture In 4K (00:03:10)
Theatrical Cut vs. Director's Edition (00:05:51)
The Motion Picture In 4K, Contd. (00:37:37)
Final Thoughts (00:45:47)
POTFM (00:51:51)  
Closing (00:54:12) 

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) Mike Richards (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:54am MST

Standard Orbit 276: William Shatner vs. The World

William Shatner, Fans and Social Media.

At eighty eight years old, William Shatner is as active  as ever. Television, music albums, conventions and of course social media; there’s no slowing down The Shat. His continued interactions with fans and commentary on Twitter has not been without incident however, and this week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore take a look at some of the more controversial situations Shatner has been a part of in recent years.

Should fans approach celebrities in public for autographs? What’s been the aftermath of some of Shatner’s Twitter wars? What is a fan to do in response to all this? All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
William Shatner and Social Media  (00:02:07)
Autographs (00:18:28)
Convention Faux Pas (00:27:10)
Baby It's Cold Outside (00:40:04)
Hot Take (00:45:06) 
Final Thoughts (00:55:25)
POTFM (00:58:22)  
Closing (01:00:52) 

Host
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

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-276.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Alternate TOS Movie Titles.

By popular demand, we're back one last time retitling the adventures of The Original Series crew in the style of "Berman Era" of Star Trek! This time hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart reimagine The Motion Picture through The Undiscovered Country with titles that would fit alongside Generations, First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis.

Which TOS movie has the best title? Is The Wrath of Khan a better title than the originally intended The Vengeance of Khan? Is The Undiscovered Country a weak title? All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Berman Era Titles For The TOS Movies (00:03:50)
Final Thoughts (00:28:54)
POTFM (00:37:26) 
Closing (00:39:57)

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) Mike Richards (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-275.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm MST

Alternate TOS Episode Titles, Part III.

We're back with the third and final installment in our series retitling The Original Seriesepisodes in the style of "Berman Era" of Star Trek! This time host Zach Moore is joined by Brian Drew from TrekMovie.com's The Shuttle Pod(cast) to reimagine the third season, also talking the origins of Brian's Star Trek fandom and the fandom of the 1970s along the way.

What are our favorite episodes and episode titles of season three? What's the correct spelling of the empath's name in The Empath? Is this whole retitling thing harder than we'd thought? All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Brian Drew: Star Trek Fan, 1970s Star Trek Fandom (00:02:56)
The Berman Era (00:14:08)
Favorite Third Season Episode Titles and Episodes (00:17:29)
Berman Era Titles For TOS Season 3 (00:22:55)
Final Thoughts (01:03:46)
POTFM (01:08:14) 
Closing (01:10:12)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Brian Drew

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-274.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am MST

Alternate TOS Episode Titles, Part II.

Retitling season one of The Original Series was so much fun, we're back with more alternate episode titles for the second season! This time host Zach Moore is joined by host of Melodic Treks and Warp Five Brandon-Shea Mutala to take on the likes of Wolf in the Fold, A Private Little War and Return to Tomorrow and reimagine them as if they were titled at the height the "Berman Era" of Star Trek.

What are our favorite episode titles of season two? What do we think of Harry Mudd's episodes? Why is The Thaw the perfect Berman Era title? All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Brandon's Take, Favorite Season 2 Episode Titles (00:10:15)
Berman Era Titles For TOS Season 2 (00:11:38)
Final Thoughts (00:54:34)
POTFM (00:58:51) 
Closing (01:00:40)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Brandon-Shea Mutala

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-273.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am MST

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