Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast

Standard Orbit 290: A Friendship That Defined Them Both

Mind Meld.

In 2001, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy sat down for a candid (as candid as can be expected in front of a film crew anyway) conversation about their lives, their friendship, and of course Star Trek. This was the documentary Mind Meld: Secrets Behind The Journey Of A Lifetime, and this week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss this peek into the minds of the two men most synonymous with Star Trek.

In what way did Nimoy's understanding of show business differ from Shatner in their early days? How did Shatner's casting as the then-new Captain Kirk influence Nimoy's performance as Spock? Why could Shatner stop smoking cold turkey while Nimoy battled addiction for decades? And what does all this say about both men? All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Hunter vs. Shatner (00:06:36)
Shatner, Nimoy...And Everybody Else (00:14:04)
Rivalry, The Genes, The Motion Picture (00:22:45)
Therapy And Addiction (00:37:26)
Best Friends (00:44:46)
Final Thoughts (00:50:59)
POTFM (00:51:53)
Closing (00:53:46)

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-290.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40am MST

Standard Orbit 289: Battle At The Lithium Cracking Station

Where No Man Has Gone Before Commentary.

This week on Standard Orbit host Zach Moore is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala from Warp 5 and Melodic Treks for another TOS commentary, this time on Where No Man Has Gone Before. Why the series' second pilot, you ask? Because it's both Brandon and Zach's favorite episode of The Original Series!

Is this a perfect "Episode 0" for The Original Series? Does absolute power corrupt absolutely? What's up with Kirk's middle initial? Where does this rank among the rest of the Star Trek pilots? All this and much more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Where No Podcast Has Gone Before (00:01:54)
Where No Podcast Has Gone Before Commentary (00:03:40)
Final Thoughts (00:54:07)
POTFM (00:59:00)
Closing (01:00:52)

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-289.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Standard Orbit 288: Lee Plays Old Games Poorly

Star Trek Video Games With Lee Sargent.

This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by Lee Sargent from Lee Draws Stuff to discuss Star Trek video games. Not only is Lee an artist, he's also a video game aficionado and on his YouTube series Lee Plays Old Games...Poorly has been working through some classic (and not so classic) Star Trek games!


Did you know there was an unreleased NES game for The Final Frontier? What are the differences between it and its PC counterpart? What would we think about the classic 25th Anniversary and Judgment Rites games being transformed into animated episodes one day? All this and more in this week’s Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Lee Sargent: Gamer (00:02:00)
Star Trek Video Game Memories (00:04:47)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier: The Game (00:12:59)
More Star Trek Video Game Memories, Final Thoughts (00:32:13)
POTFM (00:44:20)
Closing (00:46:12)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Lee Sargent

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-288.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26am MST

Standard Orbit 287: Bigger is Better

The Size of Starships

It is time to geek out with Hayley and Ken as we discuss the size and functionality of starships in the Star Trek universe and beyond. Why are the bad ships always bigger? Should size even matter? Did the Kelvin timeline universe get it right or were they too big?

Starships have always been a mainstay and as much of a character as the cast. Ken and Hayley discuss the potential reasons for the size of the ships between the series and in the Kelvin timeline. Get you Geek on and Boldly listen!


Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Trekkie01D  (00:02:09)
Mission and Size (00:03:05)
From the Engines on Up (00:14:24)
JJ Enterprise (00:21:08)
Small and Tough (00:32:46)
Rotating Crews (00:40:25)
POTFM (00:49:12)
Closing (00:53:30)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
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_287_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

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