Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast (Comics)
105: Infinite Chang

Ongoing Comics With Sarah Gaydos & Mike Johnson.

We spent a lot of time in the last 2 years talking about IDW's "Star Trek Ongoing" comic and comparing it to the original episodes. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew are joined by Ongoing editor Sarah Gaydos and writer Mike Johnson to talk about how comics get made. We talk about timelines, contingencies, academies, legacies, and how right your hosts are about more than you think.

Hosts

Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

Guests
Sarah Gaydos and Mike Johnson
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart

Executive Producers
Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, Charlynn Schmiedt, and C Bryan Jones

Associate Producers
Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Manager
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
Meet Sarah and Mike (00:02:47)
Planning In Advance (00:04:57)
Leading Into Darkness and BEYOND (00:06:52)
Comparison Comparisons (00:12:25)
Time To Talk Timelines (00:17:35)
Going Back to Comparisons (00:22:15)
Contingency Plans (00:25:33)
Crossovers (00:27:19)
Starfleet Academy (00:31:01)
Spock’s Legacy (00:36:44)
Goodbye to Sarah and Mike (00:39:38)
Drew & Mike Talk Series 6 (00:41:12)
Closing (00:52:07)
 
Direct download: so-105.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 9:00am MST

92: The Double Indemnity Of Star Trek

IDW Ongoing Comic Comparison: Untitled Gorn Comic.

Issue 24 of Star Trek Ongoing may not have a title, but it sure is the sequel to a video game no one played. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew discuss the comic that references a video game that contradicts both the second movie and the comic it is also a sequel to. The Gorn are back, and more peaceful than ever! What will JJ-Kirk do when he has to face off against the Gorn? Why are these Gorn from a different galaxy? And why do the hosts talk about Indy Hat Bashing? Find out in this battle-tastic episode!

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart

Executive Producers
Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones

Associate Producers
Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Manager
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
Sequel To A Video Game (00:00:54)
Issue Breakdown (00:08:25)
Conclusion (00:29:02)
Closing (00:32:30)
 
Direct download: so-092.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 7:22am MST

89: Next Level Technobabble

IDW Ongoing Comic Comparison: After Darkness.

There comes a time in every young Vulcan's life when he is drawn back to his home planet to mate or die. But what happens when that planet was sucked into an artificial black hole? In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew go through the "After Darkness" comic book series and compare it to "Amok Time". We discuss the idea of comic book events in general, how many times the five year mission gets started, and how cool it is to utilize existing technology to solve the Problem of the Week.

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart

Executive Producers
Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones

Associate Producers
Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Manager
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
Lando’s Not A Comic, He’s A Man (00:00:59)
The Comic Book Event Of The Summer (00:02:56)
Issue 1 (00:07:54)
Issue 2 (00:15:35)
Issue 3 (00:25:00)
Closing (00:34:36)
 
Direct download: so-089.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 11:27am MST

85: Issues With These Issues

IDW Ongoing Comic Comparison: Mirrored.

The Mirror Universe: It's always there, lurking in the shadows, even in the JJ-Verse. In this episode of ​Standard Orbit​, Mike and Drew go through the IDW comic "Mirrored" and try to figure out what it all means. We compare the JJ-Mirror-Universe with the JJ-Verse, the Prime Universe, and the Prime-Mirror-Universe. And we ponder whether the JJ-Verse itself is an alternate timeline or an alternate universe.

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart

Executive Producers
Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones

Associate Producers
Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Manager
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
Issue 1 Breakdown (00:01:15)
Issue 2 Breakdown (00:20:20)
Comparison With The Episode (00:32:45)
Closing (00:36:59)
 
Direct download: so-085.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 2:29pm MST

81: Tales From Cupcake

IDW Ongoing Comic Comparison: The Redshirt's Tale.

Every series needs its "Lower Decks", where we witness events from the point of view of the lesser-known but still important people. In this episode of ​Standard Orbit​, Mike and Drew talk about the IDW comic that tells the story of "The Apple" from the point of view of the redshirts. This issue lets us know what the rest of the crew feels about everyone's rushed promotions at the end of ​Star Trek 2009​, but more importantly, how important redshirts are for a ship to function. We also talk sports mascots, both real and fictional, how the uniforms of background characters may actually be different from the "hero" uniforms, and ponder what sort of Thanksgiving is actually celebrated in the future.

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart

Executive Producers
Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones

Associate Producer
Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Manager
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
​Hendorff (00:02:33)
Re-Meeting The Crew (00:05:03)
The Redshirt Cliche (00:15:29)
The Actual Episode (00:17:46)
Cupcake Into Darkness (00:27:17)
Closing (00:30:07)
 
Direct download: so-081.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:34am MST

70: James Cameron’s The Trouble With Tribbles

IDW Ongoing Comic Comparison: The Truth About Tribbles.

Everyone loves tribbles. Except for Klingons, but what do they know? I guess they know that tribbles can present an ecological menace, which is what Kirk and Starfleet finds out in this arc of the JJ-verse comic! In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew compare the original "Trouble With Tribbles" episode with the vastly different "Truth About Tribbles" comic. While we do find some plot holes in the comic, it also presents us with the largest ties into Into Darkness outside of the actual prequel! We also find the perfect director and plot for the next Star Trekmovie!

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart
 
Associate Producer
Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
​David Gerrold Approved (00:01:56)
Issue 1 Breakdown (00:03:04)
Issue 2 Breakdown (00:12:34)
Conclusion (00:27:59)
Closing (00:30:51)
 
 
Direct download: so-070.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 2:29pm MST

64: He’s Very Good With His Stick

IDW Ongoing Comic Comparison: Return of the Archons.

 

The Star Trek Ongoing comics went back to their usual episode retellings in the next pair of issues, but there were still plenty of changes in the alternate timeline. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew discuss "Return of the Archons" and how Landru has changed over the timelines. Is Landru a 6000-year-old alien computer or a 100-year-old Federation computer? Could he be both? Has Sulu secretly been a Section 31 agent the whole time? Find out what we think as we continue our comic comparisons!

 

Hosts

Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

 

Editor and Producer

Drew Stewart

 

Associate Producer

Richard Rutledge, Jr.

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Return of the Archons or Return to the Archons (00:02:00)

Issue 1 Breakdown (00:04:27)

Issue 2 Breakdown (0020:41)

Conclusion (00:29:47)

Closing (00:31:09)

 

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Direct download: so-064.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 9:41pm MST

57: Triple Weird Reveal Thing

IDW Ongoing Comic Comparison: Vulcan’s Vengeance.

The Star Trek Ongoing comics started out doing straight adaptations of episodes, but even when they went completely original they couldn't help but have shades of episodes present. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew talk about the fourth set of IDW Ongoing comics "Vulcan's Vengeance.” Mike presents his theory that, because of all the changes to the timeline, this comic is actually a secret adaptation of "Balance of Terror.” Is the Vulcans' plan logical? Is this now a story of racism between Vulcans pretending to be Future Romulans and contemporary Romulans instead of a human being racist against a Vulcan for the actions of past Romulans? Find out how the Balance works out in our discussion!

 

Hosts

Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

 

Editor and Producer

Drew Stewart

 

Associate Producers

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Chapters

JJ’s Balance of Terror (1:32)

The Breakdown (3:57)

Final Thoughts (31:26)

Closing (32:47)

 

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Direct download: so-057.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am MST

49: Too Bad About Your Brother
IDW Ongoing Comic Comparison: Operation—Annihilate!
 
In the third set of IDW's Star Trek Ongoing series, we finally start getting real changes from the episodes they cover. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew take on IDW's take on "Operation—Annihilate!" Does the comic flip the A and B plots, making the story more about family, or does it focus on Spock being too eager to sacrifice himself? Were there kids on the Kelvin? What does the addition of George Samuel Kirk Junior bring to the series? Find out all this and even more in this exciting episode!
 
Hosts
 
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Editor and Producer
 
Drew Stewart
 
Associate Producers
 
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Chapters

Alternate Tales (1:27)
Step-dad or Uncle? (5:19)
Various Differences (8:13)
George S. Kirk, Jr. (12:38)
The New A Plot (17:29)
Needs Of The Many (20:49)
Continuity Coolness/Badness (24:54)
Closing (26:42)
 
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Direct download: so-049.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 8:00am MST

24: Let’s Just Call It Alderaan

IDW Ongoing Comic Comparison: Where No Man Has Gone Before.

Between the first two J.J. Abrams Star Trek movies, IDW started publishing an ongoing comic of the continuing adventures featuring this new version of the old crew. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew discuss the first two issues of this series, based on the second pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before." They compare show vs. comic, point out some of the more interesting differences, and find that not everything has changed as much as you'd think in this new universe. Plus, in listener mail, you can hear Mike's episode selections for his Star Trek 50th Anniversary Party.

Direct download: so-024.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

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