Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast (Movies)
133: Daring To Do Better

Star Trek 2009.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, your Refit Crew continues their voyage through the Original Series “ERA” Movies with Star Trek 2009; the 11th film in the Star Trek cinematic universe. For the past several weeks, the Refit Crew has been discussing at length, the SIX Original Series Cast movies while navigating towards their final destination of BEYOND at temporal coordinates 07.22.16. Staying true to the focus of the TOS era movies, the Refit Crew circumnavigated Star Trek Generations to stay on course with the reboot of Star Trek under the newly christened ”Kelvin Timeline."

After nearly 7 years of being absent from the big screen post Nemesis, and 4 years since Enterprise and Star Trek in general left television in May of 2005…one monumental question hovered over the hearts and minds of Trekkies around the world: What is the future for Star Trek? When there were rumors of a possible return to the big screen, an even more daunting question spread throughout Trek fandom: How do you revive a franchise that is over 40 years old? Please join us as we take a look back to 2009 and the movie that rekindled Star Trek for (pardon the pun) the Next Generation.

Hosts
Ken Tripp, Jeffrey Harlan and Zach Moore

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:19)
Introducing Zach Moore to the Crew (00:02:21)
Navigating to 2009 and BEYOND (00:05:16)
The Trek Time Travel Tradition (00:09:41)
RISK is the Writers’ Business (00:17:32)
Hi Christopher…I’m Nero! (00:25:51)
NEW Tech - NO Babble (00:32:26)
Setting a New Star Trek Standard (00:43:30)
Did We Stump Mr. AtoZ? (00:50:25)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:52:28)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:00am MST

132: taH pagh taHbe

Star Trek VI: The Re-Discovered Klingons.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, your Refit Crew continues their voyage through the Original Series Cast Movies with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; heading towards July 22 and BEYOND! In the fall of 1991, as the 25th anniversary was unfolding, many fans were hopeful that they would see the Original Series cast go out with grace and dignity. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was constantly under enormous development pressure as fans anticipated a much stronger showing for what was being rumored as the “swan song” for the Original Series Cast.

With Nicholas Meyer returning as director, coupled with the scripting collaboration of friend Denny Martin Flynn, Meyer set his team to task working off of an original idea from Leonard Nimoy; the “fall of the Berlin Wall in Space.” Re-interpreting social issues through the lens of science fiction has always been at the heart of successful Star Trek storytelling and Star Trek VI continues that tradition with incredibly heartfelt performances from the cast who, at the end, literally "signed off" their final appearances in their last feature film together as the Original Series crew.

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Ken Tripp

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:03:46)
Rediscovering the Undiscovered Country (00:06:18)
The Commodore Salutes Anton Yelchin (00:10:30)
Navigating Turbulent Waters (00:15:24)
A Klingonesque December to Remember (00:20:50)
What the Hell is Gracie Law Doing Here? (00:26:35)
“CAPTAIN” Sulu…on Assignment (00:31:18)
Getting Past People like Kirk (00:34:52)
The Aliens’ Graveyard (00:44:40)
A Mind Meld Gone Too Far? (00:50:34)
The Memories of the Music (00:58:38)
Our Most Memorable Moments (01:04:14)
Never Ending Final Thoughts (01:10:56)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:29:44)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:00am MST

131: Go Climb A Rock Monster!

No One Sets Out To Make A Bad Movie.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, your Refit Crew continues their voyage through the Original Series Cast Movies with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier; heading towards July 22 and BEYOND! After the enormous box office success of The Voyage Home, the studio decided to continue the cinematic universe with a fifth production: The Final Frontier. William Shatner, who had a contract that ensured he and Nimoy got equal footing, was given the reins to direct. The Final Frontier was a very challenged production and the Chief and Mr. AtoZ try to unpack the issues that plagued ST:V.

Was the plot an all too familiar and common trope in Star Trek? Did Shatner elevate the screen presence of the “Big Three” - Kirk, Spock and McCoy - at the expense of the rest of his crew and acting comrades? Did Laurence Luckinbill’s portrayal of an emotionally charged Vulcan fly in the face of what we knew of Vulcan canon from TOS Join us as we warp ahead into the finer points of The Final Frontier. We also reflect on the untimely and tragic passing of Anton Yelchin; a brilliant, young actor who will forever be loved by Star Trek fans as the Kelvin Era's Ensign Pavel Chekov.

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Jeffrey Harlan

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)
Remembering Anton Yelchin (00:03:00)
What Does God Need With a Shatner? (00:06:33)
A Very Familiar Final Frontier (00:12:20)
B…as in Barricade and B Plots (00:20:56)
Going Through the Motions? (00:26:00)
Playing to a Captive Audience (00:30:43)
A Very Volatile Vulcan (00:38:22)
Not So Special Effects (00:46:00)
It Could Have Been SO MUCH MORE! (00:55:45)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:06:54)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:00am MST

130: Hello Computer!

Voyaging Home.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, your Refit Crew continues their voyages through the Original Series Cast Movies with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, as they head towards July 22 and BEYOND! After the dramatic gravitas of The Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock, there is a very obvious and light-hearted approach towards this movie as Leonard Nimoy wanted to take this in another direction. It wound up being the most successful of the Original Series cast movies at the time in 1986. And it was no secret that the return of Nicholas Meyer had a profoundly positive impact as well.

One of the strongest aspects to The Voyage Home was the story itself as the writing contributions of Harve Bennett and Nicolas Myer added to the overall partnership with Nimoy at the helm. Most of the cast got their "moment" in the movie and we discuss several of our favorite. We also discuss several Star Trek firsts in this film: we saw the first female Starfleet Captain, Christine Chapel in the background in charge of Starfleet Medical and, in our opinion, a story where the team is actually trying to make an impact to the timeline instead of restoring a timeline. We hope you enjoy our show!

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Jeffrey Harlan

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:03:02)
A Voyage Within The Voyage Home (00:04:45)
A Return to Trek’s Comedy Roots (00:11:33)
Magical Moments for the Crew (00:17:00)
Getting the Band (of writers) Back Together (00:23:22)
A Few Unfamiliar but Welcome Faces (00:26:24)
There Be Music Here (00:33:12)
Firsts of Many (00:37:36)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:49:32)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:00am MST

129: Revenge for Lost Arguments

Searching for Spock.

Star Trek BEYOND is nearly upon us and your refit crew felt that a “logical” follow-up to Temporal Trailer Park 1 & 2 would be to a return to the Original Series movie franchise starting with Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Why Star Trek III? Well after the Chief's and the Commodore's conversation on Standard Orbit 123: TMP vs. TWOK: The Conversational Kobayashi Maru, the team felt that The Search for Spock would be the “logical” choice to continue covering the Original Series movie universe and to tap into all of the listeners’ nostalgia and emotional connection to those legendary stories.

The Refit Crew reminisces a great deal about how this film was Leonard Nimoy's directorial debut, how Harve Bennett wrote the entire script, discuss major themes of death and darkness in this movie starting with Valkris, through to David Marcus and culminating with the destruction of the Enterprise. Was it the right amount of drama or too much? Ultimately, this movie posited the ultimate question: Is Spock back? Join the Refit Crew, as they not only Search for Spock, but for the deeper meaning behind this wonderful contribution to the Original Series cinematic universe.

Hosts
Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan and Ken Tripp

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:02:45)
The Movies and Beyond towards BEYOND (00:03:43)
Plotting The Search for Spock (00:06:13)
How Do You Feel Mr. AtoZ? (00:10:30)
The Logical Choice for Director (00:15:36)
The Reverend Kruge (00:20:11)
The Excelsior of Comedy (00:27:24)
Bird of Prey-ing it Forward (00:31:00)
The NEW Saavik (00:34:45)
Unable to Cheat Death (00:38:21)
Vulcan Mysticism Brought Full Circle (00:48:14)
Why Not Pick Scotty? (00:54:24)
The Man Who Killed Spock (00:56:51)
A Clash About Klingons (01:04:17)
AtoZ on the Hot Seat (01:10:25)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:15:20)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: so-129.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:30am MST

123: TMP vs. TWOK: The Conversational Kobayashi Maru

The Motion Picture vs. The Wrath of Khan.

When Star Trek left the television airwaves in 1969, there was a void that was left in the hearts and minds of Trekkies around the world. The Original Series "re-runs" and the 1973 Animated Series tried to fill that void with varying degrees of success. But on May 25th, 1977, everything changed with the release of George Lucas’ STAR WARS. It created a shockwave in the film industry that challenged the very nature of science fiction storytelling and the projects that were being developed at that time, especially Star Trek: Phase II - the grandiose production to bring Star Trek back to television.

Many Trekkies believe that Phase II's evolution into Star Trek: The Motion Picture was necessary to strike while the proverbial "iron" was hot, and launch the film franchise through riding the epic financial tidal wave and wake of Star Wars. Conversely, there are also many who believe that the (arguably) most popular Star Trek movie of all time is The Wrath of Khan because it was more "profitable" as a film and because it has so totally permeated global pop culture to this very day. So ... what IS the movie that truly “saved” Star Trek and is this the "conversational" Kobayashi Maru for the Chief and the Commodore?

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Ken Tripp

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:41)
Entering the Chief’s Movie Zone (00:03:15)
The Spark that Set this Off (00:04:42)
Tripp-ed Up by Emotional Ties (00:09:03)
Memoirs of a 10-Year Old Commodore (00:15:12)
A Wise Use of Scale (00:19:14)
The Humbling of a Hero (00:27:57)
Finding Spock Again (00:36:26)
Counselor Disco Bones (00:41:32)
Differences by Design (00:46:33)
The V’Ger Sized Element in the Room (00:57:15)
By the Numbers (01:03:26)
Settling the Scores (01:10:41)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:15:06)

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: so-123.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:00am MST

113: Beyond the Fast & Furious Reaction

Star Trek Beyond the Trailer.

The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond was released on December 14, 2015 and was immediately and severely criticized by the Star Trek fan community at large. Focusing too much on action, such as James T. Kirk performing some thrilling heroics on a motorcycle, the overwhelming fan response raised a very interesting question: Did the combination of Justin Lin, Director of The Fast and the Furious, in concert with the explosive styling of this trailer, cause an unjust reaction from the fans based solely on some ninety seconds of footage?

On this episode of Standard Orbit, we will take and in-depth look at the speculation surrounding the trailer, delve deeper into why the fans reacted in such a volatile manner and go even further … beyond the trailer itself. Two days after the trailer's release, Simon Pegg told audiences, “There’s a lot more story, and a lot more character stuff, and a lot more of what I would call ‘Star Trek stuff.’ But, you know, they’ve got to bring a big audience in, they’ve got to bang the drum. So to Star Trek fans, I’d say hang in there, be patient." 

Hosts
Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan

Guests
Ken Tripp

Production
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:01:30)
The Trailer and BEYOND (00:03:14)
Being Teased by the Trailer (00:10:15)
When did Sulu have Time for a Family? (00:16:28)
A Fast and Furious Fan Response (00:30:15)
Repairing the Trust in Star Trek Fandom (00:42:34)
Being Optimistic up to a Point (00:47:11)
Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (00:57:58)

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 6:00am MST

94: Spotty Lighting

Behind The Scenes of Star Trek VI.


Everyone knows the story of the making of most of the Star Trek movies, but it usually seems like Star Trek VI gets lost in the shuffle. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew are joined by John Tenuto, who tells us the details of what happened in the making of the original crew's final solo mission. From abandoned concepts to the production to the people who worked behind the scenes, John lets us in on everything he knows. Also Mike asks "the nerdiest question ever asked on a Star Trek podcast" and gets it answered!

Cover Photograph Courtesy of Nicholas Meyer/The Papers of Nicholas Meyer Collection at the University of Iowa Library.

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

Guest
John Tenuto
 
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
The Original Plans (00:02:42)

The All-New Plan (00:20:46)
The Production (00:29:04)
The Unsung Heroes (00:40:13)
The Post-Production (00:45:52)
The Release & Reactions (00:49:45)
Wrap Up (01:04:31)
Closing (01:07:39)
 
Direct download: so-094.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 5:16am MST

90: Five Minutes & A Magic Tribble

The JJ-Verse Movies with @FirstTimeTrek.

Every good series must come to an end. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew talk to Andi about her feelings on JJ Abrams' takes on the Star Trek Universe. We discuss 2009's crossover appeal, how the minor characters were used in both movies, and our shared problems with Into Darkness.

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

Guest
Andi (@FirstTimeTrek)
 
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
Space Adventure 2009 (00:01:53)
Into Trolling (00:21:47)
Into Conclusion (00:45:19)
Closing (00:49:20)
 
Direct download: so-090.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 8:54am MST

84: PEACE

The Classic TOS Movies with @FirstTimeTrek.

Do you remember watching the Star Trek movies for the first time? Andi sure does, because she just did! In this episode of ​Standard Orbit​, Mike and Drew have Andi share her thoughts on each of the 6 original ​Star Trek​ movies. Find out how she feels about each movie without having the benefit of growing up with them!

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

Guest
Andi VanderKolk
 
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
Finally Caught Up (00:01:21)
The First Picture (00:02:11)
The Wrath of First (00:11:22)
The First for Spock (00:13:51)
The Voyage First (00:26:59)
The Final First (00:35:23)
The Undiscovered First (00:45:44)
TO BE CONTINUED… (00:54:24)
Closing (00:56:26)
 
Direct download: so-084.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 9:19am MST

82: Pink Blood and No Tear Ducts

Creating The Standard Orbit Canon: The Movies.

The time has come to fit the final piece of the puzzle into our canon. In this episode of ​Standard Orbit​, Mike and Drew go through the movies to decide what needs to be kept to tell the story of TOS. Do we need all the movies? Do we only really need ​The Undiscovered Country​? What about those other movies? Each one goes on the chopping block in the lead up to the final reveal of the official "Standard Orbit Canon"!

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
The Final Canon (00:00:50)
The Motion Picture (00:02:32)
The Wrath of Khan (00:07:28)
The Search for Spock (00:09:55)
The Voyage Home (00:13:09)
The Final Frontier (00:15:30)
The Undiscovered Country (00:18:35)
Star Trek 2009 (00:22:30)
Into Darkness (00:27:04)
The Final Totals (00:28:44)
Closing (00:30:32)
 
Direct download: so-082.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 12:20am MST

77: Ready Or Not, She Launches

"Return To Tomorrow" Book with Preston Neal Jones

 

​Sometimes a bad thing 40 years ago becomes a good thing today. In this episode of Standard Orbit​, Mike and Drew talk with author Preston Neal Jones about his oral history book on The Motion Picture, "Return To Tomorrow". Originally planned as a double-issue of the Cinefantastique magazine, Preston interviewed 60 people involved with the making of the first Star Trek movie while it was being made. Now these interviews are compiled into a 672-page book, making a "montage of memory" of what it was like to be there in 1979 in the lead up to release. What was the big problem with the making of the film? Was there more than one? And is it OK to call Trekkers "Trekkies"? We discuss this and more in this fascinating episode!

 

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

Guest
Preston Neal Jones
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart
 
Associate Producer
Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
​The Book (00:01:09)

How A Magazine Becomes A Book (00:05:34)

You Were There (00:10:31)

Full Access Pass (00:13:55)

Getting Into Journalism (00:16:42)

Trekkie vs Trekker (00:17:35)

Portrait of a Non-Trekkie (00:19:07)

Too Many Scripts (00:26:14)

Assigning Blame (00:28:10)

Misconceptions (00:32:55)

What If… (00:36:54)

Where To Get The Book (00:39:51)

Closing (00:42:06)

 
Direct download: so-077.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 8:21am MST

67: A Bit More Villainous

Villains In The TOS Movies: Part 2.

 

Love them or love to hate them, villains are an integral part of the TOS movies. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew talk about the villains of the last two TOS movies and the first two reboot movies. How villainous are villains you never really get to know? Is having an diverse group of villains better? Does having a weak villain make for a bad movie? Who would win in a fight between two villains? Find out what we think of these baddies in this evil episode!

 

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

Sybok / “God” / Klaa? (00:01:25)
Chang & The Conspirators (00:08:05)
Nero (00:15:50)
Marcus / Khan (00:22:37)
Future Villains Teaser (00:29:09)
Closing (00:29:42)

 

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 8:41am MST

66: Just Sort Of A Plot Device

Villains In The TOS Movies: Part 1.

 

For many people, the mark of a good movie is having a good villain. The question is, are villains really necessary? In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew talk about the "villains" of the first four TOS movies. We discuss the finer points of villainy, question the nature of villains, and ask the question, "Does doing bad things make you a bad person?" Find out what we think in this very Probe-ing episode!

 

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

"Boogie Night Orbit" Backdoor Pilot (00:00:50)

Quote Unquote Villain (00:05:02)

V’ger (00:06:31)

Khan (00:11:52)

Kruge (00:17:31)

The Whale Probe (00:25:03)

Closing (00:31:21)

 

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

61: Tin Foil Hat-Wearing Vulcans

NEWS: Star Trek 13 Director Shake-Up.

 

Last week, some pretty big news about the next Star Trek movie broke and we couldn't keep our opinions to ourselves. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew talk about what Roberto Orci leaving the director's chair means for the future of the 50th anniversary, what will happen to the existing script, and who might replace him. Does it sound like they need to replace the script? Do your hosts want to #BringBackRiker? Find out in this special news episode!

 

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart
 
Associate Producers
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Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters

Orci Out? (00:00:49)  

Throw Out The Script? (00:05:30)  

Edgar (W)right? (00:24:54)  

Dream Directors (00:34:22)  

Closing (00:40:04)  

 

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60: Smooth And Polished And Pretty

Star Trek - The Motion Picture 35th Anniversary.

 

Thirty-five years ago this week, Star Trek was brought back from the dead in not just a movie, but a full-fledged Motion Picture. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew discuss our first times seeing the film in its various forms, our first impressions, and how our opinion might have changed in the meantime. We rave about the music and the dialog scenes, and try to view it from The Original Generation who had to have been so excited to see their favorite crew on the big screen for the first time.

 

Hosts
Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
 
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart
 
Associate Producers
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Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen
 
Chapters
Introduction of TMP (00:02:38)
First Viewings of TMP (00:04:00)
First Impressions of TMP (00:9:33)
Comparing The Cuts (00:14:31)
What We Like About TMP (00:19:48)
The Original Generation (00:25:31)
Final Thoughts (00:28:16)
Closing (00:31:01)
 
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34: Stick My Rock Monsters Back In

Star Trek V 25th Anniversary.

This year's final movie anniversary we're going to celebrate is the appropriately-titled Final Frontier. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew reflect on Star Trek V on its 25th anniversary. We share our first viewings, what we think about it today, how it could be redeemed, and how much the lack of Rock Monsters hurt the final product. Plus, Mike tells us all about his favorite DVD bonus feature of all time, the infamous Star Trek V Press Conference. Could the press conference have been improved with more Rock Monsters? Find out in this thrilling episode!

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 8:00am MST

33: I. HAVE HAD. ENOUGH. OF YOU!

Star Trek III 30th Anniversary.

A lot of times, the third movie in a franchise gets a bad rap. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew look back on The Search For Spock on its 30th anniversary, discussing our first times seeing it, what we like about it, and how it might undo The Wrath of Khan. We talk about the odd-number-movie rule and if it's accurate, and even compare the movie to Alien3.

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 11:32am MST

Star Trek Generations with Earl Grey.

The producers of the first Next Generation movie were told they needed some Original Series to help out, so the crews of Earl Grey and Standard Orbit decided they needed to do the same. In Part I, the combined crews take a look at Star Trek Generations from a TOS point of view, discussing champagne bottles, Kirk's real dreams, and why TNG didn't really need Kirk to pass the torch. Part II will be installed on Tuesday on Earl Grey!

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The Unmade Starfleet Academy Movie.

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is a great movie, however it wasn't the only option for the 25th anniversary film. One of the options considered would have been a prequel to The Original Series that took place while the characters were together in the Academy. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew discuss the outline of the Starfleet Academy movie, compare it to Star Trek (2009), and wonder if it might have been better than the existing Star Trek VI.

Direct download: so-010.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

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