Mon, 7 March 2016
Essential Season One TOS.
There are Top Ten lists ... and there are TOP TEN lists. This episode of Standard Orbit is about the latter. Many online lists, from prominent geek culture websites, favor Season One heavily and with good reason. Rarely if ever, are Seasons Two and Three as equally represented. These lists also cite City on the Edge of Forever as being the quintessential TOS episode of all time - if not for all of Star Trek. Feeling that these lists were imbalanced and incomplete, we wanted to look at each season of TOS for what we would recommend as "essential viewing."
Our goal for this episode, and for the upcoming TOS Essentials podcasts, is to offer a new and perhaps in many ways - different "best of" list for each season so that newcomers to The Original Series can use our recommendations as an essentials starter kit; episodes chosen from each season and not heavily influenced by any one in particular. We believe our listeners will truly enjoy these comprehensive recommendations compiled by their very own Refit Crew; podcasters and friends they have come to know and trust here on Standard Orbit.
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Sun, 8 December 2013
Rewriting Season One with Marc Cushman.
The first season of The Original Series is a great piece of television history. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew talk with Marc Cushman, author of the new book These Are The Voyages, about which episode of Season One the producers were most proud of and a couple of episodes that fell apart in rewrites. Find out what you missed from the first drafts of some of your less favorite episodes.