Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast

Standard Orbit 268: TOS Season 0.5

The Original Series in Discovery Season 2, Part 1.

In the final scene of Discovery's first season, the U.S.S. Enterprise appeared and set Star Trek fandom on fire with anticipation for what that meant for the new series' sophomore year. What followed was Christopher Pike becoming the captain of the U.S.S. Discovery, spending half a season on the search for Spock, and some...convoluted explanations to attempt make everything fit with established canon.

This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by co-creator and former co-host of Primitive Culture Tony Black to discuss what worked and what didn't about making Discovery's second season such a direct prequel to The Original Series. Does Spock having a secret sister pay off in any way? What did we think about the new bridge of the Enterprise? Can Star Trek continue to thrive by continuing to look backward? All this and more on this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Zach and Tony's Discovery Thoughts (00:02:52)
TOS Season 0.5 (00:12:52)
Spock to Discovery = Worf to Deep Space Nine? (00:24:14)
Pike (00:31:14)
The Enterprise/The Bridge (00:40:19)
Spock (00:47:10)
New Timeline vs. Top Secret, Go Forward (01:06:05)
Final Thoughts (01:13:43)
POTFM (01:17:50) 
Closing (01:20:00)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Tony Black

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-268.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 267: The James Bond of Star Trek

The Many Faces of Captain Pike.

When Star Trek first went into production it wasn't Captain James Kirk in the center seat of the USS Enterprise, it was Captain Christopher Pike. First brought to life by actor Jeffrey Hunter, Pike went on to be portrayed by three other actors and has carved out his own niche in the mythos. This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore
and Hayley Stoddart discuss the many faces of Captain Pike and his resurgence as a character in recent years.


Could Jeffrey Hunter have carried a series as a leading man, and why did he leave Star Trek after the first pilot? What about Sean Kenney's important, but thankless turn as Pike? Did Bruce Greenwood's new take on the character in the Kelvin Timeline pave the way for Anson Mount's Pike on Discovery? All this and much more on this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:02:05)
First Impressions of Pike (00:02:52)
Jeffrey Hunter's Pike (00:05:35)
Sean Kenney's Pike (00:22:04)
Bruce Greenwood's Pike (00:30:35)
Anson Mount's Pike (00:41:57)
Favorites, Final Thoughts (01:07:35)
POTFM (01:19:50) 
Closing (01:22:00)

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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: so-267.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 266: Pale Blue Dot

The Voyager Program.

This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by Tim Robertson, host of The Observers Notebook and Generations: A Star Trek Podcast to discuss NASA's Voyager program - the inspiration for V'Ger from The Motion Picture.

Was Voyager's mission really to learn all that was learnable? Why were there only two Voyager probes and not the six Star Trek promised us? How much longer will the Voyagers be operational? Science fiction meets science fact in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!


Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Tim Robertson, Star Trek Fan and Podcaster (00:02:52)
Voyager, The Real One(s) (00:05:21)
V'Ger (00:20:29)
Pale Blue Dot (00:25:45)
Mainstream Science, Future of Space Travel (00:28:33)
Final Thoughts (00:33:39)
POTFM (00:37:13) 
Closing (00:39:14)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Tim Robertson

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-266.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 265: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2019

TrekFM at FanX.

This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Hayley Stoddart discuss this year's FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. Hayley had the privilege of being a guest panelist alongside The Edge's Brandi Jackola and To The Journey's Zachary Fruhling. We talk Hayley's FanX experience as well as include the panel in its entirety at the end of the podcast!

Also, with merger talks between CBS and Paramount heating up once again, our business correspondent Ken Tripp has the latest news and analysis of what this might mean for the streaming media world and for the future of Star Trek. Boldly listen!


Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Hayley's FanX Experience (00:02:11)
CBS/Paramount Potential Merger (00:18:39)
TrekFm FanX Panel (00:34:16)
POTFM (01:27:50) 
Closing (01:29:51)

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-265.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

High Drama of TOS and The Movies.

This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Hayley Stoddart talk the most dramatic moments of TOS and the movies. Conspiracies, death and destruction across all three eras of Captain Kirk's crew. What moments provided a punch to the gut or a hit to the feels when it was least expected?

Is the impact of Spock's death diminished by his resurrection? Which Enterprise's destruction carries the most weight? As much as we hated to lose Bruce Greenwood's Pike, was his death a necessary lynchpin for the rest of Star Trek Into Darkness? All this and more on this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
First Drama in TOS (00:03:30)
Killing Spock (00:06:25)
Star Trek VI (00:11:55)
Spock's Brother (00:18:15)
Destruction of the Enterprise (00:24:50)
Drama of Star Trek 2009 (00:33:45)
Death of Pike (00:38:00)
Other Drama Moments (00:42:30)
POTFM (00:45:16) 
Closing (00:47:18)

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-264.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 263: Section 31 on TOS

TOS Episodes with Section 31

This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore, and Hayley Stoddart talk Section 31 in the TOS universe. The Standard Orbit crew reviews the episodes that could have had Section 31 involved in the shadows.

Could Section 31 been behind the events of Assignment Earth, Journey to Babel, and Undiscovered Country and many others? Zach, Hayley, and Ken explore how this covert organization may have been behind some of the more suspicious plot lines involving Captain Kirk and the Enterprise team. Boldly Listen!


Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Overview  (00:02:23)
Assignment Earth  (00:06:25)
Changeling  (00:13:16)
Doomsday Machine (00:16:23)
Specter of the Gun (00:19:45)
Journey to Babel (00:23:55)
Wesley Crusher and TUC (00:34:18)
Hayley's Panel (00:48:00)
POTFM (00:51:40) 
Closing (00:57:13)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
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: SO263.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MDT

Turnabout Intruder Discussion.

This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart talk Turnabout Intruder. We talk about how it fits as a final episode, what we might have liked to see instead as a series finale, and overall ideas and concepts of the story. 

Does Turnabout Intruder work as a series finale? Is it really as awful as its reputation? What positives can we take from this traditionally maligned episode? All this and more in this week’s discussion, boldly listen!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
First Thoughts (00:03:00)
Alternative Finales (00:07:50)
Episode Concept (00:14:50)
Kirk's Ex-Girlfriends (00:17:45)
Lester Is Kirk (00:24:20)
Swapping Bodies (00:35:45)
Episode Title, Final Thoughts (00:44:20)
POTFM (00:47:47) 
Closing (00:49:54)

Hosts
Zach Moore
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-262.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am MDT

Standard Orbit 261: Completely Illogical

Vulcans in the Immunity Syndrome

Hayley and Ken discuss whether it is logical that a crew of Vulcans would be unsuccessful in solving the mystery of the immunity syndrome. In this question and answer episode: Ken and Hayley challenge each other on this fascinating topic.

Would the best scientific minds in the Federation truly fail in thwarting the giant space amoeba? When something isn't logical does it really mean it is impossible to accept? Ken and Hayley explore the Vulcan mind-set and other examples of Vulcan behavior to understand if they could have survived. Boldly Listen to the this week's Standard Orbit.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Why not Logic? (00:05:30)
Logic in the Moment  (00:16:30)
Hayley's Introspective (00:27:30)
POTFM (00:36:41)
Closing (00:42:61)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Hayley Stoddart

Production
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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_261.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 260: How Do You View Your Trek?

Episodic vs. Serialized Viewing

Zach, Hayley, and Ken pilot Standard Orbit in a new direction by discussing the serialized approach of Discovery with the styles of TOS and the other Trek series and movies.

Viewing habits have evolved and so has Star Trek. Does a serialized series have a more difficult time than an episodic series? Did the TOS movies start the process of the longer story arc in Star Trek? What will CBS do with the new animated series or Picard out of the gate. Which series had the best formula? We debate it all so...Boldly Listen to the this week's Standard Orbit.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Did the TOS films start all this? (00:08:50)
Different ways of story telling  (00:14:03)
Trek Ratios (00:22:15)
Watching a cartoon?(00:27:54)
Instant Gratification (00:38:40)
POTFM (00:46:05)
Closing (00:51:21)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Production
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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_260.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 259: Swipe Right For Science

The Cage.

With Discovery revisiting Talos IV in its most recent episode, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart resvisit it was well to discuss Enterprise's first visit there in The Cage. We talk the cast and crew, the technology, and the legacy of The Original Series' rejected first pilot. 

What would a Captain Pike lead Star Trek have looked like in 1965? With Number One still part of the crew, would Spock have become the logical being we came to know and love?What about the different aesthetic and technologies in this first pilot vs. the rest of the series? All this and more on this week's Standard Orbit.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
What If NBC Said Yes? (00:02:59)
Aesthetics, Uniforms, Sets, Etc. (00:20:51)
Young Sailor Tripp (00:26:17)
The History of The Future, Spock's Slow Career Track (00:29:30)
The Future Technology of Yesterday (00:33:52)
Opening Shot, Time Warp Factor Seven (00:42:01)
The Future Technology of Yesterday, Contd. (00:46:42)
Messages and Legacy (00:47:31)
POTFM (00:52:32)
Closing (00:54:35) 

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Direct download: so-259.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 258: When Star Trek IV Voyaged Home

Star Trek IV's Videocassette Debut and How We Consume Media.

This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart are joined by sociology professor and Star Trek historian John Tenuto to discuss he and his wife Mary Jo's latest article for StarTrek.com, "When Star Trek IV Voyaged Home."

We talk the evolution of the home video format, the debut of Star Trek IV on video cassette, promotional tie-ins, widescreen vs. pan-and-scan and so much more. Boldly listen!

http://www.startrek.com/article/when-star-trek-iv-voyaged-home-to-vhs-and-beta

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
VHS, Beta, CED and Laserdisc (00:02:37)
Widescreen vs. Pan-and-Scan (00:23:51)
3D, 4DX, The Theatergoing Experience (00:35:04)
Paramount Director's Series (00:53:24)
Promotional Playing Cards, Retail Advertising and Tie-Ins (00:58:43)
The Theatergoing Experience, Contd. (01:12:31)
Final Thoughts (01:21:44)
POTFM (01:23:16)
Closing (01:25:26)

Hosts
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Guest
John Tenuto

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-258.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 257: The Soul of a Cosmic Baby

The Lost Episodes, Part IV.
  
This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore continue the discussion of lost TOS episode with two more stories that never made it to the screen. Both of these would-be episodes were conceived by well-known names in Star Trek, D.C. Fontana and George Clayton Johnson. 

In Joanna, we are introduced to Joanna McCoy, daughter of Leonard McCoy in a story that eventually became The Way To Eden. In Rock-A-Bye-Baby, or Die the soul of a cosmic baby takes over the Enterprise...and hijinks ensue. Boldly listen!


Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Titles (00:02:06) 
Joanna (00:03:09)  
Rock-A-Bye-Baby, or Die (00:20:15)  
Final Thoughts (00:32:28)
POTFM (00:37:06)  
Closing (00:38:50) 

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

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-257.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 256: We Forgot Nimbus III

Romulans and Klingons.
  
This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss the the two primary antagonists of The Original Series: the Romulans and the Klingons. One is an honorable foe with a cloaking device and a code of duty, the other is a ruthless adversary who often works behind the scenes to undermine the Federation by proxy. Which is which you ask? That depends on the era of Star Trek you're watching!

The Romulans and Klingons have shared and swapped many cultural traits over the years, sometimes in-universe like ship designs, other times by merely the executive decision of writers. We talk this back and forth as well as the roles each species played on TOS and beyond, and some what ifs had they been utilized differently in the movie era.


Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Romulan and Klingon Debuts (00:02:15)
Episode Rundown (00:07:35) 
Differences, Switching Species (00:15:30)
Movie What Ifs (00:35:56) 
Romulans 2009 and Klingons Into Darkness (00:45:38)
Final Thoughts (00:52:22)
POTFM (00:54:29) 
Closing (00:56:39)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

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-256.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Godlike Beings of TOS, with the Trek Geeks.
  
This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart are joined by Dan Davidson and Bill Smith from Trek Geeks to talk the many godlike beings of The Original Series and religion through the lens of Star Trek. This is part one of a two-part discussion, so be sure to listen to part two where we talk gods and religion on Deep Space Nine tomorrow on the Trek Geeks podcast episode 167!

What makes a god in the Star Trek universe? Would it really hurt to gather just a few laurel leaves for them? Does absolute power corrupt absolutely? Can we look past the third season production values of And The Children Shall Lead? These thoughts and many more on this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!


Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Godlike Beings Of TOS (00:02:07) 
Errand of Gods (00:04:34)  
God X (00:08:31)
Who Mourns For God? (00:12:38)  
The God Of Gothos (00:23:09)
Where No God Has Gone Before (00:29:37)  
And The God Shall Lead (00:37:41)
Final Thoughts (00:48:55)
POTFM (00:56:41)  
Closing (00:58:51) 

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Guests
Dan Davidson
Bill Smith 

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-255.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

The Sci-Fi Channel Special Edition On Zach's Top 3 Episodes.

This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore continues to showcase The Sci-Fi Channel Special Edition by sharing its "extras" on his top three episodes of TOS: Where No Man Has Gone Before, The City on the Edge of Forever and Arena.

These extras feature interviews with guest stars Sally Kellerman and Paul Carr as well as legendary writer Harlan Ellison and other behind-the-scenes insight from actors William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and producer Herbert F. Solow. Boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Zach's #1 Episode (00:04:50)
Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Sci-Fi Channel Special Edition (00:06:47)
Zach's #2 Episode (00:16:21)
The City On The Edge Of Forever: The Sci-Fi Channel Special Edition (00:18:51)
Zach's #3 Episode (00:29:38)
Arena: The Sci-Fi Channel Special Edition (00:31:31)
POTFM (00:41:32)
Closing (00:44:55)

Host
Zach Moore
 
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-254.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 253: A Piece of the Action

A TOS Classic

In this episode of Standard Orbit: Hayley Stoddart and Ken Tripp discuss this game changing episode, especially if you enjoy playing cards. A Piece of the Action allows our heroes to have some fun while fixing the damage from a book left behind from a starship 100 years earlier.

Hayley and Ken enjoy visiting a planet modeled after 1920s Chicago Gangsters. Let's talk Spocko, fizbin, tommy guns, and why this episode set the stage for a solid TOS movie. Enjoy this light and entertaining episode of Standard Orbit. Boldly Listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
It Can't Get Better than That (00:03:49)
Keys to the Episode (00:11:32)
"Kirking"  (00:14:09)
Prime Risk  (00:26:29)
POTFM (00:38:02)
Closing (00:43:30)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Hayley Stoddart

Production
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor & 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_253.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 252: He's Weird, Whatever

Spock's Emotional Moments.

For someone who claimed to be emotionless and that emotions were "alien" to him, Spock certainly became "emotionally compromised" quite frequently over the years. This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss Spock's emotional moments in The Original Series, the movies and the Kelvin Timeline.

What's up with the smiling and shouting Spock of the pilot era? Does it count as being emotionally compromised if external forces are at work? Is the Kelvin Timeline's Spock too emotional? All this and much more on this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Half Human, Half Vulcan (00:02:07)
Emotional Spock in TOS (00:03:31)
Emotional Spock in The Movies (00:27:26)
Emotional Spock in The Kelvin Timeline  (00:40:47)
Emotional Spock in TNG, Final Thoughts (00:53:16)
POTFM (00:57:27)
Closing (00:59:07)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
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-252.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MDT

Standard Orbit 251: Almost an Entirely New Enterprise?

The TMP Refit Enterprise

This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Hayley Stoddart, Zach Moore, and Ken Tripp discuss the refit USS Enterprise. Hayley received a bounty of collector editions of Star Trek the Magazine and the Standard Orbit team dove into the issue that focused on the refit USS Enterprise.


The refit is many legacy Star Trek fan's favorite ship. Ken, Hayley, and Zach review the changes, the features, and filming of this storied Starship. Is there any of the original starship a part of the refit? What about the new bridge, engineering, and landing gear? Secure your turbolock armrests, be ready for wormholes, and boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
It's a main character  (00:04:40)
The Changes  (00:08:50)
All New Ship  (00:14:00)
The Bridge (00:17:30)
Design Team and Deflector Dish (00:35:35)
Landing Gear (00:46:10)
Mickey Mouse and Warp Speed (00:51:45)
POTFM (01:03:25)
Closing (01:08:40)

Hosts
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
Ken Tripp


Production
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor & 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_251.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 250: Who Mourns For Phillips?

Odd Jobs On The Enterprise.

This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss the odd jobs on the original Enterprise. From historians to meteorologists, often times the characters who hold these positions appear out of nowhere for one story and are never heard from again. Which of these highly specialized jobs make sense to have on a starship, which ones don't, and what other types of officers would we have liked to have seen on the Enterprise?

Do technicians really do all the work? Counselors weren't standard crew members until the 24th century, but there were psychiatrists on board in the 23rd and just as important. Shouldn't the Enterprise be leaving sociologists on every planet where they uproot the population's way of life before leaving for the next mission? All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Odd Jobs On The Enterprise (00:02:30)
Archaeology and Anthropology Officer (00:06:18)
Astrobiologist (00:11:16)
Astrophysicist (00:13:12)
Chemist (00:19:16)
Geologist, Geological Technician (00:23:08)
Historian (00:28:25)
Meteorologist (00:33:25)
Psychiatrist (00:37:04)
Radiation Specialist (00:44:38)
Sociologist (00:46:53)
Jobs We Wanted To See, Final Thoughts (00:51:15)
POTFM (01:00:18)
Closing (01:02:24)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

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-250.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 249: The Toys That Made Us

Star Trek Toys With John Tenuto.

This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by sociology professor and Star Trek historian John Tenuto to discuss the long history of Star Trek toys. We discuss John and his wife Mary Jo's appearances on Netflix's "The Toys That Made Us," the famous (and infamous in some cases) action figures by Mego, the ever-other-movie approach to toys and merchandise in the TOS movie era, the evolution of action figures in the modern age of collectables and many of John and Zach's favorite Star Trek toys from over the years.

What was the story behind the wildly inaccurate Mego Gorn action figure? Why did the licensees keep guessing wrong on when to make a merchandising push during the movie era? The TNG Galoob line: the forgotten Star Trek toy line? All this and much more in this special Christmas-sized edition of Standard Orbit! Merry Christmas!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Favorite Star Trek Christmas Presents (00:02:10)
The Toys That Made Us (00:06:45)
1960s Toys, Label Swapping (00:11:48)
Mego (The Gorn, The Mugato, Etc.) (00:17:25)
The Motion Pictures (Every Other Movie) (00:26:30)
Galoob's TNG Line (00:48:08)
Playmates, Secrecy, Generations (00:56:09)
2000s, Art Asylum/Diamond Select (01:09:20)
Collectability vs. Playability (01:29:01)
Mature Francises Marketed At Kids (01:39:04)
Final Thoughts (01:51:24)
POTFM (01:57:53)
Closing (01:59:58)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
John Tenuto

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-249.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 248: Renegade?

Captain Kirk's Evolution

Captain Kirk is one of the most popular characters in pop-culture and Science Fiction. Over the years his character has evolved and even redesigned. Hayley Stoddart and Ken Tripp explore the good Captain from TOS to the movies to the Kelvin Timeline.

This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Hayley Stoddart take a deep dive into what defines Captain Kirk. Is he really a cocky ladies-man rule breaking warrior or are these descriptions a big oversimplification? We ask you to boldly listen and decide for yourself!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
The notion of a Rule Breaker Cut (00:03:10)
Evolution of a Character (00:05:15)
Apple Breakdown (00:09:20)
Kelvin Kirk vs. TOS Kirk (00:16:46)
Court Martial Review (24:00)
Problem Solvers (43:56)
POTFM (00:48:40)
Closing (00:54:00)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Hayley Stoddart

Production
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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_248.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 247: The Scooby-Doo Ending

The Nicholas Meyer Director's Cuts.

As Leonardo da Vinci once said, "Art is never finished, only abandoned." Nicholas Meyer would seem to agree, as he returned to both of the Star Trek films he directed (The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country) to create alternate director's cut. These re-edits aren't to the extreme that some others films have undergone (Blade Runner, Batman v. Superman, etc.), but make a significant impact on the narratives none the less.

This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss the differences between these alternate versions and their original theatrical counterparts, which versions they find superior, and some of their non-Star Trek, favorite director's cuts. Boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Star Trek Director's Cuts (00:02:07)
The Wrath of Khan: Director's Cut (00:04:52)
Scenes Still Lost, Blu-ray Error (00:14:33)
The Undiscovered Country: Special Home Video Version (00:21:37)
Final Thoughts, Other Favorite Director's Cuts (00:37:48)
POTFM (00:44:23)
Closing (00:46:20)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

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-247.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 246: A Tale Of Three Producers

Coon, Lucas and Roddenberry in Season Two.

This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by author and critic Darren Mooney to discuss the second season of TOS and how each of its three show runners brought their own unique stamp to the episodes they produced. Gene Coon, John Meredyth Lucas and Gene Roddenberry all had a turn at the reins, all to very different results.

How did the two Genes differ in their approach to Star Trek? Was Gene Coon's use to familiar elements a double edged sword? Would Star Trek have endured if it had lasted only two seasons? What's so bad about The Omega Glory? All this and much more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
A Tale of Three Producers (00:03:01)
The First Draft of History, Diversity in TOS (00:06:46)
Coon Era (00:16:26)
Coon vs. Roddenberry (00:33:40)
Lucas Era (00:43:29)
Roddenberry Era (00:54:52)
Season Finales, Season Premieres (01:03:22)
What If TOS Were Only Two Seasons? (01:08:53)
Final Thoughts (01:13:54)
POTFM (01:18:55)
Closing (01:21:03)

Host
Zach Moore

Host
Darren Mooney

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-246.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 245: How Many Kellicams Is Beijing From Shanghai?

TOS In Stardate Order.

What would watching The Original Series in stardate order look like? Would it create any continuity errors? Would it solve any? How does The Animated Series fit into all this? Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore go deep into the rabbit hole of TOS era stardates this week on Standard Orbit.
 
Many thanks to The Star Trek List, our main resource for this discussion:
http://startreklist.blogspot.com/2011/04/list-of-all-star-trek-episodes-sorted.html

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Stardates (00:03:53)
The Star Trek List, The Animated Series, Continuity Broken (00:08:10)
Continuity Fixed, More Continuity Broken (00:12:39)
Spock Stuff, Mudd Stuff (00:14:43)
More TAS in the Middle of TOS (00:17:04)
TOS Episode Without Stardates (00:19:10)
When Does It Matter? (00:22:02)
Post-TOS Stardates (00:24:35)
Final Thoughts (00:29:03)
POTFM (00:35:49)
Closing (00:38:01)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

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-245.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 244: The Devil In The Details

The Devi In The Dark Episode Discussion.

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the classic episode The Devil In The Dark. From its progressive message of understanding and communication to the minutia of Janus VI's maps and uniforms, it's a fun conversation about one of Star Trek's finest hours.

How is the crew's stance on the Horta different from that on the M-113 Creature? With all the talk of Phaser I and Phaser II, where is the phaser rifle from Where No Man Has Gone Before? Would a permanent chief of security character have fit in on TOS? All this and much more on this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Initial Thoughts In The Dark (00:01:55)
Unique Teaser, Phaser I and Phaser II (00:09:16)
No Kill I (00:13:00)
The Horta (00:19:00)
You're A Healer, There's A Patient (00:24:02)
Janus VI Maps, Desk Decorations and Uniforms (00:27:44)
A TOS Security Chief (00:31:01)
No Uhura (00:35:31)
Final Thoughts (00:40:47)
POTFM (00:44:47)
Closing (00:46:59)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
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-244.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 243: Northeast Trek Convention

Discussions and Starfleet International Interview

This week on Standard Orbit: Ken Tripp teams up with Brandon-Shea Mutala at the Northeast Trek Convention in Albany, New York. Ken and Brandon share their adventure and observations recorded from inside the Albany Capital Center.

For the first time Ken and Brandon were able to set up a station at a Star Trek convention and meet and greet Star Trek fans from all over. Lots of fellow podcasters were also on hand as well as the various Trek celebs, writers, and artists. Ken interviews two leaders from Starfleet International on the functions and charitable causes they drive in New York and New Jersey. Boldly Listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:25)
Trek through Albany's restaurants (00:01:40)
The Convention Adventure (00:3:45)
Interview with Starfleet International  (00:16:50)
POTFM (00:30:00)
Closing (00:31:28)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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_243.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 242: Grace

Grace Lee Whitney and YN Rand

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Hayley Stoddart, Zach Moore, and Ken Tripp discuss the life of actress Grace Lee Whitney and the impact her character, YN Janice Rand, had on Star Trek.

From her being one of the original faces of the franchise, to be written off the show; Grace was sexually assaulted during her time on set and fell into depression and addiction after her contract was cancelled. Ken, Zach, and Hayley explore her life, her recovery, and eventual return to the TOS movies. Boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:25)
Thoughts on YN Rand (00:02:50)
Combat Yeoman (00:08:54)
Grace Lee Whitney (00:16:14)
You will never work again! (00:23:35)
Addiction (00:26:40)
Grace is a very appropriate name (00:36:16)
Rand is Back  (00:37:18)
POTFM (00:44:29)
Closing (00:58:50)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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_242.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 241: Where Are The Robots?

Androids on TOS.

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the androids featured throughout the course of The Original Series. From Ruk and Dr. Korby's creations to V'Ger's Ilia probe, there are more than you think!

How does TOS' take on humanoid, artificial intelligences differ from that of later series? Why is is always so easy to overwhelm these incredible machines with simple logic contradictions or powerful emotions? Would we want to live forever in the body of an android duplicate? All these tough questions and much more, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:28)
Pre-Soong Androids In Star Trek (00:02:40)
What Are Little Androids Made Of? (00:06:23)
I, Android (00:23:31)
Return To Androids (00:40:51)
Requiem for Androids (00:46:03)
Android: The Motion Picture (00:53:20)
Final Thoughts (01:00:52)
POTFM (01:08:28)
Closing (01:09:51)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
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-241.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am MDT

Let That Be Your Last Battlefield Roundtable.

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp are Zach Moore are joined by Chris Clow from Discovery Debrief and Lance Laster to discuss one of the most iconic episodes of TOS, Let That Be Your Last Battlefield. From the alien makeup design, the first appearance of the auto-destruct and of course its ever-relevant message, this episode is one of the greats.

We talk Jud Taylor's unique directorial style, the use of stock footage, Star Trek's shifting warp speed scale and why the parables of racism and hate this episode presents are unfortunately as relevant as ever today.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (00:02:19)
Captain Kirk vs. The Riddler (00:06:59)
Auto-destruct (00:12:27)
Dynamic Direction (00:18:57)
Stock Footage (00:23:08)
Stretching Out The Story, Warp Speed Rules (00:29:21)
Bonk Bonk On The Head But It Needs To Be  (00:34:28)
Continued Relevance (00:44:29)
The Whole Spectrum Of Shatner (00:47:47)
Final Thoughts (00:50:25)
POTFM (00:57:27)
Closing (00:58:50)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Guests
Lance Laster
Chris Clow
 
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-240.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 239: Double Your Shatner, Double Your Fun

What Are Little Girls Made Of Commentary.

This week on Standard Orbit host Zach Moore is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to complete their trilogy of commentaries on the episodes of TOS written by famous horror author Robert Bloch with What Are Little Girls Made Of. An episode that doesn't seem to generate much discussion in fan circles, its one of Zach and Brandon's favorites so strap yourself onto the turntable next to your android duplicate and get ready for a fun conversation!

Would you want to download yourself into an android body? Is there a "soul" component that would be missing if you did? What ARE little girls made of? All these questions and more pondered in this week's Standard Orbit!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
What Are Little Podcasts Made Of? (00:01:54)
What Are Little Girls Made Of Commentary (00:06:11)
Final Thoughts (00:56:30)
POTFM (00:59:58)
Closing (01:01:56)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
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-239.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am MDT

Standard Orbit 238: Can She Pronounce His First Name?

Spock and Uhura in the Kelvin Timeline

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp and Hayley Stoddart talk about what has to be one of the more complex relationships in Star Trek; Spock and Uhura during the Kelvin Timeline.

How does a relationship between a human and Vulcan work? How does the teacher/student, Senior Officer/Cadet, and the emotional/logical dynamics between Lt. Uhura and CDR Spock work in this new timeline? Boldly listen to Hayley and Ken as they discuss these facets and...can Uhura pronounce his first name?

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Northeast Trek Con (00:01:55)
Feelings?  (00:06:36)
Men are headlines Women are articles (00:11:22)
Working Couple on the Bridge  (00:30:52)
Final Thoughts (00:43:20)
POTFM (00:45:34)
Closing (00:50:50)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Hayley Stoddart

Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor & 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: SO238.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 237: That Cheap Looking Sixties Show Is Everything

Lee Draws 365 Star Trek Scribbles, Part 2.

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart continue their conversation with Lee Sargent from "Lee Draws 365 Star Trek Scribbles." We discuss his Alt Trek series of drawings that mix and match films and episodes with different crews, the inspiration behind them, and go down the rabbit hole of canon vs. head canon when it comes to our favorite franchise!

Do the uniforms from The Cage hold up? Is V'Ger connected to the Borg? What's so special about The Motion Picture? It's an open forum of Star Trek discussion with Lee, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Alt Trek (00:01:55)
Overdesigned (00:11:38)
Canon: Klingons, Tan Shirts, Chekov and More! (00:22:23)
The V'Ger/Borg Connection (00:40:37)
Close Encounters of the Motion Picture (00:43:59)
Final Thoughts (01:00:06)
POTFM (01:05:39)
Closing (01:07:51)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Guest
Lee Sargent
 
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-237.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 236: Drawn To It

Lee Draws 365 Star Trek Scribbles.

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart welcome Lee Sargent to discuss his 365 day drawing challenged appropriately titled "Lee Draws 365 Star Trek Scribbles." Lee shares the origins of his Star Trek fandom, his history with drawing challenges, some of his favorite subjects to bring to life on the page and also some of his most challenging, and other franchises he enjoys drawing.

What helps set Spock apart from other Vulcans in illustrations? How does an artist approach drawing the differences between men and women? What Star Trek movie do Lee and Zach share a mutual love for and bond over? We answer all this and much more, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Lee Sargent (00:02:01)
365 Day Drawing Challenge (00:06:48)
Lee's Favorites and Least Favorites To Draw (00:18:05)
No Need to Search for Search for Spock Love (00:29:24)
Personal Fandom (00:34:11)
Women of Star Trek Sketch Cards (00:42:54)
Babylon 5, Other Franchises, Discovery (00:49:28)
Lee's 50th Anniversary Suggestion (00:59:32)
Final Thoughts (01:01:35)
POTFM (01:04:47)
Closing (01:07:30)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Guest
Lee Sargent
 
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-236_2.0.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT


Star Trek: The Sci-Fi Channel Special Edition.

In 1998 the Sci-Fi Channel remastered TOS in picture and sound quality, restored every episode to its original run time (they had been edited down over the years for syndication), and aired them five nights a week in their original broadcast order. But that's not all! They were hosted by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, as well as featured exclusive interviews with actors, writers and producers from The Original Series!

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart are joined by creator of the "Star Trek Scifi Channel Special Edition" Facebook group Joe Giannetti to discuss this amazing project, why it was cut short by the Sci-Fi Channel, and how fans are working to preserve this lost chapter of Star Trek history.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
The Sci-Fi Channel Special Edition (00:01:52)
Hosted By William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy (00:06:01)
Exclusive Interviews, Sets and Props (00:13:20)
VHS History Lesson (00:25:58)
Archiving the Special Edition (00:29:25)
"Till next time..." (00:40:29)
POTFM (00:42:11)
Closing (00:44:55)

Hosts
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Guest
Joe Giannetti
 
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-235.mp3
Category:Star Trek Remastered -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

This week hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore, and Hayley Stoddart explore the first roles Diana Muldaur on TOS with Return to Tomorrow and Is In There Truth no Beauty. The Standard Orbit team takes a good look at her remarkable Trek career that span two generations.

Join Hayley, Zach, and Ken as they review all three roles Diana Muldaur played on Star Trek across two generations. Boldly listen as we explore this dynamic and, from a TNG POV, controversial actress and her impact on Star Trek.

Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:01:23)
Taking us Back to the 80s  (00:02:32)
The Colors are Wrong (00:04:30)
Sargon Calling  (00:08:37)
Android Talk (00:14:14)
Dr. McKenna? (00:17:40)
Is In There Truth no Beauty (00:20:14)
IDIC (00:25:00)
24th Century (00:37:40)
POTFM (00:46:49)
Closing (00:49:53)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
 
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-234.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am MDT

Standard Orbit 233: Another Speaker At A Star Trek Convention

No Kirks and a New Spock.

This week hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart talk no Kirks in Star Trek 4 and a new Spock in Discovery. What would the next Kelvin Timeline film look like without Chris Pine? Should Captain Kirk be recast again, or just written out entirely? Same goes for his on screen dad Chris Hemsworth as George Kirk, who was teased as appearing in Star Trek 4 all the way back in 2016.

Speaking of recasting we have a new Spock coming to Discovery in the person of Ethan Peck, grandson of Hollywood legend Gregory Peck. How do we feel about a second "young Spock" existing concurrently with Zachary Quinto's? We also revisit the conversation about whether or not we'd have preferred to see Kelvin Timeline actors on Discovery, or for that matter any TOS characters at all.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
No More Kirks? (00:02:08)
Planet of the Titans Pitch/Writing Out Kirk (00:11:17)
Ken Keeps Hope Alive (00:17:15)
Another New Spock (00:24:24)
Why Recast Again? (00:32:34)
Final Thoughts (00:43:36)
POTFM (00:46:49)
Closing (00:49:52)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
 
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-233.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

More Moments From STLV 2018.

This week hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss more about the experiences that Zach and Hayley had while at Star Trek Las Vegas. Hayley shares about some of the personal interactions she had with friends and others while there.

We talk cosplay, new friendships made, old ones reinforced as well as this year’s convention in comparison to previous years and what the future might have in store. We’re still basking in the glow of Star Trek Las Vegas in this episode of Standard Orbit!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Safe Word is Banana (00:01:35)
Hayley's Start To the Week (00:04:45)
Ken's Explanation and "Promise" (00:08:45)
Cosplay at STLV (00:10:00)
Friendships at STLV (00:24:00)
Attendance This Year, Potential Next Year (00:30:25)
Hayley's STLV Advice (00:34:20)
Hayley's Surprise (00:37:40)
POTFM (00:41:37) 
Closing (00:43:38)

Host
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
 
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-232.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MDT

TOS and DS9 at STLV 2018.

This week host Zach Moore is joined by Lance Laster to debrief about the TOS presence at Star Trek Las Vegas 2018; Shatner, Takei, Koenig and more. How does this year's convention live up to their last visit for STLV 50? Was TOS truly as progressive as its reputation? All this and much more in this week's Standard Orbit.

They also discuss the celebration of DS9's 25th anniversary, the screening of Far Beyond The Stars, and how its even more relevant and poignant today that when it first broadcast.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
STLV 2018 (00:03:25)
William Shatner  (00:11:42)
George Takei (00:22:17)
Walter Koenig (00:29:20)
Nichelle Nichols and TOS Guest Stars (00:35:03)
DS9 at 25, What We Left Behind (00:39:00)
Far Beyond The Stars (00:44:34)
Final Thoughts (01:01:37)
POTFM (01:04:48) 
Closing (01:06:47)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Lance Laster
 
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-231.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MDT

TOS and Batman: The Animated Series.

This week host Zach Moore is joined by fellow Trekkie and Batman superfan Chris Clow to talk the many crossover talents between The Original Series and what many consider the best animated show of all time, Batman: The Animated Series. With the recent announcement of Batman: The Animated Series being remastered and released in HD, this seemed like the perfect time to discuss the incredible actors who've graced both the stages of TOS and the sound booths of BTAS. From first-tier Batman villains to one-off supporting characters; Nichelle Nichols, Michael Ansara, David Warner, the list goes on!

We also talk Chris' Star Trek fandom and his own Trek podcast, Discovery Debrief!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Chris Clow: Star Trek Fan (00:01:55)
Batman: The Animated Series (00:13:06)
Michael Ansara, Mr. Freeze (00:16:45)
David Warner, Ra’s al Ghul (00:26:35)
Nichelle Nichols, Thoth Khepera (00:33:55)
Malcolm McDowell, Arcady Duvall (00:38:21)
Diana Muldaur, Leslie Thompkins (00:43:06)
Malachi Throne, The Judge/The New Batman Adventures = TOS Season 3 (00:46:11)
William Windom, Ethan Clark (00:54:03)
Paul Winfield, Earl Cooper (00:56:15)
George Murdock, Boss Biggis (01:00:24)
Brock Peters, Lucius Fox (01:05:12)
Final Thoughts (01:14:4 5)
POTFM (01:20:10) 
Closing (01:22:46)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Chris Clow
 
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-230.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 229: We Just Want More Trek
 
Star Trek News Update.

In this episode of Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the recent news surrounding the possible merger of CBS and Paramount, the next two films involving our beloved crew, the possibility of more Star Trek returning to our TV screens and more TOS in Discovery.

Ken shares his knowledge about the possible merger, will it happen and what are the logistics of that if it does. We speculate on the ideas of the Khan mini-series, a Starfleet Academy show and what we would like to see. By golly, we just want the next Star Trek movie already!

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:23)  
CBS/Paramount Merger (00:02:00)
Khan Mini-Series (00:25:50)
Starfleet Academy Series (00:32:45)
Animated Series (00:39:15)
Between TUC and TNG (00:46:15)
Tarantino Trek and Star Trek 4 (00:49:45)
The Fans Must Suffer (01:00:30)
New Captain Pike (01:07:35)
Final Thoughts (01:13:00)
POTFM (01:15:45)
Closing (01:18:18)
  
Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
Direct download: SO_229.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 228: A Tale of Two Saaviks

A Character Review

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Zach Moore, Hayley Stoddart, and Ken Tripp discuss the character of Saavik and the actors that portrayed her. This fan-favorite Vulcan is fun to explore from her origins to the very unique styles brought to her by Kirstie Alley and Robin Curtis.

The Standard Orbit team explore the perspectives, the history, and the approaches taken by Myer and Nimoy in making Saavik a part of the crew only to be written off and reinvented with Valeris (Kim Cattrall)  in Star Trek VI.  We invite you to explore LT. Saavik and give us your feedback and theories on the Babel Conference. Boldly Listen!
 
Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Hello Mr. Saavik  (00:09:50)
Searching for Spock with a new Saavik (00:18:40)
A Theory on the Re-Casting  (00:22:30)
Facial Expressions (00:33:10)
Written-Out (00:36:22)
From Saavik to Valeris (00:42:40)
Saavik Endures (00:53:50)
POTFM (01:00:38)
Closing (01:06:42)
 
Hosts
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
Ken Tripp
 
Production
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor & 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_228.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 227: A Big Glass Ball in Space

Yorktown Station

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Hayley Stoddart and Ken Tripp discuss all things Space Station Yorktown. Star Trek Beyond was a hit for most fans and one of the more interesting locations was Yorktown Space Station. Ken and Hayley review the specifications, community, culture, and technology of this huge space station.

What was the first reaction to seeing Yorktown? Did we get to see enough of the Federation? How was the station lighted and how did the gravity function? Would you be able to ride the mono-rail without getting vertigo? Hayley and Ken do their best to explore these questions and other aspects as well as why it was named Yorktown. Boldly Listen!
 
Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Yorktown Specs  (00:04:10)
Dubai and Disney World Combined (00:06:34)
Population and Purpose (00:17:46)
What's in a Name? (00:28:02)
The "A" (00:33:06)
POTFM (00:47:05)
Closing (00:49:12)
 
Hosts
Hayley Stoddart
Ken Tripp
 
Production
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor & 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-227.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 226: Put That Quote on a Shirt

Top 5 TOS Quotes.

This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart share their top five favorite quotes and phrases from The Original Series. Star Trek is personal for each of us and we each have something unique that resonates with us. Some quotes are widely enjoyed on a universal level, while others are personal and mean more to us individually.
 
Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Not a TOS Quote (00:03:23)
Put That Quote on a Shirt (00:05:52)
Getting All Philosophical (00:09:10)
Say It Like Shatner (00:14:38)
That's A Lot of Syllables (00:19:00)
Sticking With Spock (00:24:45)
Final Favorite (00:29:20)
Honorable Mentions (00:37:40)
POTFM (00:47:05)
Closing (00:49:12)
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
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-226.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 225: Layers: It's Cold In Space

Starfleet Uniforms.

This week hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart talk uniforms! Gold, blue and tan or gold, blue and red? Women: pants or skirts? And was Kirk's wrap around the only green duty uniform or did our eyes deceive us? How do the “pajamas” of TMP compare to their “monster maroon” successors?

All this and what our favorite uniform styles are, and what we might be wearing the next time you see us at a convention! Join Starfleet and don your uniform in this week’s Standard Orbit!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Ken's Thoughts On Discoprise (00:01:55)
Uniform Beginnings (00:05:10)
Tri-colored Uniforms (00:10:20)
Women in Dresses (00:13:25)
The Utility of the Uniforms (00:17:20)
Random Uniforms (00:19:00)
The Original Series Films (00:25:05)
The Kelvin Timeline Films (00:44:55)
Favorite Uniforms (00:57:15)
POTFM (01:06:56) 
Closing (01:08:54)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
 
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-225.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 224: Bumphead

Steven Lance Interview, Part 2.
 
Just exactly what is a Bumphead you ask? Actor, author and convention host Steven Lance is back to give us all the details.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, Steven is back with hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart to continue the discussion about his time in the Star Trek universe. Steven shares his experience appearing in Star Trek: The Motion Picture and being designated as a Bumphead. We also talk about the book he is putting together about his time as master of ceremonies, with a call out to those fans who would like to share their experiences at those early conventions. 

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
More Living With Scotty (00:02:13)
Bumphead on The Motion Picture (00:03:58)
Stage Name (00:16:37)
Steven The Author (00:18:49)
Garden State Film Festival, Christopher Lloyd (00:23:06)
Jam Room Communications (00:31:29)
Final Thoughts (00:34:10)
POTFM (00:35:25) 
Closing (00:37:58)

Hosts
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Guest
Steven Lance
 
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-224.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 223: Pleased To Meet You Mr. Scott

Steven Lance Interview, Part 1.
  
If you were a Star Trek fan in the 1970s and were fortunate enough to attend a convention, odds your host was Steven Lance a.k.a. “Heash.”

In this episode of Standard Orbit, Steven joins hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart to discuss how he came to be a fan of Star Trek, a talent show at Lunacon 1973 that opened up the world of Star Trek conventions to him, his time as host of those conventions, and the close friendship he developed with James Doohan.
Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Steven Lance (00:02:10)
The Convention That Lead to Conventions (00:06:30)
Steven and The Actors (00:18:55)
The Fan Community (00:31:55)
James Doohan (00:40:20)
Ridiculous Fan Questions and Shatner's SNL Skit (00:51:30)
POTFM (00:56:45)  
Closing (00:58:52) 

Hosts 
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Guest
Steven Lance
 
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-223.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 222: Dumb and Death

Favorite Red Shirt Moments.
  
The term "red shirt" is an ingrained in pop culture as "live long and prosper," "warp speed" and "beam me up Scotty." If the stereotype is to be believed, wearing a red uniform on the Enterprise is basically a death sentence...but is it really?

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart explore the cliché, its validity, and discuss some of the their favorite red shirt moments from The Original Series. 

Redshirts Are The Safest: Debunking A Star Trek Myth by EC Henry: https://youtu.be/GIRRDO7_SZI

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Redshirts Are The Safest: Debunking A Star Trek Myth (00:03:51) 
Honorary Red Shirts (00:10:21)
A Red Shirt By Any Other Name (00:19:57)
More Red Shirt Moments (00:22:32)
Worst Ways To Die (00:31:51)
Dumb Red Shirt Moments (00:35:08)
Final Thoughts (00:39:49)
POTFM (00:41:33)  
Closing (01:43:42) 

Hosts 
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
 
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-222.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 221: Trek Movie Madness

The Wrath of Khan vs. First Contact.
  
Trek Madness is back by popular demand! In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore, and Hayley Stoddart are joined by the hosts of Earl Grey to debate the best of the best of the Star Trek movies: The Wrath of Khan vs. First Contact! 
 
Nine out of ten Trekkies on the street would agree that these two films are the best of their respective film franchises, so how does TOS' cream of the crop measure up to TNG's? Both feature themes of revenge, returning villains, epic space battles and memorable musical scores; we compare and contrast all this and much more in Trek Movie Madness!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
The Wrath of Khan vs. First Contact (00:03:05)
Better Follow-Up to Episodes (00:16:17)
Nitpicking, Plot Holes, Retcons (00:28:57)
Khan vs. The Borg Queen...or The Borg? (00:40:19)
Genesis vs. Phoenix Subplots (00:51:31)
Space Battles and Special Effects (01:01:30)
Soundtracks (01:09:19)
"Assimilate This!" (01:15:18)
Final Thoughts (01:19:02) 
POTFM (01:32:08) 
Closing (01:34:38)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Guests
Amy Nelson
Richard Marquez
Justin Oser
 
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-221.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 220: Discoprise

TOS in Discovery Season 2 and Star Trek 4 and 5.
 
In this episode of Standard Orbit hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the exciting news released recently regarding Discovery's second season, there being not one but two new Star Trek films in development, and how all this relates to The Original Series
 
There is plenty of speculation and expectations amongst fans with regards to the meeting of the Enterprise and Discovery and their respective crews. With this in mind, we discuss what we are excited about...and maybe not so excited about. Then we share our excitement over having the first female director in the film franchise, what a fourth Kelvin Timeline movie might look like, and what the other (possibly Tarantino-directed) movie might be.

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Discovery Season 2 (00:02:26)
Redshirt Rant (00:07:20)
Spock in Discovery (00:14:58)
The Enterprise in Discovery (00:20:42)
Captain Pike and Anson Mount (00:29:23)
Not One, But Two Films (00:36:15)
S.J. Clarkson (00:37:39)
Tarantino's Film: A Return To TNG? (00:44:02)
Final Thoughts (01:01:00) 
POTFM (01:02:04) 
Closing (01:04:01)

Hosts 
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
 
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-220.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 219: Treknology

Interview with Dr. Ethan Siegel

On this week's Standard Orbit; Hayley Stoddart and Ken Tripp have a great time discussing Dr. Ethan Siegel's book "Treknology".  Ethan is a PhD astorphysicist, science writer, and author and a long time Star Trek fan. This high energy and entertaining look at some of Star Trek's key technology is a must listen and his book a must read.

Learn what traveling at Impulse Power would do to the human body. How deflector shields, phasers, and cloaking ability may not be that far away. We promise you'll be fully engaged; learning, laughing, and thinking about the wonders that may lay ahead if the Star Trek universe became a reality. Dr. Siegel, Hayley, and Ken invite you to sip some synthahol and boldly listen!  


Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
From the Beginning (00:03:10)
Impulse Power Failure (00:18:33) 
Deflector Shield Tech (00:25:03) 
Quantum Torpedo (00:33:20) 
Cloaking Technology (00:40:13)
Phasers and Synthahol (00:43:55)
Space Kilts and POTFM (01:00:50) 
Closing (00:39:19)

Hosts 
Hayley Stoddart
Ken Tripp

Guest:
Dr. Ethan Siegel
 
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor & 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: STOB219.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 218: Space Spider

The Lost Episodes, Part III.
  
There are dozens of story ideas, outlines, and scripts submitted to or commissioned for TOS that never went into production. In this episode of Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart share the synopses of and their thoughts on three more of these would-be episodes.

The crew visits a "Confederate States of America" planet, but with a twist. A sister ship of the Enterprise is found adrift, its crew dead, and an unseen menace is to blame. The Enterprise and another ship, the Momentous, get caught in a pre-Tholian web in space...in an episode written by William Shatner! Also, we discuss what's scarier: insects or reptiles.
Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Portrait In Black And White (00:02:29)
Sister In Space (00:12:27) 
The Web Of Death (00:21:44) 
Final Thoughts (00:30:41) 
POTFM (00:37:13) 
Closing (00:39:19)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart
 
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-218.mp3
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Standard Orbit 217: Young Minds Fresh Ideas


New Line Up on Standard Orbit

In this episode of Standard Orbit: we officially welcome Hayley Stoddart as a new host and Trekspert. We explore her recent experience watching the entire original series, movies, and reboots and get her rankings for each season, original cast film, and the Kelvin timeline.

TrekFM is excited to have Hayley as part of the family and Standard Orbit is committed to bringing fresh topics and view-points to the foundational series of Star Trek. We hope you enjoy this introduction and discussion on this week's Standard Orbit.  Boldly Listen!
Chapters
Welcome to Stoddart Orbit? (00:01:23)
Start Again, Intro and Season 1  (00:02:20)
Season 2 (00:17:30)
Season 3 (00:24:55)
The Movies (00:27:55)
Re-Boots (00:31:18)
POTFM (00:40:46)
Closing (00:45:54)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Hayley Stoddart
 
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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_217.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 216: It Was Like Watching My Mom Fan-Dance 

Star Trek V Panel Discussion.

In this episode of Standard Orbit: we have an all-star team assembled to discuss Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Bill Smith, Hayley Stoddart, and Bryana Fern join host Ken Tripp to dive into the least popular of the TOS era films.

Does The Final Frontier get better with age? What worked and what could have been improved? What were the key themes that do resonate and is it as bad as its reputation? We explore the controversial themes, acting, writing, and the heart of this film. We hope you enjoy Bill's, Hayley's, and Bryana's  considered thoughts and opinions on The Final Frontier in this week's Standard Orbit. Boldly Listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Introduction to the panel (00:02:40)
What Went Well? (00:05:36)
What Were The Missed Ppportunities? (00:18:14)
The Score (0046:44)
A Lot Better Than Nemesis! (01:04:16)
POTFM (01:06:53)
Closing (01:12:25) 

Hosts 
Ken Tripp

Guests
William Smith
Hayley Stoddart
Bryana Fern
 
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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_216.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 215: Give It To Me On Flip Book

TWOK on VHS, Part 2.

In this episode of Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore continue their conversation, or Khanversation if you will, with John Tenuto. We talk more odds and ends of The Wrath of Khan including deleted scenes and alternate cuts, as well as get John's take on Discovery and debate the merits of episodic vs. arc-based storytelling.

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
TV Movie of the Week? (00:01:51)
Tenuto on Discovery (00:3:45) 
Episodic vs. Story Arc TV (00:07:23) 
Back to Wrath of Khan... (00:15:15) 
Alternate Cuts and Deleted Scenes (00:24:45) 
Final Thoughts (00:34:45) 
POTFM (00:36:55) 
Closing (00:39:13)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Guests
John Tenuto
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (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-215.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan's importance in Star Trek history cannot be overstated, it revived the franchise from the brink of oblivion and paved the way for a feature film franchise that (with a brief interruption from 2002-2009) continues to this day. But did you know The Wrath of Khan also revolutionized the home video market?

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by master of all things Khan knowledge, John Tenuto to discuss how The Wrath of Khan became the best selling videocassette in history to that time and changed the way studios did business after a film exited theaters. We also discuss the past, present and future of Star Trek on home video.
Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Mass Market VHS: The Great Experiment (00:02:00)
Renting, Rewinding, and Renewing TOS (00:17:37) 
New Formats, Box Art, and Special Features (00:27:58) 
Streaming: The Undiscovered Country and Nicholas Meyer (00:41:27) 
To Be Continued... (00:53:25) 
POTFM (00:53:58) 
Closing (00:56:16)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Guests
John Tenuto
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (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-214.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

In the spirit of March Madness we bring you Trek Madness. The mighty crew of Earl Grey take on the ship's company of Standard Orbit in a battle of the best of the worst! Season 7 of Next Generation versus Season 3 of TOS. The two teams complete their first cross-over two episode adventure as they remove their biases and discuss which episodes were the best of the worst.

Join Amy Nelson, Zach Moore, Justin Oser, Richard Marquez, and Ken Tripp for some bracketed competition between these two Star Trek franchises. Enjoy part one on Standard Orbit launching Monday, March 19th with the conclusion of the 24 round battle on Earl Grey on Tuesday March 20th. Boldly Listen!!
Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Welcome Aboard Extra Great!  (00:02:10)
Children vs Subrosa (00:09:00) 
Plato's Stepchildren vs Interface (00:14:38)
Bloopers are included! (00:17:31) 
Empath vs Eye of the Beholder (00:21:15)
Zetar vs Bloodlines (00:29:45) 
Eden vs Masks (00:37:40)
Mark of Gideon vs Liaisons (00:46:38)
Spock's Brain vs Emergence (00:53:11)
Paradise vs Fantasms (01:00:00)
Turnabout Intruder vs Dark Page (01:09:00)
Spectre vs Genesis (01:21:00)
Elaan vs. First Born (01:30:34)
POTFM (01:44:35) 
Closing (01:48:16)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Guests
Amy Nelson
Richard Marquez
Justin Oser

Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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-213.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 212: Patching Up Continuity

Uniform Patches, Starships Names, and Registry Numbers.
 
Until Star Trek: The Motion Picture, each Starfleet vessel has its own unique insignia patch on its uniforms...or did it? In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek to discuss this hotly debated topic among fandom and how these seemingly incongruous and contradictory uniform patches can be reconciled within greater Star Trek continuity.

From production memos in response to The Omega Glory to the long-awaited Defiant uniform patches finally turning up on Enterprise, we attempt to trace the confusing history of the Starfleet insignias, and the starships and registry numbers associated with them.
Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Uniform Patches (00:02:58)
Starship Names and Registry Numbers (00:28:08) 
Fanon vs. Canon (00:37:15) 
Enterprise-A and Constitution Class Refits (00:51:48) 
Final Thoughts (00:58:14) 
POTFM (01:00:15) 
Closing (01:01:37)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Guest
Larry Nemecek
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (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-212.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 211: Kicked Upstairs

Gene Roddenberry and Harve Bennett
  
From the launch of the original series through Star Trek: The Motion Picture; Gene Roddenberry was synonymous with all things Star Trek. With the franchise's future in the balance and in order to bring in a new movie with strict cost control and more resembling the TV show: Harve Bennett was brought in to deliver. 

Zach and Ken discuss this interesting dynamic between these two men and the unpleasantness surrounding their relationship. We focus on the irony of how both individuals actually had a great positive impact on each other but jealousy and pettiness never allowed these two giants in Star Trek lore reconcile their relationship. 

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
From the Beginning... (00:03:01)
He was a Tough Guy (00:07:26) 
Brutally Honest  (00:15:20) 
Here is the Irony (00:28:19) 
Their Last Conversation (00:38:40) 
Final Thoughts (00:41:55) 
Closing (00:49:58)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
 
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editory & 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_211.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 210: Foreheadgate

The Evolution of the Klingons.
 
There are few races in Star Trek as iconic as the Klingons. Introduced in the first season of The Original Series, the warrior race remains as relevant as ever over fifty years later playing an integral role in the latest entry in the franchise, Discovery.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore talk the Klingons' ever-changing appearance from Kor to T’Kuvma, if the franchise may have gone too far in explaining out-of-universe production aesthetics in-universe, and how the Klingons are forever tied to the Romulans.

Also, Zach proves to be prophetic in his prediction of a certain starship's appearance in Discovery's season finale. Unintentional spoilers for Will You Take My Hand?, which aired the night after we recorded this podcast!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
The Refit Klingons (00:02:17)
Kor, Koloth and Kang (00:04:56) 
The Refit Klingons, Contd. (00:09:24) 
Trials and Tribble-ations and Explanations (00:16:08) 
Klingons or Romulans? (00:23:45) 
Final Thoughts (00:42:21) 
POTFM (00:43:24) 
Closing (00:45:30)

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (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-210.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 209: The Lost Episodes, Part II

More Never-Produced TOS Episodes.
  
There are dozens of story ideas, outlines, and scripts submitted to or commissioned for TOS that never went into production. In this episode of Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore share the synopses of and their thoughts on three more of these would-be episodes.

From the minds of renown Star Trek writers David Gerrold, Norman Spinrad, Gene Coon and John Meredyth Lucas, these stories present us with a distracting creature that creates mayhem, a megalomaniacal Federation sociologist, and a xenophobic, hidden civilization. 

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Bandi (00:04:05) 
He Walked Among Us (00:14:40)  
The Lost Star (00:27:27)  
Final Thoughts (00:40:36)  
POTFM (00:43:52)  
Closing (00:45:59) 

Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (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-209.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 208: Spock Talk

Thoughts about Star Trek's most iconic character
 
Haley Stoddart joins Ken to discuss what is about Spock and Vulcan philosophy that is so attractive to Star Trek fans. Explore the Vulcan journey from TOS to the movies to the Kelvin Timeline. Deep dive into how this character and Leanord Nimoy impacted the show and the lives of many of their fans.

Ken and Haley look at how the character continues through Zachary Quinto. How the philosophical and behavioral aspects could be helpful to everyone AND how it is that Haley is "legally" Vulcan herself. Join us for another enjoyable episode of Standard Orbit and wish Zach well in his filming of Green Berets 3: Back in Training!

 
Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Our Vulcan Hello (00:02:14)
Movie Spock (00:16:00) 
Missing Leonard (00:19:40) 
Quinto Spock (00:23:30) 
Urban Bones (00:26:20) 
Legally Vulcan (00:28:30)
Gene V Leonard (00:31:44) 
Final Thoughts (00:33:44) 
Closing (00:40:36)
 
Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Haley Stoddart
 
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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_208.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 207: Ask Zach Anything

Host Zach Moore Answers Listener Questions.
  
In this episode of Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore answers your listener questions from the Babel Conference! What TOS episodes does he think are underrated? Overrated? What are some of his favorite TOS novels? What about Star Trek crossing over with other franchises? And what about fan fiction? All this and much more in Zach's first solo effort behind the mic!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Favorite Kirk and Spock Actors, Discovery Connecting to TOS (00:02:14)
Mirror Universe Facial Hair (00:17:22) 
Bread and Circuses (00:18:31) 
Pitch a Star Trek Series (00:21:52) 
Favorite TOS Novels, Favorite TOS Guest Star (00:28:33) 
Crossovers with Other Franchises (00:35:33) 
Episode That Bests Represents Spirit of Star Trek (00:37:53) 
Gorgan Cosplay, Underrated Episode, Overrated Episodes (00:40:50) 
The Tarantino Factor (00:49:39) 
A Humanitarian and Peacekeeping Armada (00:52:00) 
Fan Fiction (00:53:54) 
Best Kirk Moment (00:56:09) 
Final Thoughts (00:57:29) 
POTFM (00:59:25) 
Closing (01:01:18)
 
Hosts 
Zach Moore 
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-207.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

In this episode of Standard Orbit, Zach Moore is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to continue our series of commentaries on the Robert Bloch episode of TOS. This time we're covering the second season's Wolf in the Fold! One of the few Scotty-centric episodes of the series, it features some...interesting story points including one of fiction's favorite go-to villains, Jack The Ripper!

Our conversation hits on this episode's awkward gender politics, the movies that scare us most, potential fifth season Enterprise plots, and if this might episode that Quentin Tarantino picks to remake as the new Star Trek 4.

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Wolf in the Fold Commentary (00:05:21)
Final Thoughts (00:55:48) 
POTFM (01:00:16) 
Closing (01:02:08)
 
Hosts
Zach Moore

Guests
Brandon-Shea Mutala
 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-206.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

NBC cancelled Star Trek during its third season two episodes shy of 26. Zach and Ken review the scripts that were written for episodes 25 and 26 as well as other written scenarios for the series prior to cancellation.

In this episode of Standard Orbit hosts Zach Moore and Ken Tripp provide the synopsis of each of these scripts and provide their thoughts on how they would have been received. Some very interesting plots, a returning villain, and the directorial debut from one of the key cast members were part of the plan that was not to be. Join us for another fascinating episode of Standard Orbit.

Chapters
Intro (00:01:02) 
Deep Mudd (00:03:27)
The Joy Machine (00:11:45) 
The God Head (00:21:21) 
POTFM (00:34:22) 
Closing (00:36:00)
 
Hosts 
Zach Moore
Ken Tripp
 
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
 
Direct download: SO_205.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 204: Where is Alameda?

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
 
In this episode of Standard Orbit: Hayley Stoddart joins Ken to discuss the most critically acclaimed original cast movie: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. ST:IV was made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Star Trek and it's phenomenal success and universal appeal resulted in the launch of the Next Generation of Star Trek.

Hayley and Ken review the fun facts about the film and where it fits in the financial rankings of the all the Star Trek movies. They then go into the great elements of it's heartfelt message, comedy, and the special scenes that incorporated the entire cast. This wonderful fish out of water story was the perfect Star Trek film at the perfect time. Enjoy!

Chapters
Intro (00:01:24) 
Green Berets ll (00:02:01) 
STIV Fun Facts (00:03:00) 
The Score (00:06:10) 
Movie Discussion (00:09:52) 
Being Creative (00:31:00)
POTFM and Closing (00:42:09)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Haley Stoddart
 
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: SO_204.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

Happy New Year 2018

Our second show of the holiday season and we wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Zach and Ken review each of their top three Standard Orbit Podcasts from 2017. They add in a few honorable mentions to round-off this past year's slate of shows. We owe a lot of thanks to many of the guest hosts this past year in order to ensure we hit as many Monday launch dates as possible.

Looking ahead to Quentin Tarantino: we discuss some of his films and the possible approach he'll bring to Star Trek. We are hopeful that he will keep the Kelvin timeline crew intact so we can continue to enjoy the journey of Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise! We thank all of you for listening and hope you enjoy this week's and first of the New Year Episode!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
Our six favorites of 2017 (00:04:30)
Honorable Mentions (00:27:50)
Thank you to our guest hosts! (00:33:20)
Crossovers are coming (00:35:20) 
Quentin Tarantino (00:36:10)
POTFM and Closing  (00:39:04) 

Hosts
Zach Moore
Ken Tripp

Production
Zach Moore (Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor and 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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: SO_203.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 202: Trek Wars
 
Star Trek vs. Star Wars.

Merry Christmas and a happy Star Wars season to you all! In honor of December now officially being Star Wars month, we thought it would be fun to pit the two trilogies of the George Lucas Star Wars saga against the six movies of the TOS cast and crew.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore don't settle the  great Star Trek vs. Star Wars debate one and for all, but they at least have a good time talking about that other Star franchise. It's their present to each other and the listeners this Christmas. May the Force be with you!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
Star Wars (A New Hope) vs. The Motion Picture (00:04:54)
The Empire Strikes Back vs. The Wrath of Khan (00:22:33)
Return of the Jedi vs. The Search for Spock (00:33:19)
The Phantom Menace vs. The Voyage Home (00:41:08) 
Attack of the Clones vs. The Final Frontier (00:47:40)
Revenge of the Sith vs. The Undiscovered Country (00:57:51) 
Closing (01:09:27)   
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-202.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 201: TOS for a New Generation

Mother Daughter Intro to TOS
  
Ken and Zach are joined by Hayley Stoddart to discuss her and her daughter's first time watching of the original series. The discussion focuses on the first time view from an adult Star Trek fan and how a child views this iconic franchise.

Many Trek fan families introduce this special franchise to their kids and it creates a special bond in having a common interest. With all the shows in the Star Trek family; it is nothing but joy for Zach and Ken to talk through the original cast with Hayley and get introduced to a new generation of fans. Sit back and enjoy this episode of Standard Orbit!

Chapters
Intro (00:01:22) 
Welcome Hayley (00:02:03) 
A 60's Show (00:14:50) 
Spock, Data, and humor (00:16:32) 
Diversity and Inclusion (00:30:48)
Nobody knows what this is (00:49:19)
POTFM (00:54:21)
Closing (00:59:00)
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore
 
Guests
Hayley Stoddart
 
Production 
Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and 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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: SO_201.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 200: Talking About A Subject You Love With People You Like
 
Standard Orbit Celebrates Its Bicentennial.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, it's a reunion of hosts pasts and present! Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by Mike Schindler and Norman C. Lao to talk about Standard Orbit's origins and transitions, reminisce on their time with the show, and respond to listener questions and comments.

We also share some of our Star Trek opinions that go against the grain of common fandom, and catch up with Jeffery "Mr. Atoz" Harlan via the Atavachron. Settle in for a feature length podcast celebrating our 200th episode!

Chapters 
A Message From Starfleet Command (00:01:22)   
Welcome To Standard Orbit (00:03:38)    
Catching Up With Mike and Norm (00:06:04)   
Standard Orbit Origins (00:14:57)   
The Refit Crew (00:19:31)   
The Reboot Crew (00:31:06)   
Shows Past and Present (00:38:44)   
Unpopular Star Trek Opinions (00:50:11)   
Questions and Comments (01:09:08)   
Finals Thoughts and What Is a Plank Owner?  (01:36:03)   
Mr. Atoz Returns Via the Atavachron (01:44:16)   
Closing (02:02:00)   
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Guests
Mike Schindler
Norman C. Lao
Jeffrey Harlan

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-200.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 199: It is a Sci-Fi Little Mermaid
 
Metamorphosis

The second season episode Metamorphosis introduced some key canon to Star Trek. In this week's Standard Orbit; Zach and Ken explore this very under-rated episode and dive into the information we learned about the Federation, the Universal Translator, and Father of the Warp Drive.

Ken and Zach look at the key character moments and how this episode represents the best of Star Trek. The Standard Orbit crew look at how the show title "Metamorphosis" could apply to several aspects of this special TOS episode. Listener mail, Trek tech, Federation Data, Drama, and great character moments are all highlighted in this weeks exciting podcast. 

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)
Listener Email (00:01:43)
Feedback on "Continues" (00:07:33)
Metamorphosis (00:16:00)
Re-watch Thoughts (00:17:01)
Synopsis (00:20:00)
"The Starfleet" (00:25:30)
Kirk's own Metamorphosis (00:26:14)
Strong Woman (00:29:40)
We must have struggle (00:43:06)
It is a Starfleet Little Mermaid! (00:48:03)
Universal Translator (00:51:20)
The Federation (00:54:40)
TNG Zephrym v TOS Zephrym (00:58:58)
POTFM (01:08:00)
Closing (01:13:55) 
 
Hosts
Zach Moore and Ken Tripp

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-199_2.0.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Star Trek Continues.

The Original Series quite infamously was never able to complete the five year mission that was promised in its opening credits. This sly attempt by Gene Roddenberry to will a five season run of his new series into existence by mere narration was unfortunately not to be. In recent years many Star Trek fan productions have taken it upon themselves to complete the mission, and this month Star Trek Continues has done exactly that.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, Zach Moore is joined by host of Continuing Mission Tony Robinson to discuss this fan favorite fan series now that it's concluded, how it fits in with TOS, and also tease an exciting new collaboration coming soon to Trek.fm!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)   
Star Trek Continues (00:02:42)
Finding Continues (00:06:39)
Cast, Effects, Etc. (00:10:06)
Fitting Into the Five Year Mission  (00:33:01) 
Episodes (00:41:03)
To Boldly Finale (00:58:02) 
Closing (01:14:35) 
 
Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Tony Robinson

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-198.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28am MDT

The Making of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by Tony Black to discuss the making of Star Trek V as told by William Shatner and his daughter Lisabeth in their respective books "Captain's Log: William Shatner's Personal Account of the Making of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" and "Star Trek Movies Memories."

We talk the cons and pros of what many consider to be the worst film of the franchise, the many obstacles that Shanter faced trying to translate his ambitious ideas to the screen, where we rank The Final Frontier in the Star Trek movie canon, and much more. Stay tuned till the very end for a great Sean Connery impression by Tony!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)   
Making Star Trek Movie Memories From The Shatners (00:03:34)
Cons and Pros of The Final Frontier (00:08:48)
Putting The Final Frontier In Context (00:21:22)
Shatner's Compromised Vision (00:34:29) 
Cons and Pros of The Final Frontier, Contd. (00:41:35)
Best of the Worst? (00:45:22) 
Final Thoughts (00:52:04)
The Rock Men and Sean Connery (00:57:00) 
Closing (01:05:30) 
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Guest
Tony Black

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-197.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 196: Star Trek Origins: Season 3
 
Iconic Star Trek in Season 3.

We've had an ongoing miniseries on Standard Orbit we've called "Star Trek Origins" where we explore certain touchstones both real and fictional that became defining focal points for the franchise for years to come. You can find these previous discussions in Standard Orbit 139, 145 and 161 and this week we're back at it again!

In this episode of Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by author and critic Darren Mooney to examine how the often maligned third season is responsible for a lot of what we now deem iconic Star Trek. Honorable Klingons, Klingon/Romulan coexistence, ladykiller Kirk...the list goes on!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)   
Darren Mooney: Star Trek Fan (00:02:17)
TOS Season 3 (00:13:23)
James Kirk: Ladies Man (00:17:38)
Forget vs. Remember, Black and White, Space Hippies (00:24:50)  
Full Shatner (00:26:58)
Darren's Favorites (00:31:35)  
Vulcans, Klingons, Romulans and More (00:34:16) 
IDIC (00:43:14)  
Kelvin Timeline (00:45:02)  
James Kirk: Ladies Man, Contd. and Love Interests For Everyone (00:48:05)
Closing (00:57:16)  
  
Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Darren Mooney

Production 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-196_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 195: It's A Death Machine
 
The Transporter.

The transporter is at the same time one of the most remarkable and terrifying pieces of technology featured in Star Trek. It dissembles its subjects at a molecular level, converts their matter into energy, then reassembles as matter at their new location. Would you be willing to go through the process?

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss if they themselves would be willing to use a transporter, whether or not it is a death machine, and its many uses that go beyond what was intended by Starfleet engineers.

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
To Transport Or Not To Transport? (00:02:25)
One Goes In, Two Come Out (00:10:03)
Transport Into Yesterday (00:17:22)
Ion Storms Cause A Lot of Problems (00:22:48) 
The Animated Transporter (00:29:16)
What We Got Back Didn't Live Long (00:42:40) 
Poor Franklin (00:52:24)
The Kelvin Transporter (00:59:15) 
Favorite Transporter Effect (01:13:13) 
Closing (01:15:59)   
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-195.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Catspaw Commentary.

Happy Halloween! If Star Trek ever had a Halloween episode, it was Catspaw. The first episode produced for the second season, it's probably for the best it was held back a few weeks to come out the week of Halloween in 1967. Amok Time, the first episode broadcast for the second season, is one of Star Trek's best episodes. This...is not. 

In this episode of Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala for a commentary on what is widely considered one of The Original Series' worst episodes. Does it live up to its woeful reputation, or is it more treat than trick after all? Join us and find out!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
And The Children Shall Lead Commentary (00:04:05)
Closing (00:54:31)   
 
Hosts
Zach Moore

Guests
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-s6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm MDT

Shuttlecraft in TOS.

As we see across the Star Trek franchise, a flight in a Federation shuttle craft is probably the riskiest thing you can do in the 23rd and 24th centuries. While it set the standard for all future "stranded in a shuttlecraft" stories with The Galileo Seven, TOS used its shuttles in more ways than just that and in this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss all such instances in The Original Series and the films.

Did TOS shuttles have warp drive? How easy is it to steal a shuttlecraft? Why take a shuttle when you could just use the transporter? These questions and much more as well as Zach's plug for a guest spot on To The Journey!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
Warp Drive or No Warp Drive? (00:02:34)
Stealing Shuttles (00:07:57)
The Magnificent Galileo Seven (00:10:02)
The Magnificent Galileo Seven II (00:21:04) 
Journey to Babel via Shuttlecraft (00:24:07)
Shuttle as a Probe (00:27:31) 
Stealing More Shuttles (00:29:50)
The Final Shuttle (00:31:21) 
Zach Wants to Voyage(r) to To The Journey (00:43:14) 
Shuttle Odd and Ends (00:45:50)
Closing (00:50:34)   
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-194.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Trials in TOS.

The Star Trek franchise has an excellent track record with courtroom dramas, and of course TOS is where it all started. In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss the many trials and court martials that took place over The Original Series and the films.

The conversation takes many turns including favorite courtroom drama TV series, the minutia of dress uniforms, and to the role of the death penalty in the Star Trek future. And you read that right, Zach is back!
Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
Zach is Back (00:01:47)
Judge Advocate General Ken and Zach: Special Victim's Unit (00:08:10)
The First Court Martial (00:13:32)
Ken on Court Martials (00:16:53) 
The Next Court Martial in The Next Episode (00:22:05)
Dress Uniforms (00:28:00) 
Khan and Marla (00:31:01)
The Last Court Martial in The Last Episode (00:39:34) 
General Order Death Penalty (00:44:15) 
The Ends Justify The Means (00:50:02) 
Don't Wait For The Translation (00:54:36) 
Closing (00:59:53)   
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-193.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 192: Ape Face has the Conn
TOS and Planet of the Apes: How could one be the other?
 
In this episode of Standard Orbit: Nic Anastassiou, Amy Nelson and Ken Tripp talk about the idea of taking two great franchises who came into being in the same time-frame and meshing the two very different views of the future.

As fans of both franchises and fans of both Roddenberry and Serling; could an episode of the original series be constructed to incorporate the Planet of the Apes. Nic, Amy, and Ken come up with creative scenarios that explore combining the elements. Would it be an alien putting our crew in a different universe? Could it be a timeline disconnect? Could be a warning of complacency or a piece of what made Earth a utopia that fell apart? Enjoy this creative episode of Standard Orbit! 

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)
The Concept (00:03:16)
1st Impressions (00:08:31)
PotA and Trek Parallels (00:18:53)
Serling and Roddenberry (00:27:00)
The Re-Write (00:30:39)
Ken Goes Dark (00:35:48)
Damage Control (00:56:51)
Is it "All Good Things?" (01:00:00)
Final thoughts and Sign-Off (01:14:25)

Hosts
Ken Tripp, Amy Nelson, and Nic Anastassiou

Production 
Zach Moore (Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   

Direct download: SO_192.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 191: If You Could Name a Starship...
Appropriate Names for Federation Starships
 
In this episode of Standard Orbit: Nic Anastassiou and Ken Tripp talk about the naming of Starships and what would be a good fit for a fleet that calls itself a humanitarian and peace-keeping Armada.

After our 6+ suggestions and the call-out on what has to be worst named starship; we ask our listeners to give us their opinions, names, and reasons as to what would be a great name for a Federation starship...After all: "we are all one big happy fleet..." See you in the Babel Conference.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)
Famous Quotes (00:02:59)
Cousteau and Calypso (00:06:36)
The French Connection (00:07:14)
The Name Game (00:10:13)
Beacon of Hope (00:14:35)
NASA Program (00:17:48)
Alexandria (00:20:12)
Return of the Red Shirt Starship (00:24:31)
He Cheated eating an apple (00:31:00)
The Escort Ships (00:36:09)
Lazy Writing (00:37:45)
Final Thoughts (00:40:00)
So Long and "Calypso" (00:49:28)

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Nic Anastassiou

Production 
Zach Moore (Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   

Direct download: SO_191_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 190: Beyond Expectations
Best Trek Moments in the Latest Film
 
In this episode of Standard Orbit: Nic Anastassiou and Amy Nelson join Ken this week for the completion of the series reviewing the best Star Trek moments in the Kelvin Timeline movies. We enjoy some discussions on the premier of Discovery and how the premier of Beyond was handled.

A deep dive into a great Star Trek film with great discussions and some famous Standard Orbit tangents targeting the best of Beyond. Amy, Ken, and Nic dissect and drill into the core of this film and explore the great references to the original series. Please share your thoughts regarding this movie on the Babel Conference. LLAP

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)
More Tough times on the Islands and Mexico (00:02:08)
Amy's Adventure (00:04:00)
Nic's Updates (00:05:34)   
Beyond Premier (00:09:41)
Opening Scene (00:14:10)
Quotes and Opinions (00:18:19)
Let it be the Corbomite Maneuver (00:20:00)
The Chekov Factor (00:46:02)
More Great Movie Quotes and we see the Federation  (01:10:00)
Thanks for Listening (01:23:00) 

  
Hosts
Ken Tripp, Nic Anastassiou, and Amy Nelson

Production 
Zach Moore (Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   

Direct download: SO-_-190.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 189: Into Darkness-There is Trek in You!
There is Trek in Darkness
 
In this episode of Standard Orbit: Ken reviews the best scenes that personify Star Trek within Into Darkness. From Captain Pike's interest in Kirk's success, Spock's response to discipline, and the incredible speech at the end of the movie; Into Darkness has its Star Trek moments.

Many fans feel Star Trek Into Darkness failed to meet expectations and it was just another high speed sci-fi action movie. Many felt the film didn't take the time to incorporate the elements long time fans were craving in the re-boots. While that is true in certain aspects; Star Trek Into Darkness may have some of the better character moments of the new movies. Enjoy listening to the key scenes that epitomize Star Trek and please let us know your opinions on the Babel Conference.


Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)
Shout out to Zach, Houston, and Florida (00:02:08)
Intro to Into Darkness (00:02:38)
Some Social Issues (00:04:48)   
Standing in front of the Admiral (00:08:00)
A True Mentor (00:11:40)
Death of Pike (00:15:04)
To Boldly Go (00:16:44)
The Journey Re-starts (00:19:45)
POTFM (00:22:05)
Thanks for Listening (00:26:24) 

  
Host
Ken Tripp

Production 
Zach Moore (Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   

Direct download: SO-189.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

35th Anniversary.

Join Amy, Ken and Richard as they share their thoughts after viewing The Wrath of Khan in Denver, Colorado.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)
Interview (00:001:23)
Closing (00:06:44)

Host
Ken Tripp

Guests
Amy Nelson and Richard Marquez

Production 
Zach Moore (Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   

 

Direct download: SO_S5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 188: ST09 The Best Trek Moments
Top Scenes that Epitomize Star Trek
 
In this episode of Standard Orbit: Ken take us through the key scenes of the movie that make it real "Trek".  Star Trek 2009 successfully re-launched the franchise and brought many new fans into the fold. It was not a slam dunk as it did create some controversy amongst some corners of Star Trek fandom.

Ken discusses and plays some clips from the top three scenes from the movie that brought this new version of Star Trek into the greater Roddenberry Universe. Please let us know what you think by engaging in conversation in the Babel conference and utilizing these links to review the scenes for yourself.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)
Prayers for Houston (00:02:02)
ST09 Overview (00:02:08)
Kirk's Birth (00:04:19)   
Welcome aboard, Bones! (00:07:57)
Spock meets Spock (00:12:23)
POTFM(00:18:32)
Thanks for Listening (00:21:53) 

  
Host
Ken Tripp

Production 
Zach Moore (Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   

Direct download: SO-188.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

The Journey through TOS
 
Kay Shaw joins Ken Tripp this week to discuss her recent journey through the original series. Kay grew up with TNG, VOY, and Enterprise. Over the last few months she has been viewing TOS for the first time. A fresh perspective on the foundational series.

Ken and Kay discuss the interesting aspect of going from the "modern" series back to where it all began. What was it like seeing the show for the very first time and does it hold up after all these years? Kay brings a great and fun perspective to the show. We hope you enjoy the journey through the series and movies strengths and opportunities as well as the great conversation with one of Trek.FM' s favorite podcasters.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)
The Star Trek Journey (00:05:00)
First Impressions (00:09:12)
Synergies (00:14:30)   
60"s Perspectives (00:18:32)
Old Show New Tech (00:23:00)
The Opportunities (00:28:30)
The One with the Whales (00:32:16)
Thanks for Listening (00:46:29) 

  
Hosts 
Ken Tripp and Kay Shaw

Production 
Zach Moore (Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   

Direct download: SO_187.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 186: Defined By A Sword In His Hand
 
TOS Stars in The Twilight Zone.
 
If there is another television series as culturally relevant, as forward thinking, and truly as timeless as Star Trek, it's The Twilight Zone. Both in their storytelling style as modern day morality plays and their theatrical production style, the series share a lot of the same DNA, as well as actors!

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by Tom Elliot to discuss five episodes of The Twilight Zone that feature members of the TOS main cast. Tom it the host of The Twilight Zone Podcast and it's an honor to have him along with us on our journey into the fifth dimension. Next stop...the Twilight Zone!
Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)   
Next Stop...The Twilight Zone! (00:02:17)
Nick of Shatner (00:08:02)
A Quality of Nimoy (00:19:30)
Valley of the Doohan (00:29:54)
Shatner At 20,000 Feet (00:39:09)  
Takei Encounter (00:48:12)  
Closing (01:00:56)   
Midnight Special (01:08:20)   
  
Hosts 
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore 

Guest
Tom Elliot

Production 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-186.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 185: The Wrath Returns
 
The Wrath of Khan's Re-release.

The Wrath of Khan is returning to theaters in celebration of its 35th anniversary! In anticipation of this special Fathom Events event, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore reflect on the most iconic Star Trek film of them all, discussing their first impressions, the Director's Cut, Nicholas Meyer's insightful commentaries, and more!


We also share our thoughts on the TWOK prequel miniseries that Nicholas Meyer is rumored to be developing. Aren't we all just dying to find out why Khan never takes his glove off?
Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
Fathom Events (00:01:42)
First Impressions of TWOK (00:07:31)
The Director's Cut (00:27:31)
Nicholas Meyer and His Commentaries (00:30:28)
New Khan Miniseries? (00:37:55) 
Meyer, Nimoy and Roddenberry (00:40:26) 
New Khan Miniseries?, Contd. (00:50:07)
Closing (00:53:50)   
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-185.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14am MDT

Scary Star Trek.

Zach welcomes Brandi Jackola to Standard Orbit to discuss the scariest scenes and episodes of TOS and the TOS movies. 

How old were you when started watching Star Trek? Were you turning away or did something catch you so off guard it made you jump and catch your breath? Zach and Brandi warp into the scariest scenes from the lens of their childhood and how the views have changed or still have an impact as an adult viewer.

Buckle up and enjoy another deep diving, tangent filled, and fun episode of Standard Orbit.
 

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
Star Trek can be scary (00:02:00)
The Twilight Zone Window (00:05:14)
Brandi's Trek Fandom (00:06:47)
Devil in the Dark (00:16:43)
Operation Annihilate  (00:22:00) 
Screaming in the Transporter (00:24:06) 
Cornucopia of Death (00:30:34)
Star Trek's Star War's Holiday Special (00:36:39) 
M100 Creature (00:41:42)
Doug (00:44:53)
POTFM (00:48:33)
Closing (00:53:11)   
 
Hosts
Zach Moore

Hosts
Brandi Jackola

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-184.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Is there money in the 23rd century? Reports may vary, but it certainly still exists in the here and now. For as long as the Star Trek franchise has been in existence, advertisers have been tapping into its cross culture popularity to sell their own products, which has lead to some very enjoyable advertisements over the years.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore play and reflect on some of the most entertaining and memorable television commercials featuring the Star Trek brand, from William Shatner pitching a Commodore VIC-20 to Quicken Loans helping a Vulcan secure a homestead.


Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)   
TOS Underrepresented? (00:02:14)    
Star Trek in Commercials (00:05:42)   
Commodore VIC-20 (00:07:34)  
National Power (00:10:32) 
MCI (00:14:13)  
KFC (00:18:02)  
Standard Standard Orbit Tangent (00:19:58)  
Priceline (00:25:52)  
Aleve (00:28:54)  
DirecTV (00:31:18)  
Verizon (00:34:50)  
Audi (00:37:10)  
Esurance (00:41:58)  
Xfinity (00:43:32)  
Quicken Loans (00:46:12)  
Final Thoughts (00:48:36)  
Closing (00:51:39)   
  
Hosts 
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore 

Production 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-183.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Updates from Standard Orbit.

This week Ken has the con as Zach is busy winning awards for his business and reshoots his Green Beret scenes. Ken reviews the latest news around the network, talks Discovery and The Edge as well as reads an interesting letter regarding The Gospel According to Star Trek and your questions.

Kindly gather around and listen to a quick and light episode of Standard Orbit.
  
Chapters
Intro (00:01:23) 
Latest Updates  (00:02:05) 
Gospel Letter (00:05:30) 
Babel Questions (00:12:44) 
Closing (00:31:09)
 
Host
Ken Tripp
 
Production
Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) Zach Moore (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) [name] (Associate Producer) [name] (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: SO_182.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 181: Last God Standing
 
Battle of the Gods.
 
There are many godlike, super-powerful beings the Enterprise encountered over the course of their five year mission, often requiring Kirk and crew to use their wits and ingenuity to overcome. But what if these beings didn't have to battle the crew of the Enterprise, but each other?


In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore pit the "gods" of The Original Series against each other in a death match that will decide once and for all who is superior. There can be only one!

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
Gods of Season 1 (00:03:45)   
Gods of Season 2 (00:20:34)   
Gods of Season 3 (00:25:28) 
Gods Beyond TOS (00:35:38) 
Closing (00:39:02)   
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-181.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 180: Stars who Trekked
 
Celebrities who became famous after their Trek appearance.

From Where No Man Has Gone Before to Star Trek: Beyond, Zach and Ken look at the guest actors who've appeared on the show and in the movies, who went on to have solid careers in Hollywood.

In this episode Zach and Ken go in order from the first episodes to the latest films utilizing a little known seldom used reserve activation list criteria; we discuss the careers of many of these talented actors post their appearance on TOS, TOS movies, and Kelvin Timeline. Get ready to explore the guest stars of Star Trek!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
The TOS Guest Stars (00:02:39)  
TOS Movie Co- Stars (00:30:52)
Kelvin Timeline Co-Stars (00:57:18)
Previously on TrekFM (01:08:12)
Contacts and A/P Credits (01:09:46)
Closing (01:13:01)   
  
Hosts 
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore 

Production 
Zach Moore (Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   

Direct download: SO_180.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 179: I Had Your Sash
 
Errand of Mercy.
 
While considered the big bad of The Original Series, the Klingons only appear in a handful of episodes. The first of which not coming until the tail end of the first season. Despite this, they made quite the impression and John Colicos' Kor became the template all future members of his species...until maybe Christopher Lloyd's Kruge.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined Trek.fm Content Manager Justin Oser to break down what works, what doesn't, and what we wanted to see more of in Errand of Mercy. Also to bookend the conversation, a bit of Kelvin Timeline and The Next Generation talk as they tie into Justin's recent resurgent Trek fandom.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
Errand of Justin (00:03:14)   
Klingons! (00:05:44)    
Kirk Is A Jerk (00:10:01)   
The Great and Powerful Wizards of Organia (00:13:07)  
Insert Spaceships Here, Theater of the Mind (00:21:33)  
Quadrants, Vulcanians, and Pseudonyms (00:24:53)  
Kirk Is A Jerk, Contd. (00:29:48)
Klingons Past, Present and Future (00:33:33)  
Meanwhile on the Enterprise... (00:41:29)  
Playing Favorites (00:47:27)  
Closing (00:52:22)   
  
Hosts 
Zach Moore 

Guests 
Justin Oser

Production 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-179.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:58am MDT

Standard Orbit 178: The Gospel According to Star Trek
 
Author Kevin C. Neece Interview.
 
On first glance, the Christian worldview and the humanistic worldview of Star Trek would seem to have nothing in common. After all Star Trek takes place in a future when religion has essentially vanished from Earth. In that case, how can there even be a "gospel according to Star Trek"?


In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by author and speaker Kevin C. Neece to answer that very question. Through The Gospel According to Star Trek book series and his The Undiscovered Country Project, Kevin poses questions about the spiritual significance of Star Trek as both popular art and cultural phenomenon from a Christian perspective.

Chapters
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
Kevin C. Neece: Trekkie (00:02:46)   
Gene Roddenberry...Atheist? (00:08:44)   
Reconciling Christianity and Humanism (00:13:57)   
Bread and Circuses, Sun and Son (00:20:22) 
The Return of the Archetypes (00:27:08) 
Sympathy for the Devil (00:32:27) 
The Movie Era, Spock as a Christ Figure (00:42:57)
The Kelvin Era, Free Will vs. Determinism (00:54:55) 
Final Thoughts (01:01:46)
Closing (01:13:52)   
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Production
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
Direct download: so-178.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 177: Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold
  
Revenge Stories.
  
As the old Klingon proverb goes, "Revenge is a dish best served cold." When it comes to Star Trek, it seems revenge is a dish best served again and again. It's a story trope the that franchise frequently revisits for better or for worse; sometimes you get The Wrath of Khan, sometimes you get Turnabout Intruder.
In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore examine the many instances where revenge drives the narrative of TOS episodes, movies and reboots, which motivations are more relatable than others, and what Star Trek tries to teach us through these extreme examples of obsession and vengeance.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)   
Listener Emails (00:01:48)   
Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Again and Again and Again (00:18:47)    
The Vengeance of The King (00:20:23)   
Arena (of Vengeance) (00:24:56)  
Revenge Court (Martial) (00:27:17)  
The Moby Dick Machine (00:34:05)  
Obsessed With Revenge (00:39:19)
Let That Be Your Last Revenge (00:42:00)  
Turnabout Revenge (00:47:05) 
To The Movies! (00:53:48) 
The Vengeance Timeline (01:03:03) 
Closing (01:14:41)   
  
Hosts 
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore 

Production 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
 
 
Direct download: so-177.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 176: Time Traveling Without a License
 
The Temporal Violations of James T. Kirk.
 
In the fan favorite DS9 episode "Trials and Tribble-ations," the Department of Temporal Investigations laments over James T. Kirk having the largest record of temporal violations on file; seventeen to be exact. We might not have seen all of them on screen, but Kirk did indeed often find himself in time periods that were not his own.
In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore take the time to travel through Kirk and co.'s many escapees across the space time continuum, the mechanisms that brought them backward and forward through time, and the various schools of thought on time travel itself.

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:22)   
Time Trek (00:03:40)   
The Naked Time Travel (00:06:10)    
We'll Figure Out the Rules Of Time Travel Tomorrow (Is Yesterday) (00:11:38)   
The Guardian That Doesn't Guard (00:17:23)  
Assignment: Spinoff (00:23:48)  
Sarpeidon Nova (00:27:31)  
Still Not Guarding Forever Very Well (00:34:30)
The Time Travel Home (00:37:30)  
Nexus of Disappointment (00:42:16) 
Comments from the Babel Conference (00:49:55) 
Previously on Trek.fm (00:55:16)   
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:57:04)   
  
Hosts 
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore 

Production 
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
 
 
Direct download: so-176.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 175: Continually Breaking Continuity

Continuity Conundrums in TOS

With the first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery hitting the Internet the fan reaction has been divisive. For a series that reportedly takes place in the Prime Timeline around the same time as The Cage, things don't exactly jibe. How could Star Trek contradict its own continuity so blatantly? Well...it's happened before.

Ken and Zach are joined by patron Nic Anastassiou to discuss some of their favorite continuity conundrums in the canon of TOS, as well as if breaks in established canon are truly deal breakers for enjoying a well told story. It's all in good fun this week on Standard Orbit, and Nic coins a new term that will now become part of Trek.Fm canon: PreOS!

Hosts
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

Guests
Nicolas Anastassiou
   
Feature   
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)   
Star Trek: Continuity (00:02:01)   
James R. Kirk (00:08:40)   
First Federation? (00:13:30)   
Mission Patches/Delta Shield (00:15:48) 
What Is Canon? (00:18:30) 
Cloaking Device (00:20:53) 
In The 23rd Century... (00:25:36)
The Wrath of Continuity (00:27:28) 
The Animated Series (00:30:18)
The Lucas Rule (00:38:12)
The Wrath of Continuity II (00:43:13)
Ultimately, Does It Matter? (00:46:12)   
Final Thoughts (00:54:28) 
Previously on Trek.fm (00:59:17)   
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:00:37)   
 
Production   
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
     
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Release Date     
Monday, June 5, 2017   
     
Duration     
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Direct download: so-175.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 174: Battle of the Battles

Battle of the Mutara Nebula Vs. Battle of Khitomer

Star Trek was never about big space battles but the movies, as well as the series, had some pretty intense skirmishes. In this week's Standard Orbit: we look at two big battles from the TOS movie timeline: TWOK's Battle of the Mutara Nebula and TUC's Battle of Khitomer. 

Zach Moore is still off filming in an undisclosed location. Earl Grey's Richard Marquez joins me to discuss these two exciting scenes and compare the differences in approach, scale, tactics, and outcome. We talk about a possible different scenario for the Battle of Khitomer as well. We hope you enjoy this week's episode of Standard Orbit and share your insights and opinions on the Babel Conference.
  
Hosts 
Ken Tripp and Richard Marquez
    
Feature   
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)   
The "Star" of Earl Grey (00:01:56)   
Letter from Brad  (00:03:02)    
Battle of the battles (00:07:15)   
Mutara Nebula  (00:08:56)  
A take on the fight (00:18:00)  
Reliant vs. Enterprise (00:21:10)  
The Undiscovered Country (00:25:05)
The Flaws (00:29:20)  
Sulu takes one for the team (00:37:00) 
Previously on Trek.fm (00:50:20)   
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:57:00)   
 
Production   
Zach Moore (Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)   
      
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Release Date      
Monday, May 22, 2017   
      
Duration      
58 Minutes 18 Seconds    
      
File Size      
40.0 MB      
42,014,117bytes      
      

Direct download: SO-174.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 173: Full Motion Picture

Why Star Trek The Motion Picture Works

Excerpt (iTunes Subtitle)  
This week on Standard Orbit we dive into the areas of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. What worked well, where were the gaps, and why this movie is growing in popularity as time passes.

Long time TMP advocate Ken is joined by another outspoken fan of the movie, Aaron Harvey, co-hosting while Zach is off filming the Green Berets. Aaron and Ken step back from their biases and discuss the various aspects of this picture. They connect the relationship to the original TV show through to the sequels and on to The Next Generation. Permission to come aboard is granted; as it is time to leave space dock and warp into a another fun episode of Standard Orbit. 
 
Hosts
Ken Tripp and Aaron Harvey
   
Feature  
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)  
Meeting Christopher Jones (00:04:16)  
What went right?  (00:08:20)   
The Music (00:12:35)  
Structure (00:16:05) 
Defined by creativity and dollars (00:18:00) 
Attention to Detail (00:20:56) 
The Flaws (00:29:04) 
Directors Cut (00:41:12) 
More Details, details, details (00:49:44)
Previously on Trek.fm (00:59:36)  
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:05:00)  

Production  
Zach Moore (Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)  
     
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Direct download: SO-173.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Show Title: Standard Orbit 172: Star Trek is Everywhere  

Star Trek in Pop-Culture  

From Saturday Night Live to The Big Bang Theory; Star Trek is everywhere and it is good! Zach and Ken discuss some of the funniest and most popular references in TV and film from our beloved franchise. We took this subject to our phenomenal listeners and asked them to provide their favorite Star Trek parodies and references; we call them out and share a starter list of some of the best references we could find. 

The scale and scope of Star Trek in pop-culture is Beyond belief and we hope you enjoy this light and fun show. We hope this podcast allows you to reflect on some of your favorite Star Trek moments within your own entertainment venues.

Welcome to Corey Elrod: Standard Orbit's newest Associate Producer!
 
Hosts   
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore 
  
Feature   
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)  
Enjoying the Inside Jokes (00:04:02)   
Let the references begin! (00:04:58)    
SNL had a few (00:05:04)   
Get a Life (00:09:03)  
Improv and James Carey (00:12:30)  
Fan Boys (00:15:50)  
Family Guy (00:20:28)  
Seinfeld/Galaxy Quest/Spaceballs (00:23:23)  
Futurama (00:34:32)  
Our Listener's lists (00:37:36)  
Previously on Trek.fm (01:00:22)   
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:04:26)   
Star Trekkin Across the Universe (01:05:00)  
  
Production   
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) 
    
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Direct download: so-172.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Will Stape Interview.

The Original Series was a very provocative series for its time often pushing the envelope in many categories. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Will Stape joins us to discuss the portrayal of love, relationships and sexuality in TOS as examined in his recent book, "Star Trek Sex: Analyzing the Most Sexually Charged Episodes of the Original Series."

Will is also one of a select few freelance writers who sold scripts to The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine back in the days of Star Trek's open script submission policy. He shares the inspiration and production stories behind his episodes Homeward and Prophet Motive!

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Will Stape

Feature
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)
Will Stape, Star Trek Fan (00:03:25)
Will Stape, Howard Stern Fan (00:05:43) 
Star Trek Sex (00:10:01)
In The 24th Century... (00:27:13)
Homeward (00:30:07)
Prophet Motive (00:33:35)
No Previews (00:35:49)
Holodecks (00:41:15)
More Star Trek Sex? (00:43:53)
Final Thoughts (00:45:28)
Previously on Trek.fm (00:45:15)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:47:27)
 
Production

Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: so-171.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT