Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast

Standard Orbit 279: I Must Return To This Place Again

Ken and Zach's Star Trek Las Vegas 2019.

This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss their experience at Star Trek Las Vegas 2019. William Shatner and Walter Koenig's panels, The Motion Picture's 40th Anniversary panel, meeting actresses Robin Curtis and Jacqueline Kim, and much more!

We marvel at William Shatner being as sharp and entertaining as ever on stage as an octogenarian, special effects master Douglas Trumbull's insights on his work on The Motion Picture, and the amazing sense of community that Trekkies bring to the Mecca of Star Trek that is STLV. All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit, STLV 2019 (00:01:27)
William Shatner (00:04:16)
Walter Koenig (00:15:45)
Robin Curtis, Jaqueline Kim, Pictures (00:30:05)
The Motion Picture 40th Anniversary (00:37:56)
Final Thoughts (00:47:55)
POTFM (00:50:34)  
Closing (00:52:46) 

Host
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

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-279.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 278: Star Trek Las Vegas 2019

Trek.fm Host Roundtable Discussion.

It's that time of year again, Star Trek Las Vegas! Several hosts from the network made the annual pilgrimage to STLV 2019: Ken Tripp and Zach Moore from Standard Orbit, Amy Nelson, Justin Oser and Joe Keegan from Earl Grey (plus The Edge for Amy and The Line for Justin), and Mike Schindler from The Edge and The Line. This week on Standard Oribt, we share our Trek.fm host roundtable discussion where we discuss our convention likes, dislikes and experiences! Friend of the show Lance Laster also joins Zach to wrap things up after the roundtable.

What were some of our favorite panels? Which show will come next from CBS All Access? Is the Section 31 series still going to happen? Who made those amazing Discovery skant costumes you might've seen at this year's STLV? All this and much more, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Trek.fm Hosts Roundtable Discussion (00:03:09)
Remembering El Paso (00:05:51)
Picard Panel (00:07:20)
Favorite Panels (00:11:05)
Picard Exhibit (00:15:55)
Upcoming Series, CBS/Paramount Merger (00:23:33)
Teaching Trek Panels (00:39:05)
Final Thoughts, Hopes For Future Conventions (00:42:58) 
Zach and Lance Sunday Panel Discussion, Wrap Up (00:55:04)
POTFM (01:14:42)  
Closing (01:16:56) 

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Amy Nelson
Justin Oser
Joe Keegan
Mike Schindler

Guest
Lance Laster

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-278_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22am MDT

Standard Orbit 277: Emergency Alert, Negative Control At Helm

The Motion Picture Theatrical Cut vs. Director's Edition.

With the fortieth anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture upon us there have been whispers of a 4K upgrade of the film and beyond even that, a 4K (and for the first time, high definition) upgrade of the Director's Edition from 2001. This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the likelihood of this coming to pass and also compare the theatrical and director's cuts of the film.

What changes to the Director's Edition work, and which don't? Are there some areas where the theatrical cut is superior? Can The Motion Picture finally start getting the respect it deserves? All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
The Motion Picture In 4K (00:03:10)
Theatrical Cut vs. Director's Edition (00:05:51)
The Motion Picture In 4K, Contd. (00:37:37)
Final Thoughts (00:45:47)
POTFM (00:51:51)  
Closing (00:54:12) 

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Production 
Zach Moore (Editor & Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Mike Richards (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: so-277.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:54am MDT

Standard Orbit 276: William Shatner vs. The World

William Shatner, Fans and Social Media.

At eighty eight years old, William Shatner is as active  as ever. Television, music albums, conventions and of course social media; there’s no slowing down The Shat. His continued interactions with fans and commentary on Twitter has not been without incident however, and this week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore take a look at some of the more controversial situations Shatner has been a part of in recent years.

Should fans approach celebrities in public for autographs? What’s been the aftermath of some of Shatner’s Twitter wars? What is a fan to do in response to all this? All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
William Shatner and Social Media  (00:02:07)
Autographs (00:18:28)
Convention Faux Pas (00:27:10)
Baby It's Cold Outside (00:40:04)
Hot Take (00:45:06) 
Final Thoughts (00:55:25)
POTFM (00:58:22)  
Closing (01:00:52) 

Host
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

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-276.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Alternate TOS Movie Titles.

By popular demand, we're back one last time retitling the adventures of The Original Series crew in the style of "Berman Era" of Star Trek! This time hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart reimagine The Motion Picture through The Undiscovered Country with titles that would fit alongside Generations, First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis.

Which TOS movie has the best title? Is The Wrath of Khan a better title than the originally intended The Vengeance of Khan? Is The Undiscovered Country a weak title? All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Berman Era Titles For The TOS Movies (00:03:50)
Final Thoughts (00:28:54)
POTFM (00:37:26) 
Closing (00:39:57)

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Production
Zach Moore (Editor & Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Mike Richards (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-275.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm MDT

Alternate TOS Episode Titles, Part III.

We're back with the third and final installment in our series retitling The Original Seriesepisodes in the style of "Berman Era" of Star Trek! This time host Zach Moore is joined by Brian Drew from TrekMovie.com's The Shuttle Pod(cast) to reimagine the third season, also talking the origins of Brian's Star Trek fandom and the fandom of the 1970s along the way.

What are our favorite episodes and episode titles of season three? What's the correct spelling of the empath's name in The Empath? Is this whole retitling thing harder than we'd thought? All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Brian Drew: Star Trek Fan, 1970s Star Trek Fandom (00:02:56)
The Berman Era (00:14:08)
Favorite Third Season Episode Titles and Episodes (00:17:29)
Berman Era Titles For TOS Season 3 (00:22:55)
Final Thoughts (01:03:46)
POTFM (01:08:14) 
Closing (01:10:12)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Brian Drew

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-274.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am MDT

Alternate TOS Episode Titles, Part II.

Retitling season one of The Original Series was so much fun, we're back with more alternate episode titles for the second season! This time host Zach Moore is joined by host of Melodic Treks and Warp Five Brandon-Shea Mutala to take on the likes of Wolf in the Fold, A Private Little War and Return to Tomorrow and reimagine them as if they were titled at the height the "Berman Era" of Star Trek.

What are our favorite episode titles of season two? What do we think of Harry Mudd's episodes? Why is The Thaw the perfect Berman Era title? All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Brandon's Take, Favorite Season 2 Episode Titles (00:10:15)
Berman Era Titles For TOS Season 2 (00:11:38)
Final Thoughts (00:54:34)
POTFM (00:58:51) 
Closing (01:00:40)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Brandon-Shea Mutala

Production
Zach Moore (Editor & Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Mike Richards (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: so-273.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am MDT

Standard Orbit 272: Less Creative Is The Goal

Alternate TOS Episode Titles.

The Original Series is well known for it's flowery, cultured and sometimes dare we say pretentious episode titles, so this week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore thought it would be fun to do a run down of the first season's episode titles and reimagine them as if they were titled at the height the "Berman" era of Star Trek when the music was wallpaper and the titles were too. 

What are our favorite episode titles of season one? Which titles would already fit perfectly into the "Berman" era among such classic titles like The Void, The Chute, The Catwalk, etc. Does Zach change the conditions of the test one too many times? All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Favorite Season 1 Episode Titles (00:02:08)
Wallpaper Music (00:04:31)
Berman Era Titles For TOS Season 1 (00:9:18)
Final Thoughts (00:51:54)
POTFM (00:56:41) 
Closing (00:58:29)

Host
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore

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-272.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 271: Beam Us Up!

The Best of Mr. Scott

Everyone loves Scotty, right? In this episode of Standard Orbit; Hayley Stoddart and Ken Tripp review and attempt to deliver Mr. Scott's most memorable lines and discuss how it defined his role and character on the show.

Follow us on a journey of memorable Scotty lines from the early days of the original series, through the movies, and onto the TNG episode Relics. Ken and Hayley discuss all things Montgomery Scott this week on Standard Orbit: Boldly Listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Scotty's line from the early days on TOS (00:06:36)
From TMP to STVI-Scottyisms  (00:22:32)
Relics! (00:43:46)
Final Thoughts (00:49:00)
POTFM (00:50:41) 
Closing (00:59:25)

Host
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) Mike Richards (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Short Description

Direct download: SO_271.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 270: Blogspock

Listener Mailbag.

It's been a while since we opened up the mailbag here on Standard Orbit, so this week hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart read your emails and answer your questions! We share some links, rock out to some music, and discuss military ranks in-depth! 

Are you in the market for a Tribble? Do you wonder what the deal is with the Type 1 Phaser in TOS? Were you disappointed the Enterprise never got to truly strut it's stuff in the movies? We discuss all this and much more, plus a very special thank you to listener and artist David Koukol for this week's show art!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
CBS/Paramount Merger Update (00:02:02)
Chris Hemsworth Update (00:05:52)
Tribbles For Sale (00:12:50)
Type 1 Phaser, Charles Darwin (00:15:02)
The Intergalactic Officers of Evil (00:19:47)
Archeology and Anthropoogy (00:25:30)
Officers and Crew Size (00:27:53)
Home Video Release Archive (00:36:57)
Starfleet Ranks (00:39:39)
The Enterprise Never At Its Besat (00:44:18)
Final Thoughts (00:51:40)
POTFM (00:53:15) 
Closing (00:54:59)

Host
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart

Production
Zach Moore (Editor & Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Mike Richards (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: so-270.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Standard Orbit 269: Star Trek: Enterprise II

The Original Series in Discovery Season 2, Part 2.

This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by Chris Clow to discuss the second season of Discovery through the lens of The Original Series. A host of Discovery Debrief: A Star Trek Podcast, Chris and his co-hosts have covered Discovery episode-by-episode and now that its second season (and time in the 23rd century) is complete, we look back on what worked and what didn't in regards to its TOS connections.

Should the 23rd century be brought to life as a period piece, or are updated aesthetics necessary for modern audiences? Is In Memory Serves the sequel to The Cage we never knew we needed? How do we feel about Michael Burnham pointing Spock in the direction of becoming friends with Kirk  All this and more on this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
Reconciling Discovery With The Original Series (00:03:08)
The 23rd Century: A Period Piece? (00:09:38)
Previously On Star Trek (00:15:11)
Main Characters From Other Series (00:19:44)
Continuity Fixed? (00:27:53)
Kirk and Spock's Friendship, Thanks Michael! (00:30:29)
Star Trek: Enterprise II, Pike's Destiny (00:39:50)
Fandom Reaction (00:47:49)
Final Thoughts (00:54:40)
POTFM (01:01:18) 
Closing (01:03:01)

Host
Zach Moore

Guest
Chris Clow

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-269.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

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

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