Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast (Homages)
88: A Song To Make You Sad

Remembering James Horner.

When the producers of Star Trek II found they couldn't afford Jerry Goldsmith again, they found a young man by the name of James Horner to score their film. This launched Horner into becoming one of the most prolific film composers of the modern era. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew go through Horner's work in honor of his recent passing. We discuss the films he worked on, the themes he uses throughout his scores, and touch on such diverse topics as the Black Sox Scandal of 1919, Jim Lovell, and The Jennifer Connelly Standing On A Pier Trilogy.

Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart

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

Associate Producers
Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
Content Manager
Will Nguyen
Another Loss (00:00:50)
Contribution to Trek (00:02:12)
Horner Style (00:08:21)
His Other Work (00:17:00)
Farewell (00:34:52)
Closing (00:35:57)
Direct download: so-088.mp3
Category:Homages -- posted at: 7:06am MST

71: The Master of Reaction

Remembering Leonard Nimoy.

Recently Star Trek experienced a great loss with the passing of Leonard Nimoy. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew are joined by Marc Cushman, author of the "These Are The Voyages" book series, to talk about Nimoy's legacy.

Spock was such a unique character, and he needed a unique person to bring him to life. The part was written for Nimoy, and Nimoy took possession of it as only few could. In all things he did for the franchise, Nimoy was concerned not only for how Spock would be portrayed, but if his fellow actors were being treated fairly. He was a good friend to all. How do we deal with this loss? Marc helps us through this, and so much more.

Don't miss Marc's announcement of Books 4 and 5 of the "These Are The Voyages" series, revealed for the first time on Standard Orbit!

Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

Marc Cushman
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart
Associate Producer
Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
Content Coordinator
Will Nguyen
Hi To Marc (00:00:52)
What Nimoy Brought To The Franchise (00:01:21)
Marc & Leonard (00:09:08)
He Loved His Crew (00:11:51)
He Was Spock (00:16:31)
Nimoy in the 70’s & 80’s [With Announcement!] (00:17:54)
The Announcement Continues (00:22:50)
Nimoy in the Next Generation (00:29:41)
Nimoy in the New Movies (00:31:36)
How To Deal With The Loss (00:39:46)
Thanks to Marc & Final Advice (00:45:13)
Closing (00:46:35)
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Direct download: so-071.mp3
Category:Homages -- posted at: 2:13pm MST

32: The Trekkies Strike Back

1999 TOS Homages.

It turns out that 1999 was a big year for science fiction franchises. Not only did people finally get a new Star Wars movie, but three homages to Star Trek saw wide release that year. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew look at three movies that came out 15 years ago: Trekkies, Free Enterprise, and Galaxy Quest. Join us as we open up this time capsule and explore the conventions of the mid-Nineties, Mark Altman/Robert Meyer Burnett's not-really-biopic about nerds finding love in L.A., and the best movie about actors being mistaken for their characters since The Three Amigos!

Direct download: so-032.mp3
Category:Homages -- posted at: 1:47pm MST