Mon, 7 July 2014
J. Michael Straczynski & Bryce Zabel’s Re-Boot the Universe.
With all of Star Trek’s popularity, it’s no surprise that several creators wanted to get involved to save it in the early 2000s. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew review of one of the pitches presented to CBS during Enterprise’s fade-out called “Star Trek: Reboot the Universe.” We talk about what the creators of Babylon 5 and Dark Skies promised to bring into Star Trek with their reboot pitch. Would the show have lasted long enough to get the full five-year plotting? Would the concept of TNG’s “The Chase” work as a huge story arc? Would we be okay with a female Scotty?
Mon, 23 June 2014
Unlikely Spinoffs of TOS.
Did you ever wish there was more than the existing 725 episodes and 12 movies that took place in the Star Trek Universe? In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike tells Drew about three possible crossovers that you might not have considered. How does Michael Knight fit into Star Trek continuity? Does Django Unchained eventually lead into Star Trek? What else did J.J. Abrams bring into the universe? Find out all this and more in this mind-exploding episode!