Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast (Phase II)
107: David Gautreaux Is Still Available

Unmade: Phase II with Ben Robinson.

Perhaps the greatest unmade project from the First Dark Ages of Trek was an abandoned series known now as "Phase II". In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew are joined by writer/editor Ben Robinson, who shares his discoveries about the series. From unmade episodes to unused actors, we go over as much as we could in the time we had. Ben also teases about the future of the Eaglemoss Starship Collection that he manages.

Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

Ben Robinson
Editor and Producer
Drew Stewart

Executive Producers
Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, Charlynn Schmiedt, and C Bryan Jones
Associate Producers
Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
Content Manager
Will Nguyen
Meet Ben (00:01:01)
What was Phase II? (00:02:47)
TOS Season 4 (00:05:40)
Early TNG (00:16:42)
The Design (00:20:02)
“In Thy Image” (00:26:42)
“The Child” & “Devil’s Due” (00:29:04)
“Kitumba” (00:33:04)
Other Unmades (00:38:42)
The Writers (00:42:02)
Alternate Future (00:43:56)
Too Much Information (00:50:23)
Eaglemoss (00:53:35)
Goodbye to Ben (01:02:00)
Closing (01:04:12)
Direct download: so-107.mp3
Category:Phase II -- posted at: 9:00am MST

56: You’re Not Spock, Go Away

Star Trek: Phase II.

Almost ten years after The Original Series went off the air, Paramount was ready to bring back the show as Star Trek II (not that one… or THAT one), also known as Star Trek: Phase II. While it went back and forth between being a movie and a series, the casting, sets, and a lot of the episodes were already prepared, and some were re-purposed into The Motion Picture and The Next Generation.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew talk about the series that mostly never was. Would it have worked? Would it have ended up like Mission Impossible II (not that one) and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, existing but remembered by few? We go through the new characters, the possible episodes, and several tangents on our way to Phase II.



Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler


Editor and Producer

Drew Stewart


Associate Producers

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Launching a Fourth Network (2:42)

Look Who’s Back! (8:33)

Episode Possibilites (23:23)

Would It Have Worked? (35:59)

Closing (42:46)


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Direct download: so-056.mp3
Category:Phase II -- posted at: 1:30am MST