Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcastactive
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Trek.fm
Standard Orbit is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek: The Original Series. Not an episode review show, Standard Orbit explores specific elements of TOS with hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore.
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USA
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Houston, TX
Premiere Date |
2013-10-12
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Weekly

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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)
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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)
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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 GuestSteven 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)
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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 GuestSteven 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)
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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)
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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 GuestsAmy 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)
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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)
 
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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)
 
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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)
 
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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)
 
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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)
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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)
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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)
 
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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 GuestsAmy 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)
 
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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 GuestLarry 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)
 
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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)
 
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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)
 
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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)
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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)
 
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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)
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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)
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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)
 
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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)
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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)   
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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)   
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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)
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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)   
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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)   
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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)   
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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)   
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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)   
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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)   
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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)   
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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)   
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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)   
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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)   

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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)   

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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)   

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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)   

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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)   

 

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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)   

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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)   

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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  GuestTom 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)   
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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)   
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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 HostsBrandi 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)   
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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)   
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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)
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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)   
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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)   

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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)   
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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)   
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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)   
 
 
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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)   
 
 
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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)          Send us your feedback!      Twitter: @trekfm      Facebook: http://facebook.com/trekfm      Voicemail: http://www.speakpipe.com/trekfm      Contact Form: http://www.trek.fm/contact      Visit the Trek.fm website at http://trek.fm/      Subscribe in iTunes: http://itunes.com/trekfm            Support the Network!      Become a Trek.fm Patron on Patreon and help us keep our shows coming to you every week. We have great perks for you at http://patreon.com/trekfm            Sponsor      Audible is the premiere source for audiobooks with more than 150,000 titles to choose from, and new titles coming every week. From classics to current bestsellers, and even some of the most famous Star Trek books like Prime Directive, Federation, and Spock’s World, Audible has something for everyone. As a Trek.fm listener you can get a free audiobook of your choice along with a 30-day trial to see just how great Audible is. So give it a try today, catch up on all those classic Star Trek books you’ve yet to read or that latest novel from you favorite author and support the network and our programming at the same time!            Release Date      Monday, June 5, 2017          Duration      01 Hour 04 Minutes 01 Second       File Size      62.5 MB      62,455,472 bytes     

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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)           Send us your feedback!       Twitter: @trekfm       Facebook: http://facebook.com/trekfm       Voicemail: http://www.speakpipe.com/trekfm       Contact Form: http://www.trek.fm/contact       Visit the Trek.fm website at http://trek.fm/       Subscribe in iTunes: http://itunes.com/trekfm              Support the Network!       Become a Trek.fm Patron on Patreon and help us keep our shows coming to you every week. We have great perks for you at http://patreon.com/trekfm              Sponsor       Audible is the premiere source for audiobooks with more than 150,000 titles to choose from, and new titles coming every week. From classics to current bestsellers, and even some of the most famous Star Trek books like Prime Directive, Federation, and Spock’s World, Audible has something for everyone. As a Trek.fm listener you can get a free audiobook of your choice along with a 30-day trial to see just how great Audible is. So give it a try today, catch up on all those classic Star Trek books you’ve yet to read or that latest novel from you favorite author and support the network and our programming at the same time!              Release Date       Monday, May 22, 2017           Duration       58 Minutes 18 Seconds            File Size       40.0 MB       42,014,117bytes             

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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)         Send us your feedback!      Twitter: @trekfm      Facebook: http://facebook.com/trekfm      Voicemail: http://www.speakpipe.com/trekfm      Contact Form: http://www.trek.fm/contact      Visit the Trek.fm website at http://trek.fm/      Subscribe in iTunes: http://itunes.com/trekfm            Support the Network!      Become a Trek.fm Patron on Patreon and help us keep our shows coming to you every week. We have great perks for you at http://patreon.com/trekfm            Sponsor      Audible is the premiere source for audiobooks with more than 150,000 titles to choose from, and new titles coming every week. From classics to current bestsellers, and even some of the most famous Star Trek books like Prime Directive, Federation, and Spock’s World, Audible has something for everyone. As a Trek.fm listener you can get a free audiobook of your choice along with a 30-day trial to see just how great Audible is. So give it a try today, catch up on all those classic Star Trek books you’ve yet to read or that latest novel from you favorite author and support the network and our programming at the same time!     

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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)       Send us your feedback!     Twitter: @trekfm     Facebook: http://facebook.com/trekfm     Voicemail: http://www.speakpipe.com/trekfm     Contact Form: http://www.trek.fm/contact     Visit the Trek.fm website at http://trek.fm/     Subscribe in iTunes: http://itunes.com/trekfm          Support the Network!     Become a Trek.fm Patron on Patreon and help us keep our shows coming to you every week. We have great perks for you at http://patreon.com/trekfm          Sponsor     Audible is the premiere source for audiobooks with more than 150,000 titles to choose from, and new titles coming every week. From classics to current bestsellers, and even some of the most famous Star Trek books like Prime Directive, Federation, and Spock’s World, Audible has something for everyone. As a Trek.fm listener you can get a free audiobook of your choice along with a 30-day trial to see just how great Audible is. So give it a try today, catch up on all those classic Star Trek books you’ve yet to read or that latest novel from you favorite author and support the network and our programming at the same time!    

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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)

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And The Children Shall Lead Commentary. What is the worst episode of The Original Series? Some say Spock's Brain, some say The Alternative Factor, but we all know the real answer...And The Children Shall Lead. In this episode of Standard Orbit, we provide a commentary on this infamous hour of TOS, so let us be your companions the next time you rewatch Attorney Melvin Belli try to take over the Enterprise. Ken is off shooting The Green Berets, so Zach has summoned Brandon the Friendly Cohost to join him for this journey of ring around the rosie, knives in space, rapid aging, and replicated ice cream. As you believe, so shall you do! Hosts Zach Moore Guests Brandon-Shea Mutala Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08) And The Children Shall Podcast (00:01:44) And The Children Shall Lead Commentary (00:04:50)  Final Thoughts (00:55:39) Previously on Trek.fm (00:57:53) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:59:02)   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)

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Movie Sequels to TOS Episodes. When Harve Bennett took the reins of the Star Trek franchise after The Motion Picture, he famously watched all 79 episodes of The Original Series to both familiarize himself with the show as well as mine it for potential sequel ideas. He zeroed in on Space Seed and the rest is history, but what if he'd picked something else? In this episode of Standard Orbit, Ken and Zach each share their top three TOS episodes they would've liked to see movie sequels to. They also shout out to Standard Orbit's ever growing ranks of associate producers and read more listener email!

Movie Sequels to TOS Episodes. When Harve Bennett took the reins of the Star Trek franchise after The Motion Picture, he famously watched all 79 episodes of The Original Series to both familiarize himself with the show as well as mine it for potential sequel ideas. He zeroed in on Space Seed and the rest is history, but what if he'd picked something else? In this episode of Standard Orbit, Ken ans Zach each share their top three TOS episodes they would've liked to see movie sequels to. They also shout out to Standard Orbit's ever growing ranks of associate producers and read more listener email! Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08) Associate Producer Recognition (00:01:28) Listener Email (00:06:33)  Being Harve Bennett (00:15:08) It's A Good Life on Talos IV (00:17:11) Chariots of the Gods (00:20:58) 2 Doomsday 2 Machine (00:24:51) A Few Good Court Martials (00:29:25) Many Such Journeys Are Possible (00:33:15) Still Obsessed (00:39:53) What's It About? (00:45:05) To Be Continued... (00:50:05) Previously on Trek.fm (00:52:32) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:53:46)   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)     Send us your feedback!    Twitter: @trekfm        Facebook: http://facebook.com/trekfm        Voicemail: http://www.speakpipe.com/trekfm        Contact Form: http://www.trek.fm/contact        Visit the Trek.fm website at http://trek.fm/        Subscribe in iTunes: http://itunes.com/trekfm        Support the Network!    Become a Trek.fm Patron on Patreon and help us keep our shows coming to you every week. We have great perks for you at http://patreon.com/trekfm        Sponsor    Audible is the premiere source for audiobooks with more than 150,000 titles to choose from, and new titles coming every week. From classics to current bestsellers, and even some of the most famous Star Trek books like Prime Directive, Federation, and Spock’s World, Audible has something for everyone. As a Trek.fm listener you can get a free audiobook of your choice along with a 30-day trial to see just how great Audible is. So give it a try today, catch up on all those classic Star Trek books you’ve yet to read or that latest novel from you favorite author and support the network and our programming at the same time!   
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Show Title  Standard Orbit 168: Horny Albino Unicorn Gorilla
The Monsters and Creatures of TOS. Part of the U.S.S. Enterprise's five year mission was to seek out new life and new civilizations, and it certainly encountered some bizarre aliens, monsters and creatures in that time. This episode of Standard Orbit is all about those cuddly, adorable, slimy, scaly, secreting, suction cupping monsters of The Original Series.
The Monsters and Creatures of TOS. Part of the U.S.S. Enterprise's five year mission was to seek out new life and new civilizations, and it certainly encountered some bizarre aliens, monsters and creatures in that time. This episode of Standard Orbit is all about those cuddly, adorable, slimy, scaly, secreting, suction cupping monsters of The Original Series. Fifty years on, how do some of these more ambitious creature designs hold up? How do later reinventions of aliens like the Gorn and the Tholians in Enterprise compare to their original incarnations? And the real question of the day, does the Mugato enrich the tapestry of Star Trek?  Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08) The Creature from M-113 (00:03:15) The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog (00:10:38)  So Easy A Caveman Can Do It (00:11:01) Standard Standard Orbit Tangents (00:16:08) An Instinctive Revulsion To Reptiles (00:17:06) No Kill I (00:24:47) Flying Fake Vomit (00:29:23) A Mortal Enemy of the Empire (00:32:27) Horny Albino Unicorn Gorilla (00:34:32) Enriching the Tapestry (00:39:15) A Tangled Web (00:41:00) A Familiar Voice (00:44:51) The Kelvin Monsters (00:48:51) Final Thoughts (00:50:17) Previously on Trek.fm (00:52:39) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:53:48)   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) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer)  Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)     Send us your feedback!    Twitter: @trekfm        Facebook: http://facebook.com/trekfm        Voicemail: http://www.speakpipe.com/trekfm        Contact Form: http://www.trek.fm/contact        Visit the Trek.fm website at http://trek.fm/        Subscribe in iTunes: http://itunes.com/trekfm        Support the Network!    Become a Trek.fm Patron on Patreon and help us keep our shows coming to you every week. We have great perks for you at http://patreon.com/trekfm        Sponsor    Audible is the premiere source for audiobooks with more than 150,000 titles to choose from, and new titles coming every week. From classics to current bestsellers, and even some of the most famous Star Trek books like Prime Directive, Federation, and Spock’s World, Audible has something for everyone. As a Trek.fm listener you can get a free audiobook of your choice along with a 30-day trial to see just how great Audible is. So give it a try today, catch up on all those classic Star Trek books you’ve yet to read or that latest novel from you favorite author and support the network and our programming at the same time!   
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Star Trek's Most Emotionally Powerful Events In this week's Standard Orbit, Ken and Nic dive into the most life changing and emotionally charged events across the Star Trek spectrum. From key events in the TOS episodes to the birth of Kirk and simultaneous death of George Kirk and Beyond; we'll explore the impacts of the hardest life and death circumstances on the crew of the USS Enterprise. As we explore our characters toughest moments; we discuss how did they impact the fans of the show. How might the incidents on the screen helped Star Trek fans deal with those difficult circumstances in their own lives. Climb aboard as we view the life journey of our favorite characters with care, emotion, humor, and pull from those experiences in our own lives.    Host: Ken Tripp  Guest Host: Nicolas Anastassiou     Feature   Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)   Nic arriving! (00:01:26)  The Subject of Loss (00:02:40)  Mirimani (00:05:38)  McCoy's Trials (00:12:48)  Scotty's Stories (00:19:23)  Movie Elements (00:25:20)  Kelvin Timeline  (01:06:30)  POTFM (01:29:40)  Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:34:40)       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) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer)  Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)              Sponsor        Audible is the premiere source for audiobooks with more than 150,000 titles to choose from, and new titles coming every week. From classics to current bestsellers, and even some of the most famous Star Trek books like Prime Directive, Federation, and Spock’s World, Audible has something for everyone. As a Trek.fm listener you can get a free audiobook of your choice along with a 30-day trial to see just how great Audible is. So give it a try today, catch up on all those classic Star Trek books you’ve yet to read or that latest novel from you favorite author and support the network and our programming at the same time!       

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Starship in Peril.  How often has the Enterprise been in peril from the series through the movies? Zach and Ken have the answer as they explore the episodes and movies where our beloved Starship was in jeopardy of being destroyed (and in one case; it was destroyed).    Whether it was a giant hand in space, self destruct, powerful  beings, advanced aliens, or those pesky Romulans and Klingons; the Starship Enterprise has it's share of close calls. Based on a listener suggestion; Zach and Ken provide a run down on the circumstances and the methods used to save everyone's favorite starship.   Hosts  Ken Tripp Zach Moore       Feature  Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)  Listener E-Mails (00:02:08) Houston Envy (00:05:33) Tom Flint's suggestion (00:10:48) Enterprise Incidents (00:12:31) Oh Canada (00:14:22) Self Destruct (00:16:02) Meow (00:38:29) Now the Movies (00:56:13) Previously on Trek.fm (01:08:56)  Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:13:28)     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) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer)  Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)            Sponsor       Audible is the premiere source for audiobooks with more than 150,000 titles to choose from, and new titles coming every week. From classics to current bestsellers, and even some of the most famous Star Trek books like Prime Directive, Federation, and Spock’s World, Audible has something for everyone. As a Trek.fm listener you can get a free audiobook of your choice along with a 30-day trial to see just how great Audible is. So give it a try today, catch up on all those classic Star Trek books you’ve yet to read or that latest novel from you favorite author and support the network and our programming at the same time!      

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Standard Orbit 165: Star Trek At Its Best
 
Revisiting the TOS Film Era. In this age of franchises and sequels one could easily take the six TOS films for granted, but they are what many consider to be Star Trek at its best. In this episode of Standard Orbit, friend of the network Tony Black joins Zach to discuss their shared love of the TOS film era. Releasing six films over twelve years is no easy feat, which is even more impressive when you consider there was no franchise road map or master plan. This singular focus of storytelling lead to a wide variety of films unmatched by any other franchise, and we celebrate that while part of a greater whole, each story stands alone as a unique, satisfying and self contained experience. Hosts Zach Moore Guests Tony Black
  Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08) The TOS Film Era, 1979-1991 (00:02:01) Sequels in A Pre-Franchise Age (00:07:46)  The Motion Picture (00:13:48) The Wrath of Khan (00:23:46) The Search For Spock (00:33:43) The Voyage Home (00:43:09) The Final Frontier (00:48:48) The Undiscovered Country (00:54:52) Final Thoughts (01:03:03) Previously on Trek.fm (01:06:58) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:08:37)   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) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer)  Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)          Sponsor      Audible is the premiere source for audiobooks with more than 150,000 titles to choose from, and new titles coming every week. From classics to current bestsellers, and even some of the most famous Star Trek books like Prime Directive, Federation, and Spock’s World, Audible has something for everyone. As a Trek.fm listener you can get a free audiobook of your choice along with a 30-day trial to see just how great Audible is. So give it a try today, catch up on all those classic Star Trek books you’ve yet to read or that latest novel from you favorite author and support the network and our programming at the same time!            Release Date      Monday, March 20, 2017        Duration      1 Hour 11 Minutes 41Seconds        File Size      71.8 MB      71,786,173 bytes     
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Standard Orbit 164: The Con of Wrath Ultimate Fantasy 1982     Dr. Trek himself, Larry Nemecek joins Zach and Ken as we discuss his forthcoming documentary The Con of Wrath as well as Star Trek conventions then and now.   Long time Star Trek writer, author, publisher, and historian; Larry Nemecek talks about his first documentary about the legendary 1982 Houston Star Trek convention that devolved into quite the fiasco. He interviews several of the cast and production crew who were involved including the last interview ever given by the late Harve Bennett.     What would a new version Standard Orbit be without our famous tangents? We review the size and origins of Star Trek conventions right up to the current day. Prepare yourselves for the influx of Trek fandom we receive when Dr. Trek explores this universe like no else.   Hosts   Ken Tripp and Zach Moore   Guest Larry Nemecek   Chapters   Intro (00:01:09)   Welcome Dr. Trek (00:01:51)  The origins of the documentary (00:03:16)  Ultimate Fantasy (00:10:54} Back in the Day (00:19:34)  ...and we're back (00:24:27)  Houston we have a problem (00:34:00)  Harve Bennett's Last Interview (00:38:10) Be nice to the old guys (00:49:29) POTFM (01:04:11) Closing (01:09:12)   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) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer)  Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)          Sponsor      Audible is the premiere source for audiobooks with more than 150,000 titles to choose from, and new titles coming every week. From classics to current bestsellers, and even some of the most famous Star Trek books like Prime