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 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 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, March13, 2017         Duration      1 Hour 10 Minutes 05 Seconds         File Size      64.8 MB      67,643,979 bytes     
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Standard Orbit 163: Viewer Astern Looking Back to Keep Moving Forward 30 Episodes have been published with the newest Standard Orbit team. Zach and Ken take a look at how the format is resonating and which shows took off and others that are still on the launch pad. They review the ratings, the hits, and the misses over the last 7 months of podcasting.     Like any other form of media there is a lot of data that is used to quantify what an audience is looking for in its subject matter. Zach and Ken share the downloads and responses from some of the key episodes as well as explore the ones that were really successful, those they thought would be successful and did not reach expectations, and their deep appreciate for the feedback and responses from Standard Orbit listeners.   Hosts  Ken Tripp and Zach Moore    Feature  Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)  It is a Crazy World (00:09:05) BBC reaction (00:27:00) TNG to TOS (00:29:57) Where did the time go? (00:38:08) Sportscasters (00:42:46) PTOFM (00:44:11) Thanks for Listening (00:48:54) 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)       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, March 6, 2017       Duration     49 Minutes 38 Seconds       File Size     34 MB     35,709,350 bytes         
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Tales from the Set of Star Trek Into Darkness. Jon Lee Brody is an actor, writer, director and producer but more importantly in terms of Star Trek...a redshirt! In this episode of Standard Orbit, Jon shares his experiences of breaking into the film business, directing his own short film, and playing a security officer in Star Trek Into Darkness. From inside jokes with JJ Abrams to breaking the ice with Simon Pegg, Jon recounts some great stories from his time on set. We also talk in depth about his short film Police Guys, and have a solid tangent about the DC Comics universe on film and television. Hosts Zach Moore Guests Jon Lee Brody Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08) Jon Lee Brody, From Basketball to Hollywood (00:02:18) Breaking Into the Industry (00:10:48)  Police Guys (00:15:01) Star Trek Into Darkness, Casting, Costumes and Codenames (00:26:13) On Set, Inside Joke with JJ (00:32:15) DC Comics Tangent (00:36:55) On Set, Contd. (00:44:05) JJ's Directing Style (00:49:43) What's Next for Jon (00:53:07) Final Thoughts (01:01:42) Previously on Trek.fm (01:07:25) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:08:38)   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)     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   
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Standard Orbit 161: Origins-USS Enterprise   The Storied History of the Real Ships named Enterprise   In 1964, Gene Roddenberry pitched a show about the Starship Yorktown under the Command of Captain Robert April exploring strange new worlds. As the show evolved the name of the ship was changed to Enterprise. Though there is nothing in the show history that tells us exactly why the name of the ship was changed, Zach and Ken explore the reason and the recent history of two incredible real life ships named Enterprise that could have influenced the decision. Prepare yourselves for some really interesting history and some awesome parallels between our beloved starship and the accomplishments of the historical ships. We also are able to discuss the feasibility of so many older class starships continuing their service across the TNG and DS9 timelines. Sit back and enjoy learning why "history will never forget the name; Enterprise!    Hosts   Ken Tripp and Zach Moore      Feature   Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)   A Listener Letter (00:02:11)   From Yorktown to Enterprise (00:07:20)    History of the Enterprise (00:11:50)   Decommissioning the Enterprise (00:18:00)   CVN-65: No Bloody A, B, C, or D (00:20:21)   How Old is the Enterprise? (00:26:00)   Reality Vs Virtual Reality (00:39:40)   On to Mars! (00:42:15)   Lost in the History Books (00:44:00)  POTFM  (00:47:15)   See you next week- Sign off (00:51:35)        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)         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, February 20, 2017         Duration      51 Minutes 35 Seconds         File Size      35.8 MB      37,624,720 bytes            Categories      Star Trek, TrekFm, Standard Orbit, TOS, Movies, Enterprise, Podcasts         Tags      161, Star Trek, TrekFm, Standard Orbit, TOS, Movies, USN, Podcasts      Keywords      startrek, trekfm, standardorbit, tos, movies, enterprise, podcasts         URL      http://traffic.libsyn.com/standardorbit/so-161.mp3 
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Kirk's best romances   In this supplemental we look at the top romances Kirk had during his career. Kirk's love life has been greatly exaggerated over the years. Some of his experiences have been heartfelt and heartbreaking. Zach and Ken review some of the most meaningful relationships in Captain Kirk's history. Happy Valentine's Day Standard Orbit Listeners. Hosts   Ken Tripp and Zach Moore      Feature   Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)   Only 29? (00:03:12) Paradise Syndrome (00:04:18) Edith Keeler (00:08:14) Rayna (00:16:24) Mind-wipe (00:17:55) I need my pain (00:20:02) Enterprise (00:20:18) White Iris (00:26:33) POTFM (00:28:08) See you next week (31:10)     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)  
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Episodes Rebooted. Zach and Ken welcome Nic Anastassiou to discuss which episodes would be fun to remake with the Kelvin timeline cast fitting within the new timeline narrative . Each person behind the mic has a list of three that no one had discussed prior to the show. We think there are some great surprises coming for you and maybe a little controversy.  Join this outstanding discussion on how these shows could be framed and changed to fit in the new timeline universe. We invite you to enjoy listening and providing your feedback to Nic, Zach, and Ken on the Babel Conference.   Hosts  Ken Tripp and Zach Moore  Guest Nicolas Anastassiou   Feature  Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)  Acknowledging Matt Rushing (00:02:11)  Nic's premise (00:03:25)   A Piece of the Action (00:8:45)  What are Little Girls Made of? (00:13:22)  The Immunity Syndrome (00:22:55)  Tholian Web (00:29:19)  The Omega Glory (00:37:58)  We interupt this broadcast...(00:48:44)  The Enterprise Incident (00:52:26)  Scotty, a Romulan? (00:55:00)  Amok Time (01:14:24)  Previous on Trek FM (01:23:00)   See you next week- Sign off (01:27:52)      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)
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Standard Orbit 159: Star of Freedom and Peace Uhura and Her Actresses. Nyota Upenda Uhura is a truly beautiful name that translates to "star of freedom and peace." In this episode of Standard Orbit we discuss the impact of Uhura and how she has evolved as a character over the years from TOS and its movies, to the Kelvin Timeline, and even in fan productions such as Star Trek Continues. Ken and Zach recount their personal encounters with Nichelle Nichols and Kim Stinger, as well as discuss the rise of Zoe Saldana as one of the biggest stars in Hollywood today, and how each actress has carried the mantle of Uhura with class. Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08) Nichelle Nichols as Uhura on TOS (00:02:03) Meeting Nichelle (00:06:06)  TAS, Singing, NASA (00:9:34) Nichelle Nichols as Uhura in the Movies, and Almost on Voyager (00:13:02) Of Gods And Men (00:16:51) Zoe Saldana as Uhura in the Kelvin Timeline (00:19:56) The Modern Day Harrison Ford (00:25:23) Kim Stinger as Uhura on Star Trek Continues (00:32:08) Final Thoughts (00:36:35) Previously on Trek.fm (00:43:19) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:44:41)   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)     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, February 6, 2017     Duration    48 Minutes 47 Seconds     File Size    47.4 MB    47,423,998 bytes   
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  The BBC Banned Episodes. When Miri first broadcast in the UK in 1970 it caused such a stir that not only did the BBC take it off the airwaves for decades, but three other episodes (Plato's Stepchildren, The Empath and Whom Gods Destroy) were completely banned until 1990! In this episode of Standard Orbit we explore British vs. American censorship and sensibilities when it comes to entertainment, and what we think might've made these episodes too hot for TV in the UK. Could the graphic depictions of disease and torture have gone too far in Miri and The Empath? Might the legendary interracial kiss between Kirk and Uhura have factored into the decision to ban Plato's Stepchildren? What's so offensive about Whom Gods Destroy? What other notable censorship edits did the BBC make to the episodes the did broadcast? All this as well as Ken and Zach's thoughts on two modern day sitcoms they just can't stand. Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08) British vs. American Censorship (00:03:37) Miri (00:10:17)  Plato's Stepchildren (00:17:09) The Empath (00:24:15) Whom Gods Destroy (00:26:21) Ways and Opportunities to Watch These Episodes in the UK (00:30:54) Censorship Edits to Other Episodes (00:35:37) More "Appropriate" Episodes to Ban? (00:40:37) Final Thoughts (00:47:35) Previously on Trek.fm (00:52:06) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:53:06)   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)     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       
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Standard Orbit 157: There are no Star Destroyers in the Smithsonian Subtitle: The creation of the refit Enterprise Paul Olsen was the person who painted and worked on the most iconic Starship in movie history: The refit USS Enterprise. Tony Robinson guest hosts this week and joins Ken in a fascinating interview. Paul walks us through the behind the scenes of the creation of the ship for Star Trek: The Motion Picture   Paul brings us up to date on Project Enterprise; the venture of rebuilding the Enterprise by the people who originally brought the Enterprise to the screen. You'll learn what you can do to support this project and how this new bigger better model will be displayed for the public. Please note this interview was done over zoom and the sound quality is not as strong as other shows where the hosts record locally.   Hosts  Ken Tripp Guest Host Tony Robinson Feature  Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)  Introducing Paul Olsen (00:03:36)  Paul's History  (00:04:35)   There she was! (00:08:45)  Beautiful Design  (00:22:00)  Lighting the Enterprise (00:27:00)  It was magnificent (00:32:44)  Where is the Enterprise now? (00:39:48)  Project Enterprise  (00:43:00)  Previously on Trek.fm (01:09:15)  Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:12:56)     Production  Zach Moore (Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) 
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Space Stations. When the crew of the Enterprise isn't exploring strange new words or seeking out new life and new civilizations, they can often be found at one of the many space stations that populate the Star Trek universe. From K-7 to Yorktown, we're talking all the ports of call from TOS and the movies in this episode of Standard Orbit! Space Stations When the crew of the Enterprise isn't exploring strange new words or seeking out new life and new civilizations, they can often be found at one of the many space stations that populate the Star Trek universe. From K-7 to Yorktown, we're talking all the ports of call from TOS and the movies in this episode of Standard Orbit! What starbase design do Star Trek Remastered and Star Trek: Vanguard share? Why did Regula 1 already look so familiar in Star Trek II? Where can you find the United Federation of Planets truly represented?  And what rejected Enterprise design can be seen in Spacedock in Star Trek III? Listen in and find out! Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08) K-7 (00:02:27) Starbase 6 (00:09:11)  Epsilon IX (00:14:12) Regula 0 (00:17:49) Regula 1 (00:21:30) Drydock and Spacedock (00:27:11) The Kelvin Timeline (00:41:01) Yorktown (00:43:18) Previously on Trek.fm (00:51:56) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:53:10)   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) Aaron Harvey (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!        Release Date    Monday, January 16, 2017     Duration    57 Minutes 02 Seconds     File Size    55.8 MB    55,774,805 bytes   
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Episode 155: Upping the Game There is Star Trek and everybody else...   When Star Trek launched it launched running on all thrusters. The chemistry, the writing, the plots, and a new view on human progress made this show a winner.   Zach and Ken explore the show that epitomized the advancement of thought and approach with the Corbomite Maneuver. We are able to demonstrate how Star Trek changed science fiction and upped the game in television and motion picture entertainment.     Hosts    Ken Tripp and Zach Moore        Features    Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09)  A new view  (00:02:04)   United Earth Ship (00:04:22)  Well run ship (00:07:02)  Synopsis (00:07:55)  TMP with Action (00:15:33)   Functioning like a Submarine (00:21:33)   Red Shirt Navigators and Conn Officers (00:30:00)   YN Rand and General Quarters (00:35:00) Face of the Unknown (01:10:09) Previously on Trek.FM  (01:12:55)  See you next week on Standard Orbit (01:17:01) Production    Zach Moore (Editor and Producer)  Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (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!        Release Date    Monday, January 09, 2017      Duration    1 Hour 17 Minutes 04 Seconds      File Size    53.4 MB    56,020,000 bytes            URL    http://traffic.libsyn.com/standardorbit/so-155.mp3
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Standard Orbit 154: By Any Other Name What is in a name? What is in a title? Zach and Ken explore the more interesting episode titles of the original series and "try" to correlate the names to the plots of the episodes. In some cases; they're an easy match. In other cases; there isn't a direct link as to what the episode was about. In a very humbling moment for Ken--confusion on a title and actual episode becomes apparent. No editing here-Ken owns his error and makes for some good fun at his own expense. Zach and Ken explore all the more interesting titles and ask for your input as to what some of these titles mean to you and how you have been interpreting them. Ken and Zach put out a host of theories and reveal the history of some of these lines from great literature. Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore Features   Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09)   What will Discovery do? (00:03:20)   That's the wrong episode Ken!! (00:06:47)   City on the Edge of Forever (00:10:14)   Friday's Child (00:13:35)   The Immunity Syndrome (00:15:50)   Return to Tomorrow (00:17:26)   Bread and Circuses (00:20:00)   And the Children shall Lead (00:22:59)   Is there in Truth no Beauty (00:25:00)   Whom God's Destroy (00:27:01)   Mark of Gideon (00:29:21)   The Cloud Minders (00:30:45)   The Savage Curtain (00:32:00)    Requiem for Methuselah (00:34:18)   The Undiscovered Country (00:37:48)   Final Thoughts (00:48:19)   Thank you for listening (00:54:25)   Production    C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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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Standard Orbit 153: Earl Grey Generations Two Podcasts One Destiny. Zach and Ken attempt to discuss Star Trek's Christmas movie: Generations when the Earl Grey crew of Lee, Amy, and Richard beam into Standard Orbit studios. This crossover podcast discusses the Star Trek crossover movie. Why did they have to kill Capt. Kirk, the Enterprise, and Captain Picard's family? Was a good villain and was the Nexus a good plot device? How did the Flagship of the Federation lose to an old Bird of Prey? With two podcast crews representing their genres; we explore this controversial film with good humor and real passion. We hope you enjoy this approach and one we hope to employ in the future when TOS and TNG elements cross paths. Be sure to listen to the end as a hidden challenge is revealed and we find out if it was successful. Hosts (Standard Orbit) Ken Tripp and Zach Moore Guests (Earl Grey) Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Lee Hutchison Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09) Intruder Alert! (00:01:19) We Surrender (00:02:22) Generations Synopsis (00:02:37) Earl Grey Christmas Time (00:06:58) A lot of Death (00:11:56) TNG should have stood alone (00:18:01) Old Baldy (00:19:45) Picard's Fantasy (00:31:00) Kirk's Death (00:32:20) Death of the "D" (00:38:09) Star Wars Holiday Special Vs. Star Trek Holiday Special (00:49:42) Final Thoughts (00:55:40) Previously on Trek.fm (01:03:26) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:08:42) Lee's Accomplishment (01:09:46) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
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Standard Orbit 152: With Rolling Action   Excerpt (iTunes Subtitle) TOS Action Figures and Toys. Fandom takes many forms, and when you're a kid that form is often toys. With it being the holiday season where many a gift will be given and received, we thought it would be a perfect time to take a look back at many of the TOS toys and action figures released over the years. Being a child of the late 80s, Zach spends extra attention on what truly marked he golden age of Star Trek toys...the Playmates line of the 1990s. Which four characters were the precious few to have their own action figures released for Star Trek III? What's the story with the unique uniforms of the Star Trek: Generations action figures? And whatever happened to the bridge play-set that was promised in the Star Trek 2009 line? All this and much, much more as Zach educates Ken on the wonderful world of Star Trek toys in this episode of of Standard Orbit! TOS Action Figures and Toys Fandom takes many forms, and when you're a kid that form is often toys. With it being the holiday season where many a gift will be given and received, we thought it would be a perfect time to take a look back at many of the TOS toys and action figures released over the years. Being a child of the late 80s, Zach spends extra attention on what truly marked he golden age of Star Trek toys...the Playmates line of the 1990s. Which four characters were the precious few to have their own action figures released for Star Trek III? What's the story with the unique uniforms of the Star Trek: Generations action figures? And whatever happened to the bridge play-set that was promised in the Star Trek 2009 line? All this and much, much more as Zach educates Ken on the wonderful world of Star Trek toys in this episode of of Standard Orbit! Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09) Star Trek: The Motion Picture Happy Meal (00:02:52) ERTL, Star Trek V & Star Trek III (00:06:15)  Hallmark Ornaments (00:13:20) Playmates, 1990s (00:16:29) Playmates, Star Trek: Generations (00:31:58) Playmates, 1990s Contd. (00:43:29) Playmates, Star Trek 2009 (00:46:06) Final Thoughts (00:49:27) Previously on Trek.fm (00:56:03) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:57:33)   Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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
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Standard Orbit 151: Saving Earth    Excerpt (iTunes Subtitle)  From the earliest Star Trek episodes to the most recent motion pictures; Captain Kirk and the men and women of the Starship Enterprise have sprung into action to save the planet Earth. Whether the threat is direct or indirect or comes from revenge driven adversaries, big and small living machines, an overmedicated Chief Medical Officer and even our own short sightedness; The mighty crew of the USS Enterprise have kept the Earth safe for future generations.   Zach and Ken explore all the various threats to Earth the Enterprise crew have faced over the 50 year history of the original and rebooted cast. What were the most clever threats? What common themes have we seen multiple times? Join us on our journey from the earliest episodes through the newest movies in this exciting high energy episode of Standard Orbit.   Hosts  Ken Tripp and Zach Moore    Feature  Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09)  City on the Edge of Forever (00:02:34)  Balance of Terror (00:11:23)   The Changeling  (00:14:25)  Errand of Mercy (00:16:20)  Assignment: Earth (00:22:40)  Immunity Syndrome (00:26:18)  Star Trek: The Motion Picture (00:32:20)  Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (00:39:00)  Star Trek 2009 (00:51:18)  Final Thoughts (00:59:00)  Previously on Trek.fm (01:03:13)  Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:07:58)  Save the Earth- End theme (01:08:00)    Production  C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer),  Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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, December 11, 2016    Duration  01 hour 08 minutes 07 seconds    File Size  63.6 MB  66,742,271 bytes    Categories  Star Trek, TrekFm, Standard Orbit, TOS, TNG, Movies, Podcasts    Tags  151, Star Trek, TrekFm, Standard Orbit, TOS, Movies, Podcasts    Keywords  startrek, trekfm, standardorbit, tos, tng, movies, podcasts    URL  http://traffic.libsyn.com/standardorbit/so-151.mp3
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Standard Orbit 150: Practically CGI The Special Effects of the Star Trek Movies. Star Trek has always been more about substance than spectacle, but that's not to say the franchise hasn't given us its fair share of impressive visuals over the years, especially in the films. We're taking a look at the evolution of the special effects from The Motion Picture all the way up through the Kelvin Timeline films, discussing highlights, low-lights, and of course old school practical techniques vs. modern computer generated images. Is there truly no comparison to The Motion Picture? Are The Final Frontier's special effects really that bad? What were they thinking reusing footage from climax of The Undiscovered Country in the following film? All this and a fun story about whales from the Chief in this episode of Standard Orbit! Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09) Star Trek: The Motion Picture (00:03:19) Star Trek II - Star Trek IV (00:11:07)  Star Trek V (00:31:03) Star Trek VI (00:39:32) Star Trek: Generations (00:44:05) Star Trek: First Contact (00:51:35) Star Trek: Insurrection (00:57:50) Star Trek: Nemesis (01:02:26) The Kelvin Timeline Films (01:08:16) Final Thoughts (01:15:47) Previously on Trek.fm (01:18:59) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:20:40)   Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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, December 5, 2016 Duration 01 hour 24 minutes 39 seconds File Size 81.7 MB 81,680,264 bytes
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Montalban v. Cumberbatch "Khan Noonien Singh is the most dangerous adversary the Enterprise ever faced. He is brilliant, ruthless and he will not hesitate to kill every single one of you." Those are the words Ambassador Spock used to describe Star Trek's most iconic villain, and in this episode of Standard Orbit our...Khanversation revolves around who makes a better Khan, Montalban or Cumberbatch? We're going to look at the Khans from the perspective of character, screen presence, passion, and villainy. A Khanparison if you will. The Kelvin Timeline did not branch off from the Prime Timeline until 2233, so the Khan we meet in Into Darkness is truly the same Khan we meet in Space Seed. However, the circumstances surrounding their revivals are very different, which inform the character and his actions moving forward in both timelines. We delve into the drives and motivations of each, which Khan was a "greater" villain, the screen presence of both of the incredible actors who portrayed him. And it wouldn't be an episode of Standard Orbit without a few tangents for good measure. Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09) Similarities and Differences in Character (00:02:32) Screen Presence (00:10:47)  Action! (00:16:19) Secret Identity (00:19:52) IDW Comics Khan Miniseries (00:23:45) Motivations and Defeats (00:28:04) The Bigger Villain (00:51:33) iTunes Review Giveaway (00:58:21) Previously on Trek.fm (01:01:06) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:02:47)   Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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, November 28, 2016 Duration 01 hour 06 minutes 47 seconds File Size 64.5 MB 64,517,181 bytes Categories Star Trek, TrekFm, Standard Orbit, TOS, Movies, Podcasts, Khan
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Standard Orbit: Supplemental 3: Thankful and Grateful We Appreciate You! Hosts Zach and Ken stop all engines and secure all operations and take time to acknowledge their appreciation for the support of their listeners, contributors on the Babel Conference, new friends from STLV 50, and the Standard Orbit production team. They try to name them all! After a thorough review of the past 4 months of threads and topics; Ken an Zach give a shout out to the folks that really make this show a joy to produce. Thank you for listening to Standard Orbit and contributing your time, thoughts, and opinions on the Babel Conference. Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09) Thankful and Grateful (00:01:10) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:10:50)   Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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 Thursday, November 24, 2017 Duration 11 Minutes 43 seconds File Size 8.13MB
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The Alternative Factor. The Alternative Factor is rather infamous in Star Trek fandom, and there are many factors (see what we did there?) and behind-the-scenes reasons for why things turned out the way they did.  Who better to join us in our discussion on this episode than host of Melodic Treks Brandon Shea-Mutula, known for his unique taste when it comes to Star Trek, and who makes his case for why The Alternative Factor is one of his favorites! We talk band-aids, beards, parallel universes, Jet Li's The One, and so much more, including all the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding The Alternative Factor, in this week's episode of Standard Orbit. Also, our iTunes giveaway has been extended to December 15, there's still time to win a Star Trek: The Next Generation's first season on Blu-ray! Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore Guests Brandon-Shea Mutala Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09) Episode Synopsis (00:05:36) Initial Thoughts (00:07:25)  Listener Comments (00:09:49) The Episode As-Is (00:13:37) The Episode As It Might Have Been (00:39:33) Enjoyment of Entertainment Is Subjective (00:46:30) Final Thoughts (00:51:10) Previously on Trek.fm (00:55:30) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:57:11)   Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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, November 21, 2016 Duration 01 hour 03 minutes 47 seconds File Size 61.7 MB 61,52,669 bytes
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Standard Orbit 147: Beyond Blu-Ray   Star Trek Beyond on Home Video. November 1, 2016 marked the release of Star Trek Beyond on home video, and there have been several versions made available to consumers. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Norman C. Lao returns to help us break down what makes each release unique and pros, cons, and differences between them! Has a replica of the USS Franklin been on your wishlist? Do you like the way SteelBooks display on your shelf? Is behind-the-scenes material more your area of interest? These are all important factors to consider before deciding which version of Star Trek Beyond to get on Blu-ray. Target, Amazon, or Best Buy...where should you make your purchase? Ultimately that's for you to decide but we do our best to educate you into making the most informed decision! Host Zach Moore Guest Norman C. Lao Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09)  Catching Up With Norm (00:02:33)  Star Trek Beyond on Home Video (00:06:36)  Amazon.com Release (00:08:42) Wal-Mart Release (00:13:54) Best Buy Release (00:20:41) Target Release (00:24:36) iTunes Release (00:27:05) Blu-Ray Special Features, Column A: Standard Blu-Ray (00:28:05) Blu-Ray Special Features, Coulmn B: Target Exclusive (01:08:09) Blu-Ray Special Features, Column C: iTunes Digital Download (01:32:51) Final Thoughts (01:33:14) Previously on Trek.fm (01:41:12) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:42:12)   Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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, November 7, 2016    Duration  01 hour 47 minutes 22 seconds   File Size  103.5 MB 103,468,170 bytes 
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We had such a fun time transposing first season TNG episodes to fourth season TOS episodes, we thought we'd do it again! This time we're looking at the Next Generation's second season for potential adventures that could've easily been part of The Original Series' fifth. Could Uhura have been the mother of The Child? What if Harry Mudd was The Outrageous Okana? Double the Shantner, double the fun in Time Squared? And could the much maligned Shades of Gray actually made for a fitting conclusion to the five year mission in 1971? All this and a few fun tangents as usual in this episode of Standard Orbit. Hosts  Ken Tripp and Zach Moore    Feature  Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11)  The Child (00:03:40)  The Outrageous Okana (00:13:30)  Contagion (00:22:44) The Royale (00:28:09) Time Squared (00:32:58) Up The Long Ladder (00:40:03) Shades of Gray (00:48:14) Final Thoughts (00:57:57)  Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:52:32)    Production  C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
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Star Trek Origins: Cloaking Device In this episode of Standard Orbit, we launch into our second origins outline looking at the deployment and use of the cloaking device from its initial debut in Balance of Terror, to its evolution over the course of the franchise through The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. A game changing piece of technology, we explore how having the cloaking device adds such a huge tactical advantage to those who have it, try to understand the reasoning behind Starfleet not using it themselves (until the Dominion War) and its applications beyond starships such as personal cloaking tech and cloaked mines. Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore   Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11)  Balance of Terror/The Enterprise Incident (00:01:57)  TOS Films (00:14:35)  The Next Generation Era (00:26:26) Starfleet: To Cloak Or Not To Cloak? (00:33:06) The Defiant (00:36:21) Starfleet: To Cloak Or Not To Cloak?, Cont. (00:40:00) The Jem'Hadar (00:42:12) "All Good Things..." Enterprise-D (00:45:45) Cloaked Mines (46:49) Final Thoughts (00:48:43) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:52:32)   Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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, October 31, 2016 Duration 00 hour 56 minutes 41 seconds URL http://traffic.libsyn.com/standardorbit/so-145
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Episode 144: Across The Pond Destination Star Trek Europe Destination Star Trek Europe was held in Birmingham, England earlier this month, and friend of the podcast Tony Black has the report for us from across the pond. William Shatner, George Takei, Walter Koenig and Christopher Lloyd were the headliners at this year's Destination celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. Tony recounts his experiences at the convention, the opening ceremony, the after party and more. We also have a some fun tangents on Star Trek audio books, the voice of Ted Cassidy, and uniforms! Hosts Zach Moore Guests Tony Black Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11) Celebrity Guests (00:09:45) William Shatner (00:12:57) Opening Ceremony (00:18:10) Convention Layout (00:27:17) Costumes (00:30:09) Opening Ceremony, Cont. (00:33:50) Meeting Other Fans, After Party (00:40:04) Merchandise (00:43:53) Final Thoughts (00:45:34) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:56:21)   Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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, October 24, 2016    Duration  01 hour 00 minutes 30 seconds
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Standard Orbit 143: Right Click, Word Replacement TNG as TOS.  The early seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation get a bad rep, and are often criticized as feeling like an "extension of TOS" or "1960s TV in the 1980s." Right or wrong, good or bad, in this episode of Standard Orbit, Ken and Zach discuss a handful of season one TNG adventures that feel more at home on Kirk's Enterprise than Picard's. The Naked Now, on TOS as originally planned? Angel One, would it be too progressive for the late 1960s? Too Short a Season, is it generic enough for any series? We'll Always Have Paris becoming I Left My Heart In San Francisco? We have a fun time pondering what these episodes could become with just a few uses of the word replacement tool. And stay tuned till the end to hear about our special iTunes giveaway! Hosts  Ken Tripp and Zach Moore    Feature  Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11)  The Naked Now (00:03:52)  Code of Honor (00:09:47)  The Last Outpost (00:16:23) Angel One (00:24:04) Too Short A Season (00:31:22) Home Soil (00:37:18) We'll Always Have Paris (00:41:41) Final Thoughts (00:47:08)  iTunes Giveaway (00:52:51)  Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:57:43)    Production  C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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, October 17, 2016    Duration  01 hour 01 minutes 52 seconds   File Size  61.8 MB 61,803,711 bytes 
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Standard Orbit 142: The Rebooted Fleet The Ships of the Kelvin Timeline. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Ken and Zach give the listeners what they want...more starship talk! Following up on our recent thread in the Babel Conference, this is the second part of our discussion, this time focusing on the ships of the Kelvin Timeline! With a bold new aesthetic for a new generation of moviegoers, things were familiar yet different in this rebooted timeline and the starships were no exception. From new spins old ideas like the Kelvin, re-imagined classics like The Enterprise, and totally unique designs like the Narada or Krall's Swarm, if it flew in the Kelvin Timeline movies we talk about it here! Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore   Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11) The Kelvin (00:02:17) The Narada (00:12:03) The Enterprise (00:19:00) The Vengeance (00:46:30) Klingon Ships (00:55:54) Krall's Swarm (01:01:23) The Franklin (01:04:02) The Enterprise-A (01:08:26) Final Thoughts (01:16:51) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:19:49)   Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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, October 10, 2016 Duration 01 hour 23 minutes 58 seconds File Size 83 MB 82,992,243 bytes
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Standard Orbit 141: Red Shirt Starship The Ships of TOS Prime Timeline TV and Movies In this episode of Standard Orbit, Ken and Zach give the listeners what they want...starship talk! After our discussion thread on starship designs lit up the Babel Conference we decided it called for a podcast or two on the subject. From the Enterprise's deflector dish and nacelles, the workhorse Miranda and Excelsior class, alien Birds-of-Prey and battle cruisers, and even DY-100 sleeper ships, we're talking the ships of TOS and the TOS movies. Buckle up with your arm rests and settle in for almost two hours of starship minutia! Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore   Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11) The Enterprise (00:02:17) Klingon Battle Cruiser, D7 (00:22:46) Romulan Bird-of Prey (00:31:59) Misc. TOS Ships (00:37:09) Galileo Shuttlecraft (00:46:57) The Enterprise Refit (00:50:28) Klingon Battle Cruiser, K't'inga Class (01:05:51) The Reliant (01:09:58) Vulcan Shuttle (01:18:25) The Excelsior (01:21:22) The Grissom (01:28:18) Klingon Bird-of Prey (01:31:48) Final Thoughts(01:39:03) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:42:03)   Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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, October 3, 2016 Duration 01 hour 11 minutes 32 seconds File Size 104.3 MB 104,257,554 bytes
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Standard Orbit 140: James R. Kirk   Show Title Standard Orbit 140: James R. Kirk Where No Man Has Gone Before. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Ken and Zach are joined by Melodic Trek's Brandon-Shea Mutala to dive deep into Star Trek's second pilot and and discuss what makes Where No Man Has Gone Before such a great launching point for the original series. Where No Man Has Gone Before. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Ken and Zach are joined by Melodic Trek's Brandon-Shea Mutala to dive deep into Star Trek's second pilot and and discuss what makes Where No Man Has Gone Before such a great launching point for the original series. Where does this episode rank among the rest of TOS? Should it have been broadcast first instead of The Man Trap? What aesthetic changes were made to the series between Where No Man Has Gone Before and TOS proper, and were they for the better? All this and much more, plus our thoughts on Star Trek Remastered as well as Gary Lockwood and Sally Kellerman's panel at this year's Star Trek Las Vegas! Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore Guests Brandon-Shea Mutala Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11) Episode Synopsis (00:03:03) Initial Thoughts (00:04:37) Shot First, Aired Third? (00:18:38) Series Aesthetic: The Pilots vs. TOS (00:25:07) Updated Special Effects/Star Trek Remastered (00:35:31) Gary Lockwood and Sally Kellerman at STLV (00:50:58) Final Thoughts (00:56:06) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:05:52)   Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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, September 26, 2016 Duration 01 hour 11 minutes 32 seconds File Size 78 MB 78,023,628 bytes
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Star Trek Origins: Star Trek III. In this episode of Standard Orbit, we start a new series of discussions focusing on the origins of key concepts and events that influenced the franchise for years to come. This week, Star Trek III: The Search For Spock! Star Trek Origins: Star Trek III. In this episode of Standard Orbit, we start a new series of discussions focusing on the origins of key concepts and events that influenced the franchise for years to come. This week, Star Trek III: The Search For Spock! While being one of the more divisive entries in the film franchise, Star Trek III was our introduction to a great many things that went on to form a rich foundation for Star Trek's future series and movies. The Bird-of-Prey, the Excelsior, the depth of Vulcan religion and mind melds, the idea of honor for the Klingons, Earth Space Dock and even Transwarp drive. We discuss them all, and also a couple of things that didn't stick from The Search For Spock. Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11) New Models/Ship Designs (00:03:52) Bird-of-Prey (00:07:51) Vulcan Culture (00:14:50) Klingon Culture (00:23:27) Transwarp Drive (00:35:30) Discontinuities (00:40:06) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:49:42) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynne Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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, September 19, 2016 Duration 53 minutes 51 seconds File Size 61 MB 60,998,066 bytes
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Kristine M. Smith discusses her friendship with DeForest Kelley. Her book; DeForest Kelly: Up Close and Personal, is a wonderful life journey that allows the reader to get to know the very kind and wonderful couple of DeForest and Caroline Kelley. Enjoy this great adventure of Trek conventions, working in Hollywood, and becoming DeForest's caregiver.    Hosts  Ken Tripp and Zach Moore  Guest Kristine M. Smith   Feature  Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11)  Kristine's story (00:04:41)  Disco Bones (00:27:25)  Karl Urban's performance (00:33:04) Book information (00:46:39) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:54:00)    Production  C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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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The Man Trap Commentary. 50 years ago on this very day, Star Trek hit the airwaves for the very first time at 8:30pm EST on NBC. That episode was The Man Trap, and what better way to celebrate Star Trek's golden anniversary than by watching it along with us? Although the sixth episode of the series produced, The Man Trap was chosen by NBC to be the first episode of Star Trek broadcast. This has spurred much debate over the years as to what would've been a more "proper" premiere and generated a lot of unfair criticism towards The Man Trap, which we actually found to be a great introduction to the series! So dim the lights, put some extra salt on your popcorn, and travel back to a simpler time when this hour of television was the entirety of the Star Trek franchise. We're still talking about it 50 years later, so it must have done something right! HostsKen Tripp and Zach Moore FeatureWelcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11) The Man Trap Commentary (00:04:41) Final Thoughts (00:54:22) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:58:50) ProductionC Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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 SponsorAudible 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 DateThursday, September 8th, 2016
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Reflections on Standard Orbit and BEYOND. From the Commodore's Personal Log: On January 11, 2016, the REFIT of Standard Orbit took to the airwaves with a new sound, a new crew and a new mission starting with Episode 111: Hailing Frequencies Open. My first and ONLY choice for First Officer was my good friend and literal Trek EXPERT Jeffrey Harlan, now lovingly known as as Mr. AtoZ. I also desperately wanted to bring in one of Trek.fm’s biggest supporters onto the show. The CHIEF Ken Tripp beamed on as Sound Engineer (editor) and we forged our very own TOS "triumvirate". I can’t thank them enough for what they have brought to the show and personally to my life as my good and dear friends. On August 22, 2016 Mr. AtoZ and I had the pleasure to record our final episode together as hosts of Standard Orbit. Thank you everyone from the bottom of our hearts for making our journey here at Trek.fm so amazing. Thank you Christopher Jones for giving us the opportunity to share our Star Trek viewpoints with the fans and listeners. We have handed the command codes over to The Chief and Zach Moore, and I have every confidence that they will continue the mission with great zeal and honor. Thank you everyone for sharing this journey with us. Live Long and Prosper. Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08) Times They Are A-Changin' (00:02:00) Reflecting on Standard Orbit (00:07:43) Going Above and BEYOND (00:14:09) The Enemy Within (00:44:34) Canonizing ENTERPRISE (00:48:36) The USS Frank Lin History WORKS (00:51:07) The Commodore and Mr. AtoZ Stand Relieved (01:16:28) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:21:56) Hosts Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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
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Star Trek Beyond. This episode of Standard Orbit marks the beginning of Phase III, the NCC-1701-A, call it what you will but either way Ken and Zach are excited to take the conn and discuss the latest and greatest installment in the Kelvin Timeline...Star Trek Beyond! With 2016 marking the Star Trek franchise's golden anniversary, there was much anticipation for the third film in the newly christened Kelvin Timeline.  Following the divisive reaction to Star Trek Into Darkness and the troubled production history leading up to its follow-up, Star Trek Beyond had a lot to overcome. We are happy to report, it succeeded with flying colors! Now three years into their five year mission, where to we find our beloved crew? How did Justin Lin handle taking over the director's chair from J.J. Abrams? Has the villain-of-the-week code finally been cracked with Idris Elba's Krall? How did the passing of Leonard Nimoy influence the film? And where do we want to see the film series go next? Join us for our discussion of these questions...and BEYOND! HostsKen Tripp and Zach Moore FeatureWelcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11) Initial Thoughts (00:01:56) Box Office (00:16:20) Stand Out Moments (00:21:30) Remembering Ambassador Spock (00:27:25) Krall (00:33:55) Jayla (00:43:36) Music (00:46:36) Final Thoughts, Looking Forward to Star Trek 4 (00:51:11) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:56:42) ProductionC Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
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Star Trek Las Vegas. In this episode of Standard Orbit, it's an away mission to the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas as Refit Crew takes a break from the convention floor to discuss their thoughts on Star Trek Las Vegas...from a TOS perspective of course! It's not everyday one gets the opportunity to see all the surviving members of the TOS main cast live and in person, but we had the pleasure of exactly that at STLV50! In this round table we discuss Shatner being as lively as ever in his 80s, Koenig's recent thoughts on the decades old grudge between the "little four" and the captain, Takei's take on Sulu's sexuality  in Star Trek Beyond, and finally the ever-elegant Nichelle Nichols. We wrap up with our favorite overall moments of STLV and areas where there might be room for improvement in future conventions. HostsKen Tripp, Norman C. Lao, and Zach Moore Guests Brandon-Shea Mutala FeatureWelcome to Standard Orbit! (00:00:58) William Shatner's Panel (00:01:45) Walker Koenig's Panel (00:10:05) George Takei's Panel (00:28:55) Nichelle Nichols' Tribute (00:38:15) Favorite Moments, Room for Improvement (00:43:10) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:06:25) ProductionC Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor and Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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 SponsorAudible 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 DateMonday, August 15th, 2016 Duration01 hour 12 minutes 13 seconds File Size69.2 MB 69,168,624 bytes CategoriesStar Trek, TrekFm, Standard Orbit, TOS, Podcasts, Las Vegas Tags135, Star Trek, TrekFm, Standard Orbit, TOS, Las Vegas Keywordsstartrek, trekfm, standardorbit, tos, podcasts, lasvegas URL http://traffic.libsyn.com/standardorbit/so-135.mp3
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Norm's Reflections on The Kelvin Era Movies. Over the last several shows on Standard Orbit - specifically episodes 133 and 134, the Commodore (Norman C. Lao) did not have the opportunity to participate in all of the thought provoking and exciting conversations as The Chief (Ken Tripp), Mr. AtoZ (Jeffrey Harlan) and new Standard Orbit crewmember Zach Moore delved deeply into the Kelvin Era cinematic universe. On the cusp of the epically anticipated Star Trek BEYOND, Norm really wanted to participate in his own way. So he decided to pull rank here and record his own thoughts on this new movie universe. Admittedly he was ashamed of his attitude towards Star Trek 2009 and in this Supplemental Commodore's Log entry, he confesses how his fandom almost stalled as his love of the Original Series blinded him to the very tenant that Star Trek was built upon: IDIC...Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. Challenged by that very ideal and axiom of TOS, Norm makes that very same plea to the Star Trek fandom at large and hopes that we all as the fanbase strive to understand the current state of Star Trek and move forward in a collective and positive manner. Note: This recording was made PRIOR to the weekend before Star Trek BEYOND. Host Norman C. Lao Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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
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Star Trek INTO DARKNESS. In this episode of Standard Orbit, your Refit Crew continues their voyage through the Original Series “Kelvin Era” Movies with Star Trek INTO DARKNESS; the much anticipated sequel to Star Trek 2009. For the past few months, the Refit Crew has been discussing at length, the Original Series Era movies while navigating towards their final destination of BEYOND at temporal coordinates 07.22.16. After nearly 4 years of the critical and financial success of the 2009 Reboot, INTO DARKNESS roared back onto the big screen. Even though it was the highest ever grossing Star Trek movie, earning over $467 million dollars worldwide, many “Trekkies” believed that this movie was the furthest from Gene Roddenberry’s original vision. The themes of this movie were of a darker tone, challenging not only veteran Trekkies, but a modern audience as well as INTO DARKNESS presented a future that was quite different from The Original Series source material. INTO DARKNESS definitely ushered in a new era of Star Trek cinematic storytelling. And then there was the "wrath" of Khan...or was it the "wrath" of the fans? Hosts Ken Tripp, Jeffrey Harlan and Zach Moore Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:20) Trekking Into Darkness (00:02:45) Maintaining a Positive Energy Field (00:06:06) Losing Structural Integrity! (00:12:31) To Khan or Not to Khan (00:21:07) Bigger isn’t always Better (00:28:30) The Marcus Legacy (00:34:37) No Menagerie for Pike (00:42:06) Out of Darkness? (00:55:11) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:04:29) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production 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
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Star Trek 2009. In this episode of Standard Orbit, your Refit Crew continues their voyage through the Original Series “ERA” Movies with Star Trek 2009; the 11th film in the Star Trek cinematic universe. For the past several weeks, the Refit Crew has been discussing at length, the SIX Original Series Cast movies while navigating towards their final destination of BEYOND at temporal coordinates 07.22.16. Staying true to the focus of the TOS era movies, the Refit Crew circumnavigated Star Trek Generations to stay on course with the reboot of Star Trek under the newly christened ”Kelvin Timeline." After nearly 7 years of being absent from the big screen post Nemesis, and 4 years since Enterprise and Star Trek in general left television in May of 2005…one monumental question hovered over the hearts and minds of Trekkies around the world: What is the future for Star Trek? When there were rumors of a possible return to the big screen, an even more daunting question spread throughout Trek fandom: How do you revive a franchise that is over 40 years old? Please join us as we take a look back to 2009 and the movie that rekindled Star Trek for (pardon the pun) the Next Generation. Hosts Ken Tripp, Jeffrey Harlan and Zach Moore Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:19) Introducing Zach Moore to the Crew (00:02:21) Navigating to 2009 and BEYOND (00:05:16) The Trek Time Travel Tradition (00:09:41) RISK is the Writers’ Business (00:17:32) Hi Christopher…I’m Nero! (00:25:51) NEW Tech - NO Babble (00:32:26) Setting a New Star Trek Standard (00:43:30) Did We Stump Mr. AtoZ? (00:50:25) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:52:28) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content 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
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Star Trek VI: The Re-Discovered Klingons. In this episode of Standard Orbit, your Refit Crew continues their voyage through the Original Series Cast Movies with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; heading towards July 22 and BEYOND! In the fall of 1991, as the 25th anniversary was unfolding, many fans were hopeful that they would see the Original Series cast go out with grace and dignity. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was constantly under enormous development pressure as fans anticipated a much stronger showing for what was being rumored as the “swan song” for the Original Series Cast. With Nicholas Meyer returning as director, coupled with the scripting collaboration of friend Denny Martin Flynn, Meyer set his team to task working off of an original idea from Leonard Nimoy; the “fall of the Berlin Wall in Space.” Re-interpreting social issues through the lens of science fiction has always been at the heart of successful Star Trek storytelling and Star Trek VI continues that tradition with incredibly heartfelt performances from the cast who, at the end, literally "signed off" their final appearances in their last feature film together as the Original Series crew. Hosts Norman C. Lao and Ken Tripp Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:03:46) Rediscovering the Undiscovered Country (00:06:18) The Commodore Salutes Anton Yelchin (00:10:30) Navigating Turbulent Waters (00:15:24) A Klingonesque December to Remember (00:20:50) What the Hell is Gracie Law Doing Here? (00:26:35) “CAPTAIN” Sulu…on Assignment (00:31:18) Getting Past People like Kirk (00:34:52) The Aliens’ Graveyard (00:44:40) A Mind Meld Gone Too Far? (00:50:34) The Memories of the Music (00:58:38) Our Most Memorable Moments (01:04:14) Never Ending Final Thoughts (01:10:56) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:29:44) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content 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
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No One Sets Out To Make A Bad Movie. In this episode of Standard Orbit, your Refit Crew continues their voyage through the Original Series Cast Movies with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier; heading towards July 22 and BEYOND! After the enormous box office success of The Voyage Home, the studio decided to continue the cinematic universe with a fifth production: The Final Frontier. William Shatner, who had a contract that ensured he and Nimoy got equal footing, was given the reins to direct. The Final Frontier was a very challenged production and the Chief and Mr. AtoZ try to unpack the issues that plagued ST:V. Was the plot an all too familiar and common trope in Star Trek? Did Shatner elevate the screen presence of the “Big Three” - Kirk, Spock and McCoy - at the expense of the rest of his crew and acting comrades? Did Laurence Luckinbill’s portrayal of an emotionally charged Vulcan fly in the face of what we knew of Vulcan canon from TOS Join us as we warp ahead into the finer points of The Final Frontier. We also reflect on the untimely and tragic passing of Anton Yelchin; a brilliant, young actor who will forever be loved by Star Trek fans as the Kelvin Era's Ensign Pavel Chekov. Hosts Ken Tripp and Jeffrey Harlan Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08) Remembering Anton Yelchin (00:03:00) What Does God Need With a Shatner? (00:06:33) A Very Familiar Final Frontier (00:12:20) B…as in Barricade and B Plots (00:20:56) Going Through the Motions? (00:26:00) Playing to a Captive Audience (00:30:43) A Very Volatile Vulcan (00:38:22) Not So Special Effects (00:46:00) It Could Have Been SO MUCH MORE! (00:55:45) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:06:54) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content 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
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Voyaging Home. In this episode of Standard Orbit, your Refit Crew continues their voyages through the Original Series Cast Movies with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, as they head towards July 22 and BEYOND! After the dramatic gravitas of The Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock, there is a very obvious and light-hearted approach towards this movie as Leonard Nimoy wanted to take this in another direction. It wound up being the most successful of the Original Series cast movies at the time in 1986. And it was no secret that the return of Nicholas Meyer had a profoundly positive impact as well. One of the strongest aspects to The Voyage Home was the story itself as the writing contributions of Harve Bennett and Nicolas Myer added to the overall partnership with Nimoy at the helm. Most of the cast got their "moment" in the movie and we discuss several of our favorite. We also discuss several Star Trek firsts in this film: we saw the first female Starfleet Captain, Christine Chapel in the background in charge of Starfleet Medical and, in our opinion, a story where the team is actually trying to make an impact to the timeline instead of restoring a timeline. We hope you enjoy our show! Hosts Ken Tripp and Jeffrey Harlan Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:03:02) A Voyage Within The Voyage Home (00:04:45) A Return to Trek’s Comedy Roots (00:11:33) Magical Moments for the Crew (00:17:00) Getting the Band (of writers) Back Together (00:23:22) A Few Unfamiliar but Welcome Faces (00:26:24) There Be Music Here (00:33:12) Firsts of Many (00:37:36) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:49:32) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content 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
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Searching for Spock. Star Trek BEYOND is nearly upon us and your refit crew felt that a “logical” follow-up to Temporal Trailer Park 1 & 2 would be to a return to the Original Series movie franchise starting with Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Why Star Trek III? Well after the Chief's and the Commodore's conversation on Standard Orbit 123: TMP vs. TWOK: The Conversational Kobayashi Maru, the team felt that The Search for Spock would be the “logical” choice to continue covering the Original Series movie universe and to tap into all of the listeners’ nostalgia and emotional connection to those legendary stories. The Refit Crew reminisces a great deal about how this film was Leonard Nimoy's directorial debut, how Harve Bennett wrote the entire script, discuss major themes of death and darkness in this movie starting with Valkris, through to David Marcus and culminating with the destruction of the Enterprise. Was it the right amount of drama or too much? Ultimately, this movie posited the ultimate question: Is Spock back? Join the Refit Crew, as they not only Search for Spock, but for the deeper meaning behind this wonderful contribution to the Original Series cinematic universe. Hosts Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan and Ken Tripp Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:02:45) The Movies and Beyond towards BEYOND (00:03:43) Plotting The Search for Spock (00:06:13) How Do You Feel Mr. AtoZ? (00:10:30) The Logical Choice for Director (00:15:36) The Reverend Kruge (00:20:11) The Excelsior of Comedy (00:27:24) Bird of Prey-ing it Forward (00:31:00) The NEW Saavik (00:34:45) Unable to Cheat Death (00:38:21) Vulcan Mysticism Brought Full Circle (00:48:14) Why Not Pick Scotty? (00:54:24) The Man Who Killed Spock (00:56:51) A Clash About Klingons (01:04:17) AtoZ on the Hot Seat (01:10:25) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:15:20) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)
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Temporal Trailer Park Two. As we continue our ramping-up to Star Trek BEYOND in July, we are going to take a look at the second-half of Star Trek movie trailers from Star Trek VI in 1991 through to the recently released BEYOND Trailer 2. Join us for a transmat beam down memory lane as we try to recall the feelings and emotions that we experienced when we first saw these trailers either in the theaters, on TV or most recently online. We also have a very special segment during the show where Mr. AND Mrs. AtoZ share their memories of a very special Paramount Studios screening of the new BEYOND trailer. If crafted properly, movie trailers can tease, excite, and have the power to stir our imaginations into a frenzy of anticipation for an incredible motion picture experience! Trailers are a time honored tradition amongst film fans and in this case Star Trek fans. They have the power to inspire, to create wonder, and to fuel the imagination for the eventual theatrical release of the next installment in the Star Trek film franchise. As we begin counting the days to Star Trek BEYOND, let’s celebrate what this movie will mean to all of us as we continue to enjoy Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary. LLAP! Hosts Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan and Ken Tripp Guest Megan Harlan Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:05) Strolling Down Transmat Lane (00:02:32) 1991 … The Rediscovered Country (00:03:41) That Thorny Generational Gap (00:12:12) Trekking forward to 2009 (00:19:26) Trailing Into Darkness (00:29:24) Going BEYOND with the AtoZ-es (00:37:00) BEYOND Speculation (01:00:30) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:04:17) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content 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
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A Wagon of Trailers to the Stars. Movie trailers…they tease, they excite, and if crafted properly, have the ability to stir our imaginations into a frenzy of anticipation for…the next trailer! But seriously, movie trailers are a time honored tradition amongst film fans and in this case Star Trek fans. They have the power to inspire, to create wonder, and to fuel the imagination for the eventual theatrical release of the next installment in the Star Trek film franchise. For this show, we are going to actually step into Mr. AtoZ' Atavachron and set the temporal parameters between 1979 and 1989 as we travel back time and in memory. As we begin to ramp up to Star Trek BEYOND, we are going to take a look at a select group of Star Trek movie trailers from the first 10 years; starting with The Motion Picture and through to Star Trek V. Let's all take a transmat beam down memory lane as we try to recall the feelings and emotions that we experienced when we first saw these trailers either in the theaters or on TV. So please sit back, relax and breathe deeply as Mr. AtoZ sets the controls of his Atavachron to 1979 and hopefully Schmedlap isn't anywhere near us or this will be one helluva bumpy ride! Hosts Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan and Ken Tripp Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:07) Gonna Go Back In Time (00:02:38) Re-launching the Franchise in 1979 (00:04:10) The Wrath of 1982 (00:14:31) The Search for the Sequel’s Sequel (00:22:25) Fun with Time-Traveling Whales (00:30:44) Rocket Boots and Marshmellons (00:38:13) Peak Poster Performance (00:47:38) The Mind-Blowing Mr. AtoZ (00:56:54) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:01:50) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)
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The Misconception of Perception. As the old saying goes, Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder. The Original Series episode “Is There In Truth No Beauty?” from Season Three, is an incredibly deep and philosophical exploration into the more complex meanings behind the nature of one’s self. Does the superficial outweigh the essential? How can the truth survive amongst the shifting nature of human perception? As the Chief and AtoZ were away on respective missions, I beamed aboard my sisters from Educating Geeks, Alice and Megan, to help me unpack these philosophies. At the end of this episode Spock and Miranda shared a wonderful exchange, “The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity. And the way our differences combine to create meaning and beauty." Did they tell a story that lead to the message or does the path not match with the destination? Does this episode fall into the Season Three stigma or did it set itself apart with this unique study of the human condition? Join us as we delve deeper into the IDIC, revel in the freshness of new visual POVs (especially Turbolift POV!), discover Alice’s passion for TOS Dress Uniforms and more! Host Norman C. Lao Guests Alice Baker and Megan Calcote Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:04) Beaming In a Couple of Educated Geeks (00:02:04) 3 Perspectives on Truth and Beauty (00:07:04) A Not So Trivial IDIC? (00:15:29) Literally Literal First Impressions (00:17:46) Interesting Points of View (00:24:43) Is there in Dinner No Truth? (00:34:03) The Abyss of IDIC (00:41:40) Did the Truth Come Out? (00:50:18) The International Flavor of Dress Uniforms (00:59:38) Thank You For Listening to Standard Orbit! (01:03:42) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)
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The A to Z of Trekipedia.com. There is a truism when it comes to fandom: The Devil is in the Details ... or at many times, the lack or inconsistency thereof. Canon, in and of itself, is a very delicate proposition. It can change as easily as the creative and production teams change between projects, impacting the way that canonical information is distributed and applied to the overall fandom. We rely on these details so that we can faithfully extend our fandom and immersion. Yet, there are far too many instances where important and granular level details fall through some severely large and unstable singularities. There is also another truism regarding fandom: If you want something done right, do it yourself. Jeffrey Harlan, Mr. Atoz of Trek.fm’s Standard Orbit, followed that very axiom and created Trekipedia.com; an encyclopedic online reference born out of a need to consolidate Star Trek facts, figures, lore and nomenclature. As a Star Trek fan-fiction writer and enthusiast, Jeffrey needed a very specific and dependable resource and database. Please join us as we discover how Trekipedia.com came to be - out of need at first, and later as both a public online resource and as a personal labor of love. Hosts Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan, and Ken Tripp Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:07) The A to Z of Trekipedia.com (00:02:35) If You Build It, Trekkies Will Come (00:06:02) How Does One Start Using Trekipedia? (00:09:50) Trying to Make Sense Of It All? (00:12:58) D.I.Y. Star Trek History (00:16:47) The Chief Grills Mr. Atoz! (00:21:32) Granular Level Geekery (00:28:10) The Nitpick of Nu Trek (00:40:54) Future Challenges (00:48:01) A One Man Mr. AtoZ Band (00:52:43) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:09:08) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)
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Feedback from the Fans and The Babel Conference. When the Standard Orbit “Refit” Crew began our shakedown voyage aboard the Trek.fm network on January 11, 2016, one of the tenants of our podcasting team for Trek.fm was to ensure that we - Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan and Ken Tripp - upheld the level of quality and content standards that the listeners of Standard Orbit and Trek.fm have come to expect from the incredible groundwork set by former hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler. Theirs were large shoes to fill and the Refit Team had a daunting task to reach a bar that had been previously set so high with 110 shows. Nearly four months and 14 episodes later, the Refit Team just wanted to check in with all of our supporters and listeners to see if we have settled into a nice and steady cruising speed. The Chief (Ken), Mr. AtoZ (Jeffrey) and I have a great deal of fantastic content planned for the future. But, we also want to keep all of our listeners and Red Shirts engaged in the show that is crafted for you. We have loved every second that we have brought you in these first few months and there is a great road ahead to BEYOND and STLV50! Thanks to everyone for supporting all of our efforts on Standard Orbit. Hosts Norman C. Lao and Ken Tripp Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:12) E-Mail Epilogue (00:03:18) In Defense of Mr. AtoZ (00:11:45) Kicking the Tires (00:16:08) Do YOU Like Italian? (00:20:11) Our Future POV for TOS (00:24:31) Teasing a Trailers Review (00:38:57) The Alternative Factors (00:48:43) Always Finding the Value in TOS (00:52:35) The Schmedlap and Umptyscratch Awards (00:58:46) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:02:11) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)
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The Motion Picture vs. The Wrath of Khan. When Star Trek left the television airwaves in 1969, there was a void that was left in the hearts and minds of Trekkies around the world. The Original Series "re-runs" and the 1973 Animated Series tried to fill that void with varying degrees of success. But on May 25th, 1977, everything changed with the release of George Lucas’ STAR WARS. It created a shockwave in the film industry that challenged the very nature of science fiction storytelling and the projects that were being developed at that time, especially Star Trek: Phase II - the grandiose production to bring Star Trek back to television. Many Trekkies believe that Phase II's evolution into Star Trek: The Motion Picture was necessary to strike while the proverbial "iron" was hot, and launch the film franchise through riding the epic financial tidal wave and wake of Star Wars. Conversely, there are also many who believe that the (arguably) most popular Star Trek movie of all time is The Wrath of Khan because it was more "profitable" as a film and because it has so totally permeated global pop culture to this very day. So ... what IS the movie that truly “saved” Star Trek and is this the "conversational" Kobayashi Maru for the Chief and the Commodore? Hosts Norman C. Lao and Ken Tripp Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:41) Entering the Chief’s Movie Zone (00:03:15) The Spark that Set this Off (00:04:42) Tripp-ed Up by Emotional Ties (00:09:03) Memoirs of a 10-Year Old Commodore (00:15:12) A Wise Use of Scale (00:19:14) The Humbling of a Hero (00:27:57) Finding Spock Again (00:36:26) Counselor Disco Bones (00:41:32) Differences by Design (00:46:33) The V’Ger Sized Element in the Room (00:57:15) By the Numbers (01:03:26) Settling the Scores (01:10:41) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:15:06) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)
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The Essential Top TOS. In this episode of Standard Orbit, we conclude our epic journey with what we believe to be the Top 15 TOS episodes for essential viewing. Over the course of Standard Orbit episodes 119, 120, and 121, we were able to academically and passionately deliberate and discover what we believe are the top five episodes for each individual season. And thank you to the members of The Babel Conference who voted to help create what can be considered as one of the most comprehensive "essential viewing" lists for any fan of The Original Series. Our goal for this episode, and for all of the TOS "Essentials" podcasts, is to offer new perspectives to both new and veteran fans of The Original Series. Hopefully, our recommendations will be used as a TOS starter kit with episodes chosen from each season and not heavily influenced by any one in particular. We believe our listeners will truly enjoy these comprehensive recommendations compiled by their very own Refit Crew; podcasters and friends they have come to know and trust. Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:05) A Recap of The Essentials (00:02:16) A Balance of Season One (00:03:35) The Season Two Machine (00:10:05) The Unanimous Incident (00:19:45) The Babel Conference Has Spoken! (00:24:10) The Final, Fantastic, Fab ... Four (00:42:05) Reflecting on the Retrospective (00:58:27) A Message from the Chief (01:00:13) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:03:52) Hosts Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan, and Ken Tripp Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)  
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Essential Season Three TOS. In this episode of Standard Orbit, we continue our coverage from Episode 120; delving deeply into Season Three with a more finely tuned eye and critical perspective. When it comes to ranking the "best" episodes of The Original Series, there are Top Ten lists ... and there are TOP TEN lists. Unlike Season One, episodes from Season Three are rarely, if ever represented. Believing that these Top Ten lists are imbalanced in many ways, your Refit Team has revisited all three seasons of TOS to discover what we believe are true "essential viewing" recommendations. Our goal for this episode, and for all of the TOS "Essentials" podcasts, is to offer new perspectives to both new and veteran fans of The Original Series. Hopefully, our recommendations will be used as a TOS starter kit with episodes chosen from each season and not heavily influenced by any one in particular. We believe our listeners will truly enjoy these comprehensive recommendations compiled by their very own Refit Crew; podcasters and friends they have come to know and trust. Hosts Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan, and Ken Tripp Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11) The Essentials Season Two Shakedown (00:03:15) The A to Z of Peaks and Valleys (00:04:30) Yesterday’s Web of Paradise (00:13:15) Where the Money is Made (00:21:00) Behind Curtain Number Four (00:34:13) Once, Twice, Three times an AtoZ (00:43:08) Two out of Three at Two (00:51:25) Did the Team Get the Turkey? (00:59:16) Polling The Babel Conference (01:11:28) Hailing Frequencies Open (01:13:19) Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:19:05) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)
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Essential Season Two TOS. When it comes to ranking the "best" episodes of The Original Series, there are Top Ten lists ... and there are TOP TEN lists. Unlike Season One, episodes from Seasons Two and Three are rarely represented. Believing these Top Ten lists are imbalanced in many ways, your Refit Team has revisited all three seasons of TOS to discover what we believe are true "essential viewing" recommendations. In this episode of Standard Orbit, we continue our coverage from Episode 119; delving deeply into Season Two with a more finely tuned eye and critical perspective. Our goal for this episode, and for all of the TOS "Essentials" podcasts, is to offer a new and perhaps in many ways - different "best of" list for each season so that newcomers to The Original Series can use our recommendations as an essentials starter kit; episodes chosen from each season and not heavily influenced by any one in particular. We believe our listeners will truly enjoy these comprehensive recommendations compiled by their very own Refit Crew; podcasters and friends they have come to know and trust here on Standard Orbit. Hosts Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan, and Ken Tripp Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:10) The Essentials Season One Shakedown (00:03:38) Season Two … Essentially More Difficult (00:05:26) A Piece of the Ultimate Pattern (00:12:30) The Fantastic Five (00:21:28) A Convergence at Four (00:28:25) Atoz is Speechless at Three (00:36:29) Essential Diversity at Two (00:42:53) The Refit Team Never Bluffs (00:52:54) Four Out of Five Ain’t Bad (01:01:12) Hailing Frequencies Open (01:05:18) Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (01:07:50) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)
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Essential Season One TOS. There are Top Ten lists ... and there are TOP TEN lists. This episode of Standard Orbit is about the latter. Many online lists, from prominent geek culture websites, favor Season One heavily and with good reason. Rarely if ever, are Seasons Two and Three as equally represented. These lists also cite City on the Edge of Forever as being the quintessential TOS episode of all time - if not for all of Star Trek. Feeling that these lists were imbalanced and incomplete, we wanted to look at each season of TOS for what we would recommend as "essential viewing." Our goal for this episode, and for the upcoming TOS Essentials podcasts, is to offer a new and perhaps in many ways - different "best of" list for each season so that newcomers to The Original Series can use our recommendations as an essentials starter kit; episodes chosen from each season and not heavily influenced by any one in particular. We believe our listeners will truly enjoy these comprehensive recommendations compiled by their very own Refit Crew; podcasters and friends they have come to know and trust here on Standard Orbit. Hosts Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan and Ken Tripp Feature Out of the Chair Ken! (00:01:09) How to Top the Top Ten TOS Lists (00:03:10) Starting with Seven of Seven (00:05:07) Shaking It Up with Pick Six (00:12:06) Closing the Gap with Number Five (00:18:27) Digging Deep … DEEP for Fourth Place (00:24:48) Time to Get Serious with Number Three (00:30:34) And Then There Were Essentially Two (00:37:42) THE Most Difficult Choice (00:46:20) Trimming the TOS Fat to Five (00:52:36) Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (01:01:23) Hailing Frequencies Open (01:06:26) Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content 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
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The Commodores of The Original Series. Several episodes in The Original Series introduced a few high-ranking and "intrusive" characters that shared one commonality: the rank of Commodore. From the Ahab-esque Matt Decker in The Doomsday Machine, to Robert Wesley who was in charge of the M-5 Multitronic System proceedings in The Ultimate Computer, to Commodore Stone who moderated the legal proceedings in Court Martial and several more; the Commodores were an authoritative, bureaucratic and at times overbearing extension of Starfleet Command. The Commodores added an additional layer of dramatic effect in The Original Series as they were usually at odds with Captain Kirk, Mr, Spock and the ongoing Five Year Mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise. They were akin to the overbearing and controlling "authority figure" that Kirk, Spock and others had to struggle against and overcome; a dynamic to which many younger viewers in the late 1960's related. In the end, the Commodore rank never extended past The Original Series save a few minor references in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:01:00) And now … The Commodores! (00:01:49) The Origins of the Rank and Title (00:02:26) The Doomsday Decker (00:04:55) The Multitronic Wesley (00:11:20) A Red Shirt Commodore? (00:17:26) Mental Projection Mendez (00:22:37) Common Commodores (00:27:32) The Disappearance of the Rank after TOS (00:34:34) Hailing Frequencies Open (00:40:00) Stump Mr. AtoZ (00:42:14) Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (00:43:30) Hosts Jeffrey Harlan and Ken Tripp Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)
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The Enterprise Incident Commentary. As a follow-up to Standard Orbit 116: The Real Enemy Is War Itself, The "Refit" Crew wanted to take a look at the only other episode in the entirety of the 79 of The Original Series that featured the Romulans. We also wanted to do something a little unorthodox for this podcast. We are doing a "live commentary" of The Enterprise Incident–a very polished and exciting episode from Season Three and what we felt was the perfect compliment and a fantastic continuation of the Romulans and their alluring mystique that began with Season One's Balance of Terror. Please note that we will be commenting specifically on the HD remastered version and several of our comments address the amazing quality of the visual effects and overall production of The Enterprise Incident. If you are listening to this show in your car, or commuting to work or school, this probably won't make that much sense to you, unless of course you have this particular episode committed to memory. We hope you take the time and opportunity to sync up your rewatch of The Enterprise Incident with our commentary to accompany you. Enjoy! Feature Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:00:55) Rewatching a Remastered Classic (00:01:46) Three, Two, One … PLAY! (00:04:57) Should Have Been The Premiere? (00:57:41) Hailing Frequencies Open (01:03:51) Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (01:11:46) Subspace Signal Sweepstakes! (01:18:52) Hosts Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)
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How The Enemy Below Influenced Balance of Terror. The Enemy Below tells the story of the epic "cat and mouse" game between an American Destroyer Escort Captain and the commander of a German U-boat. This 1957 World War Two classic film directly influenced Star Trek writer Paul Schneider as he crafted the narrative for what would become one of Star Trek's greatest episodes. Balance of Terror was a ground-breaking episode for Star Trek, as it brought a "military" essence to Starfleet and allowed the audience to grasp the political tapestry of The United Federation of Planets in the 23rd Century. Balance of Terror is a fan favorite for many reasons: the introduction of the Romulans, the humanizing of the enemy, and the application of sound naval tactics to help drive the narrative tensions. It was also famous for its bold decision to break yet another convention of the time: Women serving in combat. Almost 30 years later after this episode was produced, women were finally allowed to serve on warships. In addition, the military does not normally allow married couples on the same vessel for fear of that couple being killed outright in combat as almost seen with Robert Tomlinson and Angela Martine. Hosts Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan Guest Ken Tripp Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Chapters Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:01:05) Spock’s Brain Part Deux … Just Kidding! (00:02:48) Ken’s Inspiration Behind Balance of Terror (00:03:45) We Still Love Submarine Movies (00:08:55) The Why of the Warrior (00:13:01) Stiles of Bigotry in the 23rd Century (00:19:18) Equal Opportunities in Peace and Wartime (00:28:06) The Politics of Warriors (00:37:42) Hailing Frequencies Open (00:47:28) The NX-01 Trivia Challenge Winner! (00:52:45) Did We Stump Mr. AtoZ? (00:54:36) Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (00:57:48) 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
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The Alternative Factors. Alternate realties, alternate universes, and alternate timelines essentially share the same family tree if you will. The point where the tree trunk meets the ground is the Big Bang; the focal point for every conceivable timeline. As the tree grows, limbs sprout off in every direction, branches sprout from those limbs, twigs sprout from those branches and so on and so forth. Most of the realities that we have seen on Star Trek are universally similar; the laws of physics, historical figures and events, significant locations and most importantly, the main cast of characters. On May 8th 2009, the eleventh Star Trek feature film boldly went where no Trek had gone before: rebooting and reimagining the franchise under the aegis of J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The film paid homage to the previous Star Trek continuity via a time-travel plot that ultimately created a new timeline; now only loosely connected to the prime universe. Whether it is called NuTrek or the JJ-verse, the Star Trek film continuity from 2009 is its own timeline. But the question remains: At what point did the timeline diverge from the original? Hosts Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Chapters Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:01:21) The A to Z of Alternate Realities (00:02:37) Defining the Terms of Temporal Engagements (00:07:58) The Primey Wimey Timeline (00:14:51) NARADA … and not Narendra (00:25:55) Tiberius? You kidding me? (00:33:40) The Specifics of Indirection (00:40:20) There Are Always … Possibilities (00:46:43) The NX-01 is the KEY to Time! (00:51:56) Subspace Signals (01:01:39) Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (01:04:44) 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
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Dissecting Spock's Brain. On this episode of Standard Orbit, we prep for surgery and perform a deep dissection and examination of what Star Trek fans have labeled as the "worst" episode ever in the history of The Original Series, and was even parodied as a stage production in 2004 for a limited run in Irvine, California at the Irvine Improv! William Shatner, in his autobiography Up Till Now, and in his memoirs Star Trek: Memories, called this one of the series' worst episodes; a "tribute" to NBC executives who slashed the show's budget and placed it in a bad time slot. There was a great deal of unrest happening behind the scenes at the beginning of Star Trek's third season. Gene Coon was trying to complete his writing contract and director Marc Daniels felt marginalized by executive producer Fred Freiberger. The show budget was always under pressure which in turn forced co-producer Robert Justman and Fred Freiberger to constantly redirect creative to fit production, increasing tensions between them and the NBC front offices. Did these underlying forces ultimately affect the return The Original Series on September 20th, 1968? Hosts Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan Guest Ken Tripp Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Chapters Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:01:10) The Most Hated Episode Ever? (00:02:37) A Changing of the Guard (00:04:45) The Remasters Show Production Stresses (00:08:21) The Two Halves of Spock’s Brain (00:14:50) A Tour DeForest Perfomance (00:23:30) The WORST Episode Ever? (00:30:03) Hailing Frequencies Open (00:46:29) Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (00:50:19) 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
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Star Trek Beyond the Trailer. The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond was released on December 14, 2015 and was immediately and severely criticized by the Star Trek fan community at large. Focusing too much on action, such as James T. Kirk performing some thrilling heroics on a motorcycle, the overwhelming fan response raised a very interesting question: Did the combination of Justin Lin, Director of The Fast and the Furious, in concert with the explosive styling of this trailer, cause an unjust reaction from the fans based solely on some ninety seconds of footage? On this episode of Standard Orbit, we will take and in-depth look at the speculation surrounding the trailer, delve deeper into why the fans reacted in such a volatile manner and go even further … beyond the trailer itself. Two days after the trailer's release, Simon Pegg told audiences, “There’s a lot more story, and a lot more character stuff, and a lot more of what I would call ‘Star Trek stuff.’ But, you know, they’ve got to bring a big audience in, they’ve got to bang the drum. So to Star Trek fans, I’d say hang in there, be patient."  Hosts Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan Guests Ken Tripp Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Chapters Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:01:30) The Trailer and BEYOND (00:03:14) Being Teased by the Trailer (00:10:15) When did Sulu have Time for a Family? (00:16:28) A Fast and Furious Fan Response (00:30:15) Repairing the Trust in Star Trek Fandom (00:42:34) Being Optimistic up to a Point (00:47:11) Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (00:57:58) 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
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What's Past Is Prologue. Nostalgia is perhaps one of the most powerful forces that influences our lives. The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary’s second definition of Nostalgia describes it as being “a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition; also: something that evokes Nostalgia.” In today’s world of recycled Hollywood content, reboots, refreshes and retellings - has the entertainment industry created a rift in Star Trek fandom, to the point where preserving the "glory days" is the only way for some fans to move forward? In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan are joined by Portal 47’s Larry Nemecek and Mission Log’s John Champion. They take a deep and concerned look at the power of Nostalgia and its undeniable influence over fandom's appreciation for Star Trek; specifically The Original Series, and share their observations towards Nostalgia as it continues to influence the interpretation of perhaps the greatest of Star Trek's tenants: IDIC - Infinite Diversity through Infinite Combinations. Hosts Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan Guests John Champion and Larry Nemecek Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Chapters Welcome to Standard Orbit (00:01:16) The Definition of Nostalgia…Literally (00:04:49) The Evergreen Influence of Nostalgia (00:05:53) The Negativity of Nostalgia (00:13:05) What Does Gene’s Vision Mean Today (00:30:15) Hailing Frequencies Open (00:43:28) Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (01:02:30) 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
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The Shakedown Cruise for your New Standard Orbit Team. Welcome Original Series Fans...Trekkies...Standard Orbiters; if Enterprise has "Boomers" and Deep Space Nine has "Niners"...can Standard Orbit have "Orbiters?" Thank you for joining us on Standard Orbit's maiden voyage for 2016 with your NEW Podcasting Crew! I am incredibly proud to introduce my co-hosts: Trek.fm's Mr. AtoZ - Jeffrey Harlan, and introducing one of Trek.fm's generous Patrons who is an Associate Producer for the network and our new editor for Standard Orbit - Ken Tripp. Please give them a warm welcome as we fire up the impulse engines for a very exciting year! Recently on the Babel Conference, Trek.fm's dedicated fan and listener page on Facebook, I have asked many of you to participate in a discussion. I wanted to hear from you; our listeners and supporters of Standard Orbit. I wanted to understand your expectations and the topics you would enjoy hearing during this new podcasting season. As your hosting team, we wanted to make sure that we are all on this journey together and keeping the "Hailing Frequencies Open" for me is a very important step. As Kirk said to Bones in 2009, "Buckle Up!" Hosts Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan Guest Ken Tripp Production C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Chapters Welcome Standard Orbiters! (00:01:32) Introducing Your Refit Crew (00:02:18) Hailing Frequencies Open (00:05:56) Reactions to Our Transfer Orders (00:07:45) Finding the Value In Every TOS Episode (00:13:10) The Refit’s Mission for Season Three (00:18:53) Reviewing the Historical Documents (00:22:15) Keeping the Engines Positively Charged (00:32:58) Talking About THEIR Generation (00:37:42) A Literal Literary Crossover (00:45:30) Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (00:51:10)  
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Standard Orbit 1.0 Finale. All good things must come to an end. Thankfully for you, this is only going to be a change. In the final episode of Standard Orbit 1.0, Mike and Drew reminisce about the times they shared bringing you the past 109 episodes. We talk about the history of the show, the moments that stick out to us, and what we've learned from doing the show. Thanks for everything, and stay tuned for 2.0! Also, we forgot to thank Doug E. Graves for letting us use his TOS.5 Enterprise as our cover image all these episodes! Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, Charlynn Schmiedt, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   ChaptersHistory of the Show (00:03:16) Favorite Moments (00:14:53) Least Favorite Moments? (00:22:06) Episode Opinion Change (00:26:42) What Have We Learned (00:30:33) Passing It On (00:35:06) Final Final Thoughts (00:37:48) Special Thanks (00:40:22) Closing (00:46:27)  
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The Ultimate Top Ten List. If there's one thing Standard Orbit 1.0 loves, it's lists. So it's only appropriate that for the penultimate episode, Mike and Drew go over their top ten favorite TOS adventures. Some obvious choices, some shocking, and a surprising lack of crossover between the two lists make this truly The Ultimate Top Ten List. Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, Charlynn Schmiedt, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   Chapters The Last List (00:01:05) Mike’s Number 10 (00:02:30) Drew’s Number 9 (00:04:32) Mike’s Number 9 (00:05:38) Mike’s Number 8 (00:07:08) Drew’s Number 8 / Mike’s Number 7 (00:08:33) Drew’s Number 7 (00:12:24) Mike’s Number 6 / Drew’s Number 10 (00:13:45)  Drew’s Number 6 (00:16:01) Drew’s Number 5 (00:18:02) Mike’s Number 4 (00:19:52) Drew’s Number 4 (00:28:03) Drew’s Number 3 (00:33:09) Mike’s Number 2 (00:34:47) Drew’s Number 2 / Mike’s Number 5 (00:37:06) Mike’s Number 1 (00:38:26) Drew’s Number 1 / Mike’s Number 3 (00:42:33) Wrap-up (00:45:28) Closing (00:46:54)  
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City On The Edge Of Forever Commentary. Sometimes you have to save the best for last. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew do a commentary for arguably the best episode of the entire franchise, "The City On The Edge Of Forever". We debate if it is actually the best episode, and if you should show it to someone as a good example of what Star Trek is. We also talk about the early drafts compared to the final episode, debate which Terminator movie is the worst, if Magic Mike is Boogie Nights For Babies, and how you can't second guess every choice you make. Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, Charlynn Schmiedt, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   ChaptersInstructions (00:01:25) Commentary Start (00:02:41) Closing (00:52:41)  
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Unmade: Phase II with Ben Robinson. Perhaps the greatest unmade project from the First Dark Ages of Trek was an abandoned series known now as "Phase II". In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew are joined by writer/editor Ben Robinson, who shares his discoveries about the series. From unmade episodes to unused actors, we go over as much as we could in the time we had. Ben also teases about the future of the Eaglemoss Starship Collection that he manages. Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler Guest Ben Robinson   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, Charlynn Schmiedt, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   ChaptersMeet Ben (00:01:01) What was Phase II? (00:02:47) TOS Season 4 (00:05:40) Early TNG (00:16:42) The Design (00:20:02) “In Thy Image” (00:26:42) “The Child” & “Devil’s Due” (00:29:04) “Kitumba” (00:33:04) Other Unmades (00:38:42) The Writers (00:42:02) Alternate Future (00:43:56) Too Much Information (00:50:23) Eaglemoss (00:53:35) Goodbye to Ben (01:02:00) Closing (01:04:12)  
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Return of the Archons Commentary. Before we go, there's a certain computer-god we have to address. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew do a commentary for Landru and "Return of the Archons". Does The Purge have the “exact same plot” as this episode? Does Mike have a radical new interpretation of this episode? What does Drew want that dungeon set for? Find out all this and more, as we talk over another episode!   Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, Charlynn Schmiedt, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   Chapters Introduction (00:00:50) Commentary Start (00:02:53) Final Thoughts (00:54:10) Closing (00:55:14)
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Ongoing Comics With Sarah Gaydos & Mike Johnson. We spent a lot of time in the last 2 years talking about IDW's "Star Trek Ongoing" comic and comparing it to the original episodes. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew are joined by Ongoing editor Sarah Gaydos and writer Mike Johnson to talk about how comics get made. We talk about timelines, contingencies, academies, legacies, and how right your hosts are about more than you think. Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler Guests Sarah Gaydos and Mike Johnson   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, Charlynn Schmiedt, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   ChaptersMeet Sarah and Mike (00:02:47) Planning In Advance (00:04:57) Leading Into Darkness and BEYOND (00:06:52) Comparison Comparisons (00:12:25) Time To Talk Timelines (00:17:35) Going Back to Comparisons (00:22:15) Contingency Plans (00:25:33) Crossovers (00:27:19) Starfleet Academy (00:31:01) Spock’s Legacy (00:36:44) Goodbye to Sarah and Mike (00:39:38) Drew & Mike Talk Series 6 (00:41:12) Closing (00:52:07)  
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Mike & Drew’s Final Thoughts on TAS. While its come up a few times in conversation, we've not really delved deep into The Animated Series. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew give their thoughts on the only Star Trek series from the 70's. Is the writing really that bad? Does the animation need to be updated? And who let Spock do magic? Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, Charlynn Schmiedt, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   Chapters Remembering Howard A. Anderson Jr. (00:01:01) TAS: Canon? The Final Word (00:04:17) Our First Experiences (00:08:51) Animation: The Final Word (00:11:10) Writing: The Final Word (00:19:02) Worthwhile Episodes (00:22:22) Worthwhile Series? (00:27:43) The Clone Wars (00:30:53) Closing (00:35:44)  
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Unmade: Planet Of The Titans. There are so many unmade Star Trek projects out there, it's good to have a source to help us sort them out. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew are joined by "Knowledgeable Person Of Star Trek" John Tenuto to continue our miniseries on the post-TOS era. While there isn't an available script out there for "Planet of the Titans", there's plenty of behind the scenes information. Find out how George Lucas was involved in pre-production, who all was asked to direct, and how the story related to a similarly titled sci-fi movie. Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler Guest John Tenuto   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   Chapters The What If’s Of Star Trek (00:01:12) The God Thing (00:02:00) Writing Titans (00:12:58) What Went Wrong (00:31:15) Keeping It Alive (00:36:09) Wait, What? Come On. (00:41:36) TMP vs POTT (00:46:36) Goodbye To John (01:00:14) Closing (01:00:56)  
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BridgeMate Rematch. Last week on Earl Grey 109, your "Maroon Monsters" were victorious in BridgeMates, the "how well do you know your cohost" game show. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew welcome guest host Phillip Gilfus and "Team Free Enterprise" to the Rec Deck for a rematch. Can our TNG friends find victory in the 23rd century? Will your hosts' friendship last long enough to make it the last 8 episodes of their tenure? FIND OUT as we play the game that's been sweeping the network! Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler Guests Phillip Gilfus, Daniel Proulx, and Darren Moser   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, Charlynn Schmiedt, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   Chapters Introduction To The Game (00:02:50) Round 1 (00:06:31) Round 2 (00:19:44) Round 3 (00:33:19) Bonus Round (00:49:58) Bonus Bonus Round (00:51:17) Winners (00:54:00) Bon Voyage Team Free Enterprise (00:55:21) Closing (00:59:51)  
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Post-TOS with Marc Cushman. Just because The Original Series ended didn't mean the story was over. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew have Marc Cushman, author of the "These Are The Voyages" book series, on to give us hints about what happened in the 70's for our intrepid crew. From Paramount not being able to get a fourth network off the ground to NBC begging for more Star Trek to how on earth a Saturday morning cartoon was able to get away with Spock drawing a pentagram on the floor so he can do magic(k), we cover all kinds of subjects on our way to The Next Generation. Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler Guest Marc Cushman   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, Charlynn Schmiedt, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   Chapters Marc Cushman Continues (00:01:21) What Happens Next (00:06:37) Book 4mat (00:13:53) Memos (00:17:39) TAS (00:23:49) Making History (00:27:53) Starts And Stops (00:34:48) Publishing Woes (00:37:23) The Next Generation (00:41:51) Release Dates (00:50:12) Where To Find Them (01:01:19) Closing (01:09:23)  
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Favorite Episodes of Other Series. After 100 episodes of talking about Original Series, you have to stop and give some love to the series that inherited it's mantle. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew shake the other 615-ish episodes of the franchise to see what rises to the top. We spoil episodes, random movies and TV shows, and various other things that come up as we go through our favorite/best episodes, arcs, movies, and series. DON'T MISS THE LAST HALF OF THE SHOW, where we have some VERY IMPORTANT spoilers on the FUTURE OF STANDARD ORBIT with some SECRET GUESTS! Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler Guests ????   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, Charlynn Schmiedt, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   Chapters ONE HUNDRED! (00:01:14) Drew’s Best/Favorite Single Episode (00:06:33) Mike’s Best/Favorite Single Episode (00:12:02) Drew’s Favorite/Best Multi-Part Episode (00:18:25) Mike’s Favorite/Best Multi-Part Episode (00:23:41) Both’s Best/Favorite Movie (00:29:05) Both’s Favorite/Best Series (00:36:15) IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (00:44:34) Closing (01:19:32)  
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Deep Space Nine: “Trials and Tribble-ations” with Matthew Rushing. Anniversaries should be special times, bringing loved ones together no matter how far apart they may be. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew are joined by Matthew Rushing from The Orb to discuss Deep Space Nine's love letter to The Original Series, "Trials and Tribble-ations". We talk about the difficulty of picking the best episode of DS9, which version of the K-7 mission actually happened, and how it works for people who've only seen TOS. Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler Guest Matthew Rushing Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, Charlynn Schmiedt, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez Content Manager Will Nguyen Chapters Much Trials. Many Tribbles. (00:02:07) In The Top Ten? (00:10:00) Perfecting Perfection (00:16:58) From A TOS Perspective (00:28:35) Goodbye To Matt (00:41:32) Closing (00:42:52) 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 Star Trek talk coming every week. We have great perks for you at http://patreon.com/trekfm
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IDW Ongoing Comic Comparison: The Tholian Webs.   Sometimes you can't help but go a little mad sometimes, especially when your ship gets caught in interphase and surrounded by an impenetrable web. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew catch up with the IDW Ongoing comics and compare their "The Tholian Webs" with the original episode. During the episode, Mike manages to fix the logic of a similar Next Generation episode, we discuss why some people pronounce "Han" differently, and Drew comes up with another theory of what character Idris Elba is going to play in Star Trek Beyond.   Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart   Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones   Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.   Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   Chapters Mike Fills In The Blanks (00:03:04) Issue 1 (00:05:36) Issue 2 (00:23:57) Final Thoughts (00:31:26) Closing (00:34:21)
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Voyager: “Flashback” with Charlynn Schmiedt. Not every crossover between series can be a winner. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew are joined by Charlynn from To The Journey to flash back to "Flashback". While it is cool that they managed to get the entire crew from The Undiscovered Country back on board (except for Christian Slater), the episode begs a lot of questions like: How do memories see observers? Was Janeway too busy to watch TOS like the TNG crew did? Did she watch it later as inspiration for her actions in the later seasons of VGR? Is “Flashback” the canon expanded universe of Star Trek? Find out if we can answer these questions and more in our discussion! Also, we answer listener mail including a voicemail! Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler Guest Charlynn Schmiedt   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   Chapters Getting The Crew Back Together (00:03:00) Writing (00:08:41) The Episode On The Whole (00:16:58) From The TOS Perspective (00:24:17) “The NEW Star Trek Excelsior With John Cho!” (00:32:07) Final Thoughts (00:43:37) Goodbye to Char (00:46:31) Closing (00:48:01)  
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Trekipedia with Jeffery Harlan. For some people, history is life, even if its fictional history. In this episode ofStandard Orbit, Mike and Drew talk to Jeffery Harlan about his website, "Trekipedia" and what has been called the "grand unified theory of Star Trek". As we get to know him and his site, Jeffery amazes us with trivia, gives us reading recommendations, and lets us know just how intensive building a site like this can be. Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler Guest Jeffrey Harlan   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   Chapters Getting To Know Jeff (00:01:33) What is Trekipedia? (00:24:56) Goodbye To Jeff (00:46:21) Closing (00:49:57)  
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The Next Generation: “Relics” with Earl Grey. Sometimes in the run of a show, you pull out all the stops and have crazy guests from other shows. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike & Drew are joined by the time-shifted crew of Earl Grey to discuss the time-shifted Scotty in "Relics". Can Scotty survive in a world of technobabble? Did the TNG crew watch TOS, so that’s why they don’t seem to care about Scotty? Does the Holodeck have an “I Feel Lucky” button? Is “Relics” a secret backdoor pilot to a future UPN show? Find out all this and more in this overflowing episode!   Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler Guests Philip Gilfus Darren Moser Daniel Proulx   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   Chapters Meet The Next Generation (00:00:48) What Is This Show? (00:02:36) Thoughts On The Whole (00:05:59) The Holodeck Scene (00:36:07) Final Thoughts (00:50:06) Goodbye Earl (Grey) (00:58:40) Closing (01:00:50)  
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Behind The Scenes of Star Trek VI. Everyone knows the story of the making of most of the Star Trek movies, but it usually seems like Star Trek VI gets lost in the shuffle. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew are joined by John Tenuto, who tells us the details of what happened in the making of the original crew's final solo mission. From abandoned concepts to the production to the people who worked behind the scenes, John lets us in on everything he knows. Also Mike asks "the nerdiest question ever asked on a Star Trek podcast" and gets it answered! Cover Photograph Courtesy of Nicholas Meyer/The Papers of Nicholas Meyer Collection at the University of Iowa Library. Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler Guest John Tenuto   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   ChaptersThe Original Plans (00:02:42) The All-New Plan (00:20:46) The Production (00:29:04) The Unsung Heroes (00:40:13) The Post-Production (00:45:52) The Release & Reactions (00:49:45) Wrap Up (01:04:31) Closing (01:07:39)  
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Star Trek Las Vegas 2015. Every year, the City of Lights plays host to the largest Star Trek convention in the country. And every so often, one of your hosts is there. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike tells Drew all about his experiences and thoughts on Star Trek Las Vegas 2015. Who'd he see? Who'd he get to hang out with? What'd he learn about? Find out this and his opinions on the convention in this Sin City-ful episode! Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler Editor Mike Schindler Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez Content Manager Will Nguyen Chapters STLV 2015 (00:01:55) Closing (00:40:45)
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IDW Ongoing Comic Comparison: Untitled Gorn Comic. Issue 24 of Star Trek Ongoing may not have a title, but it sure is the sequel to a video game no one played. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew discuss the comic that references a video game that contradicts both the second movie and the comic it is also a sequel to. The Gorn are back, and more peaceful than ever! What will JJ-Kirk do when he has to face off against the Gorn? Why are these Gorn from a different galaxy? And why do the hosts talk about Indy Hat Bashing? Find out in this battle-tastic episode! Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   Chapters Sequel To A Video Game (00:00:54) Issue Breakdown (00:08:25) Conclusion (00:29:02) Closing (00:32:30)  
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Casting An Excelsior Series.   It seems that everyone has an idea for what the next Trek series should be. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew go through their ideal cast list for a show following Sulu on the JJ-Verse Excelsior. We have some unique choices of the characters that should be on the show, and some really unique choices of who should play them. Find out who made the fantasy casting couch and why in this unique episode!   Hosts Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler   Editor and Producer Drew Stewart Executive Producers Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones Associate Producers Renee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr. Production Manager Richard Marquez   Content Manager Will Nguyen   Chapters The Next Next Generation (00:06:04) Sulu (00:09:45) Rand (00:10:23) Tuvok  (00:15:18) Chapel (00:19:35) Valtane (00:24:57) Marcus & Saavik (00:26:46) Wrap Up (00:33:54) Closing (00:35:16)