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Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast

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 host Haley Stoddart and her guests.

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151: Saving Earth

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

1hr 8mins

12 Dec 2016

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293: Team Kang

Standard Orbit 293: Team Kang Day Of The Dove. This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart talk the third season episode Day of the Dove. An underrated and oft-overlooked episode, we discuss the glimpses it gives us into Klingon culture, how it puts the folly of prejudice on full display, the influences it may or may not have had on the movie era and much more! Despite their reputation as the crew of Enterprise's ever-present adversaries, the Klingons actually appear in a mere seven episodes of The Original Series; Day of the Dove might be the definitive Klingon episode of TOS! Only a fool fights in a burning house, but a wise man boldly listens to Standard Orbit! Chapters  Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27) Synopsis Of The Dove (00:02:40) General Thoughts Of The Dove (00:05:22) Characters Of The Dove (00:09:58) Forging The Future Klingons (00:18:36) Overcoming Anger And Prejudice (00:29:23) Final Thoughts (00:42:45) POTFM (00:46:55) Closing (00:48:46) Hosts Ken Tripp Zach Moore Hayley Stoddart Production Zach Moore (Editor & Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Mike Richards (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

52mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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101: The Boom of Syndication

Post-TOS with Marc Cushman.Just because The Original Series ended didn't meanthe story was over. In this episode of StandardOrbit, Mike and Drew have Marc Cushman, author of the "TheseAre The Voyages" book series, on to give us hints about whathappened in the 70's for our intrepid crew. From Paramount notbeing able to get a fourth network off the ground to NBC beggingfor more Star Trek to how on earth a Saturday morningcartoon was able to get away with Spock drawing a pentagram on thefloor so he can do magic(k), we cover all kinds of subjects on ourway to The Next Generation.HostsDrew Stewart and Mike SchindlerGuestMarc Cushman Editor and ProducerDrew StewartExecutive ProducersNorman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, Charlynn Schmiedt, and CBryan JonesAssociate ProducersRenee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.Production ManagerRichard Marquez Content ManagerWill NguyenChaptersMarc 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)

1hr 19mins

12 Oct 2015

Rank #3

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276: William Shatner vs. The World

Standard Orbit 276: William Shatner vs. The World William Shatner, Fans and Social Media. At eighty eight years old, William Shatner is as active  as ever. Television, music albums, conventions and of course social media; there’s no slowing down The Shat. His continued interactions with fans and commentary on Twitter has not been without incident however, and this week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore take a look at some of the more controversial situations Shatner has been a part of in recent years. Should fans approach celebrities in public for autographs? What’s been the aftermath of some of Shatner’s Twitter wars? What is a fan to do in response to all this? All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen! Chapters  Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27) William Shatner and Social Media  (00:02:07) Autographs (00:18:28) Convention Faux Pas (00:27:10) Baby It's Cold Outside (00:40:04) Hot Take (00:45:06)  Final Thoughts (00:55:25) POTFM (00:58:22)   Closing (01:00:52)  HostKen Tripp Zach Moore Production  Zach Moore (Editor & Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Mike Richards (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

1hr 4mins

22 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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46: Work Together As a T

Spock inCommand. When Kirk is away, the crew will play Captain. What does Kirktry to teach his first officer when he's out of service? Does ittake two passionate individuals to balance out the logical one?Does Spock use the lessons he learns under Kirk’s captaincy to makethe right decisions to save his crew? Listen and find out in thisepisode of Standard Orbit as Mike and Drew discuss the idea ofSpock in command of the Enterprise and examine instances whereSpock is thrown into command, whether he wants to be or not. Send us your feedback!Twitter: @trekfmFacebook: http://facebook.com/trekfmVoicemail: http://www.speakpipe.com/trekfmContact Form: http://www.trek.fm/contact ChaptersNo Galileo Seven This Time (1:33)Gamesters of Triskellion (2:43)The Tholian Web (12:32)The Wrath of Khan (22:47)The Undiscovered Country (31:51)The Other Spock (34:16)Closing (36:32)

49mins

1 Sep 2014

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173: Full Motion Picture

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!     

1hr 6mins

15 May 2017

Rank #6

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103: A Who’s Who Of Seventies Filmmaking

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 thisepisode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew are joinedby "Knowledgeable Person Of Star Trek" John Tenuto tocontinue our miniseries on the post-TOS era. While there isn't anavailable script out there for "Planet of the Titans", there'splenty of behind the scenes information. Find out how George Lucaswas involved in pre-production, who all was asked to direct, andhow the story related to a similarly titled sci-fi movie.HostsDrew Stewart and Mike SchindlerGuestJohn Tenuto Editor and ProducerDrew StewartExecutive ProducersNorman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan JonesAssociate ProducersRenee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.Production ManagerRichard Marquez Content ManagerWill NguyenChaptersThe 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)

1hr 6mins

26 Oct 2015

Rank #7

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106: Good At Acting Badly

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 acommentary for Landru and "Return of the Archons". DoesThe Purge have the “exact same plot” as this episode? DoesMike have a radical new interpretation of this episode? Whatdoes Drew want that dungeon set for? Find out all this and more, aswe talk over another episode! HostsDrew Stewart and Mike Schindler Editor and ProducerDrew StewartExecutive ProducersNorman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, Charlynn Schmiedt, and CBryan JonesAssociate ProducersRenee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.Production ManagerRichard Marquez Content ManagerWill NguyenChaptersIntroduction (00:00:50)Commentary Start (00:02:53)Final Thoughts (00:54:10)Closing (00:55:14)

1hr 9mins

16 Nov 2015

Rank #8

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169: Other Space Seeds

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!

55mins

17 Apr 2017

Rank #9

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80: Fridged

Season Three with @FirstTimeTrek.Is the third season of TheOriginal Series reallyas bad as Trekkies make it seem? Would it break first time watchershaving to sit through it? In this episode of StandardOrbit,Mike and Drew are joined again by Andi—a.k.a. "FirstTimeTrek"— whohas been live tweeting her experience ofwatching StarTrek forthe first time. Find out if she came through the season unscathedand if she managed to pluck any jewels from theslime.HostsDrew Stewart and MikeSchindlerGuestAndi(@FirstTimeTrek)Editor and ProducerDrew StewartAssociate ProducerRichard Rutledge,Jr.Production ManagerRichardMarquezContent CoordinatorWill NguyenChaptersA Certain Amount ofBaggage (00:01:38)Thoughts on Season 3(00:05:30)Season Three Not Favorites(00:09:46)The Paradise Syndrome(00:10:27)Turnabout Intruder(00:14:21)Season Three Favorites /The Enterprise Incident (00:18:36)The Tholian Web / WhomGods Destroy (00:21:28)Let That Be Your LastBattlefield (00:29:00)Decent But Not Great(00:32:40)Thoughts On TOS Overall(00:34:50)Looking Forward To TheMovies(00:40:16)Goodbye To Andi(00:43:00)Closing(00:48:25)Send us your feedback!Twitter:@trekfmFacebook:http://facebook.com/trekfmVoicemail:http://www.speakpipe.com/trekfmContact Form:http://www.trek.fm/contactVisit the Trek.fm websiteat http://trek.fm/Subscribe in iTunes:http://itunes.com/trekfmSupport The Network!Become a Trek.fm Patron onPatreon and help us keep Star Trek talk coming every week. We havegreat perks for you at http://patreon.com/trekfm

56mins

10 May 2015

Rank #10

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7: Spock Is the Potatoes

Talking Spock with Dave Rossi. Mr. Spock may be one of the most intriguing characters in StarTrek. Two natures always battling. Logic vs emotion. What is thatmakes this character so special that pretty much all of thefranchise is based on him? Mike and Drew are joined again by DaveRossi (Visual Effects Producer for Star Trek Remastered) to talkSpock. Would the franchise have survived without Spock? Would Kirk?Was Spock's presence necessary in the latest movies? Plus, find outwhat Mike has engraved on his wedding band!

51mins

25 Nov 2013

Rank #11

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5: G-Rod

Gene Roddenberry. There would be no Star Trek without its creator, GeneRoddenberry. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Drew and Mike takea look at the Great Bird of the Galaxy. We look at his work on TheOriginal Series, how his vision of the future changed with The NextGeneration, and what he would have thought of the Trek createdafter his death. 

44mins

11 Nov 2013

Rank #12

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4: Bondi Blue Landru

Kirk vs. Computers. One of Captain Kirk's many talents is his ability to talkcomputers into self-destructing. In this episode of Standard OrbitMike and Drew take a look at three such instances. We discuss howhe got a little help from Spock in “The Return of the Archons,” howhe mastered the skill in “The Changeling,” and how he just gotlucky in “The Ultimate Computer.” We also ponder whether or notClint Eastwood is a Trekkie. 

44mins

4 Nov 2013

Rank #13

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108: Chasing Crazy Bones Through the Time Thing

City On The Edge Of Forever Commentary.Sometimes you have to save the best for last. In this episode ofStandard Orbit, Mike and Drew do a commentary for arguablythe best episode of the entire franchise, "The City On The Edge OfForever". We debate if it is actually the best episode, and if youshould show it to someone as a good example of what StarTrek is. We also talk about the early drafts compared to thefinal episode, debate which Terminator movie is theworst, if Magic Mike is Boogie NightsFor Babies, and how you can't second guess every choice youmake.HostsDrew Stewart and Mike Schindler Editor and ProducerDrew StewartExecutive ProducersNorman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, Charlynn Schmiedt, and CBryan JonesAssociate ProducersRenee Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.Production ManagerRichard Marquez Content ManagerWill NguyenChaptersInstructions (00:01:25)Commentary Start (00:02:41)Closing (00:52:41)

1hr

30 Nov 2015

Rank #14

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119: Not All Top Ten Lists Are Created Equal

Essential Season One TOS. There are Top Ten lists ... and there are TOP TEN lists. Thisepisode of Standard Orbit is about the latter. Many online lists,from prominent geek culture websites, favor Season One heavily andwith good reason. Rarely if ever, are Seasons Two and Three asequally represented. These lists also cite City on the Edge ofForever as being the quintessential TOS episode of all time - ifnot for all of Star Trek. Feeling that these lists were imbalancedand incomplete, we wanted to look at each season of TOS for what wewould recommend as "essential viewing." Our goal for this episode, and for the upcoming TOS Essentialspodcasts, is to offer a new and perhaps in many ways - different"best of" list for each season so that newcomers to The OriginalSeries can use our recommendations as an essentials starter kit;episodes chosen from each season and not heavily influenced by anyone in particular. We believe our listeners will truly enjoy thesecomprehensive recommendations compiled by their very own RefitCrew; podcasters and friends they have come to know and trust hereon Standard Orbit. HostsNorman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan and Ken Tripp FeatureOut 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) ProductionC Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (ExecutiveProducer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt(Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer),Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (AssociateProducer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen(Content Manager) Send us your feedback!Twitter: @trekfmFacebook: http://facebook.com/trekfmVoicemail: http://www.speakpipe.com/trekfmContact Form: http://www.trek.fm/contactVisit 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 showscoming to you every week. We have great perks for you athttp://patreon.com/trekfm

1hr 18mins

7 Mar 2016

Rank #15

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167: Loss and Recovery

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!       

1hr 35mins

3 Apr 2017

Rank #16

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48: Sulu 2 The Rescue

HikaruSulu. Few characters in Star Trek experience actual advancement intheir careers. Even fewer of them go through as many random jobs toget there as Hikaru Sulu. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mikeand Drew take a close look at Mr. Sulu, the head of astrosciencesturned botanist turned helmsman turned starship captain. We talkabout his many adventures on the Enterprise, how he got his owncommand, and how awesome of a captain he must have been. Send us your feedback!Twitter: @trekfmFacebook: http://facebook.com/trekfmVoicemail: http://www.speakpipe.com/trekfmContact Form: http://www.trek.fm/contact ChaptersSulu Finds His Place in TOS (2:02)Sulu Pilots around TOS (8:51)Casting Sulu (12:55)Sulu In The Movies (15:02)Sulu In The Two-Way Mirror Universe (27:48)Closing (34:41)

43mins

15 Sep 2014

Rank #17

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176: Time Traveling Without a License

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)

1hr

12 Jun 2017

Rank #18

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114: A Tour DeForest Performance!

Dissecting Spock's Brain. On this episode of Standard Orbit, we prep for surgery andperform a deep dissection and examination of what Star Trek fanshave labeled as the "worst" episode ever in the history of TheOriginal Series, and was even parodied as a stageproduction in 2004 for a limited run in Irvine, California at theIrvine Improv! William Shatner, in his autobiography Up TillNow, and in his memoirs Star Trek: Memories, called this one of theseries' worst episodes; a "tribute" to NBC executives who slashedthe show's budget and placed it in a bad time slot. There was a great deal of unrest happening behind the scenes atthe beginning of Star Trek's third season. Gene Coon was trying tocomplete his writing contract and director Marc Daniels feltmarginalized by executive producer Fred Freiberger. The show budgetwas always under pressure which in turn forced co-producer RobertJustman and Fred Freiberger to constantly redirect creative to fitproduction, increasing tensions between them and the NBC frontoffices. Did these underlying forces ultimately affect the returnThe Original Series on September 20th, 1968? HostsNorman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan GuestKen Tripp ProductionC Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (ExecutiveProducer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), CharlynnSchmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and AssociateProducer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), RichardRutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (ProductionManager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager) ChaptersWelcome 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: @trekfmFacebook: http://facebook.com/trekfmVoicemail: http://www.speakpipe.com/trekfmContact Form: http://www.trek.fm/contactVisit 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 showscoming to you every week. We have great perks for youat http://patreon.com/trekfm

1hr 5mins

1 Feb 2016

Rank #19

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168: Horny Albino Unicorn Gorilla

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!

57mins

10 Apr 2017

Rank #20