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Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast

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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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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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Good Show

By sjsharksfan39 - Jan 22 2019
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On a previous review, I said the hosts needed to get back to talking about the 1960s series. Since then they have done so, so I'm giving another star. It's decent conversation and I am really glad they are going deeper into original episodes that don't get talked about much, like the last episode on Peice of the Action, my favorite comedy episode of the original.

Entertaining Podcast

By ExRansom - Dec 15 2016
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I listent every week and this is by far one of the best podcasts on this network.

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66 Ratings
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By sjsharksfan39 - Jan 22 2019
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On a previous review, I said the hosts needed to get back to talking about the 1960s series. Since then they have done so, so I'm giving another star. It's decent conversation and I am really glad they are going deeper into original episodes that don't get talked about much, like the last episode on Peice of the Action, my favorite comedy episode of the original.

Entertaining Podcast

By ExRansom - Dec 15 2016
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I listent every week and this is by far one of the best podcasts on this network.
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Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast

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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.

Rank #1: 150: Practically CGI

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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

Dec 05 2016

1hr 24mins

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Rank #2: 141: Red Shirt Starship

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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

Oct 03 2016

1hr 45mins

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Rank #3: 62: The Butterfly Effect

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Mirror, Mirror Commentary.
Wikipedia tells us that "the butterfly effect is the phenomenon
whereby a minor change in circumstances can cause a large change in
outcome." In this episode of Standard
Orbit
,
Mike and Drew do a commentary for the most butterfly-effecty
episode of The
Original Series
,
"Mirror, Mirror". While Drew may not care for the concept, he has
to agree that this episode is a fantastic piece of work. However,
he still had a few questions he and Mike discuss: Why are people so
afraid of Vulcans in the Mirror Universe? How comfortable are the
space beds everyone has in both universes? And what is the most
trivial trivia that could possibly be pointed out? Find out the
answers to these and so much more while we talk over one of our
(and your!) favorite episodes!

Hosts

Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler
Editor and Producer

Drew Stewart
Associate Producers

Become one! Support Trek.fm and Standard Orbit at the $25/month
level or higher! Visit http://patreon.com/trekfm
Production Manager

Richard Marquez
Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen
Chapters

Commentary Start (00:02:29)  

Final Thoughts (00:52:51)  

Closing (00:54:27)  
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Dec 28 2014

1hr 1min

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Rank #4: 282: I Am Unicorn Dog!

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Standard Orbit 282: I Am Unicorn Dog!

TOS Episodes In The Alternate Realities Collective.

"Star Trek Fan Collectives" were a series of DVD collections released in the 2000s that featured episodes from across all the series that shared a common theme. This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart are joined by their counterparts from the 24th century Amy Nelson, Justin Oser and Joe Keegan from Earl Grey to discuss the TOS episodes included in the Alternate Realities Collective.

What makes Mirror, Mirror such a classic episode? Are The Alternative Factor and Turnabout Intruder really that bad? Like Kirk himself in the episode does The Enemy Within have two sides, both good and dark? Tune in to Earl Grey tomorrow for part two of this conversation where we talk the TNG episodes included in the Alternate Realities Collective, boldly listen!

Chapters  Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27) Fan Collectives (00:03:51) The Enemy Within (00:06:04) The Alternative Factor (00:024:59) Mirror, Mirror (00:37:59) Turnabout Intruder (00:51:32) Final Thoughts (01:09:31) POTFM (01:12:38)  Closing (01:15:16)

Hosts Ken Tripp Zach Moore Hayley Stoddart Amy Nelson Justin Oser Joe Keegan

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)

Sep 02 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #5: 86: The Defiant Ones

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Enterprise: “In A Mirror Darkly” with Norman
Lao.​
When the producers of ​Enterprise
decided to do a Mirror Universe episode in their final season, they
went all out and made it a sequel AND prequel to two different
episodes of ​The
Original Series
​.
In this episode of ​Standard
Orbit
​,
Drew and Mike are joined by Norman Lao from ​Warp
Five

to discuss the cross over between the two shows. How were they
allowed to spend so much money on a show they knew wasn't coming
back? Was using a bunch of that money to CGI some of the TOS aliens
a wise choice? Are Mirror episodes even worth it to begin with?
Find out what everyone thinks about these and more in this crossed
over episode!

Hosts

Drew Stewart and Mike
Schindler
Guest
Norman Lao
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​Norm Drops Out Of Warp Five
(00:00:50)

Sidequel to First Contact (00:02:16)

Those Opening Credits Though (00:10:45)

Sequel To The Tholian Web (00:20:24)

The Alien Effects (00:39:45)

ACTING! (00:48:43)

Prequel to Mirror Mirror (00:52:35)

Vulcan Facial Hair (00:55:36)

Closing (00:58:00)
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Jun 29 2015

1hr 11mins

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Rank #6: 220: Discoprise

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Standard Orbit 220: Discoprise TOS in Discovery Season 2 and Star Trek 4 and 5.   In this episode of Standard Orbit hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the exciting news released recently regarding Discovery's second season, there being not one but two new Star Trek films in development, and how all this relates to The Original Series.    There is plenty of speculation and expectations amongst fans with regards to the meeting of the Enterprise and Discovery and their respective crews. With this in mind, we discuss what we are excited about...and maybe not so excited about. Then we share our excitement over having the first female director in the film franchise, what a fourth Kelvin Timeline movie might look like, and what the other (possibly Tarantino-directed) movie might be. Chapters Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23) Discovery Season 2 (00:02:26) Redshirt Rant (00:07:20) Spock in Discovery (00:14:58) The Enterprise in Discovery (00:20:42) Captain Pike and Anson Mount (00:29:23) Not One, But Two Films (00:36:15) S.J. Clarkson (00:37:39) Tarantino's Film: A Return To TNG? (00:44:02) Final Thoughts (01:01:00)  POTFM (01:02:04)  Closing (01:04:01) Hosts  Zach Moore Hayley Stoddart   Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

May 07 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #7: 285: A Convention and a Movie

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Standard Orbit 285: A Convention and a Movie

FanX and The Motion Picture 40th Release

This week on Standard Orbit; Hayley and Ken catch up on a some recent events surrounding Star Trek. They explore the FanX Convention where four TrekFM hosts participated in a panel and discuss the challenges faced by fan artists. We then talk about the 40th Anniversary release of the Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Did Star Trek: The Motion Picture hold up after a 40 year absence from the big screen? Was the FanX Convention truly an adventure? Why can't artist offer their renditions of iconic Star Trek images? Ken and Hayley have the answers this week on Standard Orbit. Boldly Listen! 

Chapters  Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27) Trek Geeks  (00:02:47) FanX  (00:06:28) An Education on Fan Art  (00:14:28) TMP on the Big Screen (00:23:53) Mike Richards Letter (00:27:00) Picture Quality (00:30:32) POTFM (00:42:41)  Closing (00:48:00)

Host Ken Tripp 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)

Sep 23 2019

48mins

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Rank #8: 16: Re-written by Gene Coon

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Marc Cushman on Season
Two.

A lot happened behind the scenes of the second season of The
Original Series. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew
are joined by Marc Cushman, author of These Are The Voyages, to
discuss some of the topics that are going to be covered in Marc's
second book in his Star Trek series. Find out how Lucille Ball lost
her studio, why NBC tried to kill the show, and who really wrote
all your favorite episodes.

Jan 27 2014

58mins

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Rank #9: 276: William Shatner vs. The World

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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)

Jul 22 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #10: 267: The James Bond of Star Trek

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Standard Orbit 267: The James Bond of Star Trek

The Many Faces of Captain Pike.

When Star Trek first went into production it wasn't Captain James Kirk in the center seat of the USS Enterprise, it was Captain Christopher Pike. First brought to life by actor Jeffrey Hunter, Pike went on to be portrayed by three other actors and has carved out his own niche in the mythos. This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the many faces of Captain Pike and his resurgence as a character in recent years.

Could Jeffrey Hunter have carried a series as a leading man, and why did he leave Star Trek after the first pilot? What about Sean Kenney's important, but thankless turn as Pike? Did Bruce Greenwood's new take on the character in the Kelvin Timeline pave the way for Anson Mount's Pike on Discovery? All this and much more on this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Chapters  Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:02:05) First Impressions of Pike (00:02:52) Jeffrey Hunter's Pike (00:05:35) Sean Kenney's Pike (00:22:04) Bruce Greenwood's Pike (00:30:35) Anson Mount's Pike (00:41:57) Favorites, Final Thoughts (01:07:35) POTFM (01:19:50)  Closing (01:22:00)

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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

May 13 2019

1hr 25mins

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Rank #11: 165: Star Trek At Its Best

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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

Mar 20 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #12: 160: What If Old Could Be New Again?

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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)

Feb 13 2017

1hr 28mins

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Rank #13: 3: Captain Also Starts with C

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James. Tiberius.
Kirk.

There is no captain greater. And in this episode of Standard
Orbit, Mike and Drew take a close look at Star Trek's original
explorer-captain, Jim Kirk. Find out why they think he's the best,
how being in movies changed Kirk, and how much Mike loves William
Shatner (SPOILER: a lot). Plus, tune in to find how why Kirk
doesn't like to lose!

Oct 28 2013

43mins

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Rank #14: 46: Work Together As a T

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Spock in
Command.

When Kirk is away, the crew will play Captain. What does Kirk
try to teach his first officer when he's out of service? Does it
take two passionate individuals to balance out the logical one?
Does Spock use the lessons he learns under Kirk’s captaincy to make
the right decisions to save his crew? Listen and find out in this
episode of Standard Orbit as Mike and Drew discuss the idea of
Spock in command of the Enterprise and examine instances where
Spock is thrown into command, whether he wants to be or not.

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Chapters
No 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)

Sep 01 2014

49mins

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Rank #15: 123: TMP vs. TWOK: The Conversational Kobayashi Maru

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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)

Apr 18 2016

1hr 27mins

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Rank #16: 258: When Star Trek IV Voyaged Home

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Standard Orbit 258: When Star Trek IV Voyaged Home

Star Trek IV's Videocassette Debut and How We Consume Media.

This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart are joined by sociology professor and Star Trek historian John Tenuto to discuss he and his wife Mary Jo's latest article for StarTrek.com, "When Star Trek IV Voyaged Home."

We talk the evolution of the home video format, the debut of Star Trek IV on video cassette, promotional tie-ins, widescreen vs. pan-and-scan and so much more. Boldly listen!

http://www.startrek.com/article/when-star-trek-iv-voyaged-home-to-vhs-and-beta

Chapters  Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27) VHS, Beta, CED and Laserdisc (00:02:37) Widescreen vs. Pan-and-Scan (00:23:51) 3D, 4DX, The Theatergoing Experience (00:35:04) Paramount Director's Series (00:53:24) Promotional Playing Cards, Retail Advertising and Tie-Ins (00:58:43) The Theatergoing Experience, Contd. (01:12:31) Final Thoughts (01:21:44) POTFM (01:23:16) Closing (01:25:26)

Hosts Zach Moore Hayley Stoddart

Guest John Tenuto

Production Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)  

Feb 25 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #17: 173: Full Motion Picture

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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!     

May 15 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #18: 28: I Am Not DeForest Kelley

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Dr. McCoy with Larry
Nemecek.

If Kirk was the meat and Spock was the potatoes, then Leonard
McCoy was the grumpy broth that held them all together. Now,
finally, the good doctor is getting his due. In this episode of
Standard Orbit, Drew and Mike are joined again by Larry Nemecek to
discuss the original Enterprise’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. McCoy.
We find out why Larry loves him so, share our favorite Bones
scenes, and reveal how McCoy is finally getting the fan base he
deserved from the beginning.

Apr 21 2014

1hr 5mins

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Rank #19: 83: Really Cruel Smirk

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Plato’s Stepchildren Commentary With
@FirstTimeTrek.
A lot of Season 3 episodes get a bad rap. Do they all deserve it?
In this episode of ​Standard
Orbit
​,
Mike and Drew are joined by Andi as she walks us through "Plato's
Stepchildren", showing us that it may not be as bad as we think. We
compare the episode to such diverse films as ​Airplane!Harry
Potter & The Goblet of Fire
,
and Eyes
Wide Shut
​,
while discovering that it's hard to draw the line between what is
embarrassing for the character to do and what the actor has to
do.
No animals were harmed in the making of this
podcast.

Hosts

Drew Stewart and Mike
Schindler
Guest
Andi (@FirstTimeTrek)
Editor and Producer

Drew Stewart
Executive Producers
Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones
Associate Producers

Rene Roberts and Richard Rutledge, Jr.
Production Manager

Richard Marquez
Content Manager

Will Nguyen
Chapters

Commentary Start (00:03:03)

Final Thoughts (00:54:05)

Farewells (00:57:30)
Closing (00:59:10)

Jun 07 2015

1hr 10mins

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Rank #20: 196: Star Trek Origins: Season 3

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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)

Nov 13 2017

1hr 5mins

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