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Standard Orbit is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to the original Star Trek. Not an episode review show, Standard Orbit explores specific elements of TOS with Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler.

Standard Orbit is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to the original Star Trek. Not an episode review show, Standard Orbit explores specific elements of TOS with Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler.
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Standard Orbit is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to the original Star Trek. Not an episode review show, Standard Orbit explores specific elements of TOS with Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler.

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Episodes

252: He's Weird, Whatever

1/14/2019
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Standard Orbit 252: He's Weird, Whatever Spock's Emotional Moments. For someone who claimed to be emotionless and that emotions were "alien" to him, Spock certainly became "emotionally compromised" quite frequently over the years. This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss Spock's emotional moments in The Original Series, the movies and the Kelvin Timeline. What's up with the smiling and shouting Spock of the pilot era? Does it count as being...

Duration:01:02:34

251: Almost an Entirely New Enterprise?

1/7/2019
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Standard Orbit 251: Almost an Entirely New Enterprise? The TMP Refit Enterprise This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Hayley Stoddart, Zach Moore, and Ken Tripp discuss the refit USS Enterprise. Hayley received a bounty of collector editions of Star Trek the Magazine and the Standard Orbit team dove into the issue that focused on the refit USS Enterprise. The refit is many legacy Star Trek fan's favorite ship. Ken, Hayley, and Zach review the changes, the features, and filming of this...

Duration:01:08:34

250: Who Mourns For Phillips?

12/31/2018
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Standard Orbit 250: Who Mourns For Phillips? Odd Jobs On The Enterprise. This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss the odd jobs on the original Enterprise. From historians to meteorologists, often times the characters who hold these positions appear out of nowhere for one story and are never heard from again. Which of these highly specialized jobs make sense to have on a starship, which ones don't, and what other types of officers would we have liked to have seen...

Duration:01:05:52

249: The Toys That Made Us

12/24/2018
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Standard Orbit 249: The Toys That Made Us Star Trek Toys With John Tenuto. This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by sociology professor and Star Trek historian John Tenuto to discuss the long history of Star Trek toys. We discuss John and his wife Mary Jo's appearances on Netflix's "The Toys That Made Us," the famous (and infamous in some cases) action figures by Mego, the ever-other-movie approach to toys and merchandise in the TOS movie era, the evolution of action...

Duration:02:03:26

248: Renegade?

12/17/2018
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Standard Orbit 248: Renegade? Captain Kirk's Evolution Captain Kirk is one of the most popular characters in pop-culture and Science Fiction. Over the years his character has evolved and even redesigned. Hayley Stoddart and Ken Tripp explore the good Captain from TOS to the movies to the Kelvin Timeline. This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Hayley Stoddart take a deep dive into what defines Captain Kirk. Is he really a cocky ladies-man rule breaking warrior or are these...

Duration:00:54:09

247: The Scooby-Doo Ending

12/3/2018
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Standard Orbit 247: The Scooby-Doo Ending The Nicholas Meyer Director's Cuts. As Leonardo da Vinci once said, "Art is never finished, only abandoned." Nicholas Meyer would seem to agree, as he returned to both of the Star Trek films he directed (The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country) to create alternate director's cut. These re-edits aren't to the extreme that some others films have undergone (Blade Runner, Batman v. Superman, etc.), but make a significant impact on the narratives...

Duration:00:49:50

246: A Tale Of Three Producers

11/26/2018
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Standard Orbit 246: A Tale Of Three Producers Coon, Lucas and Roddenberry in Season Two. This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by author and critic Darren Mooney to discuss the second season of TOS and how each of its three show runners brought their own unique stamp to the episodes they produced. Gene Coon, John Meredyth Lucas and Gene Roddenberry all had a turn at the reins, all to very different results. How did the two Genes differ in their approach to Star...

Duration:01:24:35

245: How Many Kellicams Is Beijing From Shanghai?

11/19/2018
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Standard Orbit 245: How Many Kellicams Is Beijing From Shanghai? TOS In Stardate Order. What would watching The Original Series in stardate order look like? Would it create any continuity errors? Would it solve any? How does The Animated Series fit into all this? Hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore go deep into the rabbit hole of TOS era stardates this week on Standard Orbit. Many thanks to The Star Trek List, our main resource for this...

Duration:00:41:30

244: The Devil In The Details

11/12/2018
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Standard Orbit 244: The Devil In The Details The Devi In The Dark Episode Discussion. This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the classic episode The Devil In The Dark. From its progressive message of understanding and communication to the minutia of Janus VI's maps and uniforms, it's a fun conversation about one of Star Trek's finest hours. How is the crew's stance on the Horta different from that on the M-113 Creature? With all the talk of...

Duration:00:50:26

243: Northeast Trek Convention

11/5/2018
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Standard Orbit 243: Northeast Trek Convention Discussions and Starfleet International Interview This week on Standard Orbit: Ken Tripp teams up with Brandon-Shea Mutala at the Northeast Trek Convention in Albany, New York. Ken and Brandon share their adventure and observations recorded from inside the Albany Capital Center. For the first time Ken and Brandon were able to set up a station at a Star Trek convention and meet and greet Star Trek fans from all over. Lots of fellow podcasters...

Duration:00:34:45

242: Grace

10/29/2018
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Standard Orbit 242: Grace Grace Lee Whitney and YN Rand This week on Standard Orbit hosts Hayley Stoddart, Zach Moore, and Ken Tripp discuss the life of actress Grace Lee Whitney and the impact her character, YN Janice Rand, had on Star Trek. From her being one of the original faces of the franchise, to be written off the show; Grace was sexually assaulted during her time on set and fell into depression and addiction after her contract was cancelled. Ken, Zach, and Hayley explore...

Duration:00:53:03

241: Where Are The Robots?

10/22/2018
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Standard Orbit 241: Where Are The Robots? Androids on TOS. This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the androids featured throughout the course of The Original Series. From Ruk and Dr. Korby's creations to V'Ger's Ilia probe, there are more than you think! How does TOS' take on humanoid, artificial intelligences differ from that of later series? Why is is always so easy to overwhelm these incredible machines with simple logic contradictions...

Duration:01:13:18

240: Is This Guy For Real?

10/16/2018
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Let That Be Your Last Battlefield Roundtable. This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp are Zach Moore are joined by Chris Clow from Discovery Debrief and Lance Laster to discuss one of the most iconic episodes of TOS, Let That Be Your Last Battlefield. From the alien makeup design, the first appearance of the auto-destruct and of course its ever-relevant message, this episode is one of the greats. We talk Jud Taylor's unique directorial style, the use of stock footage, Star Trek's...

Duration:01:02:13

239: Double Your Shatner, Double Your Fun

10/8/2018
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Standard Orbit 239: Double Your Shatner, Double Your Fun What Are Little Girls Made Of Commentary. This week on Standard Orbit host Zach Moore is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to complete their trilogy of commentaries on the episodes of TOS written by famous horror author Robert Bloch with What Are Little Girls Made Of. An episode that doesn't seem to generate much discussion in fan circles, its one of Zach and Brandon's favorites so strap yourself onto the turntable next to your...

Duration:01:05:26

238: Can She Pronounce His First Name?

10/1/2018
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Standard Orbit 238: Can She Pronounce His First Name? Spock and Uhura in the Kelvin Timeline This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp and Hayley Stoddart talk about what has to be one of the more complex relationships in Star Trek; Spock and Uhura during the Kelvin Timeline. How does a relationship between a human and Vulcan work? How does the teacher/student, Senior Officer/Cadet, and the emotional/logical dynamics between Lt. Uhura and CDR Spock work in this new timeline?...

Duration:00:51:49

237: That Cheap Looking Sixties Show Is Everything

9/24/2018
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Standard Orbit 237: That Cheap Looking Sixties Show Is Everything Lee Draws 365 Star Trek Scribbles, Part 2. This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart continue their conversation with Lee Sargent from "Lee Draws 365 Star Trek Scribbles." We discuss his Alt Trek series of drawings that mix and match films and episodes with different crews, the inspiration behind them, and go down the rabbit hole of canon vs. head canon when it comes to our favorite...

Duration:01:11:22

236: Drawn To It

9/17/2018
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Standard Orbit 236: Drawn To It Lee Draws 365 Star Trek Scribbles. This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart welcome Lee Sargent to discuss his 365 day drawing challenged appropriately titled "Lee Draws 365 Star Trek Scribbles." Lee shares the origins of his Star Trek fandom, his history with drawing challenges, some of his favorite subjects to bring to life on the page and also some of his most challenging, and other franchises he enjoys...

Duration:01:10:57

235: We Should've Bought 160 Tapes

9/10/2018
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Star Trek: The Sci-Fi Channel Special Edition. In 1998 the Sci-Fi Channel remastered TOS in picture and sound quality, restored every episode to its original run time (they had been edited down over the years for syndication), and aired them five nights a week in their original broadcast order. But that's not all! They were hosted by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, as well as featured exclusive interviews with actors, writers and producers from The Original Series! In this episode of...

Duration:00:48:32

234: Dr. Pulaski on TOS

8/27/2018
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This week hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore, and Hayley Stoddart explore the first roles Diana Muldaur on TOS with Return to Tomorrow and Is In There Truth no Beauty. The Standard Orbit team takes a good look at her remarkable Trek career that span two generations. Join Hayley, Zach, and Ken as they review all three roles Diana Muldaur played on Star Trek across two generations. Boldly listen as we explore this dynamic and, from a TNG POV, controversial actress and her impact on Star...

Duration:00:49:53

233: Another Speaker At A Star Trek Convention

8/20/2018
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Standard Orbit 233: Another Speaker At A Star Trek Convention No Kirks and a New Spock. This week hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart talk no Kirks in Star Trek 4 and a new Spock in Discovery. What would the next Kelvin Timeline film look like without Chris Pine? Should Captain Kirk be recast again, or just written out entirely? Same goes for his on screen dad Chris Hemsworth as George Kirk, who was teased as appearing in Star Trek 4 all the way back in 2016. Speaking of...

Duration:00:53:19