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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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@trekfm

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Episodes

229: We Just Want More Trek

7/16/2018
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Standard Orbit 229: We Just Want More Trek Star Trek News Update. In this episode of Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the recent news surrounding the possible merger of CBS and Paramount, the next two films involving our beloved crew, the possibility of more Star Trek returning to our TV screens and more TOS in Discovery. Ken shares his knowledge about the possible merger, will it happen and what are the logistics of that if it does. We...

Duration:01:22:37

228: A Tale of Two Saaviks

7/9/2018
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Standard Orbit 228: A Tale of Two Saaviks A Character Review This week on Standard Orbit hosts Zach Moore, Hayley Stoddart, and Ken Tripp discuss the character of Saavik and the actors that portrayed her. This fan-favorite Vulcan is fun to explore from her origins to the very unique styles brought to her by Kirstie Alley and Robin Curtis. The Standard Orbit team explore the perspectives, the history, and the approaches taken by Myer and Nimoy in making Saavik a part of the crew...

Duration:01:07:26

227: A Big Glass Ball in Space

6/25/2018
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Standard Orbit 227: A Big Glass Ball in Space Yorktown Station This week on Standard Orbit hosts Hayley Stoddart and Ken Tripp discuss all things Space Station Yorktown. Star Trek Beyond was a hit for most fans and one of the more interesting locations was Yorktown Space Station. Ken and Hayley review the specifications, community, culture, and technology of this huge space station. What was the first reaction to seeing Yorktown? Did we get to see enough of the Federation? How was...

Duration:00:46:50

226: Put That Quote on a Shirt

6/18/2018
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Standard Orbit 226: Put That Quote on a Shirt Top 5 TOS Quotes. This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart share their top five favorite quotes and phrases from The Original Series. Star Trek is personal for each of us and we each have something unique that resonates with us. Some quotes are widely enjoyed on a universal level, while others are personal and mean more to us individually. Chapters Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23) Not a TOS...

Duration:00:52:38

225: Layers: It's Cold in Space

6/11/2018
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Standard Orbit 225: Layers: It's Cold In Space Starfleet Uniforms. This week hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart talk uniforms! Gold, blue and tan or gold, blue and red? Women: pants or skirts? And was Kirk's wrap around the only green duty uniform or did our eyes deceive us? How do the “pajamas” of TMP compare to their “monster maroon” successors? All this and what our favorite uniform styles are, and what we might be wearing the next time you see us at a convention!...

Duration:01:12:20

224: Bumphead

6/4/2018
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Standard Orbit 224: Bumphead Steven Lance Interview, Part 2. Just exactly what is a Bumphead you ask? Actor, author and convention host Steven Lance is back to give us all the details. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Steven is back with hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart to continue the discussion about his time in the Star Trek universe. Steven shares his experience appearing in Star Trek: The Motion Picture and being designated as a Bumphead. We also talk about the book he...

Duration:00:40:27

223: Pleased To Meet You Mr. Scott

5/28/2018
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Standard Orbit 223: Pleased To Meet You Mr. Scott Steven Lance Interview, Part 1. If you were a Star Trek fan in the 1970s and were fortunate enough to attend a convention, odds your host was Steven Lance a.k.a. “Heash.” In this episode of Standard Orbit, Steven joins hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart to discuss how he came to be a fan of Star Trek, a talent show at Lunacon 1973 that opened up the world of Star Trek conventions to him, his time as host of those conventions, and...

Duration:01:01:56

222: Dumb and Death

5/21/2018
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Standard Orbit 222: Dumb and Death Favorite Red Shirt Moments. The term "red shirt" is an ingrained in pop culture as "live long and prosper," "warp speed" and "beam me up Scotty." If the stereotype is to be believed, wearing a red uniform on the Enterprise is basically a death sentence...but is it really? In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart explore the cliché, its validity, and discuss some of the their favorite red shirt moments from The...

Duration:00:47:23

221: Trek Movie Madness

5/14/2018
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Standard Orbit 221: Trek Movie Madness The Wrath of Khan vs. First Contact. Trek Madness is back by popular demand! In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore, and Hayley Stoddart are joined by the hosts of Earl Grey to debate the best of the best of the Star Trek movies: The Wrath of Khan vs. First Contact! Nine out of ten Trekkies on the street would agree that these two films are the best of their respective film franchises, so how does TOS' cream of the...

Duration:01:38:11

220: Discoprise

5/7/2018
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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...

Duration:01:07:42

219: Treknology

4/30/2018
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Standard Orbit 219: Treknology Interview with Dr. Ethan Siegel On this week's Standard Orbit; Hayley Stoddart and Ken Tripp have a great time discussing Dr. Ethan Siegel's book "Treknology". Ethan is a PhD astorphysicist, science writer, and author and a long time Star Trek fan. This high energy and entertaining look at some of Star Trek's key technology is a must listen and his book a must read. Learn what traveling at Impulse Power would do to the human body. How deflector...

Duration:01:07:21

218: Space Spider

4/23/2018
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Standard Orbit 218: Space Spider The Lost Episodes, Part III. There are dozens of story ideas, outlines, and scripts submitted to or commissioned for TOS that never went into production. In this episode of Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart share the synopses of and their thoughts on three more of these would-be episodes. The crew visits a "Confederate States of America" planet, but with a twist. A sister ship of the Enterprise is found adrift, its crew...

Duration:00:42:56

217: Young Minds Fresh Ideas

4/16/2018
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Standard Orbit 217: Young Minds Fresh Ideas New Line Up on Standard Orbit In this episode of Standard Orbit: we officially welcome Hayley Stoddart as a new host and Trekspert. We explore her recent experience watching the entire original series, movies, and reboots and get her rankings for each season, original cast film, and the Kelvin timeline. TrekFM is excited to have Hayley as part of the family and Standard Orbit is committed to bringing fresh topics and view-points to the...

Duration:00:46:34

216: It Was Like Watching My Mom Fan-Dance

4/9/2018
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Standard Orbit 216: It Was Like Watching My Mom Fan-Dance Star Trek V Panel Discussion. In this episode of Standard Orbit: we have an all-star team assembled to discuss Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Bill Smith, Hayley Stoddart, and Bryana Fern join host Ken Tripp to dive into the least popular of the TOS era films. Does The Final Frontier get better with age? What worked and what could have been improved? What were the key themes that do resonate and is it as bad as its...

Duration:01:13:04

215: Give It To Me On Flip Book

4/2/2018
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Standard Orbit 215: Give It To Me On Flip Book TWOK on VHS, Part 2. In this episode of Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore continue their conversation, or Khanversation if you will, with John Tenuto. We talk more odds and ends of The Wrath of Khan including deleted scenes and alternate cuts, as well as get John's take on Discovery and debate the merits of episodic vs. arc-based storytelling. Chapters Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23) TV Movie of the Week?...

Duration:00:42:51

214: Revenge Is A Dish Best Served On VHS

3/26/2018
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan's importance in Star Trek history cannot be overstated, it revived the franchise from the brink of oblivion and paved the way for a feature film franchise that (with a brief interruption from 2002-2009) continues to this day. But did you know The Wrath of Khan also revolutionized the home video market? In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by master of all things Khan knowledge, John Tenuto to discuss how The Wrath...

Duration:00:59:52

213: Trek Madness

3/19/2018
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In the spirit of March Madness we bring you Trek Madness. The mighty crew of Earl Grey take on the ship's company of Standard Orbit in a battle of the best of the worst! Season 7 of Next Generation versus Season 3 of TOS. The two teams complete their first cross-over two episode adventure as they remove their biases and discuss which episodes were the best of the worst. Join Amy Nelson, Zach Moore, Justin Oser, Richard Marquez, and Ken Tripp for some bracketed competition between these...

Duration:01:48:06

Standard Orbit 212: Patching Up Continuity

3/12/2018
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Standard Orbit 212: Patching Up Continuity Uniform Patches, Starships Names, and Registry Numbers. Until Star Trek: The Motion Picture, each Starfleet vessel has its own unique insignia patch on its uniforms...or did it? In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek to discuss this hotly debated topic among fandom and how these seemingly incongruous and contradictory uniform patches can be reconciled within greater Star Trek...

Duration:01:05:13

211: Kicked Upstairs

3/5/2018
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Standard Orbit 211: Kicked Upstairs Gene Roddenberry and Harve Bennett From the launch of the original series through Star Trek: The Motion Picture; Gene Roddenberry was synonymous with all things Star Trek. With the franchise's future in the balance and in order to bring in a new movie with strict cost control and more resembling the TV show: Harve Bennett was brought in to deliver. Zach and Ken discuss this interesting dynamic between these two men and the unpleasantness...

Duration:00:50:39

210: Foreheadgate

2/26/2018
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Standard Orbit 210: Foreheadgate The Evolution of the Klingons. There are few races in Star Trek as iconic as the Klingons. Introduced in the first season of The Original Series, the warrior race remains as relevant as ever over fifty years later playing an integral role in the latest entry in the franchise, Discovery. In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore talk the Klingons' ever-changing appearance from Kor to T’Kuvma, if the franchise may have gone...

Duration:00:49:09