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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

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

232: Star Trek: The Escape

8/13/2018
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More Moments From STLV 2018. This week hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss more about the experiences that Zach and Hayley had while at Star Trek Las Vegas. Hayley shares about some of the personal interactions she had with friends and others while there. We talk cosplay, new friendships made, old ones reinforced as well as this year’s convention in comparison to previous years and what the future might have in store. We’re still basking in the glow of Star Trek Las...

Duration:00:47:06

231: Star Trek Las Vegas 2018

8/6/2018
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TOS and DS9 at STLV 2018. This week host Zach Moore is joined by Lance Laster to debrief about the TOS presence at Star Trek Las Vegas 2018; Shatner, Takei, Koenig and more. How does this year's convention live up to their last visit for STLV 50? Was TOS truly as progressive as its reputation? All this and much more in this week's Standard Orbit. They also discuss the celebration of DS9's 25th anniversary, the screening of Far Beyond The Stars, and how its even more relevant and...

Duration:01:10:18

230: Voices With Character

7/30/2018
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TOS and Batman: The Animated Series. This week host Zach Moore is joined by fellow Trekkie and Batman superfan Chris Clow to talk the many crossover talents between The Original Series and what many consider the best animated show of all time, Batman: The Animated Series. With the recent announcement of Batman: The Animated Series being remastered and released in HD, this seemed like the perfect time to discuss the incredible actors who've graced both the stages of TOS and the sound...

Duration:01:26:24

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 only...

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 Quote...

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