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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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185: The Wrath Returns

8/14/2017
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Standard Orbit 185: The Wrath Returns The Wrath of Khan's Re-release. The Wrath of Khan is returning to theaters in celebration of its 35th anniversary! In anticipation of this special Fathom Events event, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore reflect on the most iconic Star Trek film of them all, discussing their first impressions, the Director's Cut, Nicholas Meyer's insightful commentaries, and more! We also share our thoughts on the TWOK prequel miniseries that Nicholas Meyer is...

Duration: 01:02:17


185: The Wrath Returns

8/14/2017
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Standard Orbit 185: The Wrath Returns The Wrath of Khan's Re-release. The Wrath of Khan is returning to theaters in celebration of its 35th anniversary! In anticipation of this special Fathom Events event, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore reflect on the most iconic Star Trek film of them all, discussing their first impressions, the Director's Cut, Nicholas Meyer's insightful commentaries, and more! We also share our thoughts on the TWOK prequel miniseries that Nicholas Meyer is...

Duration: 01:02:17


184: Nightmares As A Child

8/7/2017
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Scary Star Trek. Zach welcomes Brandi Jackola to Standard Orbit to discuss the scariest scenes and episodes of TOS and the TOS movies. How old were you when started watching Star Trek? Were you turning away or did something catch you so off guard it made you jump and catch your breath? Zach and Brandi warp into the scariest scenes from the lens of their childhood and how the views have changed or still have an impact as an adult viewer. Buckle up and enjoy another deep diving,...

Duration: 00:53:11


184: Nightmares As A Child

8/7/2017
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Scary Star Trek. Zach welcomes Brandi Jackola to Standard Orbit to discuss the scariest scenes and episodes of TOS and the TOS movies. How old were you when started watching Star Trek? Were you turning away or did something catch you so off guard it made you jump and catch your breath? Zach and Brandi warp into the scariest scenes from the lens of their childhood and how the views have changed or still have an impact as an adult viewer. Buckle up and enjoy another deep diving,...

Duration: 00:53:11


183: Brought To You By . . .

7/31/2017
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Star Trek in Commercials. Is there money in the 23rd century? Reports may vary, but it certainly still exists in the here and now. For as long as the Star Trek franchise has been in existence, advertisers have been tapping into its cross culture popularity to sell their own products, which has lead to some very enjoyable advertisements over the years. In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore play and reflect on some of the most entertaining and memorable...

Duration: 00:56:14


182: We Are Receiving You

7/24/2017
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Standard Orbit 182: We Are Receiving You Updates from Standard Orbit This week Ken has the con as Zach is busy winning awards for his business and reshoots his Green Beret scenes. Ken reviews the latest news around the network, talks Discovery and The Edge as well as reads an interesting letter regarding The Gospel According to Star Trek and your questions. Kindly gather around and listen to a quick and light episode of Standard Orbit Chapters Intro (00:01:23) Latest Updates...

Duration: 00:36:04


181: Last God Standing

7/17/2017
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Standard Orbit 181: Last God Standing Battle of the Gods. There are many godlike, super-powerful beings the Enterprise encountered over the course of their five year mission, often requiring Kirk and crew to use their wits and ingenuity to overcome. But what if these beings didn't have to battle the crew of the Enterprise, but each other? In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore pit the "gods" of The Original Series against each other in a death match that...

Duration: 00:45:04


180: Stars who Trekked

7/10/2017
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Standard Orbit 180: Stars who Trekked Celebrities who became famous after their Trek appearance. From Where No Man Has Gone Before to Star Trek: Beyond, Zach and Ken look at the guest actors who've appeared on the show and in the movies, who went on to have solid careers in Hollywood. In this episode Zach and Ken go in order from the first episodes to the latest films utilizing a little known seldom used reserve activation list criteria; we discuss the careers of many of these...

Duration: 01:13:01


179: I Had Your Sash

7/3/2017
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Standard Orbit 179: I Had Your Sash Errand of Mercy. While considered the big bad of The Original Series, the Klingons only appear in a handful of episodes. The first of which not coming until the tail end of the first season. Despite this, they made quite the impression and John Colicos' Kor became the template all future members of his species...until maybe Christopher Lloyd's Kruge. In this episode of Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined Trek.fm Content Manager Justin Oser...

Duration: 01:00:06


178: The Gospel According to Star Trek

6/26/2017
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Standard Orbit 178: The Gospel According to Star Trek Author Kevin C. Neece Interview. On first glance, the Christian worldview and the humanistic worldview of Star Trek would seem to have nothing in common. After all Star Trek takes place in a future when religion has essentially vanished from Earth. In that case, how can there even be a "gospel according to Star Trek"? In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by author and speaker Kevin C....

Duration: 01:19:26


177: Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold

6/19/2017
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Standard Orbit 177: Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold Revenge Stories. As the old Klingon proverb goes, "Revenge is a dish best served cold." When it comes to Star Trek, it seems revenge is a dish best served again and again. It's a story trope the that franchise frequently revisits for better or for worse; sometimes you get The Wrath of Khan, sometimes you get Turnabout Intruder. In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore examine the many instances where...

Duration: 01:19:40


176: Time Traveling Without a License

6/12/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:00:17


175: Continually Breaking Continuity

6/5/2017
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Standard Orbit 175: Continually Breaking Continuity Continuity Conundrums in TOS With the first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery hitting the Internet the fan reaction has been divisive. For a series that reportedly takes place in the Prime Timeline around the same time as The Cage, things don't exactly jibe. How could Star Trek contradict its own continuity so blatantly? Well...it's happened before. Ken and Zach are joined by patron Nic Anastassiou to discuss some of their...

Duration: 01:04:01


174: Battle of the Battles

5/22/2017
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Standard Orbit 174: Battle of the Battles Battle of the Mutara Nebula Vs. Battle of Khitomer Star Trek was never about big space battles but the movies, as well as the series, had some pretty intense skirmishes. In this week's Standard Orbit: we look at two big battles from the TOS movie timeline: TWOK's Battle of the Mutara Nebula and TUC's Battle of Khitomer. Zach Moore is still off filming in an undisclosed location. Earl Grey's Richard Marquez joins me to discuss these two...

Duration: 00:58:18


173: Full Motion Picture

5/15/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:06:51


172: Star Trek is Everywhere

5/8/2017
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Show Title: Standard Orbit 172: Star Trek is Everywhere Star Trek in Pop-Culture From Saturday Night Live to The Big Bang Theory; Star Trek is everywhere and it is good! Zach and Ken discuss some of the funniest and most popular references in TV and film from our beloved franchise. We took this subject to our phenomenal listeners and asked them to provide their favorite Star Trek parodies and references; we call them out and share a starter list of some of the best references we...

Duration: 01:06:18


171: Human Beings Need Love

5/1/2017
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Standard Orbit 171: Human Beings Need Love Will Stape Interview. The Original Series was a very provocative series for its time often pushing the envelope in many categories. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Will Stape joins us to discuss the portrayal of love, relationships and sexuality in TOS as examined in his recent book, "Star Trek Sex: Analyzing the Most Sexually Charged Episodes of the Original Series." Will is also one of a select few freelance writers who sold scripts to...

Duration: 00:50:39


170: A Selfie Stick For His Tricorder

4/24/2017
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And The Children Shall Lead Commentary. What is the worst episode of The Original Series? Some say Spock's Brain, some say The Alternative Factor, but we all know the real answer...And The Children Shall Lead. In this episode of Standard Orbit, we provide a commentary on this infamous hour of TOS, so let us be your companions the next time you rewatch Attorney Melvin Belli try to take over the Enterprise. Ken is off shooting The Green Berets, so Zach has summoned Brandon the Friendly...

Duration: 01:02:15


169: Other Space Seeds

4/17/2017
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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....

Duration: 00:55:55


168: Horny Albino Unicorn Gorilla

4/10/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:57:46

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