Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
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.
info_outline 286: Return To Yesterday 09/30/2019
286: Return To Yesterday As we all know, the USS Enterprise was on a five year mission. Unfortunately that mission was cut short by NBC when it canceled Star Trek after just three seasons, but what if it wasn't? This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart each pitch a story idea for a hypothetical fourth season of TOS.
info_outline 285: A Convention and a Movie 09/23/2019
285: A Convention and a Movie 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.
info_outline 284: Diversity in Star Trek 09/16/2019
284: Diversity in Star Trek Standard Orbit's Hayley Stoddart joins TrekFM hosts Amy Nelson, Zachary Fruhling, and Brandi Jackola in a discussion panel at the Salt Lake City FanX Fall 2019 event. This is a direct recording from the event and the show starts right at the introduction of the panel. Boldly Listen to the important and interesting discussion!
info_outline 283: "You Should Have Let Me Sleep!" 09/08/2019
283: "You Should Have Let Me Sleep!" Was Nero just another Khan rehash or something more? Would John Harr---Khan been better off had has indeed merely been John Harrison? As the only one of the three not to get a fleshed out backstory in the Star Trek expanded universe of books and comics, is Krall ripe for more exploration as a character? All this on this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!
info_outline 282: I Am Unicorn Dog! 09/02/2019
282: I Am Unicorn Dog! 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!
info_outline 281: We Are Controlling Transmission 08/26/2019
281: We Are Controlling Transmission This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by The Outer Limits Podcast’s Victor Gamboa to discuss The Outer Limits episodes featuring TOS actors, both members of the regular cast and guest stars! We talk the many connections between Star Trek and The Outer Limits, as well as The Twilight Zone.
info_outline 280: "I am Batman!" 08/19/2019
280: "I am Batman!" Holy Standard Orbit, Batman! we're jumping into the 1960's actors who played key roles in Star Trek and Batman. Join Ken and Hayley as we review the characters and how different, or similar the two series cast these actors. All this and more on this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!
info_outline 279: I Must Return To This Place Again 08/12/2019
279: I Must Return To This Place Again We marvel at William Shatner being as sharp and entertaining as ever on stage as an octogenarian, special effects master Douglas Trumbull's insights on his work on The Motion Picture, and the amazing sense of community that Trekkies bring to the Mecca of Star Trek that is STLV. All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!
info_outline 278: Star Trek Las Vegas 2019 08/06/2019
278: Star Trek Las Vegas 2019 It's that time of year again, Star Trek Las Vegas! Several hosts from the network made the annual pilgrimage to STLV 2019: Ken Tripp and Zach Moore from Standard Orbit, Amy Nelson, Justin Oser and Joe Keegan from Earl Grey (plus The Edge for Amy and The Line for Justin), and Mike Schindler from The Edge and The Line. This week on Standard Oribt, we share our Trek.fm host roundtable discussion where we discuss our convention likes, dislikes and experiences!
info_outline 277: Emergency Alert, Negative Control At Helm 07/29/2019
277: Emergency Alert, Negative Control At Helm With the fortieth anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture upon us there have been whispers of a 4K upgrade of the film and beyond even that, a 4K (and for the first time, high definition) upgrade of the Director's Edition from 2001. This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the likelihood of this coming to pass and also compare the theatrical and director's cuts of the film.
info_outline 276: William Shatner vs. The World 07/22/2019
276: William Shatner vs. The World 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.
info_outline 275: Star Trek: Revengeance 07/16/2019
275: Star Trek: Revengeance By popular demand, we're back one last time retitling the adventures of The Original Series crew in the style of "Berman Era" of Star Trek! This time hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart reimagine The Motion Picture through The Undiscovered Country with titles that would fit alongside Generations, First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis.
info_outline 274: Atavachron 07/08/2019
274: Atavachron We're back with the third and final installment in our series retitling The Original Series episodes in the style of "Berman Era" of Star Trek! This time host Zach Moore is joined by Brian Drew from TrekMovie.com's The Shuttle Pod(cast) to reimagine the third season, also talking the origins of Brian's Star Trek fandom and the fandom of the 1970s along the way.
info_outline 273: Just Terrible Enough To Fit Right Next To The Thaw 07/01/2019
273: Just Terrible Enough To Fit Right Next To The Thaw Retitling season one of The Original Series was so much fun, we're back with more alternate episode titles for the second season! This time host Zach Moore is joined by host of Melodic Treks and Warp Five Brandon-Shea Mutala to take on the likes of Wolf in the Fold, A Private Little War and Return to Tomorrow and reimagine them as if they were titled at the height the "Berman Era" of Star Trek.
info_outline 272: Less Creative Is The Goal 06/24/2019
272: Less Creative Is The Goal The Original Series is well known for it's flowery, cultured and sometimes dare we say pretentious episode titles, so this week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore thought it would be fun to do a run down of the first season's episode titles and reimagine them as if they were titled at the height the "Berman" era of Star Trek when the music was wallpaper and the titles were too.
info_outline 270: Blogspock 06/10/2019
270: Blogspock It's been a while since we opened up the mailbag here on Standard Orbit, so this week hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart read your emails and answer your questions! We share some links, rock out to some music, and discuss military ranks in-depth! A very special thank you to listener and artist David Koukol for this week's show art!
info_outline 269: Star Trek: Enterprise ll 06/03/2019
269: Star Trek: Enterprise ll This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by Chris Clow to discuss the second season of Discovery through the lens of The Original Series. A host of Discovery Debrief: A Star Trek Podcast, Chris and his co-hosts have covered Discovery episode-by-episode and now that its second season (and time in the 23rd century) is complete, we look back on what worked and what didn't in regards to its TOS connections.
info_outline 268: TOS Season 0.5 05/20/2019
268: TOS Season 0.5 This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by co-creator and former co-host of Primitive Culture Tony Black to discuss what worked and what didn't about making Discovery's second season such a direct prequel to The Original Series.
info_outline 267: The James Bond of Star Trek 05/13/2019
267: The James Bond of Star Trek 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
info_outline 265: FanX SLC Comic Convention 2019 04/29/2019
265: FanX SLC Comic Convention 2019 This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Hayley Stoddart discuss this year's FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. Hayley had the privilege of being a guest panelist alongside The Edge's Brandi Jackola and To The Journey's Zachary Fruhling. We talk Hayley's FanX experience as well as include the panel in its entirety at the end of the podcast!
info_outline 264: Ramping Up The Drama 04/15/2019
264: Ramping Up The Drama This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Hayley Stoddart talk the most dramatic moments of TOS and the movies. Conspiracies, death and destruction across all three eras of Captain Kirk's crew. What moments provided a punch to the gut or a hit to the feels when it was least expected?
info_outline 263: Section 31 on TOS 04/08/2019
263: Section 31 on TOS Could Section 31 been behind the events of Assignment Earth, Journey to Babel, and Undiscovered Country and many others? Zach, Hayley, and Ken explore how this covert organization may have been behind some of the more suspicious plot lines involving Captain Kirk and the Enterprise team. Boldly Listen!
info_outline 261: Completely Illogical 03/25/2019
261: Completely Illogical Hayley and Ken discuss whether it is logical that a crew of Vulcans would be unsuccessful in solving the mystery of the immunity syndrome. In this question and answer episode: Ken and Hayley challenge each other on this fascinating topic.
info_outline 260: How Do You View Your Trek? 03/18/2019
260: How Do You View Your Trek? Does a serialized series have a more difficult time than an episodic series? Did the TOS movies start the process of the longer story arc in Star Trek? What will CBS do with the new animated series or Picard out of the gate. Which series had the best formula? We debate it all in this week's Standard Orbit!
info_outline 259: Swipe Right For Science 03/11/2019
259: Swipe Right For Science With Discovery revisiting Talos IV in its most recent episode, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart resvisit it was well to discuss Enterprise's first visit there in The Cage. We talk the cast and crew, the technology, and the legacy of The Original Series' rejected first pilot.
info_outline 258: When Star Trek IV Voyaged Home 02/25/2019
258: When Star Trek IV Voyaged Home 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."