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 299: This Is Goodbye 02/18/2020
299: This Is Goodbye This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore disembark the podcast after a nearly four year journey together behind the microphone. They reminisce with Hayley Stoddart about their fondest hosting memories, favorite episodes of the podcast, friendships forged over the years and say their final goodbyes.
info_outline 298: The Rise Of Fan Service 01/13/2020
298: The Rise Of Fan Service This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the concept of fan service and how perhaps too much creeped in to JJ Abrams' Star Trek and Star Wars films. What is fan service, is it what the writers and directors of our favorite franchises think it is, does is do more harm than good, and do we as fans really even want it?
info_outline 297: Inverted Commas 12/23/2019
297: Inverted Commas This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by author and critic Darren Mooney to discuss the first season of The Original Series. This concludes our backwards trilogy that started in Standard Orbit 196 with the third season, and continued in Standard Orbits 246 with the second season.
info_outline 296: Generosity 12/17/2019
296: Generosity Fans might know her best as Demora Sulu from Star Trek: Generations, but Jacqueline Kim has a career that extends far beyond Star Trek! This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart are proud to welcome Jacqueline to the show and discuss her accomplishments as an actress, writer, director, artist and humanitarian!
info_outline 295: D.C. Fontana 12/09/2019
295: D.C. Fontana This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore reflect on the life and work of Dorothy "D.C." Fontana. Passing away this past week at the age of eighty, Dorothy was one of the foundational creative forces behind the Star Trek universe and we celebrate her legacy by exploring her incredible Star Trek resume.
info_outline 294: Kelvin Trailers 12/02/2019
294: Kelvin Trailers This week on Standard Orbit: Ken and Hayley discuss the news about a new Star Trek movie and then dive deep into the trailers that accompanied Kelvin Timeline films. You'll hear the trailers and the response and the noise that followed on social media. Boldly Listen!
info_outline 293: Team Kang 11/25/2019
293: Team Kang This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart talk the third season episode Day of the Dove. An underrated and oft-overlooked episode, we discuss the glimpses it gives us into Klingon culture, how it puts the folly of prejudice on full display, the influences it may or may not have had on the movie era and much more!
info_outline 292: Visions From The Twilight Zone 11/18/2019
292: Visions From The Twilight Zone This week on Standard Orbit host Zach Moore is joined by author, speaker, artist and historian Arlen Schumer to discuss The Twilight Zone and The Original Series! We discuss the influence Twilight Zone had on TOS, quintessential episodes vs. fan favorites and if and why there's a difference between them, the aesthetics of 1960s television and much more!
info_outline 291: The Aliens of Beyond 11/04/2019
291: The Aliens of Beyond Star Trek Beyond was released during Star Trek's 50th Anniversary and did you know that there were 50 Aliens in Star Trek Beyond? Hosts Hayley Stoddard and Ken Tripp discuss the key alien characters of the last Star Trek movie. They explore their design, key parts they played, and their characteristics and how technology has allowed the Star Trek universe to evolve.
info_outline 290: A Friendship That Defined Them Both 10/28/2019
290: A Friendship That Defined Them Both In 2001, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy sat down for a candid (as candid as can be expected in front of a film crew anyway) conversation about their lives, their friendship, and of course Star Trek. This was the documentary Mind Meld: Secrets Behind The Journey Of A Lifetime, and this week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss this peek into the minds of the two men most synonymous with Star Trek.
info_outline 289: Battle At The Lithium Cracking Station 10/21/2019
289: Battle At The Lithium Cracking Station Is this a perfect "Episode 0" for The Original Series? Does absolute power corrupt absolutely? What's up with Kirk's middle initial? Where does this rank among the rest of the Star Trek pilots? All this and much more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!
info_outline 288: Lee Plays Old Games Poorly 10/15/2019
288: Lee Plays Old Games Poorly Did you know there was an unreleased NES game for The Final Frontier? What are the differences between it and its PC counterpart? What would we think about the classic 25th Anniversary and Judgment Rites games being transformed into animated episodes one day? All this and more in this week’s Standard Orbit, boldly listen!
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!