Star Trek Las Vegas.
In this episode of Standard Orbit, it's an away mission to the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas as Refit Crew takes a break from the convention floor to discuss their thoughts on Star Trek Las Vegas...from a TOS perspective of course!
It's not everyday one gets the opportunity to see all the surviving members of the TOS main cast live and in person, but we had the pleasure of exactly that at STLV50! In this round table we discuss Shatner being as lively as ever in his 80s, Koenig's recent thoughts on the decades old grudge between the "little four" and the captain, Takei's take on Sulu's sexuality in Star Trek Beyond, and finally the ever-elegant Nichelle Nichols. We wrap up with our favorite overall moments of STLV and areas where there might be room for improvement in future conventions.
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:00:58)
William Shatner's Panel (00:01:45)
Walker Koenig's Panel (00:10:05)
George Takei's Panel (00:28:55)
Nichelle Nichols' Tribute (00:38:15)
Favorite Moments, Room for Improvement (00:43:10)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:06:25)
Ken Tripp, Norman C. Lao, and Zach Moore
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor and Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
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 and Zach Moore share the synopses of and their thoughts on three more of these would-be episodes.
In this episode of Standard Orbit, Haley Stoddart joins Ken to discuss what is about Spock and Vulcan philosophy that is so attractive to Star Trek fans. Explore the Vulcan journey from TOS to the movies to the Kelvin Timeline. Deep dive into how this character and Leanord Nimoy impacted the show and the lives of many of their fans.
In this episode of Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore answers your listener questions from the Babel Conference! What TOS episodes does the think are underrated? Overrated? What are some of his favorite TOS novels? What about Star Trek crossing over with other franchises? And what about fan fiction? All this and much more in Zach's first solo effort behind the mic!
In this episode of Standard Orbit, Zach Moore is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala to continue our series of commentaries on the Robert Bloch episode of TOS. This time we're covering the second season's Wolf in the Fold! One of the few Scotty-centric episodes of the series, it features some...interesting story points including one of fiction's favorite go-to villains, Jack The Ripper!
NBC cancelled Star Trek during its third season two episodes shy of 26. Zach and Ken review the scripts that were written for episodes 25 and 26 as well as other written scenarios for the series prior to cancellation.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Hayley and Ken review the fun facts about the film and where it fits in the overall and financial rankings of the all the Star Trek movies. They then go into the great elements of it's heartfelt message, comedy, and the special scenes that incorporated the entire cast. This wonderful fish out of water story was the perfect Star Trek film at the perfect time. Enjoy!
Happy New Year 2018. In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore review their favorite podcasts from 2017 and provide a preview into 2018. They also discuss some possible paths for the Quentin Tarantino's take on Star Trek.
Star Trek vs. Star Wars. In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore don't settle the great Star Trek vs. Star Wars debate one and for all, but have fun pitting the two trilogies of the George Lucas Star Wars saga against the six movies of the TOS cast and crew.
Mother Daughter Intro to TOS. Ken and Zach are joined by Hayley Stoddart to discuss her and her daughter's first time watching of the original series. The discussion focuses on the first time view from an adult Star Trek fan and how a child views this iconic franchise.
Standard Orbit Celebrates Its Bicentennial. In this episode of Standard Orbit, it's a reunion of hosts pasts and present! Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by Mike Schindler and Norman C. Lao to talk about Standard Orbit's origins and transitions, reminisce on their time with the show, and respond to listener questions and comments.