TNG as TOS.
The early seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation get a bad rep, and are often criticized as feeling like an "extension of TOS" or "1960s TV in the 1980s." Right or wrong, good or bad, in this episode of Standard Orbit, Ken and Zach discuss a handful of season one TNG adventures that feel more at home on Kirk's Enterprise than Picard's.
The Naked Now, on TOS as originally planned? Angel One, would it be too progressive for the late 1960s? Too Short a Season, is it generic enough for any series? We'll Always Have Paris becoming I Left My Heart In San Francisco? We have a fun time pondering what these episodes could become with just a few uses of the word replacement tool. And stay tuned till the end to hear about our special iTunes giveaway!
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11)
The Naked Now (00:03:52)
Code of Honor (00:09:47)
The Last Outpost (00:16:23)
Angel One (00:24:04)
Too Short A Season (00:31:22)
Home Soil (00:37:18)
We'll Always Have Paris (00:41:41)
Final Thoughts (00:47:08)
iTunes Giveaway (00:52:51)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:57:43)
Ken Tripp and Zach Moore
C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
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Metamorphosis. Ken and Zach look at the key character moments and how this episode represents the best of Star Trek. The Standard Orbit crew look at how the show title "Metamorphosis" could apply to several aspects of this special TOS episode. Listener mail, Trek tech, Federation Data, drama, and great character moments are all highlighted in this weeks exciting podcast.
Star Trek Continues. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Zach Moore is joined by host of Continuing Mission Tony Robinson to discuss the fan series Star Trek Continues that it's concluded, how it fits in with TOS, and also tease an exciting new collaboration coming soon to Trek.fm!
The Making of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by Tony Black to discuss the making of Star Trek V as told by William Shatner and his daughter Lisabeth in their respective books "Captain's Log: William Shatner's Personal Account of the Making of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" and "Star Trek Movies Memories."
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The Transporter. In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss if they themselves would be willing to use a transporter, whether or not it is a death machine, and its many uses that go beyond what was intended by Starfleet engineers.
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Shuttlecraft in TOS. In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss shuttlecraft in TOS and the films. Did TOS shuttles have warp drive? How easy is it to steal a shuttlecraft? Why take a shuttle when you could just use the transporter? These questions and much more as well as Zach's plug for a guest spot on To The Journey!
The Star Trek franchise has an excellent track record with courtroom dramas, and of course TOS is where it all started. In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss the many trials and court martial that took place over The Original Series and the films. And you read that right, Zach is back!
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