Standard Orbit 168: Horny Albino Unicorn Gorilla / by Trek fm

The Monsters and Creatures of TOS.

Running Time: 57 minutes 55 seconds
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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.

Fifty years on, how do some of these more ambitious creature designs hold up? How do later reinventions of aliens like the Gorn and the Tholians in Enterprise compare to their original incarnations? And the real question of the day, does the Mugato enrich the tapestry of Star Trek?


Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)
The Creature from M-113 (00:03:15)
The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog (00:10:38)
So Easy A Caveman Can Do It (00:11:01)
Standard Standard Orbit Tangents (00:16:08)
An Instinctive Revulsion To Reptiles (00:17:06)
No Kill I (00:24:47)
Flying Fake Vomit (00:29:23)
A Mortal Enemy of the Empire (00:32:27)
Horny Albino Unicorn Gorilla (00:34:32)
Enriching the Tapestry (00:39:15)
A Tangled Web (00:41:00)
A Familiar Voice (00:44:51)
The Kelvin Monsters (00:48:51)
Final Thoughts (00:50:17)
Previously on (00:52:39)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:53:48)


Ken Tripp and Zach Moore


Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)