Standard Orbit 212: Patching Up Continuity / by Richard Marquez

Uniform Patches, Starships Names, and Registry Numbers.


Running Time: 1 hour 5 minutes 09 seconds

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Until Star Trek: The Motion Picture, each Starfleet vessel has its own unique insignia patch on its uniforms...or did it? In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek to discuss this hotly debated topic among fandom and how these seemingly incongruous and contradictory uniform patches can be reconciled within greater Star Trek continuity.

From production memos in response to The Omega Glory to the long-awaited Defiant uniform patches finally turning up on Enterprise, we attempt to trace the confusing history of the Starfleet insignias, and the starships and registry numbers associated with them.


Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Uniform Patches (00:02:58)
Starship Names and Registry Numbers (00:28:08)
Fanon vs. Canon (00:37:15)
Enterprise-A and Constitution Class Refits (00:51:48)
Final Thoughts (00:58:14)
POTFM (01:00:15)
Closing (01:01:37)


Ken Tripp Zach Moore


Larry Nemecek


Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)