Standard Orbit 111: Hailing Frequencies Open! / by Norman Lao

The Shakedown Cruise for Your New Standard Orbit Team.

Welcome Original Series Fans...Trekkies...Standard Orbiters; if Enterprise has "Boomers" and Deep Space Nine has "Niners"...can Standard Orbit have "Orbiters?" Thank you for joining us on Standard Orbit's maiden voyage for 2016 with your NEW Podcasting Crew! I am incredibly proud to introduce my co-hosts:'s Mr. AtoZ - Jeffrey Harlan, and introducing one of's generous Patrons who is an Associate Producer for the network and our new editor for Standard Orbit - Ken Tripp. Please give them a warm welcome as we fire up the impulse engines for a very exciting year!

Recently on the Babel Conference,'s dedicated fan and listener page on Facebook, I have asked many of you to participate in a discussion. I wanted to hear from you; our listeners and supporters of Standard Orbit. I wanted to understand your expectations and the topics you would enjoy hearing during this new podcasting season. As your hosting team, we wanted to make sure that we are all on this journey together and keeping the "Hailing Frequencies Open" for me is a very important step. As Kirk said to Bones in 2009, "Buckle Up!"

Running Time: 1 hour 12 minutes 59 seconds
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Norman C. Lao and Jeffrey Harlan


Ken Tripp


C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)


Welcome Standard Orbiters! (00:01:32)
Introducing Your Refit Crew (00:02:18)
Hailing Frequencies Open (00:05:56)
Reactions to Our Transfer Orders (00:07:45)
Finding the Value In Every TOS Episode (00:13:10)
The Refit’s Mission for Season Three (00:18:53)
Reviewing the Historical Documents (00:22:15)
Keeping the Engines Positively Charged (00:32:58)
Talking About THEIR Generation (00:37:42)
A Literal Literary Crossover (00:45:30)
Our Final Thoughts and Thank You (00:51:10)

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