Standard Orbit 121: Did We Get The Turkey? / by Norman Lao

Essential Season Three TOS.

Running Time: 1 hour 32 minutes 01 seconds
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In this episode of Standard Orbit, we continue our coverage from Episode 120; delving deeply into Season Three with a more finely tuned eye and critical perspective. When it comes to ranking the "best" episodes of The Original Series, there are Top Ten lists ... and there are TOP TEN lists. Unlike Season One, episodes from Season Three are rarely, if ever represented. Believing that these Top Ten lists are imbalanced in many ways, your Refit Team has revisited all three seasons of TOS to discover what we believe are true "essential viewing" recommendations.

Our goal for this episode, and for all of the TOS "Essentials" podcasts, is to offer new perspectives to both new and veteran fans of The Original Series. Hopefully, our recommendations will be used as a TOS starter kit with episodes chosen from each season and not heavily influenced by any one in particular. We believe our listeners will truly enjoy these comprehensive recommendations compiled by their very own Refit Crew; podcasters and friends they have come to know and trust.


Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11)
The Essentials Season Two Shakedown (00:03:15)
The A to Z of Peaks and Valleys (00:04:30)
Yesterday’s Web of Paradise (00:13:15)
Where the Money is Made (00:21:00)
Behind Curtain Number Four (00:34:13)
Once, Twice, Three times an AtoZ (00:43:08)
Two out of Three at Two (00:51:25)
Did the Team Get the Turkey? (00:59:16)
Polling The Babel Conference (01:11:28)
Hailing Frequencies Open (01:13:19)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:19:05)


Norman C. Lao, Jeffrey Harlan, and 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)