Standard Orbit 122: The Babel Conference Has Spoken! / by Norman Lao

The Essential Top TOS.

Running Time: 1 hour 16 minutes 34 seconds
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In this episode of Standard Orbit, we conclude our epic journey with what we believe to be the top 15 TOS episodes for essential viewing. Over the course of Standard Orbit episodes 119, 120, and 121, we were able to academically and passionately deliberate and discover what we believe are the top five episodes for each individual season. And thank you to the members of The Babel Conference who voted to help create what can be considered as one of the most comprehensive "essential viewing" lists for any fan of The Original Series.

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! (00:01:05)
A Recap of The Essentials (00:02:16)
A Balance of Season One (00:03:35)
The Season Two Machine (00:10:05)
The Unanimous Incident (00:19:45)
The Babel Conference Has Spoken! (00:24:10)
The Final, Fantastic, Fab ... Four (00:42:05)
Reflecting on the Retrospective (00:58:27)
A Message from the Chief (01:00:13)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:03:52)


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)