Standard Orbit 139: Star Trek Origins: Star Trek III / by Richard Marquez

Star Trek Origins: Star Trek III.

Running Time: 53 minutes 51 seconds
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In this episode of Standard Orbit, we start a new series of discussions focusing on the origins of key concepts and events that influenced the franchise for years to come. This week, Star Trek III: The Search For Spock!

While being one of the more divisive entries in the film franchise, Star Trek III was our introduction to a great many things that went on to form a rich foundation for Star Trek's future series and movies. The Bird-of-Prey, the Excelsior, the depth of Vulcan religion and mind melds, the idea of honor for the Klingons, Earth Space Dock and even Transwarp drive. We discuss them all, and also a couple of things that didn't stick from The Search For Spock.

Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:11)
New Models/Ship Designs (00:03:52)
Bird-of-Prey (00:07:51)
Vulcan Culture (00:14:50)
Klingon Culture (00:23:27)
Transwarp Drive (00:35:30)
Discontinuities (00:40:06)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:49:42)

Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)