The Alternative Factor.
The Alternative Factor is rather infamous in Star Trek fandom, and there are many factors (see what we did there?) and behind-the-scenes reasons for why things turned out the way they did. Who better to join us in our discussion on this episode than host of Melodic Treks Brandon Shea-Mutula, known for his unique taste when it comes to Star Trek, and who makes his case for why The Alternative Factor is one of his favorites!
We talk band-aids, beards, parallel universes, Jet Li's The One, and so much more, including all the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding The Alternative Factor, in this week's episode of Standard Orbit. Also, our iTunes giveaway has been extended to December 15, there's still time to win a Star Trek: The Next Generation's first season on Blu-ray!
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09)
Episode Synopsis (00:05:36)
Initial Thoughts (00:07:25)
Listener Comments (00:09:49)
The Episode As-Is (00:13:37)
The Episode As It Might Have Been (00:39:33)
Enjoyment of Entertainment Is Subjective (00:46:30)
Final Thoughts (00:51:10)
Previously on Trek.fm (00:55:30)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:57:11)
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)
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