Standard Orbit 165: Star Trek At Its Best / by Richard Marquez

Revisiting the TOS Film Era.

Running Time: 1 hour 11 minutes 41 seconds
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In this age of franchises and sequels one could easily take the six TOS films for granted, but they are what many consider to be Star Trek at its best. In this episode of Standard Orbit, friend of the network Tony Black joins Zach to discuss their shared love of the TOS film era.

Releasing six films over twelve years is no easy feat, which is even more impressive when you consider there was no franchise road map or master plan. This singular focus of storytelling lead to a wide variety of films unmatched by any other franchise, and we celebrate that while part of a greater whole, each story stands alone as a unique, satisfying and self contained experience.


Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)
The TOS Film Era, 1979-1991 (00:02:01)
Sequels in A Pre-Franchise Age (00:07:46)
The Motion Picture (00:13:48)
The Wrath of Khan (00:23:46)
The Search For Spock (00:33:43)
The Voyage Home (00:43:09)
The Final Frontier (00:48:48)
The Undiscovered Country (00:54:52)
Final Thoughts (01:03:03)
Previously on (01:06:58)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:08:37)


Zach Moore


Tony Black


Zach Moore (Producer) Ken Tripp (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)