Standard Orbit 174: Battle of the Battles / by Richard Marquez

Battle of the Mutura Nebula Vs. Battle of Khitomer

Running Time: 58 minutes 18 seconds

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Star Trek was never about big space battles but the movies, as well as the series, had some pretty intense skirmishes. In this week's Standard Orbit: we look at two big battles from the TOS movie timeline: TWOK's Battle of the Mutura Nebula and TUC's Battle of Khitomer.

Zach Moore is still off filming in an undisclosed location. Earl Grey's Richard Marquez joins me to discuss these two exciting scenes and compare the differences in approach, scale, tactics, and outcome. We talk about a possible different scenario for the Battle of Khitomer as well. We hope you enjoy this week's episode of Standard Orbit and share your insights and opinions on the Babel Conference.


Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)
The "Star" of Earl Grey (00:01:56)
Letter from Brad (00:03:02)
Battle of the battles (00:07:15)
Matura Nebula (00:08:56)
A take on the fight (00:18:00)
Reliant vs. Enterprise (00:21:10)
The Undiscovered Country (00:25:05)
The Flaws (00:29:20)
Sulu takes one for the team (00:37:00)
Previously on (00:50:20)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (00:57:00)


Ken Tripp and Richard Marquez


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) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)