Standard Orbit 175: Continually Breaking Continuity / by Richard Marquez

Continuity Conundrums in TOS

Running Time: 1 hour 4 minutes 1 second

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With the first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery hitting the Internet the fan reaction has been divisive. For a series that reportedly takes place in the Prime Timeline around the same time as The Cage, things don't exactly jibe. How could Star Trek contradict its own continuity so blatantly?'s happened before.

Ken and Zach are joined by patron Nic Anastassiou to discuss some of their favorite continuity conundrums in the canon of TOS, as well as if breaks in established canon are truly deal breakers for enjoying a well told story. It's all in good fun this week on Standard Orbit, and Nic coins a new term that will now become part of Trek.Fm canon: PreOS!


Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:08)
Star Trek: Continuity (00:02:01)
James R. Kirk (00:08:40)
First Federation? (00:13:30)
Mission Patches/Delta Shield (00:15:48)
What Is Canon? (00:18:30)
Cloaking Device (00:20:53)
In The 23rd Century... (00:25:36)
The Wrath of Continuity (00:27:28)
The Animated Series (00:30:18)
The Lucas Rule (00:38:12)
The Wrath of Continuity II (00:43:13)
Ultimately, Does It Matter? (00:46:12)
Final Thoughts (00:54:28)
Previously on (00:59:17)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:00:37)


Ken Tripp and Zach Moore


Nicolas Anastassiou


Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (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)