Standard Orbit 177: Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold / by Richard Marquez

Revenge Stories.

Running Time: 1 hour 19 minutes 51 seconds

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As the old Klingon proverb goes, "Revenge is a dish best served cold." When it comes to Star Trek, it seems revenge is a dish best served again and again. It's a story trope the that franchise frequently revisits for better or for worse; sometimes you get The Wrath of Khan, sometimes you get Turnabout Intruder.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore examine the many instances where revenge drives the narrative of TOS episodes, movies and reboots, which motivations are more relatable than others, and what Star Trek tries to teach us through these extreme examples of obsession and vengeance.


Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Listener Emails (00:01:48)
Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Again and Again and Again (00:18:47)
The Vengeance of The King (00:20:23)
Arena (of Vengeance) (00:24:56)
Revenge Court (Martial) (00:27:17)
The Moby Dick Machine (00:34:05)
Obsessed With Revenge (00:39:19) Let That Be Your Last Revenge (00:42:00)
Turnabout Revenge (00:47:05) To The Movies! (00:53:48) The Vengeance Timeline (01:03:03) Closing (01:14:41)


Ken Tripp and Zach Moore


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)