Standard Orbit 183: Brought To You By . . . / by Richard Marquez

Star Trek in Commercials.

Running Time: 56 minutes 22 seconds

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Is there money in the 23rd century? Reports may vary, but it certainly still exists in the here and now. For as long as the Star Trek franchise has been in existence, advertisers have been tapping into its cross culture popularity to sell their own products, which has lead to some very enjoyable advertisements over the years.

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore reflect on some of the most entertaining and memorable television commercials featuring the Star Trek brand, from William Shatner pitching a Commodore VIC-20 to Quicken Loans helping a Vulcan secure a homestead.


Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
TOS Underrepresented? (00:02:14)
Star Trek in Commercials (00:05:42)
Commodore Vic-20 (00:07:34)
National Power (00:10:32) MCI (00:14:13)
KFC (00:18:02)
Standard Standard Orbit Tangent (00:19:58)
Priceline (00:25:52)
Aleve (00:28:54)
DirecTV (00:31:18)
Verizon (00:34:50)
Audi (00:37:10)
Esurance (00:41:58)
Xfinity (00:43:32)
Quicken Loans (00:46:12)
Final Thoughts (00:48:36)
Closing (00:51:39)


Ken Tripp 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)