Standard Orbit 194: The Troubles with Shuttles / by Richard Marquez

Shuttlecraft in TOS.


Running Time: 56 minutes 27 seconds

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As we see across the Star Trek franchise, a flight in a Federation shuttle craft is probably the riskiest thing you can do in the 23rd and 24th centuries. While it set the standard for all future "stranded in a shuttlecraft" stories with The Galileo Seven, TOS used its shuttles in more ways than just that and in this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore discuss all such instances in The Original Series and the films.

Did TOS shuttles have warp drive? How easy is it to steal a shuttlecraft? Why take a shuttle when you could just use the transporter? These questions and much more as well as Zach's plug for a guest spot on To The Journey!


Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Warp Drive or No Warp Drive? (00:02:34)
Stealing Shuttles (00:07:57)
The Magnificent Galileo Seven (00:10:02)
The Magnificent Galileo Seven II (00:21:04)
Journey to Babel via Shuttlecraft (00:24:07)
Shuttle as a Probe (00:27:31)
Stealing More Shuttles (00:29:50)
The Final Shuttle (00:31:21)
Zach Wants to Voyage(r) to To The Journey (00:43:14)
Shuttle Odd and Ends (00:45:50)
Closing (00:50:34)


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) Norman C. Lao (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)