This week on Standard Orbit hosts Hayley Stoddart and Ken Tripp discuss all things Space Station Yorktown. Star Trek Beyond was a hit for most fans and one of the more interesting locations was Yorktown Space Station. Ken and Hayley review the specifications, community, culture, and technology of this huge space station.
What was the first reaction to seeing Yorktown? Did we get to see enough of the Federation? How was the station lighted and how did the gravity function? Would you be able to ride the mono-rail without getting vertigo? Hayley and Ken do their best to explore these questions and other aspects as well as why it was named Yorktown. Boldly Listen!
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Yorktown Specs (00:04:10)
Dubai and Disney World Combined (00:06:34)
Population and Purpose (00:17:46)
What's in a Name? (00:28:02)
The "A" (00:33:06)
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When Star Trek first went into production it wasn't Captain James Kirk in the center seat of the USS Enterprise, it was Captain Christopher Pike. First brought to life by actor Jeffrey Hunter, Pike went on to be portrayed by three other actors and has carved out his own niche in the mythos. This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore
and Hayley Stoddart discuss the many faces of Captain Pike and his resurgence as a character in recent years.
This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by Tim Robertson, host of The Observers Notebook and Generations: A Star Trek Podcast to discuss NASA's Voyager program - the inspiration for V'Ger from The Motion Picture.
This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Hayley Stoddart discuss this year's FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. Hayley had the privilege of being a guest panelist alongside The Edge's Brandi Jackola and To The Journey's Zachary Fruhling. We talk Hayley's FanX experience as well as include the panel in its entirety at the end of the podcast!
This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Hayley Stoddart talk the most dramatic moments of TOS and the movies. Conspiracies, death and destruction across all three eras of Captain Kirk's crew. What moments provided a punch to the gut or a hit to the feels when it was least expected?
This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore, and Hayley Stoddart talk Section 31 in the TOS universe. The Standard Orbit crew reviews the episodes that could have had Section 31 involved in the shadows.
This week on Standard Orbit hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart sit down to discuss The Original Series finale. We talk about how the episode fits as a final episode, what we would have liked to see as a final episode and the concept of the show.
Vulcans in “The Immunity Syndrome.” Is it logical that a crew of Vulcans would be unsuccessful in solving the mystery of the giant space amoeba? We debate this and the Vulcan mindset in this question and answer episode.
Does a serialized series have a more difficult time than an episodic series? Did the TOS movies start the process of the longer story arc in Star Trek? What will CBS do with the new animated series or Picard out of the gate. Which series had the best formula? We debate it all in this week's Standard Orbit!
With Discovery revisiting Talos IV in its most recent episode, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart resvisit it was well to discuss Enterprise's first visit there in The Cage. We talk the cast and crew, the technology, and the legacy of The Original Series' rejected first pilot.
This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart are joined by sociology professor and Star Trek historian John Tenuto to discuss he and his wife Mary Jo's latest article for StarTrek.com, "When Star Trek IV Voyaged Home."