Standard Orbit 277: Emergency Alert, Negative Control At Helm / by Richard Marquez

The Motion Picture Theatrical Cut vs. Director's Edition.


Running Time: 57 minutes 22 seconds

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With the fortieth anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture upon us there have been whispers of a 4K upgrade of the film and beyond even that, a 4K (and for the first time, high definition) upgrade of the Director's Edition from 2001. This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the likelihood of this coming to pass and also compare the theatrical and director's cuts of the film.

What changes to the Director's Edition work, and which don't? Are there some areas where the theatrical cut is superior? Can The Motion Picture finally start getting the respect it deserves? All this and more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!


Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
The Motion Picture In 4K (00:03:10)
Theatrical Cut vs. Director's Edition (00:05:51)
The Motion Picture In 4K, Contd. (00:37:37)
Final Thoughts (00:45:47)
POTFM (00:51:51)
Closing (00:54:12)


Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart


Zach Moore (Editor & Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (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) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Mike Richards (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)