Standard Orbit 32: The Trekkies Strike Back / by Drew Stewart

1999 TOS Homages.

It turns out that 1999 was a big year for science fiction franchises. Not only did people finally get a new Star Wars movie, but three homages to Star Trek saw wide release that year. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew look at three movies that came out 15 years ago: Trekkies, Free Enterprise, and Galaxy Quest. Join us as we open up this time capsule and explore the conventions of the mid-Nineties, Mark Altman/Robert Meyer Burnett's not-really-biopic about nerds finding love in L.A., and the best movie about actors being mistaken for their characters since The Three Amigos!

Running Time: 53 minutes 17 seconds


Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler



Party Like It’s 1999 (1:12)
Trekkies (4:04)
Free Enterprise (16:37)
Galaxy Quest (31:02)
Rating the Homages (36:44)
Closing (37:58)

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