Standard Orbit 52: Klingon Drill Bits / by Drew Stewart

Klingons in TOS.

If there was ever a big bad guy for The Original Series, it was the Klingons. Devious and scheming, the TOS Klingons were always trying to undermine the Federation, even into the movies. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew attempt to understand these villains and how they change throughout the years. Listen to find out how far the Cold War analogy goes, and how proprietary their screws may be.

Running Time: 45 minutes 38 seconds


Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler


Editor and Producer

Drew Stewart


Associate Producers

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TOS Season 1 (3:00)
TOS Season 2 (8:21)
TOS Season 3 (12:48)
The Movies (17:32)
A Touch on TNG (30:13)
Closing (32:38)


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