Standard Orbit 53: When In Doubt, Throw It Out / by Drew Stewart

Creating The Standard Orbit Canon: Season One.

There’s a lot of Star Trek out there that doesn’t really fit into the wider continuity. What if you could focus on only the episodes that just help tell the story of Star Trek? In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew conduct an editing exercise in which we go through Season One of The Original Series and figure out what we think really needs to be there in order to create the “Standard Orbit Canon.” No episode is automatically safe, each one must stand our test of continuity, play an important role in the future of Star Trek, and eventually lead to the finale of The Original SeriesStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Running Time: 39 minutes 52 seconds


Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler


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Drew Stewart


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The Standard Orbit Canon (0:48)
The Pilots (4:04)
The Man Trap through The Corbomite Maneuver (7:21)
The Menagerie through Court Martial (18:13)
Return of the Archons through Operation: Annihilate! (28:17)
What’s Left (30:39)
Closing (31:15)


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