Standard Orbit 63: Abraham Lincoln vs Kahless / by Drew Stewart

Creating The Standard Orbit Canon: Season Three.

The time has come to confront the toughest choices ever made on a podcast: which episodes of The Original Series' third season are worthy of being included in our canon? In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew put each episode of Season Three on the scales to see how many weigh enough to make the cut to create the "Standard Orbit Canon". A surprising amount of episodes stand our test of continuity, play an important role in the future of Star Trek, and eventually lead to the finale of The Original Series, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

After we take or leave Season Three, we talk about the recently announced director of Star Trek 13, Justin Lin. We discuss the titling of his previous movies and what we think of what we've seen of his work. Also be sure to stick around through the closing to hear perhaps the greatest Audible book in existence!

Running Time: 1 hour 2 minutes 19 seconds


Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler

Editor and Producer

Drew Stewart

Associate Producers

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Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen


SO Canon Theme Opening Titles (00:01:26)
Spock’s Brain through Spectre of the Gun (00:04:23)
Day of the Dove through The Empath (00:14:59)
Elan of Troyius through The Lights of Zetar (00:22:03)
Requiem for Methuselah through Turnabout Intruder (00:30:22)
Recap (00:36:58)
NEWS: Star Trek 13 Director Revealed (00:38:32)
Closing (00:51:54)


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