Standard Orbit 80: Fridged / by Drew Stewart

Season Three with @FirstTimeTrek.

Is the third season of The Original Series really as bad as Trekkies make it seem? Would it break first time watchers having to sit through it? In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew are joined again by Andi—a.k.a. "FirstTimeTrek"— who has been live tweeting her experience of watching Star Trek for the first time. Find out if she came through the season unscathed and if she managed to pluck any jewels from the slime.

Running Time: 56 minutes 17 seconds


Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler



Andi (@FirstTimeTrek)


Editor and Producer

Drew Stewart


Associate Producer

Richard Rutledge, Jr.


Production Manager

Richard Marquez


Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen



A Certain Amount of Baggage (00:01:38)
Thoughts on Season 3 (00:05:30)
Season Three Not Favorites (00:09:46)
The Paradise Syndrome (00:10:27)
Turnabout Intruder (00:14:21)
Season Three Favorites / The Enterprise Incident (00:18:36)
The Tholian Web / Whom Gods Destroy (00:21:28)
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (00:29:00)
Decent But Not Great (00:32:40)
Thoughts On TOS Overall (00:34:50)
Looking Forward To The Movies(00:40:16)
Goodbye To Andi (00:43:00)
Closing (00:48:25)


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