Standard Orbit 81: Tales From Cupcake / by Drew Stewart

IDW Ongoing Comic Comparison: The Redshirt's Tale.

Every series needs its "Lower Decks", where we witness events from the point of view of the lesser-known but still important people. In this episode of tandard Orbit, Mike and Drew talk about the IDW comic that tells the story of "The Apple" from the point of view of the redshirts. This issue lets us know what the rest of the crew feels about everyone's rushed promotions at the end of Star Trek 2009, but more importantly, how important redshirts are for a ship to function. We also talk sports mascots, both real and fictional, how the uniforms of background characters may actually be different from the "hero" uniforms, and ponder what sort of Thanksgiving is actually celebrated in the future.

Running Time: 42 minutes


Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler


Editor and Producer

Drew Stewart


Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones


Associate Producer

Richard Rutledge, Jr.


Production Manager

Richard Marquez


Content Manager

Will Nguyen



Hendorff (00:02:33)
Re-Meeting The Crew (00:05:03)
The Redshirt Cliche (00:15:29)
The Actual Episode (00:17:46)
Cupcake Into Darkness (00:27:17)
Closing (00:30:07)


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