Standard Orbit 69: Crazy And Cool / by Drew Stewart

Season Three Top Five.

Season 3 of The Original Series is not anyone's favorite season. Fortunately, there's still some good in it. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew each choose 5 favorite episodes from Season 3, surprisingly with very little crossover. There are several good concepts mediocrely executed. Does the whole season count as being "so bad it's good"? Is this where the anthology show concept loses its grip? Are there some genuinely good stories hiding in there?

We also have a quick news segment where we talk about the new writers for Star Trek 2016, Simon Pegg and Doug Jung and if we think they'll be a good fit for the franchise based on their past works.

Running Time: 42 minutes 44 seconds


Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler


Editor and Producer

Drew Stewart


Associate Producer

Richard Rutledge, Jr.


Production Manager

Richard Marquez


Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen



The Time Has Come (00:00:48)
Drew’s #5: “Spock’s Brain” (00:02:46)
Mike’s #4: “Is There in Truth No Beauty” (00:04:52)
Drew’s #3 / Mike’s #3: “Day of the Dove” (00:07:29)
TNG Interlude (00:09:20)
Mike’s #2: “The Mark of Gideon” (00:11:47)
Drew’s #2 / Mike’s #5: “The Tholian Web” (00:15:35)
Mike’s #1 / Drew’s #4: “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield” (00:18:45)
Drew’s #1: “The Enterprise Incident” (00:20:35)
Recap (00:23:08)
NEWS: Simon Pegg, Writer (00:23:36)
Closing (00:33:59)


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