Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast

Standard Orbit is a podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek: The Original Series. Not an episode review show, Standard Orbit explores specific elements of TOS with host Haley Stoddart and her guests.


episode 297: Inverted Commas

Standard Orbit 297: Inverted Commas

Season One With Darren Mooney.

This week on Standard Orbit, host Zach Moore is joined by author and critic Darren Mooney to discuss the first season of The Original Series. This concludes our backwards trilogy that started in Standard Orbit 196 with the third season, and continued in Standard Orbits 246 with the second season.

Where does the first season of TOS rank among all televisions season the Star Trek franchise? When did the series truly find itself and "become" the Star Trek we know and love? What were the hiccups in an otherwise fantastic season? All this and much more in this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!

Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:28)
Beast Season Ever? (00:02:52)
Structuring Seasons, Production Order And Broadcast Order (00:09:49)
Star Trek Finding Itself, Reusing Pilots (00:15:27)
Watching In Any Order (00:25:27)
Universe Building (00:32:16)
Performances, Malleability (00:42:11)
A Taste Of Allegory (00:50:58)
Roughs In The Diamond (00:58:23)
Final Thoughts (01:06:06)
POTFM (01:10:51)
Closing (01:12:42)

Zach Moore

Darren Mooney

Zach Moore (Editor & Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Mike Richards (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)


 2019-12-23  1h16m