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A renowned Star Trek authority, Larry Nemecek is author of the bestselling classic Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, and founder of the behind-the-scenes monthly multi-mode fan experience Portal 47. As a regular convention guest worldwide, Larry is often referred to as “Dr. Trek.” He has also been a frequent guest on Trek.fm since the start of the network in 2011. In this special podcast collection, you can easily access all the episodes that feature Dr. Trek.
 
Trek to Trek - A New Podcast discussing/reviewing two eras of Star Trek Back to Back! Kirk vs Sisko. The Original Series and Deep Space Nine. Longtime Trek fans Bob Mitsch and Eric Gjerdingen review the merits and failings of both one episode at a time. TOS fan Bob watches Deep Space Nine for the first time in a decade or more and DS9 fan Eric watches the Original Series for the first time *ever*. The results should be.. fascinating.
 
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Kirk as captain. Among Starfleet captains, Kirk certainly had his own style. Were the long-term effects considered during the decision-making process, or were they off-the-cuff style decisions? How was the crew affected by the choices of one person in relation to the Prime Directive and other measures set in place by Starfleet? Would we make the sa…
 
Episode 142 Vanishing Point / The Magnificent Ferengi. We start with another adventure/comedy episode with the Ferengi on Deep Space Nine and on Enterprise we have a Hoshi Episode involving Transporter phobia which is.. ok. Vanishing Point Ratings: Bob 6, Eric 6.5. The Magnificent Ferengi Ratings: Bob 6, Eric 7. Question: What is something you have…
 
Episode 141 Star Trek Discovery Season 2. Eric and I go through all 14 episodes of Season 2 of Star Trek Discovery, discuss our views on the Red Angel Arc, our love of Pike, our disagreements on Michael Burnham, as well as our highs and lows of the season from design, to music, to story and characters. Discovery Season 2 overall Score: Bob 3, Eric …
 
Episode 139 Singularity / Statistical Probabilities. We dive into a Bashir story involving quirky side characters and some of the ramifications of Bashir's genetic enhancements on DS9. On Enterprise, we get essentially a bunch of B plots with the crew's obsessive behavior cranked tot he max due to a spacial anomaly. Singularity Ratings: Bob 6, Eric…
 
Episode 138 The Communicator / Resurrection / What We Left Behind: The 2019 DS9 Documentary. We suffer through the weakest of the Mirror Universe episodes and the return of a Kira love interest on DS9 and on Enterprise we cover a basic problem that should have plagued this crew but in a very by the numbers fashion. The Communicator Ratings: Bob 5.5…
 
Episode 137 The Seventh / You Are Cordially Invited. We go through the famous wedding episode of DS9 which does exactly what it needs to and the T'Pol based story on Enterprise. The Seventh Ratings: Bob 5.5, Eric 6.5. You Are Cordially Invited Ratings: Bob 6, Eric 7. Question: Do listeners think Jadzia Dax did the right thing by apologizing at the …
 
Episode 136 Marauders / Favor the Bold / Sacrifice of Angels. We welcome guest Travis Richey again to discuss some of the pivotal Season 6 DS9 episodes. Travis, Eric and myself wax lyrical on Favor the Bold and Sacrifice of Angels and we.... are left rather meh by this weeks Enterprise. Marauders Ratings: Travis 5, Bob 5, Eric 5. Favor the Bold & S…
 
Episode 135 A Night in Sickbay / Behind the Lines. We are left cold by this week's Enterprise just as things are heating up on Deep Space Nine. A Night in Sickbay Ratings: Bob 2.5, Eric 3. Behind the Lines Ratings: Bob 7, Eric 6. Question: Do listeners absolve or disagree with Odo's actions in Behind the Lines? or... Do Listerners think Archer did …
 
Episode 134 Mine Field / Dead Stop / Sons & Daughters. We take in not 1 but 2 great Enterprise episodes that feel like good TOS throwbacks and new NX-01 uniforms. And on DS9, we get a middle of the road Alexander and Garek episode. Mine Field Ratings: Bob 9, Eric 8.5. Dead Stop Ratings: Bob 10, Eric 10. Sons & Daughters Ratings: Bob 6, Eric 6. Ques…
 
Episode 133 Carbon Creek / Rocks and Shoals. We take in a great character development episode on the tense DeepSpace Nine and a lightweight 50's set story on Enterprise. Carbon Creek Ratings: Bob 7, Eric 8. Rocks and Shoals Ratings: Bob 9, Eric 9. Question: What if someone you new for 6 months revealed they were an extra terrestrial and how would y…
 
Episode 131 Two Days and Two Nights / A Call to Arms. We suffer through a light filler Star Trek Enterprise story as we continue onwards on Deep Space Nine with a great build up to serious happenings in the Dominion War. 2 Days 2 Nights Ratings: Bob 4.5, Eric 1.5. A Call to Arms Ratings: Bob 9, Eric 9. Bob's Top Season 5 DS9 Picks: Apcolapse Rising…
 
Episode 130 Desert Crossing / In the Cards. We dive into a survival story in the desert and what it means to make new friends(or enemies?) on Enterprise and on DS9 we follow Jake's quest to get a rare baseball card for his Sisko. Desert Crossing Ratings: Bob 5.5, Eric 5.75. In the Cards Ratings: Bob 6, Eric 6.5. Question: Do you believe the Prime D…
 
Episode 129 Fallen Hero / Empok Nor. We dive deep into Vulcan politics and a T'Pol story where you guessed it she faces a fallen hero.idol of hers on Enterprise. And on DS9, We get to see another discard Cardassian station and a big face off for O'Brien and Garek. We get the full Garek here! Fallen Hero Ratings: Bob 6.75, Eric 7.5. Empok Nor Rating…
 
Episode 128 Star Trek Picard. Eric and I go through all 10 episodes of Season 1 of Star Trek Picard, discuss our history with The Next Generation, Picard/Riker/Troi/Seven of Nine as well as our highs and lows of the season from design, to music, to story and characters. Picard Season 1 overall Score: Bob 3.5, Eric 6.75. How would you rate Picard Se…
 
Episode 127 Vox Sola / Blaze of Glory. We spend the first 15 minutes talking about the Fathom events anniversary screening of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. We deep dive on a creepy monster story on Enterprise, nothing new but nothing terrible there. And on DS9 we have an Klingon episode where Worf has to help Martok get his command groove back. Vo…
 
Episode 126 Detained / Children of Time. We explore the prison break episode guest starring Dean Stockwell on Enterprise and the emotionally charged glimpse of the future generations on Deep Space Nine. Detained Ratings: Bob 7, Eric 7.5. Children of Time Ratings: Bob 9, Eric 9. At the end of our talk, Eric and I also take a hard sidestep on 90's ne…
 
Episode 125 Oasis / Soldiers of the Empire. We dive into a crashed ship (Ghost Ship?) story with DS9's Rene Auberjonias guest starring on Enterprise. And on DS9, we have a Klingon episode centering on Martok finding his mojo and Worf helping/challenging him as his 2nd in command. Oasis Ratings: Bob 6, Eric 7. Soldiers of the Empire Ratings: Bob 6.5…
 
Episode 124 Acquistion / Ferengi Love Songs. We collide with a double ferengi helping with the one-off appearance on Acquisition on Enterprise and the amorous Ferengi Love Songs on DS9. And overall... we are both suitably entertained by this pairing. Acquisition Ratings: Bob 7, Eric 7. Ferengi Love Songs Ratings: Bob 7, Eric 7.…
 
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier - The Audio Drama. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is a rather infamous film both in and out of Star Trek circles, but we here at Standard Orbit happen to love it. In celebration of our 300th episode, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart decided to do something special: an audio drama of The Final Frontier…
 
Standard Orbit 299: This Is Goodbye Ken And Zach Disembark Standard Orbit. This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore disembark the podcast after a nearly four year journey together behind the microphone. They reminisce with Hayley Stoddart about their fondest hosting memories, favorite episodes of the podcast, friendships forged ov…
 
Episode 123 Rogue Planet / Ties of Blood and Water. We are both let down by the lack of Rogue Planets in Rogue Planet and find good character drama in the Kira-Centric Ties of Blood and Water. Rogue Planet Ratings: Bob 2, Eric 3. Ties of Blood and Water Ratings: Bob 6, Eric 7.25. Question: What would be your go to sympathetic form to become if you …
 
Standard Orbit 298: The Rise Of Fan Service JJ Abrams, Star Trek, Star Wars And Fan Service. With the recent release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, JJ Abrams has now directed two Star Trek and two Star Wars films. Each respective first film was embraced by the overwhelming majority of casual and die hard fans alike, while each respective seco…
 
Episode 119 Shadows of P'Jem / Doctor Bashir, I Presume? We continue on a a follow up story to The Andorian Incident with T'pol and Archer captured. And on Deep Space 9 Bashir is about to get a major character revision/reveal. Shadows of P'Jem Ratings: Bob 5, Eric 4. Doctor Bashir I Presume? Ratings: Bob 8.5, Eric 7. Question: How far is too far fo…
 
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 …
 
Standard Orbit 296: Generosity Jacqueline Kim Interview. Fans might know her best as Demora Sulu from Star Trek: Generations, but Jacqueline Kim has a career that extends far beyond Star Trek! This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart are proud to welcome Jacqueline to the show and discuss her accomplishments as an…
 
Standard Orbit 295: D.C. Fontana Remembering Dorothy Fontana (1939- 2019). This week on Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore reflect on the life and work of Dorothy "D.C." Fontana. Passing away this past week at the age of eighty, Dorothy was one of the foundational creative forces behind the Star Trek universe and we celebrate her legacy…
 
Standard Orbit 294: Kelvin Trailers Movie News and JJ's Trailers This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp and Hayley Stoddart discuss the news of a relaunching of a new Star Trek film from Paramount. They look at the new writer and director Noah Hawley and speculate on timing and direction. In addition; Ken and Hayley review the three trailers f…
 
Episode 119 Sleeping Dogs / In Purgatory's Shadow / By Inferno's Light. We find the Hoshi/Reed/TPol Story a little lacking this week. But the 2 parter on DS9 with Garek, Bashir and Worf really delivers the goods. Sleeping Dogs Ratings: Bob 5.5, Eric 6.72. In Purgatory's Shadow / By Inferno's Light Ratings: Bob 8, Eric 8.5. Question: What is your fa…
 
Episode 118 Dear Doctor / For the Uniform. We both lavish praise on the Phlox centered excellent entry fr Enterprise and also enjoy the Sisko/Eddington driven story on DS9. Dear Doctor Ratings: Bob 9.5, Eric 9.5. The Assignment Ratings: Bob 8, Eric 8.5. Question: Would you have sided with Archer or Phlox in this medical debate?…
 
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