It’s hard to fault an episode centered on Spock. In fact the only fault in this episode (besides time-travel issues I cannot begin to discuss because of – no joke – time constraints) is actually just adorable and a reminder of when the show was made: Little Spock makes his first appearance wearing boots (clearly…Read moreRead more
Mysterious radio emissions. A strange, dead star. An advanced and ancient alien vessel destroyed from within. Welcome to Thursday on the starship Enterprise.
What is the form of the poem? The topic of poetic forms can be summed up in two words, Open & Shut (though the latter may sometimes be referred to as Closed or Fixed). For the most part, this setup makes finding the answer to the first of the Fundamental 4 Questions (F4Q) easy because — mostly…Read moreRead more
Let them read poems. So, we each have our own working definition of poetry, summing up how we experience the stuff. We each, also, can quote a poet — most likely a dead one — who said something just so right about a poem that the conversation must be over. It isn’t. Why? Because, officially, this…Read moreRead more
This is it. The final episode of the original series and one of the earliest if not the first instance of inter-gender body-swapping in science fiction. Yet there’s no room for the comedy of a man in a woman’s body or a woman in a man’s body. This episode is too tragic for that. Kirk’s…Read moreRead more