Category: Verse

The Gamesters of Triskelion: Three Cheers for Captain Obvious

This week’s adventure has Kirk destroying a social structure (which actually full-on sucks this time) while teaching a young woman about love; a young woman whose ensemble can best be described as shiny panties and whose innocence reminds me of a certain Shepard Book warning a certain Captain Tight-pants about a “special kind of hell” reserved…

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Trouble with Tribbles: Tribble’s My Middle Name

Tribbles. So infamous even non-Trekkies know the name. What are they? Little balls of purring fur born pregnant with a litter of ten which they birth after digesting enough food. Also, they’re Klingon detectors. That begs the question: why were Klingons made into such an obviously alien species after The Original Series? You know, with…

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Obsession: Run, you clever boy, and remember me

Here it is, folks, the precedent for Kirk acting before really thinking something through and being the first person to always volunteer risking his neck for the sake of all. Kirk was a lieutenant who hesitated to fire for “a grand total of two seconds” when a sickly-sweet smelling creature of gaseous corporeality capable of altering its…

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The Deadly Years: As Time Goes By

So, ignoring the fact that no one in charge of making TV/movies knows how radiation works, my heart is breaking. Kirk and a handful of crew are made to age rapidly and only Kirk has memory problems. At first he just repeats himself and fear of the truth of the situation leads him to become…

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