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The Tholian Web: Much Ado About No Captain

A ship has disappeared into an unexplored region of space, only it turns out it hasn’t disappeared; it’s become trapped in the space between universes and — wouldn’t you know it — Kirk has gotten himself trapped right along with it. Spock is calculating time issues for getting the captain back, Scotty is calculating engine issues, and McCoy — while being…

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Day of the Dove: Spock-Eating Toaster

Ignoring the way the show is more-and-more toeing the line of the race issue via Klingons; ignoring the fact that Klingons are violent because they have to be in order to survive because their home-worlds are less-than-stellar (pun intended); and, ignoring the ever problematic issue of the treatment of women on this show and every…

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Spectre of the Gun: How the Test Was Won

The crew of the Enterprise is sent to make contact with a superior race in the hopes of getting the kind of superior technology that would prevent folks from wanting to mess with Starfleet and the Federation. The superior race tells Kirk to get his ship out of their space because they don’t trust him. Shocking when…

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Is There No Truth In Beauty? The Eye of the Beholder

Once upon a time, Spock was offered a job working with a psychic ambassador too hideous? for human eyes to behold without beholding human going insane. He turned it down because he liked his job aboard the Enterprise, obviously. Now, the ambassador is aboard the Enterprise with a lovely female human companion who’s still a little jealous…

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