The Jihad: The Errant

Well, that was a fun little time-pocket episode. Admittedly I was torn between the prince and the coward as the saboteur, but the contrast between the beginning and ending of the whole thing was really rather striking. Individuals of various pronounced skills and personalities from various species are brought together for a heist. Except what needs…Read moreRead more

Eye of the Beholder: Children Will Listen

Once upon a time there was an episode of Twilight Zone that broke my heart because an astronaut with technology sufficient enough to travel to an alien world was then locked up in a zoo with no human companionship save the human-looking locals who stood outside his exhibit to gawk and to laugh. For that astronaut,…Read moreRead more

The Slaver Weapon: The Final Word

Goodness gracious. Spock dorked out so hard over a historic technological mystery that he got himself and Sulu and Uhura into trouble. Somebody hold me! Spock’s giving mission logs. Spock’s putting things into Vulcan terms and Sulu’s just going with it without making a fuss like any of it’s going over his head. Spock’s having…Read moreRead more

The Ambergris Element: Under the Sea

KIRK AND SPOCK ARE TURNED INTO MERMEN! KIRK AND SPOCK ARE TURNED INTO MERMEN! Spock and Kirk had this really interesting/annoying moment when Kirk wondered why the merpeople (I know they aren’t technically merfolk, but “frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”) seemed frightened to have anything to do with them. Spock suggested it…Read moreRead more

The Time Trap: The Mouth Shut

I wanted more from this. There were so many little ways they could have just shifted the focus of the episode and made into something really special. I wanted more clarity as to what Spock was at and how Kirk was magically providing all the logic. I wanted them to play with the possibility of…Read moreRead more