I was really excited for an episode centered on multiverse theory. I thought for sure, once that happened, it would help to clear up any possible paradoxes in future episodes regarding time travel. Instead, the alternative universe was a universe composed of antimatter.
The fortress was obviously built of the same stuff as the fortress from the original pilot. Cool.
As soon as the miner showed them that silicon sphere I knew it would end up being an egg and the source of their trouble with the man-incinerating native.
Spores are making everyone emotional — starting with Spock! He’s smiling. He’s just hanging out. He’s kissing the pretty blonde (an honor usually bestowed on the captain). What could possibly go wrong?
Fighting war virtually? Awesome. Disintegrating your own people? Not cool. The fact that this so-called civilization has managed to go half a millennia doing just that — rather than have peace talks — is crazy dumb. That’s why Spock, as understanding of their logic as he is, did not actually approve.