Yesteryear: Yesterspock

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

Beyond the Farthest Star: The Furthest Reach of Time

Mysterious radio emissions. A strange, dead star. An advanced and ancient alien vessel destroyed from within. Welcome to Thursday on the starship Enterprise.

Turnabout Intruder: In Her Shoes

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

All Our Yesterdays: Afternoon Delight

The starship Enterprise shows up at a planet about to be destroyed by a supernova in order to save its inhabitants. Problem is, everyone is already gone except for a librarian who apparently is in charge of facilitating everyone being saved. Now, he used the word “safe”, but it still brings to mind a certain picture-perfect…Read moreRead more

The Cloud Minders: Little Red Breathing-Mask

Today’s sonnet comes from the perspective of Spock’s one-off romantic interest (Kirk also had a bit of a love-thing going on but it wasn’t nearly so entertaining). You may recall — a few episodes back — when they tried to play an interesting game with the race card with the folks who were half-white/half-black and mirror images of each…Read moreRead more