The Terratin Incident: Too Cute

Seriously, this episode was too cute. Teeny-tiny Kirk trying to command the bridge from his too-big chair. Teeny-tiny Sulu falling off his makeshift ladder when he tries to drive the ship. Spoiler alert: the transporter saves them in much the same fashion asĀ in The Lorelei Signal with one difference. Remember that time I was too…Read moreRead more

Mudd’s Passion: Love Potion, No. Nein.

First it was a placebo promising beauty. Then it was a planet of fembots (some pleasant, some less so, all sexist). Now a compound you rub into your skin to make anyone of the same sex become your friend and anyone of the opposite sex your lover (because 1960s heteronormativity). There are two things of…Read moreRead more

Once Upon a Planet: In Wildest Dreams

I’m a huge fan of the Shore Leave planet. And, apparently, it’s a fan of fairy tales (which I know and love and write). Which means if I and the planet (or, rather, the main computer in control of the planet) ever met, we would totally be best friends. Here’s how I know this to…Read moreRead more

The Magicks of Megus-Tu: The Salem Human Trial

I’m not saying I’ve hit my saturation point with the idea of one superior species or another having been an integral part of a major moment in human history. I’m not saying it’s never a compelling idea. But I think there’s a problem when a series (or a whole fictional version of the universe) keeps revisiting…Read moreRead more

The Infinite Vulcan: Spock2

In the last episode a shapeshifter had Bones saying that two Spocks would be unbearable while Spock said two of Bones would have made the medical staff sufficient. Oh, the banter! I don’t think the human race can actually get enough of Spock.* Spock Original-Flavor. Basket-case Spock. Lovesick Spock. “Evil” Spock with a goatee. Primal Spock….Read moreRead more