The Lights of Zetar: Star Trek’s Play-Along

Scotty has a girlfriend! Scotty has a girlfriend! This is completely thrilling. It’s her first deep-space mission AND an ancient alien race tries to take possession of her AND she’s Scotty’s girlfriend. Let’s all just take a moment to appreciate Shari Lewis of ‘Lamb Chop’ fame who wrote this episode because this was ridiculous AND sexist AND…Read moreRead more

The Mark of Gideon: No Room at the Inn

While everyone aboard the Enterprise is forced to put up with bureaucratic hoopla, Kirk is stranded with a lovely blonde on a fake Enterprise. The episode — and you can look this up — was supposed to explore the issue of overpopulation, but they don’t actually do that til the end of the episode while the rest is just…Read moreRead more

Whom Gods Destroy: None Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

This is our second foray-gone-wrong into a mental hospital. The first time, we were treated to a doctor gone crazy. This time? The patients have taken control. One of the inmates recites one of Shakespeare’s sonnets, and I just wanted to at least give that sonnet since I won’t be writing one. Also, can we just note…Read moreRead more

Elaan of Troyius: Some Tears Must Fall

Two warring planets are having their rulers marry to ensure peace before they go and destroy each other. As is so often the way, the bride is being ferried like a token/prize to a planet she has never visited and whose inhabitants she abhors. Her people have tempers and guess whose job it ends up…Read moreRead more

The Empath: Do Unto Others

A star is approaching nova and on one of its planets there’s a research facility that hasn’t checked in with Starfleet in a while … hmm. Turns out the technicians mysteriously disappeared and just as everyone’s favorite landing party finds this out they too disappear! Really they’re just transported deeper into the planet where they are…Read moreRead more