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And The Children Shall Lead: Dawn of the Kids

There have been creepy kids before on Star Trek, but this time we get a creepy rendition of “Ring Around The Rosie” AND these kids start off creepy-with-a-creepy-plan rather than creepy-to-survive. “Ashes, ashes” the children cry with laughter sweet upon their lips while elders all around them lie. Blind to the face whose word so grips,…

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The Paradise Syndrome: Ask Me No Questions

Mystery of several Earth-like planets inhabited by English-speaking humanoids revealed! Turns out it was some ancient, awesome race called the Preservers. In this episode we see three Native American Indian groups merged into one on a perfect twin of Earth and just half a galaxy away. Then things happen like Kirk losing his memory, being…

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The Enterprise Incident: By Any Name

Kirk refuses a medical examination? Not surprising. Kirk nonchalantly puts his crew in Romulan space without orders from Starfleet or informing them? Something’s up. Spock endangers Kirk with testimony given to the Romulan commander? Now you know you haven’t been given all the facts, even if Spock says we have. They’re after a Romulan cloaking device, folks….

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Spock’s Brain: Think It Over

It would appear the very first two cyborgs of Star Trek were both Spock: Spock’s body being remote-controlled by McCoy, Scotty and Kirk as necessary; and, Spock’s brain being used to control everything that needs controlling to maintain order on a planet stuck in an ice age with cave men that turned out to have…

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Assignment: Earth — A Hop, Skip & Jump to Conclusions

OH MY GOSH, YOU GUYS, MY BRAIN IS IN OVERLOAD. Why? Why?! Because Teri Garr guest-starred in the episode in question this week. TERI. GARR. You guys don’t need to hear about Star Trek today, right? I mean, they travel back in time and meet another species (through a too-perfect human intermediary) that’s also capable traveling through time and…

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