Category Archives: Star Trek

Star Trek: Operation: Annihilate!

The first season of Star Trek comes to an end with Operation: Annihilate.  A curious title for a show so often focusing on hope.  I mean here’s the deal: Starfleet says, “Jimmers, there’s an outbreak of mass insanity around your … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever

Here’s a tough subject to cover: The City on the Edge of Forever.  It’s one of the consistent contenders for the #1 spot in any Trekkie’s top ten list.  It’s well written, thought provoking and frequently funny, with just a … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Alternative Factor

Conceptually, this should have been one of the strongest episodes of Classic Star Trek that ever existed.  A hole in the fabric of space time, a supposed time traveler, and a person who flips between universes… this has all the … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Errand of Mercy

I never understood why so many people loved this episode.  “Talky” is an understatement.  We have one brief moment of action and it’s blowing up a supply depot wherein Kirk and Spock set a grenade, then run in a straight … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Devil in the Dark

I love this episode.  I don’t love it because of the great acting by Nimoy during his mind-meld, but because it really did something really amazing.  It gave us the Horta. You’re probably thinking: why is that special?  Look at … Continue reading

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Star Trek: This Side of Paradise

I remember seeing Day of the Triffids when I was very young.  And Specimen: Unknown… which we will talk about next year… but I think my love for both started with Star Trek’s This Side of Paradise.  This Side of … Continue reading

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Star Trek: A Taste of Armageddon

Do you have any idea how much I hated this episode when I was a kid?  It’s SO TALKY!  Nothing really happens and even the dangerous situations are handled casually.  Let’s be honest, as a kid, we want action and … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Space Seed

In terms of the lore of Star Trek, Space Seed may be the single most important episode of the original 79.  We are introduced to Khan.  While I’m guessing that most visitors of the Junkyard will know, I won’t go … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Return of the Archons

As classic Trek episodes go, this one is reasonably awful but it gets redeemed by something as simple as an expression on someone’s face.  Just look at McCoy!  Kirk and Spock conspire against “the body” of Landrau and McCoy is … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Court Martial

So… funny thing about space.  It’s big.  You may have heard this before, but it’s really big.  And Time!  Time can be wibbly and wobbly.  But let me put Court Martial into perspective for you in terms of space and … Continue reading

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