Category Archives: Star Trek

Star Trek: The Crier in Emptiness

This week we explored strange new worlds with Big Finish in Doctor Who’s Divergent universe in Scherzo.  Then we sought out strange new life forms in Star Trek with The Changeling.  Before I start a different Thursday series, I wanted to come … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Changeling

Nomad.  The very name conjures images of… Actually for me, it reminds me of a coffee pot my grandmother used to have.  It was a long, cylindrical thing made of metal that, lord knows, predated safety inspections on such devices.  … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Who Mourns for Adonais?

This next episode is hard to come to grips with, but you’ve got to hand it to them, it’s an idea that is worth exploring. (Come on! I couldn’t resist. You can’t even fault me!) The idea is that Greek … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Amok Time

Amok Time is the first episode of season 2 and it’s a wonderful opening giving us a clue about Spock, his culture, and why we grew up with a song we all loved call Heart and Soul by T’Pau.  Well… … Continue reading

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The Doctor and the Enterprise

Let me start this article by saying that I don’t usually do a lot of research for what I write.  I write from the hip, or from the heart, and it’s based on how I feel about a given subject.  … Continue reading

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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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Star Trek: Tomorrow is Yesterday

The Enterprise is en route to Starbase 9 for resupply when things go wonky and they find themselves back in the late 1960s just before the “moon shot” in Tomorrow is Yesterday.  Now, before we get into the episode, let … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Arena

When I was a kid, there was one Star Trek creature for me: the Gorn.  Boy howdy, did I love the Gorn.  I was teased by my cousin for how much I loved the Gorn but there was something about this creature … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Squire of Gothos

If you love Rufus T. Firefly, you know what happens when you call him an upstart.  Don’t call Rufus T. Firefly an upstart.  Doing so can get you smacked in the face, and war can be declared.  The Marx Brother’s … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Galileo Seven

Up until this point in the series, the crew of the Enterprise always gets around via transporter.  It makes sense that there would be shuttlecraft on board, but it leads us to a serious question: why were Sulu and company … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Shore Leave

Coming off a powerhouse episode like Balance of Terror, the crew aren’t the only ones who need a break.  Everyone is looking for a bit of Shore Leave and the audience is privy to some too.  So Kirk and company … Continue reading

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