Tag Archives: The Original Series

Star Trek: The Cage

You know what I realized a full day after watching the Star Trek pilot episode, The Cage?  No one died.  I mean, no one.  The closest we get to an death is Bobby Barbarian who gets a sword to the … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Menagerie

How does one talk about The Menagerie after writing about The Cage and not feel redundant?  With difficulty.  Luckily we’ll be talking about The Cage on its own very soon, so I can bypass some redundancy. The Menagerie is the … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Corbomite Maneuver

I think of The Corbomite Maneuver as a slice of life episode for a member of the Enterprise crew.  The mission of the Enterprise is to explore strange new worlds and seek out new life and new civilizations.  What could … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Dagger of the Mind

Today’s mission: drop off supplies to the Tantalus penal colony.  McCoy ironically states of the penal colony that “a cage is a cage”, which could be a reference to the prison kept by the Talosians in The Cage.  (That’s the … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Miri

What can you come away with from the episode Miri?  An important life lesson as taught by Jim Kirk himself: NO BLAH BLAH BLAH!  I could end the review there, but what would be the fun in that?  Kirk and … Continue reading

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Star Trek: What Are Little Girls Made Of?

We start this episode, What Are Little Girls Made Of?,  on a mission to reunite nurse Chapel with her former fiancé, Roger Corby.  Ok, maybe the mission was to see if anyone was alive on planet Exo III where Corby … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Mudd’s Women

The episode opens with the Enterprise in pursuit of a ship through an asteroid field.  It is not the Millennium Falcon!  I think this is the first time since we’ve had an episode that the crew was not already on … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Enemy Within

There’s a lot to be said about the themes classic Trek tackles, but The Enemy Within is, to my reckoning, one of the first important ones.  It’s not about whether its good or bad, but the idea it puts forth.  … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Naked Time

I want to know who in Starfleet contacted Kirk and said “Hey, Jim, need you to find a planet that’s about to implode, sit there watching it, get some readings and take some pics.  Post them on Fleetbook and let … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before

Arguably one of the most unnerving episodes of Classic Trek, Where No Man has Gone Before features Captain James R. Kirk’s school friend, Gary Mitchell.  They are so close that when Gary summons a tombstone, he forgets Jim’s middle name.  … Continue reading

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