Assignment: Earth is a very strange episode, certainly not what one would expect as a season finale, at least according to today’s television standards. The truth is that it was an attempt by Gene Roddenberry to launch another show entitled Assignment: Earth, rather than giving an appropriate conclusion to Star Trek’s second season. Maybe Roddenberry … More Star Trek: TOS – S02E26, Assignment: Earth
Who Mourns for Adonais? is, in my opinion, a big misstep in this second season which just started. After a brilliant start with Amok Time, this second episode merely reused old ideas even though the premise could have led to an interesting story. That’s a pity, and below I will try to explain the reasons … More Star Trek: TOS – S02E02, Who Mourns for Adonais?
Let’s start with the second season! After a splendid first season full of fantastic stories, with this first episode written by Theodore Sturgeon (also author of an episode of the first season, Shore Leave), it’s like Gene Roddenberry declared to have no intention of decelerating. Star Trek was to continue to offer first-rate science fiction without trying to … More Star Trek: TOS – S02E01, Amok Time
E si parte con la seconda stagione! Dopo una splendida prima stagione piena zeppa di storie fantastiche, Roddenberry con questo primo episodio scritto da Theodore Sturgeon (autore anche del precedente Licenza di sbarco) sembra voler dire: non ho intenzione di decelerare, Star Trek continuerà ad offrire fantascienza di prima qualità senza tentare di guadagnare un pubblico … More Star Trek: TOS – S02E01, Il duello
Operation: Annihilate! is an extremely dense episode. James T. Kirk finds his brother Sam and his sister-in-law Aurelan (Joan Swift) only to lose them soon after. He saves his nephew Peter (Craig Hundley) for whom he worries for half the episode and then forgets all about him: either he’s still in the infirmary or he’s … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E29, Operation: Annihilate!