Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) – Reviews of a Selection of Episodes

First Season 01-02. Encounter at Farpoint; 10. Hide and Q; 13. Datalore; 15. 11001001; 18. Home Soil; 20. Heart of Glory; 21. The Arsenal of Freedom; 23. Skin of Evil; 25. Conspiracy; and 26. The Neutral Zone. Second Season 02. Where Silence Has Lease; 03. Elementary, Dear Data; 08. A Matter of Honor; 09. The … More Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) – Reviews of a Selection of Episodes

Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS) – Reviews of All the Episodes

First Season 01. The Man Trap 02. Charlie X 03. Where No Man Has Gone Before 04. The Naked Time 05. The Enemy Within 06. Mudd’s Women 07. What Are Little Girls Made Of? 08. Miri 09. Dagger of the Mind 10. The Corbomite Maneuver 11-12. The Menagerie 13. The Conscience of the King 14. … More Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS) – Reviews of All the Episodes

Star Trek: TOS – S03E16, The Mark of Gideon

The Mark of Gideon deals with an interesting theme, overpopulation, but unfortunately it’s very confusing and at the end doesn’t convey a serious message about it. It also suffers from pacing problems: the rhythm is really soporific here, and there are various inconsistencies that make the plot difficult to follow. So let’s talk about the … More Star Trek: TOS – S03E16, The Mark of Gideon

Star Trek: TOS – S03E15, Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

I think that Let That Be Your Last Battlefield is a splendid episode. Finally, here come some original ideas again, something rare in this third season! For the first time a self-destruction sequence is activated on a Starfleet ship, for example, a trick that would be used again both in Star Trek III: The Search … More Star Trek: TOS – S03E15, Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

Star Trek: TOS – S03E07, Day of the Dove

Day of the Dove couldn’t have been more explicit in his condemnation of war, violence, and torture. The episodes sends this pacifist message totally in line with the ideals of Gene Roddenberry with a story with Klingons, now undoubtedly the most present antagonists of Kirk and the whole Federation (see Errand of Mercy, Friday’s Child, … More Star Trek: TOS – S03E07, Day of the Dove

Star Trek: TOS – S02E24, The Ultimate Computer

The Ultimate Computer is another take on the use and importance of artificial intelligence so dear to Star Trek since its beginning. But even though the theme is not entirely original (see The Return of the Archons, The Changeling, The Apple and I, Mudd), the plot still offers something new and it doesn’t feel like … More Star Trek: TOS – S02E24, The Ultimate Computer

Star Trek: TOS – S02E15, The Trouble with Tribbles

The Trouble with Tribbles is one of those memorable and legendary episodes of which it’s fairly easy to write, given the influence they had and the countless references that made me know it well before getting halfway (and beyond!) of this second season of the original Star Trek series. Suffice it to say that while … More Star Trek: TOS – S02E15, The Trouble with Tribbles