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 – S03E21, The Cloud Minders

The Cloud Minders is truly explicit regarding the message it wants to convey. The episode deals with class struggle and social injustice in a setting that reminded me of many other books and films, from Metropolis (1927) to Elysium (2013) to mention just a couple. There’s yet another pandemic on a Federation planet and the Enterprise … More Star Trek: TOS – S03E21, The Cloud Minders

Star Trek: TOS – S03E19, Requiem for Methuselah

Requiem for Methuselah relies on a brilliant idea, but it seemed to me hastily executed, with little attention to detail. And that’s a real shame! Let’s start forom the plot. The Enterprise arrives at a planet in the Omega system and the situation on board is critical: the Rigelian fever is decimating the crew and … More Star Trek: TOS – S03E19, Requiem for Methuselah

Star Trek: TOS – S03E17, That Which Survives

There are three reasons that makes me moderately happy that I watched That Which Survives: the beautiful Lee Meriwether; Spock in command of the Enterprise questioning everyone on little and meaningless details; the beautiful Lee Meriwether. So let’s talk about Lee Meriwether. Here she is: Miss America in 1955, she also interpreted Catwoman in the … More Star Trek: TOS – S03E17, That Which Survives

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