The Changeling is a strange episode. On the one hand, it anticipates what many years later would be the plot of the first film in the Star Trek saga, Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), directed by Robert Wise. On the other hand, it recycles a couple of ideas already used in the first season: … More Star Trek: TOS – S02E03, The Changeling
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?
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!
The Alternative Factor, let’s face it, isn’t a very good episode. It’s too complicated, with a very intricate and dense plot, with a special effect repeated several times which is confusing more than anything else, and again security aboard the Enterprise looks ridiculous only for the sake of advancing the plot (through the theft of … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E27, The Alternative Factor
Episode number 21, The Return Of The Archons. It explores a theme that was already discussed in The Galileo Seven (the roles of logic and of emotions) and there’s a problem already noted in Miri, namely that of shooting every scene in a pre-existing set, in this case reminding the early twentieth century with semi-medieval … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E21, The Return Of The Archons
Court Martial is the twentieth episode of the first season of the original series of Star Trek. Even if it’s not as innovative as other episodes we’ve seen so far like Balance Of Terror and Tomorrow Is Yesterday, it’s yet another extremely solid episode from beginning to end and it’s one of the countless courtroom … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E20, Court Martial
And here’s another episode with a mad scientist! After What are little girls made of? in which the good Dr. Korby had transferred himself into the body of an android and was dreaming of replacing humanity with a bunch of robots, in Dagger of the mind there’s a psychiatrist who for no reason at all … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E09, Dagger Of The Mind
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