Star Trek: TOS – S02E01, Amok Time

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

Star Trek: TOS – S01E29, Operation: Annihilate!

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!

Star Trek: TOS – S01E28, The City on the Edge of Forever

The City on the Edge of Forever: for me this episode already starts well, with a title which is captivating, mysterious, and evocative. And then it only improves on that, this is truly a masterpiece! It’s the second episode dealing with time travel after Tomorrow is Yesterday, but this one is far superior! There’s little … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E28, The City on the Edge of Forever

Star Trek: TOS – S01E27, The Alternative Factor

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

Star Trek: TOS – S01E24, This Side Of Paradise

In This side of Paradise, the USS Enterprise heads to a rural colony on a planet that has recently been subjected to radiations which are lethal to humans called Berthold rays. No one responds to the communication attempts, so Kirk is convinced that he can’t find survivors. Surprisingly, once on the surface, all the 150 colonists … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E24, This Side Of Paradise