Star Trek: Voyager – S01E03, Parallax

So here’s Voyager up and running! The first episode did a great job to set the story in motion, and so off to the first adventure, Parallax. Well, more than an actual adventure, this is an excuse to do some character development! Voyager runs into a space-time anomaly and tries to save a starship that … More Star Trek: Voyager – S01E03, Parallax

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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