Star Trek: TOS – S03E10, Plato’s Stepchildren

Plato’s Stepchildren is a historical episode for American television because it contains the first kiss between an African American person and a Caucasian one, in this case Uhura and Kirk. They kiss each other because they find themselves under the evil influence of the antagonist of the episode, but it’s still a kiss that had … More Star Trek: TOS – S03E10, Plato’s Stepchildren

Star Trek: TOS – S03E08, For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

The eighth episode of the third season of Star Trek: The Original Series has a truly poetic title: For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky. And not only that! It’s based on a couple of ideas that maybe weren’t completely new in 1968, when the episode aired, but they hadn’t been … More Star Trek: TOS – S03E08, For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

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 – S03E05, Is There in Truth No Beauty?

It’s not easy to write about the fifth episode of the third season Is There in Truth No Beauty?. Diana Muldaur returns to Star Trek here, this time as a blind person with psychic powers, after her appearance in Return to Tomorrow the previous season. I give this episode a pass just because of here presence: … More Star Trek: TOS – S03E05, Is There in Truth No Beauty?