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 – S03E02, The Enterprise Incident

And after the misstep of the first episode of the third season, here’s a great episode! The Enterprise Incident not only marks the return of the Romulans who appeared in Balance of Terror in the first season, but it can be said that it’s the progenitor of all those splendid TNG episodes in which Jean-Luc Picard … More Star Trek: TOS – S03E02, The Enterprise Incident

Star Trek: TOS – S02E24, The Ultimate Computer

The Ultimate Computer is another take on the use and importance of artificial intelligence so dear to Star Trek since its beginning. But even though the theme is not entirely original (see The Return of the Archons, The Changeling, The Apple and I, Mudd), the plot still offers something new and it doesn’t feel like … More Star Trek: TOS – S02E24, The Ultimate Computer

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 – S01E21, The Return Of The Archons

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