And here’s a bit of good old (so to speak) sexism! The writer of Wolf in the Fold, Robert Bloch (who also wrote the novel on which Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, 1960, is based) doesn’t shine here… The episode starts with Kirk bringing Scott to the planet Argelius II to make him recover from a trauma. … More Star Trek: TOS – S02E14, Wolf in the Fold
I, Mudd is not a good episode. Not only because it re-uses a rather embarrassing character from a mediocre episode of the first season (Mudd’s Women), but also because for the umpteenth time it recycles an idea already seen before in the series, in this case twice already (in The Return of the Archons and … More Star Trek: TOS – S02E08, I, Mudd
Here comes another revolutionary episode and the Mirror Universe is introduced! I knew it already thanks to Deep Space Nine, but now I finally discovered how the idea was born in this fourth episode of the second season of Star Trek: The Original Series entitled Mirror, Mirror. What can I say… I still feel overwhelmed … More Star Trek: TOS – S02E04, Mirror, Mirror
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
La sfida (curiosa traduzione del titolo originale The Changeling, ovvero Il mutaforma) è uno strano episodio. Da una parte anticipa quella che molti anni più tardi sarà la trama del primo film della saga di Star Trek, Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), diretto da Robert Wise. Dall’altra ricicla un paio di idee già usate … More Star Trek: TOS – S02E03, La sfida
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?