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

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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 – S03E04, And the Children Shall Lead

It seems that there’s no smooth sailing in this third season. After two good episodes that followed a bad start to the season, here’s another forgettable episode. And the Children Shall Lead deals with the importance of experiencing loss, and the importance of crying and of expressing one’s emotions. These are good life lessons that … More Star Trek: TOS – S03E04, And the Children Shall Lead

Star Trek: TOS – S03E03, The Paradise Syndrome

The Paradise Syndrome is clearly a mix between Pocahontas and Avatar, and it probably served as an inspiration for The Inner Light (the amazing episode of the fifth season of The Next Generation). There are so many things done right in this episode! Unfortunately, there’s also one extremely negative aspect and I want to get it … More Star Trek: TOS – S03E03, The Paradise Syndrome