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

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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 – S02E20, Return to Tomorrow

Return to Tomorrow is a memorable episode for a few reasons. Personally, I couldn”t help but think “Doctor Pulaski!” all the time since one of the guest stars is Diana Muldaur playing Lieutenant Commander Mulhall. For the uninitiated, in the second season of The Next Generation, Muldaur would play Dr. Pulaski replacing Beverly Crusher (a … More Star Trek: TOS – S02E20, Return to Tomorrow

Star Trek: TOS – S01E19, Tomorrow Is Yesterday

I know, I’m repeating myself (see the review of Balance of terror), but I must reinforce the concept here: the first season of the original series of Star Trek series is so full of ideas! Virtually every episode explores a new theme, opens a new avenue for new adventures… and with this episode, number nineteen, here … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E19, Tomorrow Is Yesterday

Star Trek: TOS – S01E13, The Conscience Of The King

And here we are with the first reference to Shakespeare within Star Trek, which is so important in basically all the incarnations of the brand. For example, think about that masterpiece of Star Trek VI: The undiscovered country and about the various occasions in The next generation in which we say Shakespearean interpretations by Data, … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E13, The Conscience Of The King

Star Trek: TOS – S01E10, The Corbomite Maneuver

This tenth episode, even though it was actually the third to be produced, goes at full speed into pure Star Trek territory. The corbomite maneuver is almost didactic in showing everything that defines the main idea of ​​Gene Roddenberry. Humanity has reached a point in which the only important thing is knowledge deriving from exploration. There’s … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E10, The Corbomite Maneuver