A disappointing final mission doesn't erase three seasons of reason, friendship, courage, and compassion.
The Zarabeth storyline explores loneliness in its various forms, giving us more insight into both Spock and the human (humanoid) condition.
Why involve a multi-species cast of characters but go no further than a cops-and-robbers scenario to explore good vs. evil?
Sadly, "equality, kindness, justice" are largely forgotten by the episode's end.
Eden must exist somewhere between the Federation’s artifice and the Edenites’ self-indulgence.
(Note: This post appears as a page elsewhere on this site. If you haven’t read it yet, my introductory post on this Star Trek: The Original Series rewatch is a good place to start. Previous essays on specific episodes can be found here.) Original Air Date: January 17, 1969 Crew Death Count: 0 Bellybuttons: 0…
Persistence in building a society of equals is what sets the Federation apart from Garth and his acolytes.
"Only a fool fights in a burning house."
There's nothing wrong, once in a while, with a little mindless entertainment.
Learning when to take action versus when to sit still - choosing our battles, in other words - is one of life's more challenging lessons.