If the welcome mat says "Back Off," you should definitely do that.
What we call "ugly" is often just unfamiliar and misunderstood.
We're reminded more than once that evil needs help in order to flourish.
Why did the obelisk-builders leave this world-saving knowledge with only one person?
In some ways, the episode is reminiscent of Mission: Impossible, which, like Star Trek, began its third season in the fall of 1968.
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.
Bread and Circuses is spot on in criticizing both the business of television and all of us for being so dependent on it.
"The Omega Glory" makes a nice double-feature-of-depression with "Patterns of Force."
If Nazi Germany had been as efficient as some people claim, they would probably have won the war.