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The Zarabeth storyline explores loneliness in its various forms, giving us more insight into both Spock and the human (humanoid) condition.
(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…
In some ways, the episode is reminiscent of Mission: Impossible, which, like Star Trek, began its third season in the fall of 1968.
The episode is primarily a study of two classic TOS themes: balance of power and risk.
If we’re fortunate, we gain such qualities as wisdom, maturity, and patience with age, but that’s entirely a result of experience and reflection accumulated with the passage of time.
"Journey to Babel" makes for a fascinating thought exercise on the classic Star Trek themes of risk and sacrifice.
The episode's premise is simple and a stark demonstration of our whole reason for being here: exploration.
Walking, like creativity, starts with a risky venture into the unknown.
If we don't #RESIST and fight the future, who will?