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.
At some point the pro-human hyperbole becomes excessive, an over-the-top attempt to define humans as the chosen people among the entire galaxy.
The greatest frustration with "Wink of an Eye": It leaves no room for a happy ending.
We are witnessing scenes of torture and we are supposed to be uncomfortable.
There's nothing wrong, once in a while, with a little mindless entertainment.
"The Trouble with Tribbles" gives us humor, political intrigue, Klingons, plenty of banter between the crew members, and a background of deeper issues that remain relevant today.
As preposterous as the mirror universe might seem, societies all too easily normalize cruelty that would have been unimaginable only a short time before.
Khan is not so much a visionary as he is an opportunist
Welcome back to the Creative Life Adventure. Currently I'm reading The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found by scholar and classicist Mary Beard. Pompeii is briefly referenced in my current writing-project-in-progress, so I'm reading about the city primarily for research. Fundamentally, however, I'm reading a well-researched book by a respected historian about life in…