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 real problem with technology is never the actual hardware or software, but the people designing and using it.
"The Omega Glory" makes a nice double-feature-of-depression with "Patterns of Force."
Not only have the Kelvans assumed unfamiliar forms, but they are far removed from their own species and all the cultural influence associated with it.
If Nazi Germany had been as efficient as some people claim, they would probably have won the war.
The episode is primarily a study of two classic TOS themes: balance of power and risk.
The episode raises important questions about balancing the Prime Directive’s non-interference mandate with offering support to a struggling society.
Spock and McCoy, raised to believe in the superiority of their respective species, see in each other a colleague and prospective friend who shatters an entire cultural mythology.
Why is it okay to joke about poisoning a food supply in The Trouble with Tribbles but not criminals with guns in this episode? Maybe it's because elements of A Piece of the Action cut too close to home