(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…
"Battlefield" remains one of Star Trek's finest episodes and a brilliant commentary on the futility of discrimination.
Persistence in building a society of equals is what sets the Federation apart from Garth and his acolytes.
Elaan is essentially being sent into slavery, and no one even thinks to question the premise.
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.
The "stand by your leader" philosophy of "The Tholian Web" only works in the TOS world of generally responsible adults.
Burying our heads in the sand is a path to ruin, when we should, instead, reach for the sky.
"Only a fool fights in a burning house."