Star Trek Essays

Links to “Boldly Rewatching the Voyages,” my essays on Star Trek: The Original Series. Check back (approximately) every week for new work.

Photo-collage of cast from Star Trek The Original Series


The Man Trap

Charlie X

Where No Man Has Gone Before

The Naked Time

The Enemy Within

Mudd’s Women

What Are Little Girls Made Of?


Dagger of the Mind

The Corbomite Maneuver

The Menagerie

The Conscience of the King

Balance of Terror

Shore Leave

The Galileo Seven

The Squire of Gothos


Tomorrow is Yesterday

Court Martial

The Return of the Archons

Space Seed

A Taste of Armageddon

This Side of Paradise

The Devil in the Dark

Errand of Mercy

The Alternative Factor

The City On the Edge of Forever

Operation – Annihilate!

Amok Time

Who Mourns for Adonais?

The Changeling

Mirror, Mirror

The Apple

The Doomsday Machine


I, Mudd


Journey to Babel

Friday’s Child

The Deadly Years


Wolf in the Fold

The Trouble with Tribbles

The Gamesters of Triskelion

A Piece of the Action

The Immunity Syndrome

A Private Little War

Return to Tomorrow

Patterns of Force

By Any Other Name

The Omega Glory

The Ultimate Computer

Bread and Circuses

Assignment: Earth

Spock’s Brain

The Enterprise Incident

The Paradise Syndrome

And the Children Shall Lead

Is There in Truth No Beauty?

Spectre of the Gun

Day of the Dove

For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

The Tholian Web

Plato’s Stepchildren

Wink of an Eye

The Empath

Elaan of Troyius

Whom Gods Destroy

Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

The Mark of Gideon

That Which Survives

The Lights of Zetar

Requiem for Methuselah

The Way to Eden

The Cloud Minders

The Savage Curtain

All Our Yesterdays

Turnabout Intruder