Perhaps it's the true of heart who are best suited to play great villains, because they're most qualified to understand the consequences.
One of the best ways to understand a place and its people is to listen to their stories.
A disappointing final mission doesn't erase three seasons of reason, friendship, courage, and compassion.
The Zarabeth storyline explores loneliness in its various forms, giving us more insight into both Spock and the human (humanoid) condition.
Why involve a multi-species cast of characters but go no further than a cops-and-robbers scenario to explore good vs. evil?
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.
For all the love our brave trio may have lost over the years, it is, as always, their friendship that makes them strong.
The sexism is so rampant as to be a distraction throughout the episode.
(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 24, 1969 Crew Death Count: 3 (Ensign Wyatt,…