A transportation system that relies almost entirely on cars is not only foolish but is literally destroying the world.
The Zarabeth storyline explores loneliness in its various forms, giving us more insight into both Spock and the human (humanoid) condition.
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.
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,…
Burying our heads in the sand is a path to ruin, when we should, instead, reach for the sky.
There's nothing wrong, once in a while, with a little mindless entertainment.
The real problem with technology is never the actual hardware or software, but the people designing and using it.
The episode is primarily a study of two classic TOS themes: balance of power and risk.