Star Trek TOS – Episode 13 – The Conscience of the King


I think my computer has reached a state of equilibrium equivalent to that of The Simpsons’ Mr. Burns; all of the viruses are keeping each other in check. πŸ˜›

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SUMMARY

An actor is accused of being a mass murderer and dictator. For some reason, nobody really questions these accusations as much as they probably should.

Click the picture for a full summary from Memory Alpha, the Star Trek wiki.

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Star Trek TOS – Episode 11 – The Menagerie, Part I [Remastered]


Thanks for holding on for a bit. My computer should be virus-free now, and after a good registry scrubbing, it’s actually working better than before.

Oh, The Menagerie. The coolest use of unused scrap TV footage ever. The flashback scenes in this episode and the next come from the original pilot, The Menagerie. The only character that survived the re-write was Spock, so that’s why he’s been used as the “bridge” between the old story and the new. I can only imagine Gene Roddenberry sitting down thinking, “How in the hell do I fit this into this???”, but he does it brilliantly.

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SUMMARY

Spock be snatchin’ up your Captains and stealing your spaceships. He’s a badass gangsta. He’s also way smarter than you.

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Star Trek TOS – Episode 8 – Miri


I think watching this episode more than once would turn me into one of those, “Get off my lawn!” crotchety old people. Seriously. I feel the need to play roller derby with some twelve-year-olds and get this aggression out.

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SUMMARY

Kirk and Co. arrive on a planet inhabited by annoying little brats and a fatal disease… really, that’s about it.

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Star Trek TOS – Episode 3 – Where No Man Has Gone Before [Remastered]


Why NBC originally decided to air two episodes that featured humans with similar mental powers wreaking havoc on the ship back-to-back is beyond me, but this feels like Charlie X times two. Except I really didn’t want to murder these characters. And yet, Charlie got to live, and [spoiler alert] these two characters had to die. Is there no justice in this world??? As usual, the main meaty parts of the review are after the jump.

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SUMMARY

Two crewmembers get telepathic and telekinetic powers. Captain Kirk doesn’t like people who are more awesome than he is. Explosion, explosion, zap, zap. The body count continues to climb. It’s the (second) original pilot episode, so it’s more like Bizarro World than the Enterprise.

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Star Trek: The Original Series Episode 1 – The Man Trap [Remastered]


Here it is, the inaugural episode of the Star Trek Challenge. I’m going to attempt to organize this in a way that I will follow for my other reviews, but I may be a bit hit-or-miss for a while, so bear with me. πŸ˜‰ Also, I’m not posting the whole review on the front page because it is looooong, so click below to read the rest.

Don’t want to read it all? Check out the weekly video recap (date TBD).

Watch this episode at CBS.com

SUMMARY

McCoy’s ex-girlfriend has turned into a salt-sucking monster (kinda). Star Trek sets a precedent by killing off six characters in the first episode. Special guest appearance by The Little Shop of Horrors’ Audrey II.

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