Star Trek: Day of the Dove – Peace in Our Time

Written by Jerome Bixby, Arthur H. Singer, and Gene RoddenerryDirected by Marvin J. Chomsky The third season of the original Star Trek series was the one that was the most erratic and bipolar. There were some terrific episodes and some of the worst of the series produced this season. The reasons for this generally hadContinue reading “Star Trek: Day of the Dove – Peace in Our Time”

Star Trek: A Private Little War – What Is It Good For?

Written by Don Ingalls and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Marc Danielss There are quite a number of episodes that draw on the history of the crew of the Enterprise prior to the current time. Many of them seem to be there to build a history for Captain Kirk (William Shatner). At 32, he became the youngestContinue reading “Star Trek: A Private Little War – What Is It Good For?”

Star Trek: The Trouble With Tribbles – A Favorite, Near Flawless Episode

Written by David Gerrold and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Joseph Pevney The Enterprise is summoned to Space Station K-7 by a priority distress call, which is a disaster call. They arrive at the station armed for battle, expecting to find the Klingons attacking the Space Station. Yet, all is quiet when they arrive. Captain Kirk (WilliamContinue reading “Star Trek: The Trouble With Tribbles – A Favorite, Near Flawless Episode”

Star Trek: Friday’s Child – Woe to Female Capellans in This Society

Written by D.C. Fontana and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Joseph Pevney When the original Star Trek series was able to shift focus and give characters other than Captain Kirk a chance to do something, it often resulted in a great episode. Friday’s Child is one that gives a chance for Doctor McCoy to steal a bitContinue reading “Star Trek: Friday’s Child – Woe to Female Capellans in This Society”

Star Trek Review: Errand of Mercy – Are We Really That Different?

Written by Gene L. Coon and Gene RoddenberryDirected by John Newland The Star Trek episode Errand of Mercy is a wonderfully written episode that has a deeper message beneath the seemingly benign story that is aired. This is the episode which introduced us to the Klingons for the first time. A trivia answer is hereContinue reading “Star Trek Review: Errand of Mercy – Are We Really That Different?”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Firstborn

Written by Rene Echevarria, Mark Kalbfeld, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Jonathan West The previous episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation gave some closure for Dr. Crusher’s son Wesley. Firstborn attempts to do the same for the Klingon, Worf, and his son, Alexander. Alexander is of mixed heritage, his mother being half-human andContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Firstborn”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Rightful Heir

Written by Ronad D. Moore, James E. Brooks, Brannon Braga, and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Winrich Kolbe The Klingons have so often spoken of the Emperor Kahless, a legendary figure who’s mythic status probably was more embellishment than fact. However, they hold him in such high regard because of the legends surrounding him, he has becomeContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Rightful Heir”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Chase

Written by Joe Menosky, Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Jonathan Frakes Rarely during the run of any of the Star Trek series was there an episode that completely pandered to the fan base. In the case of The Chase, it does just that. Specifically, it panders to those people who postedContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Chase”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Birthright Part II

Written by Rene Echevarria and Brannon BragaDirected by Dan Curry In the original Star Trek series, first aired in the sixties, the Klingons were just the bad guys. There was no reason to know anything more about them except that they were bad and the Federation was good. With a Klingon officer on the EnterpriseContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Birthright Part II”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Birthright Part I

Written by Brannon Braga and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Winrich Kolbe When Star Trek: Deep Space Nine first premiered, there was a brief crossover where it was shown that the station’s Commander, Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks) had issues with Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and at the time that seemed to be the only connection the twoContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Birthright Part I”