Star Trek: Wink of an Eye – Get Me A Flyswatter

Written by Arthur Heinemann, Gene L. Coon, Arthur H. Singer, and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Jud Taylor I remember one time in a therapy session remarking to my therapist that when you look at our solar system and compare it to an atom with all of its orbiting electrons, I had to wonder if we weren’tContinue reading “Star Trek: Wink of an Eye – Get Me A Flyswatter”

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: The Immunity Syndrome – The Monster of the Week

Written by Robert Sabaroff and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Joseph Pevney How much right does a life-form have to exist? That’s the question here when a new life-form is encountered that threatens the entire galaxy On their way to Starbase 6 for some much-needed R&R, Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) has an Obi-Wan Kenobi moment when heContinue reading “Star Trek: The Immunity Syndrome – The Monster of the Week”

Star Trek: The Gamesters of Triskelion – The Hunger Games in Space

Written by Margaret Armen and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Gene Nelson This is one of those episodes that begs the question “where to begin?” There’s so much to digest here. On one hand, it’s got many negatives going for it. However, it also manages to take a few risks that simply can’t be dismissed. The EnterpriseContinue reading “Star Trek: The Gamesters of Triskelion – The Hunger Games in Space”

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: I, Mudd – Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Written by Stephen Kandel and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Marc Daniels Of all the characters in the original Star Trek series to be brought back for a repeat viewing, I would have never chosen Harry Mudd from the first season episode Mudd’s Women. I could understand the Klingon, Kor – great character. Another episode with KhanContinue reading “Star Trek: I, Mudd – Stupid Is As Stupid Does”

Star Trek: Mirror Mirror – They’re Not in Kansas Anymore

Written by Jerome Bixby and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Marc Daniels There’s a theory about life and the decisions we make that is the basis for many science fiction television shows and movies. Each time we decide on a path to take, somewhere, in some “alternate universe” life goes on how it would if the otherContinue reading “Star Trek: Mirror Mirror – They’re Not in Kansas Anymore”

Star Trek: The Changeling – Precursor to the First Star Trek Movie

Written by John Meredyth Lucas and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Marc Daniels There are several episodes of Star Trek that were later re-imagined either in one of the subsequent series or in the films. The Changeling is an episode that would seem by the title to be akin to the character of Odo in Star Trek:Continue reading “Star Trek: The Changeling – Precursor to the First Star Trek Movie”

Star Trek: Tomorrow is Yesterday – The Real Story Behind UFO Abductions

Written by D.C. Fontana and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Michael O’Herlihy There are times when I view an episode of the original Star Trek series and it’s not one that I remember quite as well as others. What’s even more disturbing about it is when I don’t really remember the story in that episode, but doContinue reading “Star Trek: Tomorrow is Yesterday – The Real Story Behind UFO Abductions”

Star Trek – The Conscience of the King

Written by Barry Trivers and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Gerd Oswald In the early years of television, especially throughout the 1950’s, it was thought that all programs had to be happy and upbeat. There were no dramas of the likes we see today, that are serious with personal and family crises and tackle topical issues. IfContinue reading “Star Trek – The Conscience of the King”