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The Original Series’ “A Taste of Armageddon” in Review

“I didn’t start it, councilman. But I’m liable to finish it.” — Kirk The Hollywood Reporter ranked this episode fifty-third best of all Star Trek franchise television prior to Discovery.

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The Original Series’ “The Naked Time” in Review

In this episode, the Enterprise encounters a mind-altering disease that affects the crew like alcohol. It’s time to strip the episode naked! Summary The Enterprise orbits Psi 2000, a frozen planet about to disintegrate. Beaming

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The Musical Legacy of Star Trek: The Original Series

For the past two years, I’ve been developing a series of YouTube videos I call Scoring Star Trek. The viewer comments have impressed me and reveal a still-abiding appreciation for

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The Original Series’ “The Man Trap” in Review

This was the first Star Trek episode ever broadcast, commemorated annually with “Star Trek Day” on 8th September. But is the episode any good? Summary Imagine encountering an alluring young

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The Original Series‘ “The Enemy Within” in Review

Here’s an episode inspired by the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, who are also mentioned by Balok in “The Corbomite Maneuver”. It’s a character study of Captain James

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The Original Series‘ “Mudd’s Women” in Review

Writer Stephen Kandel planned various sequels for the character of Harry Mudd, as played by Roger C. Carmel. This episode introduced the character. Summary The Enterprise pursues a non-responsive cargo

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The Original Series’ “The Corbomite Maneuver” in Review

Following the pilot episodes “The Cage” and “Where No Man Has Gone Before”, “The Corbomite Maneuver” was the next produced Star Trek episode, the first regular installment. It introduces new

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The Original Series‘ “Where No Man Has Gone Before” in Review

“Where No Man Has Gone Before” is the second pilot episode of the original Star Trek series. Produced in the aftermath of “The Cage” (Star Trek‘s first pilot), this follow-up

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The Legacy of Star Trek‘s 2nd pilot

“Where No Man Has Gone Before”, the second pilot produced for Star Trek, has had a vitally important, lasting legacy. How it would be received was initially essential to executing

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Producing Star Trek‘s 2nd pilot

The making of “Where No Man Has Gone Before” was an eventful period. Not only was the episode’s casting process officially a “go” from 11 June 1965 but so was,

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