Star Trek

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Related Links | Cast

I saw every episode of the original Star Trek many, many times when I was a kid, and I know it well. I swore I'd never review it; it's been done so many times, and it's such a daunting task. But the 2009 movie got me renting the digitally remastered version of original Trek that came out recently, with re-recorded music and new, faithfully recreated special effects. And I just found myself writing reviews. It's a sickness, I know.

If you're trying classic Trek for the first time, I strongly recommend the real deal. Please don't watch it on broadcast television. The original episodes are fifty minutes long, and the amount of footage cut for commercials makes the story way too choppy.

These reviews include commentary by Ben P. Duck, an old friend that I actually met through Star Trek. Thanks, Ben.

Season One

1.1 The Man Trap
1.2 Charlie X
1.3 Where No Man Has Gone Before
1.4 The Naked Time
1.5 The Enemy Within
1.6 Mudd's Women
1.7 What Are Little Girls Made Of?
1.8 Miri
1.9 Dagger of the Mind
1.10 The Corbomite Maneuver
1.11 The Menagerie (both parts)
1.13 The Conscience of the King
1.14 Balance of Terror
1.15 Shore Leave
1.16 The Galileo Seven
1.17 The Squire of Gothos
1.18 Arena
1.19 Tomorrow is Yesterday
1.20 Court Martial
1.21 The Return of the Archons
1.22 Space Seed
1.23 A Taste of Armageddon
1.24 This Side of Paradise
1.25 The Devil in the Dark
1.26 Errand of Mercy
1.27 The Alternative Factor
1.28 The City on the Edge of Forever
1.29 Operation: Annihilate!

Season Two

2.1 Amok Time
2.2 Who Mourns for Adonais?
2.3 The Changeling
2.4 Mirror, Mirror
2.5 The Apple
2.6 The Doomsday Machine
2.7 Catspaw
2.8 I, Mudd
2.9 Metamorphosis
2.10 Journey to Babel
2.11 Friday's Child
2.12 The Deadly Years
2.13 Obsession
2.14 Wolf in the Fold
2.15 The Trouble with Tribbles
2.16 The Gamesters of Triskelion
2.17 A Piece of the Action
2.18 The Immunity Syndrome
2.19 A Private Little War
2.20 Return to Tomorrow
2.21 Patterns of Force
2.22 By Any Other Name
2.23 The Omega Glory
2.24 The Ultimate Computer
2.25 Bread and Circuses
2.26 Assignment: Earth

Season Three

3.1 Spock's Brain
3.2 The Enterprise Incident
3.3 The Paradise Syndrome
3.4 And the Children Shall Lead
3.5 Is There in Truth No Beauty?
3.6 Spectre of the Gun
3.7 Day of the Dove
3.8 For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
3.9 The Tholian Web
3.10 Plato's Stepchildren
3.11 Wink of an Eye
3.12 The Empath
3.13 Elaan of Troyius
3.14 Whom Gods Destroy
3.15 Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
3.16 The Mark of Gideon
3.17 That Which Survives
3.18 The Lights of Zetar
3.19 Requiem for Methuselah
3.20 The Way to Eden
3.21 The Cloud Minders
3.22 The Savage Curtain
3.23 All Our Yesterdays
3.24 Turnabout Intruder

Movie Reviews

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) (not yet reviewed)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) (not yet reviewed)
Star Trek (2009)
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Articles

Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015
Star Trek: Top Ten Episodes
Introduction to this summer's reviews

Related Links

Star Trek: The Next Generation Reviews
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine reviews
Star Trek: Voyager reviews
Star Trek: Enterprise articles

Cast

William Shatner (Kirk)
Leonard Nimoy (Spock)
DeForest Kelley (McCoy)
James Doohan (Scott)
George Takei (Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)
Walter Koenig (Chekov)