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Star Trek: The Menagerie Part 1  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 12

While visiting Starbase 11, the Enterprise is hijacked by Mr. Spock, leaving Captain Kirk behind while abducting the recently crippled Captain Christopher Pike, former commander of the Enterprise. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Oct 4, 2014 - 3 comments

Star Trek: The Corbomite Maneuver  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 11

Traveling into uncharted space, the Enterprise encounters a mysterious alien probe. When the probe poses a threat, Kirk is forced to destroy it, much to the ire of the apparently superior alien race that created it. The alien commander, Balok, subsequently sentences the Enterprise to destruction for trespassing in their space. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Sep 27, 2014 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Dagger of the Mind  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 10

While on a routine cargo drop to the Tantalus Penal Colony, Kirk and psychiatrist Helen Noel are trapped on a maximum security penal colony that experiments with mind control and Spock must use the Vulcan mind-meld to find a way to save them. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Sep 20, 2014 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Miri  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 9

The Enterprise discovers an exact duplicate of Earth, where the only survivors of a deadly man-made plague are some of the planet's impossibly old children. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Sep 13, 2014 - 10 comments

Star Trek: What Are Little Girls Made of?  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 8

While searching planet EXO-III to learn the fate of Dr. Roger Korby after his last communication 5 years prior, the Enterprise finally receives a transmission from Korby and Nurse Chapel is ecstatic that her fiancé has been found. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Sep 6, 2014 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Mudd's Women  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 7

The Enterprise is damaged chasing down a cargo ship and the crew picks up untrustworthy entrepreneur Harry Mudd accompanied by three beautiful women. In order to repair the damage, the crew desperately needs to find "lithium" crystals but are hindered by the beauty of the women. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Aug 30, 2014 - 6 comments

Star Trek: The Enemy Within  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 6

The Enterprise investigates planet Alpha 177 and while a crewman returns a problem with the transporter is discovered. Captain Kirk is then beamed back and subsequently split into two psyche's which the crew must recognize and ultimately resolve. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Aug 23, 2014 - 16 comments

Star Trek: The Naked Time  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 5

The Enterprise investigates planet psi 2000 to relocate a science team from a dying planet. After finding the team has been killed, Lt. Joe Tormelon brings back a mysterious infection that removes people's emotional inhibitions. The crew of the Enterprise soon find themselves unable to control their most pre-dominant emotions. Soon the entire starship is in a shambles and plummeting toward the self destructing planet. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Aug 16, 2014 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 4

When the Enterprise attempts to penetrate a space barrier, it is damaged and creates a potentially worse problem. Two crew members, including Kirk's best friend, gain psionic powers that are growing at an exponential rate. That leaves Captain Kirk with the difficult choice of either marooning them or killing before they get so powerful that they lose their humanity and become truly dangerous. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Aug 9, 2014 - 21 comments

Star Trek: Charlie X  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 3

Captain Kirk must learn the limits of a 17-year-old boy with the psychic ability to create anything and destroy anyone. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Aug 2, 2014 - 17 comments

Star Trek: The Man Trap  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 2

The starship Enterprise arrives at planet M-113 for routine medical exams of archaeologist Professor Robert Crater and his wife Nancy. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Jul 26, 2014 - 13 comments

Star Trek: The Cage  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 1

Capt. Pike is held prisoner and tested by aliens who have the power to project incredibly lifelike illusions. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 19, 2014 - 36 comments

Star Trek Tuesdays?

Regretfully, I've been a lifelong nerd that has never watched any Star Trek but I'd like to start. So I am proposing watching Star Trek The Original Series (available on Netflix) in episode order starting from the first one, with new posts going up on Tuesdays. Given it's 40 years old, I don't think spoilers or first watch/rewatch labels are necessary, but I would like to dive into the originals before someday moving on to the other series. Who's with me?
posted by mathowie on Jul 18, 2014 - 31 comments

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