STTOS – Shore Leave

Shore Leave is the glaring exception that proves the rule that STTOS has exceptionally good pacing for a TV show. This one is a one-trick pony – a good central idea that, unfortunately, got stated too bluntly to drag out over an hour. The Enterprise encounters a planet that has no fauna at all –…

STTOS – Balance of Terror

Balance of Terror was always my single favorite hour of Star Trek – and rewatching it now I feel confident predicting that it will continue to be. This is the episode that introduced the Romulans. Lots of people seem surprised to find that the Romulans predate the Klingons, seeing how the Klingons are ultimately more…