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Star Trek - Space Seed

In which we first meet Khan, a character who has a history of popping up in the Star Trek movies. As a nice bit of texture, we learn more of the future history, particularly about the 1990s, a dark and violent time by all accounts when genetically engineered supermen overthrew governments. 369 more words

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Pasta for the Depressed

It must say something about me (I shudder to think what) that, although I struggle with depression myself and know how rough it can be, I spit a huge mouthful of mint tea into my keyboard laughing when I saw this: 205 more words

Star Trek - The Return Of The Archons

In which the Enterprise visit a planet with Wild West architecture and clothing while looking for the ship Archon lost over a century ago.
We begin, rather brilliantly, with Sulu and O’Neil menaced mid mission by cloaked men with some form of laser sticks. 236 more words

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Star Trek - Tomorrow Is Yesterday

In which the Enterprise finds itself in the atmosphere of late 1960s Earth, mistaken for a UFO by US authorities wishing to protect the first manned moon mission. 482 more words

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Star Trek - The Squire Of Gothos

In which the Enterprise stumbles across a previously unrecorded planet in a “space desert”, home to an entity with a penchant for kidnapping and communicating in Gothic font. 478 more words

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Star Trek - Arena

In which Kirk wrestles the man-gecko like Gorn. The TV critic Clive James would use clips from this episode to affectionately poke fun at the series, especially its monsters. 518 more words

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Star Trek - Shore Leave

In which the Enterprise crew have a bit of downtime on an uninhabited¬†Earth-like rural idyll where McCoy sees a giant rabbit and things get weirder from there as the ground crew’s imagination comes to life. 409 more words

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