Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Long Trek 15: Balance of Terror

This is kind of a landmark episode in The Long Trek, in that it’s the first one that’s had actual fighting in space, and it’s one of the few I’ve really enjoyed. And that’s saying something, considering the aliens here … Continue reading

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The Long Trek 14: The Conscience of the King

In case the last episode’s self-referential navel gazing wasn’t enough for you, this episode has actors playing actors, with layers upon layers of melodrama, like a lasagna made of overemotional monologues. It’s difficult to tell sometimes if you’re watching actors … Continue reading

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The Long Trek 13: The Menagerie, Part 2

Wow, is all I can say. When I had hoped for an interesting payoff to the series’ first two-parter episode, I got instead a three sentence explanation that waived away everything that happened in the first episode. The first 45 … Continue reading

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The Long Trek 12: The Menagerie, Part 1

Finally, we get some answers about what the hell happened to the alternate crew from the pilot episode. The Enterprise summoned to Starbase 11 to visit Captain Pike, the former commander of the Enterprise. Apparently more than ten years have … Continue reading

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The Long Trek 11: The Corbomite Manuever

It’s a slow day on the Enterprise, as Spock is overseeing a space mapping procedure, which involves taking many pictures of empty space. Just when the crew is about to mutiny due to boredom, a technicolor spinning cube appears in … Continue reading

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The Long Trek 10: The Dagger of the Mind

During a routine dropoff at a penal colony planet, the Enterprise beams up some sensitive documents, but instead of medical documents, accidentally transports up a box full of a crazy guy. The box’s occupant breaks out and starts wreaking a … Continue reading

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The Long Trek 9: Miri

The gang beams down to a planet identical the Earth in the 1960s, although I honestly think it looks more like the old west. The planet is populated entirely by children due to a virus created by the people living … Continue reading

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The Long Trek 8: What Little Girls Are Made Of

I swear, every episode title so far could easily double as the title for a porn movie. I’m starting to see a few common threads in the plot lines already. Here we have another evil duplicate created from one of … Continue reading

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The Long Trek 7: Mudd’s Women

If the episode title weren’t enough, this episode is probably the best indication so far of the show’s attitude toward women.  The Enterprise rescues Harry Mudd, a charmingly-named man who looks and sounds like an Irish trader from the 19th … Continue reading

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The Long Trek 6: The Enemy Within

While returning from an away mission, a transporter malfunction causes an evil duplicate of Kirk to be created. And if there was even a second of doubt in your mind as to which Kirk was going to be the evil … Continue reading

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