The Will to Break Free, TOS: S1E21 “The Return of the Archons”

When the Enterprise arrives at the planet Beta III to investigate the disappearance of the USS Archon, only Lt. Sulu returned from the original landing party.  If this wasn’t enough to concern the crew, Sulu was acting strangely, as if in a dreamy trance.  Kirk, Spock, and the extras beam down to the planet for … More The Will to Break Free, TOS: S1E21 “The Return of the Archons”

A Boy and a Magnifying Glass, TOS: S1E17 “The Squire of Gothos”

On its way through interstellar space, the Enterprise encounters a mysterious and undetectable planet.  Lt. Sulu and Captain Kirk soon disappear from the bridge, and it is up to Spock and the extras to conduct a search of the planet’s toxic surface.  But instead of a deadly atmosphere, the officers find the planet to be … More A Boy and a Magnifying Glass, TOS: S1E17 “The Squire of Gothos”

A Silly Star Trek Sonnet, TOS: S1E13 “The Conscience of the King”

As a tribute to Shakespeare, Star Trek, (and Star Trek doing Shakespeare) I give you…a very silly Star Trek sonnet: Flying past stars, aboard the Enterprise Where noble ship and crew bid well adieu Journey to a new world, their mission lies Thou art lazy writing, stock Planet Q   Alas it matters not, here cometh strife … More A Silly Star Trek Sonnet, TOS: S1E13 “The Conscience of the King”

Freedom in Choice, TOS: S1E11-12 “The Menagerie”

From the first grunt of spoken language, human beings have been telling stories.  In essence, we have been creating new worlds.  Whether it is a heroic epic showing how we can surpass our limitations, or a starship exploring new possibilities, these fantasies help us understand ourselves and the world around us.  Or, they can offer … More Freedom in Choice, TOS: S1E11-12 “The Menagerie”