“The Enemy Within” is a pretty standard episode for early Trek. It has a great premise, with solid performances by most of the cast, executes on a somewhat interesting premise by subtlety touching on a far more interesting and controversial subtext, but is hampered by two drawbacks.
Finishing this episode was … difficult. It’s full of slapstick moments, life threatening peril, and a complete lack of suspense in between some brilliant character moments. How, exactly, did this episode get made twice?
Star Trek, like any other series, had some ups and downs, but most came right at the beginning. Besides the fact that it took a year to get off the ground, they were forced to go back to the drawing board after the dismal pilot. This is the episode that Continue Reading
There is a ton of content packed into this episode. Unlike the previous entry, “The Man Trap” this episode actually takes full use of its fifty minute run time. That being said, it’s not a perfect episode.
“The Man Trap” was actually the first episode of Star Trek to air on television, even though it was actually the sixth episode in production, it never the less serves as a great starting point to meet the crew of this new vessel.
Star Trek’s original pilot has a sordid and somewhat fabled history in the development of the Trek franchise. The fact of it’s existence isn’t so different from an innumerable amount of pilots out there, but what is unusual is that you can watch it in its intact, and now HD Continue Reading
If you’ve read that headline, and have even a passing familiarity with the Star Trek franchise, you understand that this is no ordinary task. I am a huge Trek fan, and have been as far back as I can remember. Some of my first memories are watching The Animated Series Continue Reading