"The Devil in the Dark" tells you everything you need to know about this magnificent series. It's so startling in its benevolence, in its understanding and in its willingness to be open to other species. A view of humanity seeking a higher state. That episode absolutely floored me. "No Kill I" forever!
(childhood memories)... although I'm only a little bi-curious, I've been tossing around for awhile the idea for a Star Trek gay fan fiction masterpiece...sample dialogue--Spock:"but, Captain, this is highly illogical!" Kirk:" just go with it Spock, just go...with..it...!"...work in progress...
Science fiction show with one of the best casts ever put together on TV. It's use of color and sounds make it trapped in it's own bubble and give it a timeless feeling even fifty years later. Smart stories (for the most part) with great plots and some great inventions. Low budget made the series look cheaper than it deserved to be at times and some bad writing could ruin whole episodes.
It pains me to leave a 4☆ instead of a 5. 'Arena', 'Mirror, Mirror', 'Balance of Terror', and of course 'The City on the Edge of Forever' have seats at the table of the best sci-fi tv ever broadcast. Not to mention the fact that not only did it change everything, the cast and crew were some of the best. But it's just so inconsistent and contains too many slog episodes. 'The Gamesters of Triskelion', anybody?