June 29, 2021

Star Trek TOS Overview (The Menagerie, Part 1)

Well this is going to be a hard one to talk about. Right in the middle of the season it was decided to re-work the original pilot into a two parter, with a framing device around it. I have commented on "The Cage" before and how boring it is. Making the two hour "Menagerie" almost intolerable. But so far two episodes I remember disliking were a bit better than I remember, so maybe this will be to. But I doubt it. Today let's talk about part one. And I know this synopsis may read strange since it is bouncing between two stories will try to make it clear. 

June 28, 2021

Star Trek TOS Overview (Court Martial)

 I always has mixed feelings with this one. Kirk being court martialed? Never really made sense. Though to they do make it clear they tried to avoid it. Let's talk about it.

June 25, 2021

Star Trek TOS Overview (The Galileo Seven)

I wonder if creators were realizing at this point that Spock was quickly becoming a favorite because here he goes from not doing much over the past few episodes to being the sole focus. 

June 23, 2021

Star Trek TOS Overview (Dagger of the Mind)

 I talked about this one before because while the episode is pretty mediocre, it has a guest star that I love. I'll try to explain why I loved Marianna Hill's performance as Dr.Noel as we go. As for the rest of the episode, well....

June 22, 2021

Star Trek TOS Overview (Miri)

 This is an episode I never liked. I've only seen it a few times and every time I watch it just feels..dark, and uncomfortable somehow. 

June 21, 2021

Star Trek TOS Overview (Balance of Terror)

 Awhile back I did an article on reasons why I did not like the first several episodes of Trek. And the article did not really go well, and I ended up mostly bashing this episode for a couple silly things. Truth is it's a solid episode and a nice sci fi spin on classic submarine movies. This is our introduction to the Romulans and set up a lot that would be followed up on in other series even to this day. 

June 20, 2021

Star Trek TOS Overview (What are Little Girls Made Of)

With this episode we start tackling episodes I don't know from heart, so this should be interesting. Majel Barett went from being Number One on the original pilot to Nurse Chapel in the actual series. We met her in "Naked Time" but here she gets a whole episode. Written by the great Robert Bloch, this is the oddly titled...

June 19, 2021

June 18, 2021

Star Trek TOS Overview (The Naked Time)

I've talked about this episode before, even comparing it to it's Next Generation follow up, and while it's a classic it isn't perfect. Let's discuss why this episode still suffers from the same early Trek sluggish feel that the rest of the first several episodes have. And what saves it. The first disease episode....

June 17, 2021

Star Trek TOS Overview (The Man Trap)

 Today we have the first episode that actually aired, back in September of 1966. Heaven only know why this was chosen for that honor, but here we go. Of course I went into detail about that five years ago during my "Underrated" article, but that doesn't mean we can't look at it again today.

June 16, 2021

Star Trek TOS Overview (The Enemy Within)

Our next episode is a classic, for several reasons. This is the first official transporter mishap episode. But is it good?

June 15, 2021

Star Trek TOS Overview (Mudd's Women)

In case you were wondering I am doing these in production order rather than order they were released. So it ay seem odd to do this one before some others. As I noted while there are lots of episode I practically have memorized there are plenty I've seen maybe one or two times. This is one of those. This is the 3rd episode and was also considered for the second pilot (of course Where No Man got that distinction). I have never liked this episode, one big reason being that the show was stil getting its footing in certain areas. Will a re-watch make me appreciate the show more? This is...

June 14, 2021

Star Trek TOS Overview (Corbomite Maneuver)

Episode 2 is a little better than the pilot. The ship looks like the ship, and we get all our characters. Sulu is a helmsman, Scotty is in red. It's not perfect as Uhura is in gold and Leonard Nimoy is still working out the kinks in Spock. Though we do get our first "Fascinating". And while we have McCoy his arguments with Spock haven't started yet. Let's talk about....

June 12, 2021

Star Trek TOS Overview (Where No Man..)

Back in the summer of 1991 I was bored and looking for a way to entertain myself. It was huge newd that year that it was the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek. My mother had the whole collection of VHS, and I realized there were lots of episodes I had hardly scene or never scene or only seen the syndicated version. So, I watched one episode a day until I made my way through all 79. My one regret is that I had no way to record my thoughts on those episodes.

Well 30 years have amazingly passed. And as we celebrate the 55th anniversary this year, it feels like the time to revisit this idea. Especially since there are episodes I haven't seen since that summer in 1991. Of course I will stream the episodes and I now have a forum to share my thoughts. The real question was, what format should the articles take? Course the fact I've done Underrated Trek's for these doesn't help. What if I did something less formal? Last year when I did my Batman overview I ended up summarizing the episode in my "final thought". So I will mimic that format, no "analysis" or trivia that can be looked up anywhere. Just run through the episode and see how I like it. So let's start with the pilot. No, not the Cage we'll cover that as part of "The Menagerie". This is... 

June 11, 2021

Top 10 Favorite Batmobiles

When you think about it, the Batmobile is a silly idea. Maybe it made sense in the early days of comics, but why does Batman really need a car? And yet, it's a part of Batman's lore that is still around. Unlike other things that have faded away (does he even use a utility belt anymore?) the Batmobile has appeared in many incarnations each with their own unique version. Originally it began as a, well, car that Batman drove. But over the decades it has taken on a lore of its own. Others have tried to duplicate it, villains and heroes, but there is only one Batmobile!

So let's go through my favorite versions. These can be from live action, animated or comics. 

#10.Arkham Games

This is high because it's almost cheating even being here. Since I never really played the games. But it was only fair to include a video game example and looking over the design...yeah it is pretty cool. 

June 2, 2021

Underrated Trek:Memorial (VOY)

 Welcome back to Underrated Trek, where I take a special look at Star Trek episodes that I love…which may not be the most popular or even liked by most. I've done two or three of these now on episodes I strongly disagreed with, I mean so much so I refused to watch them again, and there is another out there it's time to discuss. We're back to Voayger as we look at...

Memorial is a season six episode and a pretty good one too. So what did I take issue with? Let's find out...