Episode 29: “Operation – Annihilate!”

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2010 by John Sireno

Director: Herschel Daugherty

Writers: Steven W. Carabatsos and Gene Roddenberry

This is a parasite problem only the crew of the Star Ship Enterprise can solve. The galaxy is at risk of being infected by a plague of jelly like creatures that attach to people and take over their bodies. Spock is pretty much the only person who can overcome their mind and nerve control and eventually fins a cure and saves the day. This episode I could not find to actually watch and only found a small summary, it sounds awesome though and I’m sure it was. I would have probably given it 5 out of 5.

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Episode 28: “The City on the Edge of Forever”

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2010 by John Sireno

Director: Joseph Pevney

Writers: Harlan Ellison (written by) and Gene Roddenberry (creator)

This was an intense episode; McCoy goes crazy and alters time enough to make the Enterprise disappear. Kirk and Spock need to go back in time and stop McCoy before he jumps through time and messes things up in the first place. My question is if in the future they have already jumped back in time and fixed things than why is any of this happening now. The whole time travel thing is so complicated I think the only rational thing is that when you jump through time you must create an alternate universe, because no matter what if you just jumped into time or have to fix the fact that you did, the very fact that any of this is happening means things are already messed up and your screwed! This episode was great and I love the concept: space meets the Wild West, meets back to the future. I’ll give it 5 out of 5!

Time episode was viewed: 11:44 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2010.

Location: at my apartment, with my two sisters Carly and Ellie!

Episode 27: “The Alternative Factor” (50:26 – 4/6/67)

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2010 by John Sireno

Director: Gerd Oswald

Writers: Don Ingalls (written by) and Gene Roddenberry (creator)

I liked this episode it was a mind bender and the concept of creation of life via a space phenomenon is awesome, that’s how I think life as we know it was created. Certain things came together some how and boom one-celled organisms and eventually us, or something like that. Anyhow I enjoyed this episode because it seemed well developed and thought out. The concepts made since together and the story line wasn’t confusing, but entertaining and interesting. It seems almost like a God and Devil thing, life and “anti-life” a battle of good and evil, of creation and destructions… I though it was awesome! I’ll give this episode 5 out of 5.

Time episode was viewed: 10:21 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2010.

Location: at my apartment, with my two sisters Carly and Ellie!

Episode 26: “Errand of Mercy” (50:30 – 3/16/67)

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2010 by John Sireno

This is a crazy episode with the lives of everyone on the line. The Federation and Klingons are at war and a planet called Organia will change relations between the to forever, or at least for now. The Organians are a peaceful race; though they may be “sheep like” they are content with their lives and have not one worry in the world. Even in the face of death they fear not, they believe that only there body will die, but not themselves. They seem to have some all knowing wisdom about them and when push comes to shove stops Kirk and Kor from battle, they make the two realize that their violence is not welcome in Organia and in so stop the War in it’s tracks. They’re so peaceful they make others around them calm down. This was a weak episode and I didn’t really get into it too much. At first it was cool, but the Organians ruined the whole thing. I’ll give this one 2 out of 3.

Time episode was viewed: 9:13 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2010.
Location: at my apartment, with my two sisters Carly and Ellie!

Episode 25: “The Devil in the Dark” (50:29 – 3/9/67) TV-PG

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2010 by John Sireno

Director: Joseph Pevney
Writers: Gene L. Coon (written by) and Gene Roddenberry (creator)

I liked this episode; it had an environmental animal rights feel to it. This creature called a Horta, which is like a giant blob, mole has been killing miners. Turns out the minors have been killing the creature’s babies. They thought these silicon balls were part of the planet, but they were the Horta’s babies and that’s why it was killing the minor’s, to protect it’s young. The Horta naturally tunnels and so Kirk convinces the minors that if they protect the Horta they’ll have more free tunnels to dig for their precious ore. Spock mind – melds with the Horta to find all of this out, Vulcan’s are awesome. Again the day is saved and another mysterious world is explored and understood.

In every episode Kirk displays a tolerance above all other men, he is a diplomat, a gentleman, a scholar, and a bad a**. Kirk and Spock are the best team ever and their interactions between one another is hysterical. This was a pretty good episode; it had a good story, was interesting and had a relevant and worthwhile message. I’ll give it 4 out of 5.

Time episode was viewed: 8:13 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2010.
Location: at my apartment, with my two sisters Carly and Ellie!

Episode 24: “This Side of Paradise” (50:24 – 3/2/67) TV-PG

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2010 by John Sireno

Director: Ralph Senensky
Writers: D.C. Fontana (teleplay) and Jerry Sohl (story)

Leila Kalomi, a botanist and former love of Mr. Spock, is on a planet in which a spore emitting plant has taken control of the humans who live on it. The plant keeps them in a state of pure happiness in which they never want to leave the planet, but if they don’t they will all die. Soon everyone even Kirk is under the plant spores control, until Kirk fights back. The love for his ship enables him to fight back, the frustration and anger counter acts the spore’s effects and destroys them. He gets to Spock and insults the Vulcan until Spock’s anger destroys the spores within him. Spock creates a signal that upsets everyone, making them angry and killing the spores in them. Everyone is all right!!!!

This episode wasn’t as great as the last few; I like characters like Khan who are more than a spore spreading plant that makes people happy. Spock should stop being such a Vulcan all the time, he is half human after all and that girl was hot! Kirk and Spock’s fight was awesome and part of why I’ll give this episode 3 out of 5. Otherwise the plant spore thing didn’t really do much for me. I also thought it would have been better if they made it into a two-part episode and had Kirk beam down causing the ship to crash. That being what snaps Kirk out of it and the next episode would be the crew trying to get off the planet before it’s to late!

Time episode was viewed: 7:06 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2010.
Location: at my apartment, with my two sisters Carly and Ellie!

Episode 23: “A Taste of Armageddon” (50:23 – 2/23/67)

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2010 by John Sireno

Director: Joseph Pevney
Writers: Robert Hamner (teleplay) and Gene L. Coon (teleplay)

This was an awesome episode and probably inspired by the Vietnam War. Most wars are like a game but the stakes are real. Big powerful countries often support and manipulate smaller countries like pieces on a board game, using them against each other. In any war people on both sides die and especially during the Vietnam War for things most of them didn’t even understand or cared about. In this episode the crew finds a planet that’s inhabitants are at war with a neighboring planet. The crew can find no destruction and soon realize that the war is actually fought via a computer simulation. However, the people killed in the game must voluntarily be executed in real life!

It always seemed crazy to me that back in the day people used to stand in a field and take turns killing each other, this is even crazier! I wish we could just fight wars with paintball guns. This way you’ll still get a winner and everyone gets to go home and live to fight another day. At this point we shouldn’t need to kill to prove our points or bring on change, we should paint ball fight!

Anyhow, Kirk eventually has to show this crazy bunch of psycho’s what war really means, and then shows then how to make peace! I’ll give this episode 5 out of 5. I give these episode high ratings, but that’s because they really are that great! I think everyone should watch this show; it is a space western with a moral theme in every episode. The characters are very well-developed, unique, endearing and extremely entertaining. All the women are beautiful and the stories are out of this world!

Time episode was viewed: 5:56 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2010.
Location: at my apartment, with my two sisters Carly and Ellie!