13 Terrifying Monsters Featured in the Star Trek Franchise

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As a fan of the sci-fi/horror genre, I always enjoyed Star Trek for its terrifying alien creatures. In honor of today’s date, here are thirteen monsters—from both the original series and its follow-up offerings—that captured my imagination. The Gorn Captain Lacking a trace of emotion in his glittery eyes and possessing many times the strength […]

The 10 Most Underrated Star Trek: The Original Series Episodes

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In my recent list of The 10 Best Star Trek: The Original Series Episodes, I indicated that a compilation of the ten most underrated Star Trek offerings would soon follow. As promised, below are my selections.   10) Spock’s Brain When Kara (Marj Dusay)—leader of the Eymorgs—teleports aboard the Enterprise and surgically removes Spock’s brain, […]

Star Trek Episode 79: Turnabout Intruder

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Technical Specs Director: Herb Wallerstein Writer: Arthur H. Singer Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Sandra Smith, Harry Landers, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Majel Barrett, Barbara Baldavin, David L. Ross, and John Boyer Composer: Fred Steiner Air Date: 6/3/1969 Stardate: 5928.5 Production #: 60043-79   Overview While answering a distress call on […]

Star Trek Episode 78: All Our Yesterdays

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Technical Specs Director: Marvin Chomsky Writer: Jean Lisette Aroeste Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Mariette Hartley, Ian Wolfe, Kermit Murdock, Ed Bakey, James Doohan, Anna Karen, Al Cavens, Stan Barrett, and Johnny Haymer Composer: George Duning Air Date: 3/14/1969 Stardate: 5943.7 Production #: 60043-78   Overview In order to warn the people of […]

Star Trek Episode 77: The Savage Curtain

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Technical Specs Director: Herschel Daugherty Writers: Gene Roddenberry and Arthur Heinemann Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Lee Bergere, Barry Atwater, Phillip Pine, James Doohan, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Arell Blanton, Carol Daniels DeMent, Robert Herron, and Nathan Jung Composer: Fred Steiner Air Date: 3/7/1969 Stardate: 5906.4 Production #: 60043-77   Overview […]

Star Trek Episode 76: The Cloud Minders

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Technical Specs Director: Jud Taylor Writer: Margaret Armen Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Jeff Corey, Diana Ewing, Charlene Polite, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, Kirk Raymone, Jimmy Fields, Ed Long, Fred Williamson, Garth Pillsbury, and Harv Selsby Composer: Fred Steiner Air Date: 2/28/1969 Stardate: 5818.4 Production #: 60043-74   Overview The Enterprise crew travels […]

Star Trek Episode 75: The Way to Eden

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Technical Specs Director: David Alexander Writer: Arthur Heinemann Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Skip Homeier, Charles Napier, Mary-Linda Rapelye, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Majel Barrett, Victor Brandt, Elizabeth Rodgers, Deborah Downey, and Phyllis Douglas Composer: Fred Steiner Air Date: 2/21/1969 Stardate: 5832.3 Production #: 60043-75   Overview In order to preserve […]

Star Trek Episode 74: Requiem for Methuselah

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Technical Specs Director: Murray Golden Writer: Jerome Bixby Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Daly, Louise Sorel, James Doohan, and Nichelle Nichols Composers: Fred Steiner and Ivan Ditmars Air Date: 2/14/1969 Stardate: 5843.7 Production #: 60043-76   Overview Hoping to cure the Enterprise crew of Rigelian fever, Captain Kirk travels with Spock and […]

Star Trek Episode 73: The Lights of Zetar

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Technical Specs Director: Herb Kenwith Writers: Jeremy Tarcher and Shari Lewis Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Jan Shutan, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Majel Barrett, John Winston, and Libby Erwin Composer: Alexander Courage Air Date: 1/31/1969 Stardate: 5725.3 Production #: 60043-73   Overview While transporting Lieutenant Mira Romaine (Jan Shutan) […]