|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.11 “Friday’s Child” – (Original air date: Friday, December 1, 1967)

Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “Friday’s Child.” On this date in history, the #1 song in the UK was Long John Baldry’s “Let the Heartache Begin,” which I’m sure everyone remembers. Over here in […]

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//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan — Chapter 3: Kirk Deals with an Angry Ex (Or: The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Crew)

00:30:01 – 00:45:00 Nurse Transept has lodged a formal complaint because, other than the occasional pretty yeoman who briefly joins the crew, she is the only female on board the 15-Minute Federation. She says that this has led to a hostile work environment, and that she is forced to do double-duty as the voice of […]

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|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.10 “Journey to Babel” – (Original air date: Friday, November 17, 1967)

Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “Journey to Babel.” On this date in history, the song “To Sir with Love,” by Lulu, still rules the US charts. Over in the UK, The Foundations’ “Baby, Now […]

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//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan — Chapter 2: Chekov’s Terrarium (Or: Lt. Saavik’s Deviated Septum)

00:15:01 – 00:30:00 During the mission to Homeus Depotus VI, Commander Spork pricked his finger on a thorn of a rose bush in the planet’s garden center. It was one of those flowers that proliferate in the Trek Universe, and Dr. “Ribcage” Macklemore says the thorn prick will either kill Spork or else take over […]

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|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.9 “Metamorphosis” – (Original air date: Friday, November 10, 1967)

Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “Metamorphosis.” On this date in history, the #1 song on the US charts is still “To Sir, With Love” by Lulu. In the UK, the #1 song is “Baby, […]

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//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan — Chapter 1: Lt. Saavik is Half-Romulan (Or: Dr. David Marcus is Half-James-T-Kirk)

00:00:00 – 00:15:00 A lively conversation occurred today on the bridge of the 15-Minute Federation about movie sequels that were better than the original films. Lt. O’Hara turned from the communications console and said Godfather II was clearly the better film, and he preferred to imagine that Godfather III didn’t exist at all. Lt. Hulu […]

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