None of the writers on the original series of Star Trek could have predicted that they were creating a nearly year franchise that would be built on and built on until the whole Jenga tower collapsed under its own weight and JJ Abrams started again from the bottom, but the foundations they laid are those that lie behind all subsequent series and films.
If you want to understand the origins of various elements of the later films and series in the Star Trek franchise, these are the episodes to catch up on. The Menagerie is also the episode with the green Orion slave girl dancing in it. Dagger Of The Mind introduces the Vulcan mind meld, while The Return Of The Archons features the first appearance — and immediate disregarding of — the Prime Directive sometimes known as the Prime Suggestion because, while the aim not to interfere with other cultures is a good one, it tends to be interpreted as meaning Starfleet is forbidden from helping pre-warp cultures even if they are dying, which seems counter-productive and is frequently ignored or the rules bent.
Amok Time is primarily remembered as our first glimpse of Vulcan and the introduction of the concept of Ponn Farr the Vulcan mating ritual but it is also the introduction of main character Ensign Chekov. The Tholian Web is returned to in Enterprise. Star Trek , of course, resets everything so the writers can begin again. The City On The Edge Of Forever is frequently claimed as the best Star Trek episode of all time certainly of the original series, sometimes of the franchise as a whole.
Amok Time features one of the most joyous and satisfying moments in Star Trek. The Trouble With Tribbles is a bit daft, but very entertainingly so. There was one good episode in Season Three luckily it was really quite good.
Yes, there is an odd-numbered movie in there — two, in fact. The core of Star Trek was, of course, the relationship between the central trio of heart Bones , mind Spock and spirit Kirk.
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These three also had far more character development than the others — although Uhura, Scotty, Sulu and Chekov and to an extent, Nurse Chapel had reasonably well-rounded characters with likes, dislikes and clear personalities, character development was largely the preserve of the main trio. The Galileo Seven encapsulates the tension between Spock and Bones and their different attitudes perfectly.
As these episodes demonstrate, McCoy and Spock do love each other really. Well, McCoy loves Spock. Spock has appropriately Vulcan but nonetheless positive reactions to McCoy. All of them.
This is the only possible reason to watch Star Trek V: The Final Frontier , as it focuses on the relationship between the three of them to an even greater degree than the other films. They also possessed a highly advanced form of cipher writing, apparently based on musical scales.
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Starfleet first became aware of the preservers in , when the USS Enterprise visited Amerind, and discovered the transplanted Native Americans as well as the obelisk. While the structure initially defied analysis, Commander Spock eventually deciphered the writing, from which he learned about the preservers.
A preserver obelisk was also present on one of the moons of Andoria. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Preserver technology Preserver language The Preservers were a super-race who passed through the galaxy rescuing primitive cultures in danger of extinction, and seeding them where they could live and grow.
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The glorious reveal of the U. Enterprise leaves many questions unanswered until next season. What is wrong with the Enterprise? Will fans get to see any of the characters? The character of Montgomery Scott, played by the much-missed James Doohan, has received some nice attention from Discovery.
Maria Jose and John Tenuto are both sociology professors at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois, specializing in popular culture and subculture studies. The Tenutos have conducted extensive research on the history of Star Trek, and have presented at venues such as Creation Conventions and the St. Louis Science Center.
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