Five Great Episodes of the Original Star Trek

  1. Balance of Terror

    This might be my favorite episode from the original series. It involve the ship and crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise becoming embroiled in a deep-space battle with a Romulan Bird of Prey battleship. The story unfolds like that of a naval battle, with each side trying different maneuvers and tactics against the other. One of the most intense episodes ever.

  2. Arena

    This is another of my favorites. Captain Kirk and crew go into battle against an alien race known as the Gorn, only to have the Metrons, a seemingly omnipotent alien race, force Kirk and the Gorn captain to fight one another in single combat, the winner being allowed to live while the loser and his crew to be destroyed.


  3. Miri

    In this episode, crew members of the starship Enterprise teleport down to a planet that looks exactly like Earth. Once down on the planet, the crew soon discovers a disease has wiped out all the adults, but leaves children unscathed. What’s worse, the disease still lingers in the atmosphere and the Enterprise crew and the oldest of the children are beginning to be affected.

  4. The Squire of Gothos

    I always thought this was one of the most fun Star Trek episodes, while still having a message to it in the end. A near-godlike being who calls himself the Squire of Gothos takes it upon himself to entertain Captain Kirk and some of the Enterprise crew on the planet Gothos, apparently a planet of the Squire’s own making. But the entertainment quickly turns to imprisonment, and eventually Kirk finds himself having to physically confront a being who can do just about anything. What to do? What to do?


  5. The City on the Edge of Forever

    By many fans, this is considered the best episode ever of Star Trek. Entertainment Weekly and IGN.comhave it listed as the first of the ten-best episodes. The plot involves Captain Kirk and a handful of his crew traveling back in time by the powers of the Guardians of Forever only to find themselves in 1930s New York City. Kirk falls in love with a peace activist, Edith Keeler, and then learns that Edith will be killed in an auto accident. The captain wants desperately to save the love of his life, but it is revealed that if Edith is not allowed to die then Nazi Germany will conquer the world. What can Kirk do? Watch and find out. And yes, I have to agree this is one of the best episodes ever.


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