Posts Tagged ‘Gene Roddenberry’


Star Trek Original Series Logo

In what has been a nearly year long journey for me on The Uncommon Geek, I at last have finished reviewing season one of Star Trek: The Original Series. In this post, I recap the ground I have covered in this season, what lies in the future for me on The Uncommon Geek, and as well, I acknowledge the people and resources which have made these reviews possible. (more…)

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The Return of the Archons

Gene Roddenberry takes an unsubtle stab at the concept of socialism, as well as the enduring struggle of man versus machine, in this week’s episode of Star Trek, “The Return of the Archons.” (more…)

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The Squire of Gothos

This week, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is waylaid by the eccentric, powerful being called Trelane, also known as, “The Squire of Gothos!” (more…)

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The Menagerie Part One

As the only two-part episode in The Original Series, “The Menagerie” also cleverly serves as a re-telling of the very first Star Trek story ever filmed, “The Cage.” This week on The Uncommon Geek, I examine all of these episodes in full detail, highlighting their connections to other aspects of the Trek mythos. As well, I take a look at the ground broken by Gene Roddenberry concerning the nature of reality, decades before movies like “The Matrix” challenged the perception of our everyday world. (more…)

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Dagger of the Mind

This week on The Uncommon Geek, I explore what I feel is an often over-looked episode in the Trek canon, “Dagger of the Mind,” which gives us a fantastic look at the seldom explored concepts of imprisonment, insanity, and corruption as they exist in Gene Roddenberry’s idealist United Federation of Planets.


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Mudd's Women

The Final Frontier gets a little cheekier this week, on The Uncommon Geek. (more…)

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