Trekathon 021: Return of the Archons (TOS)

January 11th, 2010

A nice little planetside episode, albeit one that spends a bit too much time establishing the GREAT BIG MYSTERY. I think a subtler build up would have been more effective, although maybe that’s a bit much to ask from a single episode.

Still, it was good to see the crew at least attempting to blend in with a planet rather than simply arrive. The ‘explore’ part of Star Trek has been a little erratic so far, so it was nice to see it taken a little deeper.

Important Trek moment: the first mention of the Prime Directive. Immediately followed by the first decision to ignore the Prime Directive on scant grounds.

21 down, 716 to go.