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I present you with my interpretation of the Enterprise‘s faceoff against a giant asteroid in Star Trek‘s “The Paradise Syndrome.” Where’s Captain Kirk through all this excitement? On the planet “Amerind” with amnesia, cosplaying as a god/American Indian medicine chief named “Kirok.”

This episode reminded me of the famous Adventures of Superman episode “Panic in the Sky,” in which Superman loses his memory after colliding with an asteroid. It was remade on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as “All Shook Up,” one of my favorite episodes because Ma Kent pushes Clark off a balcony to help him remember how to fly. What is it with asteroids and amnesia? (I’m sure some people would like to forget those asteroid disaster films Armageddon and Deep Impact.)

He'll remember this on Mother's Day

From Vulcan, with Love

Our review of “The Enterprise Incident” (in which there is an incident involving the Enterprise)  is up over at The Viewscreen. This is a stand out episode of Star Trek, especially for the third season, which sadly isn’t going to offer many more hours that approach the quality of D.C. Fontana’s superb script. There’s a little bit of everything in this one for even the most discerning viewers, including espionage, culture clashes, tense space battles, and skimpy skirts. If you’re curious how Spock ends up in this sexy woman’s quarters, how Captain Kirk dies and comes back to life as a Romulan, and how Enterprise gets back its groove, please click on over and check it out.

If you haven’t seen “The Enterprise Incident” before, it’s worth checking out. You can watch it online for free at the CBS website in its classic form or with shiny remastered special effects.

launching two new sites

Happy Friday! This is the inaugural post in my new personal website and blog,, as well as the launch of something else I’ve been working on for a while:

The Viewscreen is the new home of the popular Star Trek Re-Watch. Torie Atkinson and I are starting things off with the first episode of Season 3 of the original series: “Spock’s Brain.” That’s right, we watched it so you don’t have to–but we hope you’ll re-watch it anyway, read our review, and comment on it. Then stick around because we’re working on a “Spock’s Brain”-related treat in the coming weeks (curious, aren’t you?), and we’ll be continuing our re-watch of the final TV voyages of the starship Enterprise. Please spread the word–we’ve put a lot of work into this site, and we’re really proud of it.