There is no product of media that has had more influence in my life than the original Star Trek series. I watched the show incessantly as a child via reruns, but it has been a long time since I’ve really spent time watching the episodes in detail. Having done so recently, the experience is naturally an enormous contrast with what I experienced as a kid.
The special effects are obviously quite primitive, the technology references are woefully outdated, and the writing is uneven, varying from superb to absolutely awful.
The biggest shock for me, however, was the sex. It’s EVERYWHERE in the show. Easily one-third of the episodes are almost entirely driven by some kind of love interest, and it isn’t just Kirk. Most of the male crew members have got it goin’ on at some point or another with human women, alien women, green-skinned women, and even robots (that look like women).
I’m sure I spent far more time om this than I should have, but…………..
|What Are Little Girls Made Of?||Truly one of the greatest costumes ever designed.|
|City of the Edge of Forever||Young Joan Collins was the stuff of every male fantasy|
|Mirror, Mirror||George Takei didn't convince me, even then|
|Space Seed||The setup, of course, for Wrath of Khan|
|Amok Time||Every seven years, Vulcans go completely horndog|
|Charlie X||Yeoman Rand shows how to ice out a guy|
|All Our Yesterdays||Quite an outfit she has, living by herself and all|
|Who Mourns for Adonis?||When he become a giant, was he wearing undies?|
|I, Mudd||They allude to robot sex about five times in this episode|
|The Cloud Miners||Spock is heavily tempted by this babe|
|Spectre of the Gun||Poor Chekov gets the least-attractive one|
|Shore Leave||McCoy is the kind of man who goes for fuzzy bikinis|
|This Side of Paradise||It gets weird seeing Spock smiling and kissing|
|For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky||A rare hookup for McCoy|
|The Gamesters of Triskelion||An honest-to-God porn star in an episode|
|Requiem for Methuselah||Actually, the girl initially goes after Spock|
|The Cage||Yep, this is the woman who is equally attractive with green skin|
|Plato's Stepchildren||Television history is made with the first black/white kiss|
|The Paradise Syndrome||Kirk goes Native American (includes pregnancy)|
|The Way to Eden||Chekov finds a lost love from this Academy days|
|Wolf in the Fold||Coolest part: features guy who also did Winnie the Pooh's voice|
One thing is for sure: there one was thing on Gene Roddenberry’s mind more than anything else.