Mar 15

ToS Dagger of the Mind


I listened to this pateron members only podcast today. I thought it was great. Love your coverage of TOS episodes. The cocktail sounds amazing, I think I had one but I don't remember. Must have worked. LOL.

I'm glad you enjoyed them! TOS just gets better every time I watch it, and I was really glad that Discovery prompted me to rewatch "The Menagerie" a bunch of times recently. And -- it's crazy to write this -- we're starting to think about what to cover during the hiatus. We're going to do an Enterprise episode first (completely because it's what my wife is watching), so if you have any suggestions we'd love to have them.

S3 Ep 10 Similtude gets my vote. Except for the unnecessary funeral at the beginning of the episode the whole thing is amazing vintage star Trek.

@G.L. McDorman @Daniel Falch It is so, so fun to cover TOS episodes! As Glenn said, it's better each time you return, like coming home to an old friend.


Also I will *never* turn down an opportunity for a Trip-centric episode!!

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