Less the heroes of our stories than the villains of some other bastard’s

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L.I. Underhill is a media critic and historian specializing in pop culture, with a focus on science fiction (especially Star Trek) and video games. Their projects include a critical history of Star Trek told through the narrative of a war in time, a “heretical” history of The Legend of Zelda series and a literary postmodern reading of Jim Davis' Garfield.


  1. Jack Graham
    May 26, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

    "Shatner's Hitchcockian, Kubrickian method approach of slapping Whitney off-camera between takes to get her to sell the sickbay scene better"

    W… T… F?????????????


  2. Josh Marsfelder
    May 27, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    Yup. It's in Whitney's memoirs where she talks about filming "The Enemy Within" along with the quote I pulled for this article. This episode ruins everything.


  3. simon
    October 1, 2015 @ 8:05 am

    I just started watching from the beginning, and following your blog from the beginning, too. This episode should be called Star Trek: MRA.

    Your archives seem to be missing the episodes between The Cage and this one, though.


  4. Josh Marsfelder
    October 1, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

    Welcome aboard!

    The first few Original Series episodes are covered in the multi-post entitled "Temporal Incursion": http://vakarangi.blogspot.com/2013/05/temporal-incursion.html


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