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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. FlexFantastic
    December 8, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

    Haha, I appreciate the shout out and love the way you framed this and put it together.

    Great list, too. I'm not sure I'd change much from it. Despite it being reactionary garbage, I might try to make room for "City" but otherwise this is about as solid as it gets. And, honestly, it's a pretty good greatest hits package. Seeing that list of episodes it's easy to see why this is a series that has endured and helped spin off so much other good stuff.


  2. 5tephe
    December 8, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

    Hey there, thanks greatly for the list! Season 3 does suffer, but not unduly, it must be said.

    I love the way that this list works best with the themes of the blog (obviously). It kind of demands a viewing alongside the appropriate entries, as a sort of reading list.


  3. John Waltrip
    November 8, 2015 @ 9:50 am

    "It has been said that social occasions are only warfare concealed." is not from Journey to Babel. It is from Space Seed, the episode with Khan.


  4. Josh Marsfelder
    November 8, 2015 @ 5:38 pm

    Good job! You noticed I don't pick my title quotes from the episodes I'm reviewing. Aren't you clever!

    And you know what else? A lot of my title quotes aren't even from Star Trek! Can you believe it?


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