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Trekabout Episode 51: How Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth/The Counter-Clock Incident

We bid a fond if not entirely unwelcome farewell to The Animated Series this week, the show that proved that The Original Series was not just a flash in the pan. “How Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth” is basically a retread of “Who Mourns for Adonais?” but with 100% less sexual harassment and 100% more …

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Trekabout Episode 50: The Practical Joker/Albatross

Well, after a lackluster start, the second season of The Animated Series roars back. “The Practical Joker” is notable for featuring the precursor to the holodeck. It’s also notable for being insane. Meanwhile, “Albatross” (winner of the 1998 Most Obtuse Star Trek Episode Title Award) is a quiet character study and a cautionary tale about …

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Trekabout Episode 49: The Pirates of Orion/Bem

Okay folks. The second season of The Animated Series. They’ve worked out the kinks. The actors have gotten more comfortable with voice acting. We’re ready for some great episodes! So why the hell did they give us “The Pirates of Orion” and “Bem”? Did they think we wouldn’t notice? iTunes Google Play RSS

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