This week we talk about three key episodes in Star Trek: The Original Series featuring the episode originally intended as the pilot though aired as the third episode of the first season (“Where No Man Has Gone Before”), the first appearance of the Romulans (“Balance of Terror”) and the first appearance of the Klingons (“Errand of Mercy”). We talk about how the shows introduce key elements of the Star Trek fictional universe as well as the storytelling methods of the 1960s and how well they hold up.

Episode Two: Beginnings

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