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Catching up with Star Trek Re-watch

Another turn of the page-a-day calendar brings us once more to Thor’s day (or Thursday, for those of a more modern persuasion), and that can mean only one thing: a new installment of Tor.com‘s weekly feature Star Trek Re-watch, by Dayton Ward and yours truly.

A combination of illness, travel, and a holiday kept me from promoting last week’s Re-watch column, so this week you get a double feature — and what an “odd couple” of episodes this is. Back to back, we find one of the original series’ most laughable entries followed by one of its most laudable.

First up is For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky.” If you just couldn’t get enough of “The Paradise Syndrome” five weeks ago, then you’re in luck—most of that episode’s tropes (and effects shots) are recycled here for your viewing pleasure.

Then get ready to grab something heavy, because the next episode will blow you away: The Tholian Web is far away one of the finest hours in the 40-plus years of the Star Trek saga.

For you completists, here’s the list of my and Dayton’s contributions to the Star Trek Re-watch:

  1. Spock’s Brain
  2. The Enterprise Incident
  3. The Paradise Syndrome
  4. And the Children Shall Lead
  5. Is There in Truth No Beauty?
  6. Spectre of the Gun
  7. Day of the Dove
  8. For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
  9. The Tholian Web

Go check ’em out, and leave a comment over there to let us know you’re paying attention!

My madness spreads to TOR.com

In the words of Theoden, “So it begins.”

Dayton Ward and I take up the task of reviewing season-three episodes of the classic Star Trek television series over at Tor.com, starting with Spock’s Brain.”

Also, for those who like books and t-shirts, Tor.com is having a giveaway to welcome me and Dayton  to their blogging family. Enter to win signed copies of Star Trek Vanguard: Open Secrets and Star Trek Vanguard: Precipice, along with a “rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock” t-shirt!

Congratulations to the Wards!

My friend Kevin Dilmore just posted on the TrekBBS this news item:


A new edition, um, addition for Dayton and Michi (and big sister Addison)!

Erin Haley Ward

8 lb. 2.5 oz.

20.5 in.

11:58 a.m. 2/22/08

At last report, all were doing well!


Huzzah! Congratulations to Dayton, and especially to Michi, who did all the hard work (as usual).