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:
- Spock’s Brain
- The Enterprise Incident
- The Paradise Syndrome
- And the Children Shall Lead
- Is There in Truth No Beauty?
- Spectre of the Gun
- Day of the Dove
- For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
- The Tholian Web
Go check ’em out, and leave a comment over there to let us know you’re paying attention!