Spectre of the Gun
Friday, 18 March 2022
Star Trek: The Original Series
Series 3, Episode 6
First broadcast on Friday, 25 October 1968
The crew of the Enterprise find themselves in a weird and beautifully directed simulacrum of Tombstone, Arizona with a couple of hours to kill before their certain death at the hands of Wyatt Earp’s gang of off-puttingly ugly cowboys. Meanwhile, we all learn a valuable lesson about why Star Trek is superior to real TV westerns. A classic.