Star Trek: The Original Series

The Corbomite Maneuver

Episode 5

Friday, 3 December 2021

Kirk smiles enigmatically

Star Trek: The Original Series

Series 1, Episode 10

Stardate: 1512.2

First broadcast on Thursday, 10 November 1966

Tensions are running high this week, as the Enterprise is attacked by a series of regular geometric solids and the bridge crew’s morale starts to crack under the pressure. Is this a ropey and glacially paced moment of disposable 60s TV, or the beginning of something indescribably magical?

Recorded on Wednesday, 27 October 2021 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Original Series

The Changeling

Episode 32

Friday, 10 June 2022

Spock is mind-melding with a faceless robot. His fingers are splayed across its head, and he is looking at someone off screen.

Star Trek: The Original Series

Series 2, Episode 3

Stardate: 3541.9

First broadcast on Friday, 29 September 1967

When the Enterprise takes on board an inexplicably touchy and unreasonable box of flashing lights dangling from a fishing line, hilarity ensues. Also, racism.

Recorded on Tuesday, 31 May 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Original Series

The Doomsday Machine

Episode 26

Friday, 29 April 2022

Captain Kirk stands in a corridor on a ruined space ship. He is talking into his communicator: he looks concerned.

Star Trek: The Original Series

Series 2, Episode 6

Stardate: 4202.1

First broadcast on Friday, 20 October 1967

A nameless and unknowable monster which has destroyed whole star systems and wiped out an entire Starfleet crew is now heading towards the most populated part of the galaxy. The only things standing in its way: a dramatic soundtrack, a memorable guest actor, an incredibly confident production, and William Alan Shatner. It doesn’t stand a chance.

Recorded on Tuesday, 12 April 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Original Series

Spock’s Brain

Episode 11

Friday, 14 January 2022

Luma points a gun at Kirk, while Scotty looks on gormlessly

Star Trek: The Original Series

Series 3, Episode 1

Stardate: 5431.4

First broadcast on Friday, 20 September 1968

A young woman wearing fabulous boots materialises on the Enterprise, renders the crew unconscious, and then removes Spock’s brain. And soon we discover — to our horror — that everyone else involved in making this episode has had their brain removed as well.

Recorded on Monday, 27 December 2021 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Original Series

Spectre of the Gun

Episode 20

Friday, 18 March 2022

In the distance, the Enterprise Crew and Sylvia kneel over Chekov's body. They are framed by two enormous dark figures in the foreground.

Star Trek: The Original Series

Series 3, Episode 6

Stardate: 4385.3

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.

Recorded on Saturday, 12 March 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Original Series