I wouldn’t exactly call myself a Star Trek fanStar Wars, not surprisingly, is much more my speed. Still, like every geek of a certain age, I watched reruns of what we now call The Original Series (TOS) as a child, back when there was almost no other science fiction to be found on TV.

But I wasn’t exactly a discerning critic in those days. I’ll never forget the evening that “Spock’s Brain,” now widely regarded as the worst episode of Star Trek ever, terrified the pants off me at age 7. My tastes have evolved since then; generally speaking, the more recent the Star Trek TV show, the less likely I am to have seen it. Read more…

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This ultimate ‘Star Trek’ history holds clues for the next show