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Balance of Terror" is the fourteenth episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series, Star Trek. Written by Paul Schneider and directed by Vincent McEveety, it first aired on December 15, 1966.

The episode is a science-fiction version of the submarine film The Enemy Below, depicting a cat-and-mouse game between the Enterprise as the American destroyer against a Romulan vessel as the U-boat.[1]

The episode introduces the fictional Star Trek race, the Romulans. Mark Lenard, playing the Romulan commander, makes his first of many Star Trek appearances.

On September 16, 2006, "Balance of Terror" became the first digitally remastered Star Trek episode, featuring enhanced and new visual effects, computer generated (CGI) spaceships, and high definition format.

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20 hours ago, guilluamezenz said:

Balance of Terror"

 

Balance of terror was one of the best.

 

My favorite of all the original "Star Trek" series is the episode, Mirror Mirror, in which Kirk and some of his crew are emerge into an alternative universe while being beamed up during an ion storm.  In this alternate universe, all the same characters are shallow, psychopathic versions of themselves.  It is a profoundly criminal, spacefaring society in which wealth and power replace all other indicators of an individual's worth.  Ethics and morals do not exist. 

 

Kirk has to quickly adapt to this new order.  And he must show all the ruthlessness and barbarity required in this new world while somehow retaining his integrity and basic humanity.  Needless to say, Kirk comes through with flying colors;  But not without some juicy romance, intrigue and adventure, in between. 

 

Mirror mirror takes us to a place where everything is shallow and simple.  All outcomes are distilled down to intrigue and brutality.  What makes it satisfying to me, is watching Kirk, in a brilliant performance by Shatner, juggle his own humanity with the more ruthless imperatives of the world in which he finds himself.  But the performance of Leonard Nimoy's barbarous, alternate Spock is, even better than Shatner's role.  Nichelle Nichols as Uhura was also inspired by this episode, to turn in one of her most sparkling performances of the series, as she skillfully feigns the persona of her evil doppelganger.

 

A silent montage of the episode.

 

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If I had to pick a favorite out of all the many, great episodes of "Star Trek, The Next Generation", it would probably be The Drumhead.

 

Here is a good review.

 

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6 minutes ago, bigsky said:

star trek? you ass wipes are pathetic

 

 

      ha ha... its parody of trumps space force....

 

keep up man..your horse is too slow...

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On 3/20/2019 at 8:21 PM, bigsky said:

star trek? you ass wipes are pathetic

 

Must every thread be made ugly?

Why not just let people have their fun?

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