Tagged: Dr. McCoy

Battle of the Star Trek Western Episodes

Gene Roddenberry originally pitched Star Trek to NBC as “Wagon Train to the stars”. This was for the simple reason that westerns were at their height of popularity on both TV and the big screen during the 1960s. While…

Star Trek "Dagger of the Mind"

In the franchise’s entire 51-year history, there’s only been one Star Trek episode of any of the six series that’s been holiday-themed. That episode was the original series’ “Catspaw”, which was the first episode filmed for the show’s second season,…

Exploring Star Trek's spiritual side

Star Trek’s relationship to the subjects of religion or spirituality has been complicated. Star Trek’s creator, Gene Roddenberry, was known for being a secular humanist with a skeptical attitude toward religion, and few of Star Trek’s main human characters delve…