Fri, 9 September 2016
50 years to the minute after Star Trek made its broadcast debut the Regular Joe's sat down to watch, and comment on, The Man Trap, the first Trek episode to air. While not the best of the original series, it is certainly not the worst. Wth a menacing monster, several expendable crewman "he's dead Jim", and a casual disregard for the so-called prime directive, the premiere installment effectively sets the stage for much of what would follow. Queue up the episode (available on pretty much every streaming service) and join Barry, Dave, and Tod as they set off with Kirk, Spock and McCoy on the start of a Five Year mission which, 5 decades in, shows no sign of stopping. Live long and prosper!