I wonder if I would notice the undetailed sets and dated practical effects as much if I were to watch it with some emulation of a period CRT. Like did them remastering from the original film actually make it look worse?
this episode, the enterprise comes to a planet where the cold war was fought and won by a side kirk compares to earth """asiatics""". the analog to americans became """savages""" analogized to native americans, but still worshiping the american flag with the same cultish pledge
like, adjusting the racism baseline to 1968 levels, it's definitely making an argument against racism, and the corruption of american civil religion (a term introduced irl just a couple years earlier). that baseline is just a bit of a culture shock though
yever get that thing, where your,, internal, monologue,, acquires the, mannerisms, of a character, on a tv show you're watching? let's just say it's, probably for the best, that I'm almost done, with the original series
why does scotty's formal uniform include plaid and a kilt, but nobody else has any difference in their uniform. sure spock is from an entirely different planet, but scotland, why that's a whole nother place altogether
there should never be any way for someone to be in a holodeck when an abandon ship order is given without knowing it's been given. and do they really not muster on evacuation and make sure everyone is accounted for?