Reviewed on 2/21/2010...
THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
Ok... I don't personally like this episode. But I just don't like any episode where Spock kisses a girl. Maybe I'm Jealous! :) Ok, it isn't a bad episode at all. In fact most fans of Spock LIKE it. I just think the minute you make Spock a flirt you turn him into Kirk! That is my opinion.
I digress... back to the summary. Worth watching as it is a classic one. You get to see Spock smile again and "for the first time he was happy." So most people find it sweet.
DEVIL IN THE DARK
This episode is great! It was supposed to be suspenseful and shocking... which it probably was at the time. It is true it has a high body count. A lot of unknown people and red-shirts keel over in this one. The little ash pile in the shape of a body is a nice touch too for dramatic affect. :)
This is the classic ROCK MONSTER episode that ends on a positive note when you are forced to realize that the real "monsters" all along were US HUMANS who killed the creatures eggs (on accident) so it ends all well and good. Everyone becomes friends. No more body count.
Shouldn't scare the kids... at least I don't find a guy crawling around under a rug with Styrofoam pieces glued to it as scary.
Also has a classic Spock and Kirk moment where Spock actually seems worried that Kirk is gonna get himself killed.
Silly Note: I always chuckle a bit when Spock says in his communicator while standing still "I shall quicken my pace." Ok... he's really smart... so can't he run and talk into his communicator at the same time? :)
Good Episode WORTH the credit to see.