Taste of Armageddon

Episode 03 – A Taste of Armageddon

A Taste of Armageddon

Wherein we discuss:

  • How Jessica just doesn’t believe that anyone would voluntarily walk into a disintegration chamber
  • How this may be the most peaceful and moral of all wars (and the guards are just the worst)
  • Comparing Eminiar 7's war with our food processes
  • Ranking on the Enterprise
  • Redshirts and Spock's nerve pinch and mind melding abilities
  • The new actors vs the old actors—are they older or do they just seem more mature?
  • Shatner’s halting speech--love it or hate it?
  • Maya 3’s character— she’s a pretty face, but did she bring anything to the story?
  • The lack of sexual tension in the show
  • How Anon7 spams the Enterprise
  • The ambassador characters
  • The what ifs of the other planet

Andy's Recommendations

It’s all about the Kirk Speech. That magic moment what William Shatner dramatically delivers the moral or message of the episode. A Taste of Armageddon has one of my all time favorites, but he’s got plenty more.

Check out these episodes:

  1. The Omega Glory - Dealing with two warring tribes and a renegade officer, the story is a little over the top, but the Kirk Speech is fantastic!
  2. Return to Tomorrow - Great episode, great speech! "What is the mission of this ship?”

Jessica's Rating

3 of 5 Disintegration Chambers

4 of 5

Next Up

The next episode I'll be watching is The Naked Time. Stream it on your fave device by searching The Original Series, Season 1, Episode 24.

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I have never seen Star Trek. This is my journey to discovering it, led by my great friend and super nerd trekkie fan, Andy Goldberg.

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