Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love Trek

What does one normally think of when it's Saint Valentine's Day? Star Trek. Why not? And what Trek episodes encapsulate the spirit of love? These ones:

(Sidebar: this isn't a scientific poll.)

Charlie X: nothing says love like an obsessive teen-ager with freaky powers.

Amok Time: "After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."And the fight sequence (because nothing says love like a fight sequence).

The City On the Edge of Forever: And what list would be complete without this episode?

Reunion:  Worf ices the guy who killed his woman. Romantic!

The Inner Light: Picard lives the entire life of another man. Fantastic episode and concept.

You Are Cordially Invited: who doesn't love a good Klingon/Trill wedding?

The Q and the Grey: the love between Q and Janeway was never meant to be. I mean- they don't even have the same taste in music.

Acquisition: is there a greater love than one between a captain and his dog? Probably not. Some other stuff happens, too, but in the end Archer saves Porthos.

Twilight: more devotion than romance, really, but still a great episode.

Now, let's wind down with some Ella Fitzgerald.

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