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* ValuesResonance: Several episodes, like "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E23ATasteOfArmageddon}} A Taste of Armageddon]]", and most notably, " [[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E15LetThatBeYourLastBattlefield}} Let That Be Your Last Battlefield]]".

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* ValuesResonance: Several episodes, like ValuesResonance:
** "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E15LetThatBeYourLastBattlefield}} Let That Be Your Last Battlefield]]" was relevant during the Civil Rights movement of the late [[TheSixties 1960s]] when it aired. It still applies unnervingly well to all the racial and religious fanaticism of the early 21st century.
*** An episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' made during the 21st century, purposely made as a tribute to "Last Battlefield", even points out that this type of story is just as true, if not more, today.
** The theme of
"[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E23ATasteOfArmageddon}} A Taste of Armageddon]]", about [[AMillionIsAStatistic the dehumanizing effects of computerized warfare]], was haunting enough in 1967, when the computer was still in its infancy. Today, with things like [=UAVs=] and most notably, " [[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E15LetThatBeYourLastBattlefield}} Let That Be Your Last Battlefield]]".computer-guided missiles becoming indispensable parts of modern warfare, it hits harder than ever.
** "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E25TheDevilInTheDark}} The Devil in the Dark]]" has always aged beautifully with a GreenAesop theme that gradually becomes obvious in a natural way.
** "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E23TheOmegaGlory}} The Omega Glory]]" is extremely divisive, [[AmericansHateTingle especially among international Trekkies]], but its message of how dangerous blind patriotism and nationalism can be still rings true, particularly since the surge of hyper-patriotism that emerged in the US after the September 11th attacks.


* The legendary [[https://youtu.be/nQZ8L1XCTnw main theme]].

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* ** The legendary [[https://youtu.be/nQZ8L1XCTnw main theme]].

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* The legendary [[https://youtu.be/nQZ8L1XCTnw main theme]].


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** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WluDfIlwpJA&t=1m36s theme]] for Balok's spinning cube from "The Corbomite Maneuver".

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*** {{WebOriginal/SFDebris}} pointed out that one episode whose quality that goes way up with the remastered effects was "The Doomsday Machine" because the episode was already fantastically acted and written, but was also a highly visual piece. With the 60's effects starting to fall to {{Narm}}, the redo of the episode restored part of what was lost, but that the team went above and beyond adding new ''subtle'' effects to the sequences, specifically a small piece of debris that shatters against the hull of the ''Constellation'' that just adds a bit more realism without changing the feel of the scene.

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** "Catspaw" has Spock un-ironically claiming that the animal which most terrifies all humans on a primal level is... an ordinary house cat.


* UnintentionallySympathetic: The titular character from "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E13ElaanOfTroyius}} Elaan of Troyius]]". She's a JerkAss, true, but she's expected to learn perfect manners for her ArrangedMarriage. Apparently this is the only method two space-faring races can think of two avert conflict...

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: The titular character from "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E13ElaanOfTroyius}} Elaan of Troyius]]". She's a JerkAss, true, but she's expected to learn perfect manners for her ArrangedMarriage. Apparently this is the only method two space-faring races can think of two to avert conflict...


* ClicheStorm: You would be hard-pressed to find even a single story in TOS that feels even remotely fresh or original, to a modern audience at least. TOS itself has a number of clichés it repeats rather often, such as some or all crew members being taken prisoner, a seductive female villain, or fistfights with Kirk.

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* ClicheStorm: You would be hard-pressed to find even a single story in TOS that feels even remotely fresh or original, to a modern audience at least. TOS itself has a number of clichés it repeats rather often, such as some or all crew members being taken prisoner, a seductive female villain, or fistfights with Kirk.Kirk getting into fistfights.


* ClicheStorm: You would be hard-pressed to find even a single story in TOS that feels even remotely fresh or original, to a modern audience at least. TOS itself has a number of clichés it repeats rather often, such as some or all crew members being taken prisoner, a seductive female villain, or fistfights.

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* ClicheStorm: You would be hard-pressed to find even a single story in TOS that feels even remotely fresh or original, to a modern audience at least. TOS itself has a number of clichés it repeats rather often, such as some or all crew members being taken prisoner, a seductive female villain, or fistfights.fistfights with Kirk.


* ClicheStorm: You would be hard-pressed to find even a single story in TOS that feels even remotely fresh or original, to a modern audience at least.

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* ClicheStorm: You would be hard-pressed to find even a single story in TOS that feels even remotely fresh or original, to a modern audience at least. TOS itself has a number of clichés it repeats rather often, such as some or all crew members being taken prisoner, a seductive female villain, or fistfights.

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* ClicheStorm: You would be hard-pressed to find even a single story in TOS that feels even remotely fresh or original, to a modern audience at least.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** Samuel Matlovsky's arrangement of strings and bass captures the combination of humor and seriousness of the situation in " [[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E8IMudd}} I, Mudd]]".
** The fight music from "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime}} Amok Time]]", so good it was reused in several later episodes.
** Same with the music from "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E6TheDoomsdayMachine}} The Doomsday Machine]]". The two episode scores even have their own CD soundtrack.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** Samuel Matlovsky's arrangement of strings and bass captures the combination of humor and seriousness of the situation in " [[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E8IMudd}} I, Mudd]]".
** The fight music from "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime}} Amok Time]]", so good it was reused in several later episodes.
** Same with the music from "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E6TheDoomsdayMachine}} The Doomsday Machine]]". The two episode scores even have their own CD soundtrack.


* CompleteMonster:
** Redjac, introduced in season 2's "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E14WolfInTheFold}} Wolf in the Fold]]", is a non-corporeal being that [[EmotionEater feeds on fear and terror]], but enjoys causing fear just as much as the actual consumption of it. Redjac has the ability to [[PuppeteerParasite take a humanoid host]], and [[HistoricalRapSheet used these hosts for centuries to commit mass murders]], most notably as UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper. It [[HeManWomanHater targeted women]] because their deaths tended to generate more fear, and was responsible for dozens of deaths across multiple planets, and almost certainly countless more, as it [[HistoricalRapSheet claims to have existed since the dawn of time]]. In the episode, Redjac murders three women and [[FrameUp frames Scotty]] for all of them. When it's discovered, it takes control of the Enterprise's computers and attempts to kill everyone on-board, cackling all the while. While it appears to have been defeated, it reappeared in both the DC and [=WildStorm=] comics. In the DC two-parter, "Wolf on the Prowl" and "Wolf at the Door", it commits several more murders in the body of an Enterprise crewperson, had established itself as the "God of Evil" on a primitive planet, and killed thousands of said planet's inhabitants to give itself power in a last-ditch effort to get revenge on Kirk by destroying the Enterprise. In the [=WildStorm=] comic "Embrace the Wolf", based on the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]] universe, it provoked an all-out nuclear war on a peaceful Federation planet, and challenged Data in his Sherlock Holmes persona to save his fellow crew members while Redjac took up its mantle once again as Jack the Ripper. Acting less as a senseless predator and more as a psychotic SerialKiller on a galactic level, Redjac is one of the worst that ''Star Trek'' has to offer.
** Melakon, from season 2's "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E21PatternsOfForce Patterns of Force]]", was a devotee of Nazism, which was introduced to his people by a former Starfleet officer named [[WellIntentionedExtremist John Gill]] in an attempt to soften it. Shunning the attempt to water down [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler's]] philosophy, Melakon decided to embrace Hitler's path. [[TheStarscream He overthrew his mentor]] and formed a fascist regime on his homeworld Ekos while trying to organize a [[FinalSolution new Holocaust]] on a neighboring planet called Zeon. Before murdering his mentor, Melakon was denounced by him as nothing more as a self-seeking adventurer, a traitor to his people and all they stood for.
** Gorgan, from season 3's "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E4AndTheChildrenShallLead}} And the Children Shall Lead]]", is an evil EnergyBeing and the last surviving member of a race of marauders who were destroyed by those whom they had victimized. Gorgan sealed himself into a cave and waited for an opportunity to strike. That opportunity came when a small team of Federation scientists arrive on Gorgan's planet to set up a colony. Gorgan took the form of a "friendly angel", manipulating the children into becoming his minions and using his MindControl powers to [[PsychicAssistedSuicide drive all the adults to suicide]]. After the Enterprise comes upon the colony, they take the children aboard the ship. Gorgan convinces the children to use the mind control abilities he has granted them to take over the ship and send it to Marcos 12, a heavily populated Federation colony. When they arrive, Gorgan plans to make all the children of Marcos 12 his minions and [[ThereAreNoAdults kill all the adults]]. Gorgan forces the crew of the Enterprise to comply with [[KidsVersusAdults his plan]], by [[IKnowWhatYouFear exposing them to their worst fears]] if they don't. After several failed attempts to regain control of the ship, Kirk manages to summon Gorgan and break his hold on the children. Enraged, Gorgan threatens to [[WouldHurtAChild kill the children]] if they don't obey him.

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* CompleteMonster:
** Redjac, introduced in season 2's "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E14WolfInTheFold}} Wolf in the Fold]]", is a non-corporeal being that [[EmotionEater feeds on fear and terror]], but enjoys causing fear just as much as the actual consumption of it. Redjac has the ability to [[PuppeteerParasite take a humanoid host]], and [[HistoricalRapSheet used these hosts for centuries to commit mass murders]], most notably as UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper. It [[HeManWomanHater targeted women]] because their deaths tended to generate more fear, and was responsible for dozens of deaths across multiple planets, and almost certainly countless more, as it [[HistoricalRapSheet claims to have existed since the dawn of time]]. In the episode, Redjac murders three women and [[FrameUp frames Scotty]] for all of them. When it's discovered, it takes control of the Enterprise's computers and attempts to kill everyone on-board, cackling all the while. While it appears to have been defeated, it reappeared in both the DC and [=WildStorm=] comics. In the DC two-parter, "Wolf on the Prowl" and "Wolf at the Door", it commits several more murders in the body of an Enterprise crewperson, had established itself as the "God of Evil" on a primitive planet, and killed thousands of said planet's inhabitants to give itself power in a last-ditch effort to get revenge on Kirk by destroying the Enterprise. In the [=WildStorm=] comic "Embrace the Wolf", based on the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]] universe, it provoked an all-out nuclear war on a peaceful Federation planet, and challenged Data in his Sherlock Holmes persona to save his fellow crew members while Redjac took up its mantle once again as Jack the Ripper. Acting less as a senseless predator and more as a psychotic SerialKiller on a galactic level, Redjac is one of the worst that ''Star Trek'' has to offer.
** Melakon, from season 2's "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E21PatternsOfForce Patterns of Force]]", was a devotee of Nazism, which was introduced to his people by a former Starfleet officer named [[WellIntentionedExtremist John Gill]] in an attempt to soften it. Shunning the attempt to water down [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler's]] philosophy, Melakon decided to embrace Hitler's path. [[TheStarscream He overthrew his mentor]] and formed a fascist regime on his homeworld Ekos while trying to organize a [[FinalSolution new Holocaust]] on a neighboring planet called Zeon. Before murdering his mentor, Melakon was denounced by him as nothing more as a self-seeking adventurer, a traitor to his people and all they stood for.
** Gorgan, from season 3's "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E4AndTheChildrenShallLead}} And the Children Shall Lead]]", is an evil EnergyBeing and the last surviving member of a race of marauders who were destroyed by those whom they had victimized. Gorgan sealed himself into a cave and waited for an opportunity to strike. That opportunity came when a small team of Federation scientists arrive on Gorgan's planet to set up a colony. Gorgan took the form of a "friendly angel", manipulating the children into becoming his minions and using his MindControl powers to [[PsychicAssistedSuicide drive all the adults to suicide]]. After the Enterprise comes upon the colony, they take the children aboard the ship. Gorgan convinces the children to use the mind control abilities he has granted them to take over the ship and send it to Marcos 12, a heavily populated Federation colony. When they arrive, Gorgan plans to make all the children of Marcos 12 his minions and [[ThereAreNoAdults kill all the adults]]. Gorgan forces the crew of the Enterprise to comply with [[KidsVersusAdults his plan]], by [[IKnowWhatYouFear exposing them to their worst fears]] if they don't. After several failed attempts to regain control of the ship, Kirk manages to summon Gorgan and break his hold on the children. Enraged, Gorgan threatens to [[WouldHurtAChild kill the children]] if they don't obey him.
CompleteMonster: See [[Monster/StarTrek here]].


** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dnZHea_TI0 Gerald Fried's 'Ancient Battle' theme]] for "Amok Time", which has been spoofed in ''Film/TheCableGuy'', ''LiveActionTelevision/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{The Simpsons}}''. '''Dun-Dun-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-Dun-Dun-DUN-DUN'''...

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dnZHea_TI0 Gerald Fried's 'Ancient Battle' theme]] for "Amok Time", which has been spoofed in ''Film/TheCableGuy'', ''LiveActionTelevision/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{The Simpsons}}''. '''Dun-Dun-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-Dun-Dun-DUN-DUN'''...



** Harcout Fenton "Harry" Mudd was so popular after the episode "Mudd's Women" that he was brought back for a rematch with the crew in "I, Mudd." This was a ''huge'' deal at the time, as TV shows were expected to maintain strict StatusQuoIsGod with every episode being completely understandable on its own (remember that this was before the invention of any way to record off a television, meaning literally the only way to see an episode was to turn on the TV right as it aired, and if you happened to miss one you could only pray that it showed up in reruns). He also came back in an episode of the animated series, and was even going to be brought forward in time in ''The Next Generation'' before Roger C. Carmel's untimely death. And then he was brought back on ''Discovery'', played by Rainn Wilson.

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** Harcout Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd was so popular after the episode "Mudd's Women" that he was brought back for a rematch with the crew in "I, Mudd." This was a ''huge'' deal at the time, as TV shows were expected to maintain strict StatusQuoIsGod with every episode being completely understandable on its own (remember that this was before the invention of any way to record off a television, meaning literally the only way to see an episode was to turn on the TV right as it aired, and if you happened to miss one you could only pray that it showed up in reruns). He also came back in an episode of the animated series, and was even going to be brought forward in time in ''The Next Generation'' before Roger C. Carmel's untimely death. And then he was brought back on ''Discovery'', played by Rainn Wilson.


** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dnZHea_TI0 Gerald Fried's 'Ancient Battle' theme]] for "Amok Time", which has been spoofed in ''Film/TheCableGuy'', ''LiveActionTV/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{The Simpsons}}''. '''Dun-Dun-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-Dun-Dun-DUN-DUN'''...

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dnZHea_TI0 Gerald Fried's 'Ancient Battle' theme]] for "Amok Time", which has been spoofed in ''Film/TheCableGuy'', ''LiveActionTV/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''LiveActionTelevision/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{The Simpsons}}''. '''Dun-Dun-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-Dun-Dun-DUN-DUN'''...


** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dnZHea_TI0 Gerald Fried's 'Ancient Battle' theme]] for "Amok Time", which has been spoofed in ''Film/TheCableGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{The Simpsons}}''. '''Dun-Dun-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-Dun-Dun-DUN-DUN'''...

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dnZHea_TI0 Gerald Fried's 'Ancient Battle' theme]] for "Amok Time", which has been spoofed in ''Film/TheCableGuy'', ''LiveActionTV/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{The Simpsons}}''. '''Dun-Dun-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-Dun-Dun-DUN-DUN'''...

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