Engage impulse engines for another installment of That Time On Star Trek by Brent Kincade! Riffing on the voyages of the Starship Enterprise, our regular meme-feature lovingly pokes fun (MST3K-style) at those oddball moments and characters that populate the classic Star Trek universe.
To commemorate the 19th anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s passing, this installment of #ThatTimeOnStarTrek is a long, strange trip back to The Way To Eden (1969) from the third season of Star Trek. The episode is normally considered The One With The Space Hippies, but if one can look beyond the hokey musical numbers and the future-distilled, homogenized hippie speak, there is a smart little social commentary that packs a Twilight Zone shock ending!
TREK FUN FACT: The original draft of the script by D.C. Fontana featured information about Dr. McCoy’s past, including his troubled marriage that led him to Starfleet and his daughter, Joanna.
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