#14- Kevin Riley Should Never Be Allowed In Engineering (50 Things I’ve Learned From Star Trek)

Even though most of season 1 features a new face at the navigation seat of the helm each¬†episode, there is one re-occurring character who occupies the seat a few times who has made a lasting impression on the Star Trek fan community. Kevin Riley is the boisterous, outgoing lieutenant of Irish descent, seems to be …

#12- Every Planet Looks Like Vasquez Rocks (50 Things I’ve Learned from Star Trek)

The universe is immense. It seems like with each passing year we learn more about its vastness. If that is the case, then it seems like there ought to be a nigh infinite diversity of landscapes out there beyond our galaxy. The odds against finding another planet with features just like Earth must be astronomical! …

#11- A Tale of Two Kirks (50 Things I’ve Learned From Star Trek)

Many people like to call "The Enemy Within" the "good Kirk, bad Kirk" episode. That's a simplification of the plot, and to some extent, it's true. The darker, eyeliner-happy Kirk tends to do more things that are bad, and the indecisive Kirk tends to do more things that are good. However, the scene that convinces …