Trek Geeks #138: Balance of Terror


This week, we take a look at one of the best episodes of Star Trek. Seriously, this is one you show someone who has never seen Star Trek before–it’s that good. It’s one we’ve wanted to talk about for a while and the time has finally come!

That episode is “Balance of Terror,” from season one of The Original Series. We’ll examine why this episode is so memorable–and how it made an impression on us at a young age.

Plus, lots of news including brand new Star Trek swag, news of a brand new Discovery comic from IDW, a special milestone for the Trek Geeks Podcast, and we’ll announce the winners of two copies of Drastic Measures, signed by author Dayton Ward himself!

It’s all in Episode 138 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast, so beam aboard, Podfleet!

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We can’t possibly thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are truly grateful to them for allowing us to use their music for every episode of Trek Geeks. You really should check them out–they’re writing and recording one original song for each episode of the classic Star Trek series from the 1960’s.

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While you’re at it, you should also pick up Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, Spock’s Brain!

Please show them some support and download all their music!