Series: Star Trek: The Original Series
Season 2, Episode 2
Original Air Date: September 22, 1967
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It's a good episode but there are some troubling spots. At one point, Kirk argues that humans have progressed spiritually since ancient times and "one God" is good enough for them now. Apparently, Hinduism has fallen out of favor by Trek's era. Also, late in the story, Apollo roughs up Palamas a bit when she spurns his advances, then we're expected to feel sympathy for him at the very end. Maybe he didn't really hurt her but he certainly meant to scare and intimidate her - a bit icky.