Mission Log #14: Episode 014- Balance of Terror

After over 100 years, the Romulans are back to their warrior ways. The crew of the Enterprise faces an old enemy, a seemingly unstoppable weapon and its own bigotry as put “Balance of Terror” in the Mission Log.

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  • I *do* wish this episode had played out earlier in the brodacast order. The racism against Spock would have played out better if the audience had not had a wealth of previous episodes to learn to trust Spock.

    If we had seen it earlier in the series, we, the audience, might have sympathized with the crew looking cockeyed at Spock after witnessing that he is the same species as the Romulans.

    His accidental “sending a signal” moment would have been more suspicious if this episode was the third or fourth episode in the series. We, the audience, might have seen it as an intential move on his part instead of an accident.