A spectre is haunting Star Trek: The Original Series season 3 - the Spectre of the Gun. All the powers of the Federation have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Kirk and Spock, human and Vulcan, Klingon and Romulan.
Where is the federation starship on patrol that has not been waylaid by weird space beings and forced to do gunfights? Where is the federation starship that has not pissed off an alien race so bad those aliens made them hang out on a cobbled-together western set all day, and then had to act like Billy the Kid and other Wild West historical figures?
The history of all hitherto existing space society is asshole space aliens making shit like this happen.
Or: Chelsea and SEM discuss "Spectre of the Gun." It's not bad.
Sorry the podcast is super late! Chelsea fell behind in editing.