Star Trek

Season 1 Episode 22

Space Seed

Aired Unknown Feb 16, 1967 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (9)

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  • Enterprise discovers a ship adrift through space for two centuries containing a group of genetically engineered tyrants.

    "Space Seed" is a well known episode primarily because of the popular movie "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn" as any "Star Trek" fan would know. That aside, this is actually a very good episode. It does have it's flaws but it's quite entertaining and the late Ricardo Montelban gives a very good performance as he did in the aforementioned movie. He is the main reason why Khan is such an iconic character in the Star Trek universe. As mentioned in other reviews posted here, the climactic fight between Kirk and Kahn in engineering is a liability. Kahn was easily overpowered despite being ten times stronger than Kirk. I did not care much for the character of Marla McGyvers. She seemed more like eye candy than a character. Still I believe it is easy to see why this episode is so popular. Despite some glitches it is actually quite entertaining.