Star Trek

Season 1 Episode 28

The City on the Edge of Forever

Aired Unknown Apr 06, 1967 on NBC
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  • THE BEST TREK EPISODE OF ALL TIME

    9.8
    "The City on the Edge of Forever" is definitely the classic that it deserves to be called. Even with it's major revisions from it's original form, Harlan Ellison's script is perfectly constructed for the series, even if he still disowns it to this day. While Ellison's original story would still work on it's own, changing it to McCoy propelling the plot, rather than some never-before-seen drug-dealing Lieutenant, makes this more of a character piece that works well as "Star Trek." The only plot hole that has always bothered me is how the hell do Kirk, Spock, and McCoy get back; where is the gateway to the Guardian from 1930, back to where they started? But it's a minor quibble in this suberbly written, directed, and acted Star Trek, and science-fiction masterpiece.