Star Trek

Season 1 Episode 10

The Corbomite Maneuver

Aired Unknown Nov 10, 1966 on NBC

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  • Kirk tries to bluff an alien bully, and gets told.

    This episode is absolutely one of my favorites. When I was watching it, I had no idea what was going to happen so it was actually pretty dramatic. I also loved the side story of the tension between Kirk and McCoy over the erratic crewman. But I think what I really appreciated most about the episode was its sense of humor. I was totally cracking up when Balok gave them ten minutes to live, and every time Kirk would start to try and talk to him, all nice and haughty, he'd get shut up by "7 minutes," "3 minutes," etc. Sometimes I think Kirk is a little too cocky and it's nice when he gets taken down a peg, so the whole thing was so funny.