Star Trek

Season 1 Episode 5

The Enemy Within

11
Aired Unknown Oct 06, 1966 on NBC
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  • Captain Kirk is split into two people, one good and one evil.

    6.5
    For decades, whenever William Shatner was asked which Star Trek episode was his favorite, he'd reply, "'The Enemy Within'. It's got me twice. What could be better?"

    The truth is the episode is rather lacking. Star Trek would do the "evil twin" concept much better after this first effort. The problem is that Shatner plays the two halves so over the top, neither one is very likeable. Furthermore, most people could guess the ending after watching the first five minutes, but it takes forever to get there. On the plus side, there's some good philosophical arguments made about good versus evil, and their importance to us and command. And watching Shatner overact isn't all bad; sometimes it's funny.
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