Nerd Processor

The One When ‘Star Trek’ Used Technology to Excuse a Horrifyingly Sexist Planet

Reflections on ‘Spock’s Brain,’ the worst episode in the series

A still from “Spock’s Brain,” an episode of Star Trek. The image contains a woman wearing a futuristic helmet.
© Paramount Pictures / CBS Studios

WWhile its legions of fans will surely disagree, I think when most laymen consider the hallmarks of the original Star Trek TV series, they imagine charmingly goofy science…