At its core, “Arena” is an episode that (almost) perfectly encapsulates the things that set Star Trek apart from a lot of shows.
It’s a story about being who we really say we are and overcoming our own internal prejudices. It’s a story that says our first instinct may not always be the right one and that sometimes we need to look at how our actions appear to another.
It’s an essential, philosophical episode of classic Star Trek.
And it’s also one heck of an action/adventure story. Continue reading “Arena”