TODAY IS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF “THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE” DEBUT, Y’ALL

Drama, pathos, sister ships, most visual effects ever, a bittersweet tragic hero of such gravitas in a bravura ballsy performance rivaled only by Ricardo Montalban’s Khan, a Top Five (Top Two?) Best McCoy Scene Ever in the series, and best score ever and Jaws’ ripoff, er, inspiration.

And THAT is why “The Doomsday Machine” by Norman Spinrad, guest starring William Windom, has always been one of my two favorite episodes of Star Trek ever. (Okay, okay— of  TOS, then. Or maybe all. I hate making lists.)

Thanks here to Chris Tevebaugh and his short doc Our Star Trek: The Fifty-Year Mission for transforming my ramble during a 2015 Star Trek Continues shoot into this unexpected clip of tribute to De and the episode in 2015:

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