5 absolutely ridiculous moments in Star Trek TOS

Star Trek, a child of its time, had moments that would make you chuckle or scratch your head today. Let's look at five of those moments.

Nov. 2, 2015 – CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new “Star Trek” television series in January 2017. The brand-new “Star Trek” will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966. The new series will blast off with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network. The premiere episode and all subsequent
Nov. 2, 2015 – CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new “Star Trek” television series in January 2017. The brand-new “Star Trek” will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966. The new series will blast off with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network. The premiere episode and all subsequent /
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3. "The Enemy Within" (Season 1, Episode 5)

Yes. That is a dog. Yes, that's the episode I mentioned in the beginning of this article.

In this episode, we are treated to a wild sci-fi concept that somehow manages to blend serious themes with unintentionally humorous elements. Among the memorable, albeit ridiculous moments, is the inclusion of a cute dog dressed up as an alien creature. This little canine, adorned with what looks like a horned, furry costume straight out of a budget Halloween store, is supposed to be a serious representation of alien life. Yep. I know, right?

The episode's core dilemma - Captain Kirk being split into two opposing halves of his personality - will always and forever take the backseat every time this adorably outfitted dog waddles into the scene. It's as if the producers decided that the best way to depict alien fauna was by grabbing someone's pet, throwing on a makeshift alien costume, and calling it a day. The juxtaposition of the episode's heavy themes against the sheer silliness of the "alien" dog creates a delightful contrast that is both endearing and ridiculous.

I honestly don't know who approved the look and considered it "scary enough" to pass off as an aggressive alien species. I can't.