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Mission Log #14: Episode 014- Balance of Terror

After over 100 years, the Romulans are back to their warrior ways. The crew of the Enterprise faces an old enemy, a seemingly unstoppable weapon and its own bigotry as put “Balance of Terror” in the Mission Log.


  1. raVen_image says:

    I *do* wish this episode had played out earlier in the brodacast order. The racism against Spock would have played out better if the audience had not had a wealth of previous episodes to learn to trust Spock.

    If we had seen it earlier in the series, we, the audience, might have sympathized with the crew looking cockeyed at Spock after witnessing that he is the same species as the Romulans.

    His accidental “sending a signal” moment would have been more suspicious if this episode was the third or fourth episode in the series. We, the audience, might have seen it as an intential move on his part instead of an accident.

  2. Lance Falk says:

    I believe the Sub Movie they riffed on was “The Enemy Below”. The plot is much closer than ‘Run Silent’.

    My favorite episode in the run so for (and for a while).

    You guys are doing a great job. Thank you.

  3. Alec says:

    And of course, DS9 did it again when they had Nog relay orders to engineering by shouting down the turbolift.

  4. David says:

    Haven’t listened to the podcast yet, but this episode is Run Silent Run Deep redone.

  5. Wildride says:

    Tomlinson is the groom’s name. Didn’t even have to look it up.