"Journey to Babel"
Airdate: November 17, 1967
45 of 80 produced
39 of 80 released
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The Enterprise is transporting a group of diplomats from across the Federation to a conference on the planet Babel where they will discuss the admission of a new world to the Federation. As if keeping so many diplomats happy at once were not a sufficiently onerous task, one of the diplomats is found murdered. The prime suspect is the ambassador from Vulcan...who also happens to be Spock's father.
So a Vulcan, an Andorian, and a Terellian walk into a bar...
Matthew, as well as Kevin, gave this one a four, for a total of eight. This is an above average episode. The lack of a stronger science fiction backbone keeps it from rating fives, but the character focus of this episode is well done, bumping it into above-average territory. So, live long and prosper, and enjoy the podcast.