Star Trek Therapy

Back in the fall when I was filled with optimism about the new school year and my ability to handle it I bought the first two seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series, categorizing it as a coping strategy. My analysis was that part of my failure in the past had been due to a lack of television, most specifically my favorite shows, because movies were too long in duration, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars was too short. So I bought Star Trek: The Original Series because I had yet to encounter an episode I disliked (still haven’t found one that I can’t sit through in The Original Series) and it was a happy medium in duration. Throughout the fall and winter I watched many episodes in that vein. First going through the second season in order of airing, then going through the first season in order of airing, then going through both season in chronological order. But once I finished that I stopped watching them and I’d say this would be about a couple weeks ago. Now I think this was a mistake. After all it was just a few weeks ago that everything started to unravel again and it got really bad a couple weeks ago. This may be coincidental but the possibility of a correlation at least is hard to ignore even if it likely isn’t causal. So in addition to my walks (which I just got back from one and found it quite refreshing) I shall also endeavor to keep watching an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series most days. To this end, I have created a Microsoft Word document of my favorite Star Trek: The Original Series episodes so that I will be able to enjoy the experience to its fullest with a quick reference list.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

5 thoughts on “Star Trek Therapy

  1. Well we can at least watch a few of them when we're in the same location. And I do currently only have Seasons One and Two of the original Star Trek series–though I'm currently debating between getting Season Three of the Original Series or getting Season One of The Next Generation as an end-of-year indulgence.


  2. If you used Excel, you could sort the episodes better.Also, don't you think the fact that you're feeling down could be at least partly attributed to your mourning the loss of Murphy? That would be 100% understandable.(You might have a harder time coping with that pain with a lack of distraction, of course)


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