"Where No Man Has Gone Before"
1.22 mi/2.5mph/2.0 elevation
It's been most of a week since I've posted last. A friend was in a car accident last week, and some of my self-care time has been spent either worrying or taking care of the people who are more directly taking care of him. I count it as a victory today that I got on the treadmill rather than napping or vegging in front of the TV.
Today's episode is yet another example of mental powers, and how unlimited power makes humans pretty close to evil -- indifferent to the fate of lesser humans. That taking the shortcut to superhuman abilities means knowledge without the wisdom to use it. The villain this week is a bridge crewman, Gary Mitchell, who has latent ESP abilities triggered by crossing out of the galaxy and is gaining in power exponentially; he is eventually defeated by the only other crewman who has latent ESP abilities triggered, Dr. Elizabeth Dehner. The two of them contemplate being gods together, but she turns against him and saps his power enough for Kirk to kill him.