...(the original series, of course). And I guess it has been a while since I watched them, as I'm noticing things I had practically forgotten. Today's episode was "Balance of Terror." (I was watching my DVDs, actually, and that was the episode I picked.) First off, why did the Romulans have so much apparently unsecured crap above their command bridge -- just so it could fall on the crew whenever they got hit by a phaser blast?!? Second, who designed the lighting on starships so that it would cast a spotlight on the captain's eyes but nobody else's? Third, is it me, or was Captain Kirk a bit too friendly with Yeoman Rand when they were about to get hit by that Romulan plasma weapon?!? Fourth, can you imagine what thoughts ran through Spock's mind when he first saw the Romulans and not only realized that they looked just like Vulcans, but also that the Romulan commander looked exactly like his own dad? Just had to share.