Season 1a - Season 1c
After a couple hiccups in the early episodes here, Star Trek really hits its stride in this stretch of stories:
Episode 8 “Miri”
Struggle: Why is there a parallel Earth? How did the kids survive, and for 300 years remain kids? And what in the heck is Kirk doing using his sexual charms on a minor???
This story is seems to be a preachy, underdeveloped product of its days, where “trust no one over 30” was the mantra. Even so, it seems to offer a counter to that attitude, or it tries to, in showing that all the kids are really potential problems themselves. The aged are not necessarily wrong, just young people who have gotten older and seen things that might make them change their thinking. On the whole, though, this story is pretty bad.
Episode 9 “Dagger of the Mind”
Struggle: I find it hard to believe that they have Christmas Parties in the Trek future.