Janus 4 (the Horta planet) seemed lifeless on the surface and required generators to provide air beneath. Right?
To take one of the most iconic shots in Trek lore and nitpick?--I just don't get it.
Human colonies and planets with similar humanoids would require a sun and breathable air, similar gravity, etc.
I want story not dry exposition for my 50 minutes of entertainment. It's not Forbidden Planet where they have 100 minutes for McCoy to say "wow, look at that purple sky, and that warm sun and that nice clean air." Although he does, sort of, in paradise syndrome.