Been watching TOS since I was in kindergarten. (I was in kindgarten in 1980). And I *finally* started watching them in production order. WOW! I love watching them in production order. I just finished "Squire of Gothos". It's great fun to watch the development and the consistency in navigators before the navigator "transfer out". But the main reason for writing this is that, for the first time, it's pretty obvious they didn't know what they were doing with Yeoman Rand. But I'm so grateful for Miri. It wasn't one of my favorite episodes from Season 1, but I thought Grace Lee Whitney was amazing in this. She had her moments here and there throughout the first season, but I thought Miri did the best job showcasing her potential. Whitney did a great job IMO. From now on, whenever I think of this episode, I'm going to remember her sincere performance. I loved the way she exuded concern for the Onlies. Because she was a mom in real life, she was probably able to tap into that as an actress and it really shows through on her face. And then after having her best episode, they take her away from the show! This is one of those things that really stand out when you watch in production order. But by far, the coolest thing is the growth of the characters, especially Spock.