We all know about the universal translator, right? Just checking... I've often thought of this as the first bad one. It's not bad, though, I think I got that impression as a kid because the villagers looked ridiculous. It has reasonably serious dialogue, interesting moments. I love the reference to the saucer section (or "main section") breaking away. Did Scotty say why it couldn't? That would have come in handy in other episodes. As with many subpar ep's everything seems a lot more solid watching Remastered, and on a big screen, with rerecorded music.