Series: The Original Series – Season One Episode: “A Taste of Armageddon” Trek Installment # 117 Grade: C+ Viewing Date: December 28, 2009 The idea of a simulated war resulting in real deaths is interesting, but doesn’t make a lot of sense. How can people handle this? I can’t imagine a society being able to withstand over five centuries of it. It pushes my suspension of disbelief quite a bit. I imagine that the Eminar brain is just wired differently. Eminar VII is a beautiful planet - very retro. This is going to sound strange, but I really liked hearing “United Federation of Planets.” I also liked Robert Fox, even if he was kind of a prick. See, this is the kind of episode where I’m okay with Kirk’s actions. They’re similar to “Return of the Archons,” but we have a species that’s space-faring, that has endangered the ship and the crew, and could potentially ignite war with the Federation itself. It just turned out that this was much more thought-out installment, one that really seemed to know what it was trying to say and do.