Now that you know what to get the Trekkie who has everything, catch up on the 23rd century with episodes written by guys who spent most of their career there:
1. The City on the Edge of Forever. Written by science fiction Grandmaster and media curmudgeon Harlan Ellison. Listen for the mild but effective use of profanity in the final line from the Captain.
2. Wolf in the Fold. Written by Psycho-man Robert Bloch, who once said he has the heart of a small boy (that he keeps in a jar on his desk.) A Toy for Juliette is a similar tale.
3. Amok Time. From the pen of Theodore Sturgeon, who once considered making a science fiction movie of the CSN&Y song “Wooden Ships” until he talked to Neil Young.
4. Mirror, Mirror. Jerome Bixby, who also wrote the story “It’s a Good Life”, which was filmed for a Twilight Zone episode, used a goatee to portray an evil, but still logical Mr. Spock.
5. Doomsday Machine. Is there anything better than an ancient killing machine roving the spaceways? From cutting-edge science fiction ace Norman Spinrad.