The 56th episode, Spock's Brain, was first broadcast on September 20 1968. The Enterprise encounters an alien ship and a woman in a short dress and shiny stockings beams aboard the bridge. She glows green and stuns the crew. When they awake they find everything is ok, except, Spock is in sickbay and his brain is missing. McCoy has him on life support and they can get him mobile with a hand controller. Kirk goes on a hunt for Spock's brain and they find the place but are they going to be in time to get the brain back before Spock's body gives out.
Of course they are, it takes more than a missing brain to kill our Mr Spock, especially if the Captain and the Enterprise have his back. They find the planet, a cold place with cavemen living on the surface and hot chicks in short dresses living in comfort underground. The hot chicks use the cavemen as slaves. The ladies control them with a device on the cavemen's belts. Some of these societies sure have some stupid ways of doing things. McCoy has to take a shot at the brain enhancer so he can put Spock's brain back in his head. Spock wakes up during the operation and helps out when the enhancer starts to wear off. Oh, well it's just another day in Starfleet and it's onto the next planet for a new adventure.
In The Enterprise Incident, aired September 27 1968, Kirk, acting somewhat irrationally, orders his ship into the Romulan neutral zone. The Enterprise is quickly surrounded by a trio of Romulan ships that appear out of nowhere. Kirk is ordered to surrender but offers to blow up the Enterprise instead. He and Spock beam over to the Romulan ship where they meet the Romulan commander played by Joanne Linville. She takes a liking to Spock but he's not having any. Kirk returns to the Enterprise and disguises himself as a Romulan. He sneaks back onto the Romulan ship and steals a cloaking device. It was all a trick, his irrational behavior putting the ship into Romulan space, so they could get a copy of the Romulan's cloaking device and end their advantage.
In The Paradise Syndrome the Enterprise crew detects an asteroid heading for a planet with some primitive people on it. It's the 58th episode and it aired on October 4 1968. The local people look human and have a culture similar to the American Indian before the white man came. Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam down for a look around before they tackle that asteroid. They find a strange statue, and while Spock and McCoy aren't looking, Kirk falls inside. He's trapped and the guys don't know where he is. They have to leave to get that asteroid before it hits the planet so they leave without the Captain. They try to blow the asteroid up and totally fail at destroying it. The ship is crippled and heads back to the planet on impulse power. It's going to take two months and the asteroid is right on their ass. Kirk is fine, he's lost his memory but after saing a boy with CPR he become the medicine man. He meets a nice gal and gets married. There's fun and frolicking in the woods. Besides losing his memory the Captain has lost his shirt.
On the Enterprise Spock figures out the strange statue is an astroid deflector that needs to get turned on. Kirk finds out his bride is pregnant. The asteroid gets nearer and causes disturbances on the planet. The tribe wants Kirk to go to the statue and make it all better but he can't and they stone him. His wife jumps in the way and she's hurt badly. Spock and McCoy beam down and scare the tribe away. Spock uses his mind melding talent to return Kirk's memory to him and McCoy tries to save Kirk's wife. His mind restored Kirk says the same phrase that opened the door to the statue before and Spock activates the deflecting system. The planet is saved but Kirk's bride dies in his arms. Well, that was to be expected, they killed off lots of wives and girlfriends in tv shows of that era, the Captain can't take his new bride on the 5 year voyage and he couldn't leave her behind without looking like a dick. Killin' the women off is pretty lazy writing but that's tv for ya. For some reason the pregnancy subplot was edited out of the first airing of the remastered episode but it was back when they were rebroadcast and it's there in the dvd.
Episode 59, And The Children Shall Lead Them, was first broadcast on October 11 1968. On the planet Triacus they find the adult members of the research team are dead but the children are all alive. McCoy thinks the emotionless state the kids are in must be a result of the death of their parents. They take them aboard the Enterprise and soon after the kids are visited by that glowing green guy. The kids use their mental powers to control the crew and get them to send the ship to where the green glowing guy tells the kids he wants them to go. Turns out the green guy is an evil spirit left over from when Triacus was the home of some evil space pirates. Kirk frees the kids minds and they take them to a Starbase. Kind of reminds me of Miri and Leonard Nimoy complained about that story similarity. Producer Fred Freiberger told him that this script would be all that Miri was supposed to be. What a dick that guy is, Miri is a much better episode.
Fred was the guy that the studio put in as producer while pushing Roddenberry aside. The third season suffered some from that decision. The shows this disc were mostly ok, the first two being the stronger of the four. None of them were awful. No extras on this disc.