The 11 Most Essential Star Trek Original Series Episodes

11 - The Corbomite Maneuve

#11 – The Corbomite Maneuver The tenth episode of the series broadcast, this is a sentimental favorite of mine. My dad told me about this one for years, quoting the dubbed voice of Clint Howard saying “But first, the Tranya!” It’s an episode that embodied the idea of discovery, of using your brain to get out of a dangerous situation, and with not immediately judging your “enemy” by looks along. Some battles aren’t like chess but like poker, and some need the pretend creation of Corbomite. It’s a great ep all around.