Star Trek: We saw the new, improved CGI version of "Balance of Terror" last night, and I loved it. The phaser fire reflects off the underside of the primary hull, now!
It was fascinating to see how very Roman they played the Romulans on that episode. It wasn't just the references to Praetor and Centurion. It was the attitude. The whole bit about having to deal with a conquest-hungry emperor and the devotion to duty above all else. I really am deeply saddened that the Romulans in the later series lost all of that. I found the portrayal of the Romulans in "Balance of Terror" elegant, subtle, and beautiful--except for the one idiot officer.