Strangely, this starts with images from the original series ‘The Menagerie’.
In the episode, Spock abducts his former commander Christopher Pike, locks the Enterprise on a course to the forbidden planet Talos IV and turns himself in for court-martial where he presents an elaborate story explaining his actions.
It features these guys:
From there, it’s mainly about Spock and him explaining the ‘Red Angel’. According to Spock there is a future in which all life will be destroyed and it’s the old ‘Trust Me, I Know What I’m Doing’ trope.
An interesting turn, but apart from a fight between Hugh (previously dead) and Tyler (who killed him) not much action.
Parks and Recreation – Season 1
(April – May 2009)
Parks and Recreation focuses on Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), the deputy director of the Parks and Recreation Department in the fictional Indiana town of Pawnee.
Local nurse Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) demands that the construction pit beside her house created by an abandoned condo development be filled in after her boyfriend, Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt), fell in and broke his legs. Leslie promises to turn the pit into a park, despite resistance from the parks director Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), an anti-government libertarian.
City planner Mark Brendanawicz (Paul Schneider) – for whom Leslie harbors romantic feelings – pragmatically insists the project is unrealistic due to government red tape, but nevertheless secretly convinces Ron to approve the project. Leslie and her staff, including the sarcastic underachieving materialist Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) and the uninterested intern April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza), try encouraging community interest in the pit project, but meet resistance.
This encapsulates all the thing I don’t like about Star Trek:
A crew member has gone missing. Someone has come up with a crazy scheme to get them back. Never mind the ‘needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one’. The ship is going into uncharted territory with hand waving science. In they go, the ship is at risk immediately with a strangely accurate clock ticking down to their destruction.
The rescue team, with minutes to go indulge in a ‘chat’ to retrieve another ‘dead’ crew member. Then, deus ex machina, there is another ship that can help. And after wandering around a bit they all successfully come home.