Boy, we really wish there was an alternative to “The Alternative Factor”, because it’s almost unwatchable and we’re sorry we have to put you, our loyal listeners, through it. If it’s any consolation, the other episode this week, “The City on the Edge of Forever”, is as great as the The Original Series ever got. There’s no more uneven pairing of episodes in Trek history, so we’ve got that going for us, at any rate. Also! Richard wants your phone number, Joan Collins.