I met him, fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes…the devil’s eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply…evil.

— Dr. Sam Loomis, Halloween (1978)

Star Trek or Treat


Last night for HesterFest, I watched the Halloween-themed Star Trek episode, “Catspaw.” This is one of the few times in the Star Trek franchise that an Earth holiday is mentioned. Here are my viewing notes, with a little bit of trivia thrown in as well. The member of the...