I recently purchased a Panasonic Blu-Ray player so I could watch the new TNG discs. It also included an excellent internet streaming capability including direct Netflix
access. Having not seen any TOS for over 40 years, I said "Hark!"
Yesterday, I carefully watched Mantrap
and Charlie X
and came to some interesting conclusions.
1. Shatner isn't as bad as I remembered, at least not in these two eps.
2. The stories themselves do stand up over time.
3. The Spock/Uhura relationship in the 2009 movie is unmistakably foreshadowed in these eps. Uhura's first scene in Mantrap
is her attempt to "make conversation" with Spock. Basically, she's hittin' on him. Same story in Charlie X
when she sings to him.
4. Kirk's brusqueness with lower rank individuals in these eps foreshadows Picard's initial coldness in Farpoint Station
must be using the Blu-Ray discs for their source as the planets are brilliantly displayed, not muddled looking as I remember.
This is going to be fun.