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Old February 16 2013, 10:21 AM   #10
ZapBrannigan
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Re: Best and worst bottle shows

I like a lot of bottle shows, but one that does not work for me is TOS "The Mark of Gideon."

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The gimmick of building a fake Enterprise could not work, because the aliens would not have such detailed information, and even if they thought they did, it would never be exact and particularized enough to fool Kirk.

And it would not be done, because the aliens would have alternative ways of bottling up Kirk that are immensely faster and cheaper than building a huge starship interior.

But what was wildly impractical and expensive for the Gideonites was transparently easy and cheap for the show.
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