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Old July 13 2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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Spocks Brain..... Is It That Bad ????

I've watched it again and I always enjoy it don't know why it's got what I call a TOS feel to it !!! And I think the director Marc Daniels was a good choice for the episode.
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Old July 13 2013, 11:49 AM   #2
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"Brain and brain! What is brain?!"
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Old July 13 2013, 01:01 PM   #3
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"Brain and brain! What is brain?!"
That's all that needs to be said.

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Old July 13 2013, 01:14 PM   #4
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It's like cotton candy. All fluff, no substance.

You know it's bad for you and it makes your teeth hurt, but you eat it anyway.

Something like that.
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Old July 13 2013, 01:20 PM   #5
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Things I like :

  • Showing actors walking back and forth in front of the viewscreen, and some rarely seen angles of the bridge.
  • Sulu in command.
  • Some absolutely priceless Shat-acting while wearing those pain belt things.

Happy to watch this ahead of a dozen other third season episodes.
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Old July 13 2013, 01:47 PM   #6
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Well, it's like any other TOS episode. No matter how bad it is; there are some really cool things about it.
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Old July 13 2013, 01:50 PM   #7
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"While I might trust the doctor to remove a splinter or lance a boil, I do not believe he has the knowledge to restore a brain."
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Old July 13 2013, 02:01 PM   #8
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The best thing about Spock's Brain is the dead look in Spock's eyes when his brain's been removed...
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Old July 13 2013, 02:03 PM   #9
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No, it's not bad at all.
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Old July 13 2013, 02:03 PM   #10
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This super-advanced race of airheads with a teaching machine that can transplant knowledge far ahead of anything the Federation has seen somehow can't figure out how to design a simple thermostat. And only a brain of Spock's caliber will suit. (Forget trying the writer's brain.)

Then there's the matter of one of the three inhabited planets in the system (remarkable all by itself) experiencing an ice age, while the others are not. Must be those carbon footprints, or something. "Cave men" wearing button-down shirts along with their furry boots. Ad nauseum.

No, it's not that bad. It's far worse. This episode is like one of those pain belts.
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Old July 13 2013, 02:04 PM   #11
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Metryq wrote: View Post

No, it's not that bad. It's far worse. This episode is like one of those pain belts.
But.. it gave us THIS:

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"Brain and brain! What is brain?!"
It's lovely.
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Old July 13 2013, 02:25 PM   #12
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Honestly I can get through most of the stupidity of the episode until the end when Spock is instructing McCoy how to perform brain surgery on him.

Although I do love Kirk's WTF face when McCoy tells him they stole Spock's brain. It's exactly how the audience feels.
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Old July 13 2013, 03:01 PM   #13
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I think those who HATE "Spock's Brain" are the ones who take their Star Trekking a little too seriously.



(says the guy who argues over the size of pretend spaceships)
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Old July 13 2013, 03:13 PM   #14
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This episode is pure genius. A cavalcade of everything Trek that folks hate to admit about the series. Not until Galaxy Quest would we have an example to rival this fine cheesiness.

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Old July 13 2013, 03:40 PM   #15
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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
I think those who HATE "Spock's Brain" are the ones who take their Star Trekking a little too seriously.
Not necessarily. I hate "The Alternative Factor." "Plato's Stepchildren" is embarrassing. "Spock's Brain" is painful. "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield" is tedious. There's a difference. Defending episodes like these is why the producers believe (rightly) that they can shovel any crap they want at us -- and we'll eat it up -- so long it has STAR TREK stamped on it.

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