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Old July 16 2013, 01:34 AM   #16
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I've seen "I, Mudd" take a lot of heat around here. But, unlike the first episode with Mudd, I think it's hilarious and fun.
Really? I´ve never noticed, "I, Mudd" was an unpopular episode. I always enjoyed watching it, too.
Indeed. I would say the first Mudd episode is the poorer of the two.
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Old July 16 2013, 01:35 AM   #17
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I've always thought "The Way to Eden" was a fun episode, and the concept behind the space hippies makes a lot of sense for the setting.
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Old July 16 2013, 02:59 AM   #18
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I like "I, Mudd" too.
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Old July 16 2013, 07:12 AM   #19
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I've seen "I, Mudd" take a lot of heat around here. But, unlike the first episode with Mudd, I think it's hilarious and fun.
Really? I´ve never noticed, "I, Mudd" was an unpopular episode. I always enjoyed watching it, too.
Indeed. I would say the first Mudd episode is the poorer of the two.
Absolutely, Mudd´s Women isn´t a very good episode. And everytime I see the primitive conditions under which the miners are supposed to be living (in the 23rd century!) I can´t help but thinking: WTF???
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Old July 16 2013, 01:25 PM   #20
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"The Way to Eden" was ST at its campy best.
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Old July 16 2013, 02:49 PM   #21
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I'm also a big fan of "The Lights of Zetar" and "All Our Yesterdays."
+1; +1 (=+2?).
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I go back and forth on "The Alternative Factor," but I never think it's very good.
I've always loved it, do think it's very good, and am puzzled that the majority of fans do not.

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Let This Be Your Last Battlefield.

Being black, I never understood why most people's interpretation of this one generally tends to limit it to race. It's about more than that. In my view, the episode works better as a metaphor of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict of the past decade if anything.

The last lines stuck with me the most:

Spock: All that matters to them... is their hate.
Uhura: Do you suppose that's all they ever had, sir?
Captain Kirk: No. But that's all they have left.
It's definitely one of my favorites, and again, I'm bemused that others don't like it. It has very literate dialogue and is poignant. Maybe Loki and Bele chew up the scenery a bit, but they are characters whose culture has known nothing but hatred and bigotry for generations! Your link to the Middle East is certainly apt for that very reason, and is a fresh take on it for me. Thanks.
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Old July 16 2013, 03:18 PM   #22
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Another vote for The Omega Glory.

Great guest-turn by Morgan Woodward plus I never found the American flag/U.S. Constitution all that hard to explain.
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Old July 16 2013, 03:25 PM   #23
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I'll give a shout out for All Our Yesterdays, The Omega Glory and The Savage Curtain. The Ron Tracy character is very dramatic as a rogue captain who's gone crazy, a very evocative performance. The fight scene is good value for being suspenseful, keeps me on the edge of my seat. I like The Savage Curtain for a look at characters from ST's future history, an interesting look at Kahless.

My own personal favorite is Whom God's Destroy. The antics those insane people are fun and funny, and at the right moment can catch you off guard with flashes of dangerous darkness. Marta's fate was a particularly good shock, after laughing my way through her and Garth's quirky interaction with each other.

I'm also fascinated by the nature of Garth of Izar. From the standpoint of someone who likes to do creative writing, this is a character whose backstory is so intriguing to me, I feel like the character could be re-purposed to explore a different aspect of the ST universe. I like playing with the idea of Garth as someone who represents the dark side of learning about and internalizing alien cultures, ethics, and patterns of thought. The training he received from an alien culture to learn how to restructure himself effected his mind, changed it in unexpected ways. I like to imagine the character being used to explore how cultural relativism can go wrong.
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Old July 16 2013, 04:41 PM   #24
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"All Our Yesterdays" is mostly well regarded I think. I always kind of liked "The Omega Glory" also, it's roundly trashed. Mostly because of the the parallel Earth schtick was overused by that time in the second season I guess. Woodward has presence to uplift the episode somewhat. I did find his performance a little inconsistent, he'd be the crazed psychotic "Van Gelder" one minute, and lucid, calm and calculating the next.
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Old July 16 2013, 07:36 PM   #25
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Another vote here for "The Empath". The minimalist sets were perfect and allowed the viewer to concentrate on the interaction between the actors instead of being distracted by special effects. Plus I've always felt Katherine Hayes was one of the loveliest ladies to grace the series. Her kittenish innocence was I thought was a marvelous performance.
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Old July 16 2013, 08:00 PM   #26
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I vote for Whom God's Destroy. I've always loved this episode.

I just don't understand some peoples hate for it.

Yvonne Craig as Marta is stunning! It's also a good Spock episode as well as a good showcase for Mr. Shatners talents.
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Old July 16 2013, 08:03 PM   #27
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I vote for Whom God's Destroy. I've always loved this episode.

I just don't understand some peoples hate for it.

Yvonne Craig as Marta is stunning! It's also a good Spock episode as well as a good showcase for Mr. Shatners talents.
I think it stumbles here and there but is very entertaining.
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Old July 16 2013, 08:20 PM   #28
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Omega Glory
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Old July 17 2013, 06:52 AM   #29
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"Bread and Circuses" - not one that is toally trashed here, but it's always ranked in the bottom third, and I don't agree

  • A starfleet officer who is a coward when tested
  • A script written by the two Genes together that is a mishmash of their favourite themes (anti-TV networks, slave girls for GR; and religion, gods and the prime directive for GC)
  • Clever satire that foresaw reality TV 30 years before it took off
  • A great, underrated villain
  • Outdoor shooting
  • Scotty is the hero
  • One of the greatest Spock/Bones scenes in the jail.
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Old July 17 2013, 07:40 AM   #30
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Most of you are going to hate me for this but i always have and still do like spocks brain. I couldnt stop laughing at parts. I especial liked when scotty fainted so kirk could disarm the girl and when mcoy was controlling spock.


BRAIN BRAIN WHAT IS BRAIN
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