RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 141,584
Posts: 5,515,244
Members: 25,156
Currently online: 515
Newest member: jerrlaro

TrekToday headlines

Two New Starships Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Dec 26

Captain Kirk’s Boldest Missions
By: T'Bonz on Dec 25

Trek Paper Clips
By: T'Bonz on Dec 24

Sargent Passes
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

QMx Trek Insignia Badges
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

And The New Director Of Star Trek 3 Is…
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

TV Alert: Pine On Tonight Show
By: T'Bonz on Dec 22

Retro Review: The Emperor’s New Cloak
By: Michelle on Dec 20

Star Trek Opera
By: T'Bonz on Dec 19

New Abrams Project
By: T'Bonz on Dec 18


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek TV Series > Star Trek - Original Series

Star Trek - Original Series The one that started it all...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 15 2013, 03:10 PM   #16
Hambone
Fleet Captain
 
Hambone's Avatar
 
Location: Land of cheese, sausage and beer
Re: Amazing negligence in "And The Children Shall Lead"

For the longest time, as far back as I can remember, Plato's Stepchildren was my least favorite episode, the absolute bottom of the barrel as far as I was concerned. This summer, I've been re-watching the entire series with my newly-hooked stepson (thanks, JJ Abrams!). Plato's has been officially replaced by And The Children Shall Lead, which seems to have no redeeming factors whatsoever.

Plato's at least has Michael Dunn.
__________________
Get a haircut, hippie.
Hambone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15 2013, 03:22 PM   #17
Warped9
Admiral
 
Warped9's Avatar
 
Location: Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Re: Amazing negligence in "And The Children Shall Lead"

The real negligence in this episode happened off-camera.

The shame of it is there's actually a decent story buried in this and one that could really have creeped people out if it had been done competently.
__________________
STAR TREK: 1964-1991, 2013-?
Warped9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15 2013, 05:04 PM   #18
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: Amazing negligence in "And The Children Shall Lead"

For me, the main points of interest in ATCSL are in the guest casting of the children, notably Pamelyn Ferdin and Brian Tochi. The two of them would later co-star in Space Academy from Filmation Associates, the producers of TAS. Tochi would go on to appear in TNG, as well as voicing Leonardo in the Ninja Turtles movies. Ferdin was the voice of Lucy in several of the Peanuts TV specials.
__________________
Christopher L. Bennett Homepage -- Site update 11/16/14 including annotations for "The Caress of a Butterfly's Wing" and overview for DTI: The Collectors

Written Worlds -- My blog
Christopher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15 2013, 05:06 PM   #19
Ho Ho Homeier
Vice Admiral
 
Ho Ho Homeier's Avatar
 
Location: Melakon's place
Re: Amazing negligence in "And The Children Shall Lead"

Hambone wrote: View Post
Plato's at least has Michael Dunn.
Michael Dunn was a wonderful actor who was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor only 2 or 3 years earlier.

And the Children Shall Lead instead got a nationally famous attorney who usually played himself on screen as the guest star. He also managed to get his son on the show as one of the kids.
__________________
Curly: Oh, you hit Santa Claus. Just for that, no toys! --Wee Wee Monsieur (1938)
Ho Ho Homeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15 2013, 08:52 PM   #20
Push The Button
Captain
 
Push The Button's Avatar
 
Location: Smithfield, Rhode Island USA
Re: Amazing negligence in "And The Children Shall Lead"

Big Daddy wrote: View Post
scotpens wrote: View Post
Timo wrote: View Post
. . . Let's recap the powers of the kids. . . . We know that people don't think straight (Uhura loses her wits).
And Kirk loses his shit.



Excellent scene! Does Spock do some kind of telepathic thing to snap Kirk out of it, or is Kirk's own awesomeness just too powerful against the Gorgon's nasty spell?
Shatner looks like Kevin James in that framegrab.
__________________
Check the circuit!
Mr. Spock, The Cage
(The very first line of dialogue in the series)
Push The Button is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.