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Old October 31 2013, 10:32 PM   #16
Corylea
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Re: Alien points of view

Metryq wrote: View Post
Really—abort the mother with the baby. Or was it something about bath water?
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Old November 1 2013, 06:23 AM   #17
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Re: Alien points of view

In Let That Be Your Last Battlefield, when Bele is explaining the Cheron situation with Kirk and Spock, the exchange goes something like this:

Bele: It is obvious to the most simple-minded that Lokai is of an inferior breed.
Spock: The obvious visual evidence, Commissioner, is that he is of the same breed as yourself.
Bele: Are you blind, Commander Spock? Well, Look at me.
(pause)
Bele: Look at me.
Kirk: You're black on one side and white on the other.
Bele: I am black on the right side.
(puzzled pause)
Kirk: I fail to see the significant difference.
Bele: Lokai is white on the right si..all his people are white on the right side.
(Kirk and Spock evince puzzled looks)

This one is great. Not only does it show an alien viewpoint, but it simultaneously shows an all-too-human one...the alien point of view becomes ours, at our worst.

This episode is a guilty pleasure of mine. Whatever defects it may have, Frank Gorshin and Lou Antonio knock it out of the park in my opinion, and their performances more than make up for the flaws.
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Old November 1 2013, 07:09 AM   #18
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Re: Alien points of view

I always liked the Melkot in "Spectre of the Gun". They're pretty blunt about their feelings, even posting a clearly understood No Trespassing sign, unlike Balok of the First Federation, who uses deception.
Aliens! You have encroached on the space of the Melkot. You will turn back immediately. This is the only warning you will receive.
Translation: "Hey you! Get off my lawn. I ain't gonna tell ya again."

Kirk and party are again addressed as aliens, outsiders, and a contamination when they seem to meet a Melkot face to face. And since the patterns of their deaths are taken from Kirk's mind, the setting, the actions, and even the confrontations with the Sheriff and the Earps are like something out of an old west movie.
KIRK: . . .We don't want any trouble.
MORGAN: If you don't want any trouble, what are you doing in my town?
When the crew finally finds a way out of the situation without killing the Earps, only then do the Melkot address Kirk by name.

The best thing about them is although their level of xenophobia has been seen in other species, these are definitely non-humanoid creatures for a change.
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