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Old December 29 2009, 06:27 PM   #1
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Journey To Babel

I think this episode is brilliant what are your thoughts on it
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Old December 29 2009, 06:38 PM   #2
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I love this episode. I never think much of the murder mystery plot, but all the interaction with Spock's parents is outstanding. An episode with a lot of character insight... and I'll never tire of McCoy's delight when he finds out Spock had a "teddy bear"! I also love how Sarek gently admonishes Amanda about embarrassing their son after that conversation. That old softy can act solemn all he wants, but he loves (and respects) Spock and he knows it.
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Old December 29 2009, 07:03 PM   #3
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This is one of Star Trek's great episodes.

One of my favorite moments was the space battle.

Andorian: "What are you doing?"

Kirk: "You speculate."
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Old December 29 2009, 07:10 PM   #4
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Love it!
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Old December 29 2009, 07:17 PM   #5
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I liked how the doctor had the last word it was really funny
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Old December 29 2009, 08:57 PM   #6
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Tellerites, mysterious Andorians, Orions.....Spock's parents....


Good episode...
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Old December 29 2009, 09:42 PM   #7
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Babel is one of my usual go-to episodes when I feel like seeing solid Trek. We have the Kirk-Spock-Bones trio going at it, questionable Kirk-fu, and an enemy ship which looks like a low-budget orange star (at least before the remastered version). It was also an episode where we got to see more of Vulcan culture and Spock gets a nice, clean slap from his mom.
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Old December 29 2009, 10:07 PM   #8
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Perhaps the most perfectly balanced Trek episode. Kirk and Spock both get to be the hero (as does Bones, in his way), family melodrama jostles side-by-side with surprisingly well-thought out interstellar political intrigue and we get both hand-to-hand and ship-to-ship combat and just about all of it feels organic--well, as organic as anything in TOS ever does (there's always a bit of the stagey and arbitrary in even Trek's finest hours--kinda like Shakespeare in that regard )--and moves along briskly.
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Old December 30 2009, 04:01 AM   #9
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Ah, the Kirk Flying Butt-Slam. Classic.

The best quietly dramatic moment, maybe in the whole series: Spock laying his hand on the door after his mother storms out.

(Which also brings up the ol' "how do the doors know when NOT to open?" nitpick)
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Old December 30 2009, 07:37 AM   #10
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Ah, the introduction of the Andorians, what's not to love?

Seriously though, great performances all around. But most especially from Mark Lenard, Reggie Nalder as "Shras," and John Wheeler as "Gav."
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Old December 30 2009, 09:31 AM   #11
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startrekrcks wrote: View Post
I liked how the doctor had the last word it was really funny
Same here, I think the ending is quite funny. I love this part:
Kirk: "Doctor I belive you are enjoying this"
Spock: "I never seen him so happy"
McCoy: "Shut up"
Kirk: Is about to repond but McCoy cuts him off
McCoy:"Sh sh"
Kirk & Spock: Looks on at the doctor
McCoy: "What you know, I finally got the last word"
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Old December 30 2009, 04:11 PM   #12
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Forbin wrote: View Post

The best quietly dramatic moment, maybe in the whole series: Spock laying his hand on the door after his mother storms out.
We reach.
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Old December 30 2009, 10:33 PM   #13
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Ah, the Kirk Flying Butt-Slam. Classic.

The best quietly dramatic moment, maybe in the whole series: Spock laying his hand on the door after his mother storms out.

(Which also brings up the ol' "how do the doors know when NOT to open?" nitpick)
The doors are sentient...

....It just hasn't been canonized yet....
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Old December 31 2009, 06:13 PM   #14
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Andorian Ambassador Shras is an unforgettable character. Indelible for me is the line where he urges they should devote their investigation to "moteevations of passion!"
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Old December 31 2009, 07:53 PM   #15
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deez are de motives for murrrder.
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