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Old August 15 2013, 03:10 PM   #16
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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.
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Old August 15 2013, 03:22 PM   #17
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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.
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Old August 15 2013, 05:04 PM   #18
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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.
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Old August 15 2013, 05:06 PM   #19
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Re: Amazing negligence in "And The Children Shall Lead"

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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.
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Old August 15 2013, 08:52 PM   #20
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. . . 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.
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