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Old March 18 2014, 10:42 AM   #1
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Episode of the Week : What Are Little Girls Made Of?

Another week, and another TOS classic for you to rate and review.

Each week I'll be saving the scores as usual so we can rank the whole series in order of popularity when we eventually get through them all.

This week : What Are Little Girls Made Of?
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Old March 18 2014, 12:06 PM   #2
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7.

A fun outing.
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Old March 18 2014, 12:42 PM   #3
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Re: Episode of the Week : What Are Little Girls Made Of?

I think I just discovered another Gene Roddenberry cameo.

Around 1:50, listen to the intercom chatter as Kirk sits in his command chair, a guy hands him a report to sign, and a voice says over the speaker : "Communicator, we need more lines to the impulse deck".

It's gotta be the Rod
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Old March 18 2014, 01:57 PM   #4
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For me kind of a miss.

I give it a 5, It would be a 4 except for Sherry Jackson in the excellent costume!

Ruk is also a good addition to the episode.

No McCoy,or Scotty. Too much Chapel.
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Old March 18 2014, 06:09 PM   #5
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Re: Episode of the Week : What Are Little Girls Made Of?

Botany Bay wrote: View Post
I think I just discovered another Gene Roddenberry cameo.

Around 1:50, listen to the intercom chatter as Kirk sits in his command chair, a guy hands him a report to sign, and a voice says over the speaker : "Communicator, we need more lines to the impulse deck".

It's gotta be the Rod
Yes, I seem to remember reading back in the 70s or 80s that it was him. It's all a blur after this many years.
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Old March 18 2014, 06:15 PM   #6
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Re: Episode of the Week : What Are Little Girls Made Of?

I always considered this one pretty weak. Majel is “meh” and Michael Strong is miscast. The penis rock didn’t help.

Still, it’s a strong “Kirk” episode and Ruk is fricking amazing. The Fred Steiner music is legendary and wonderful. A 5.
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Old March 18 2014, 11:17 PM   #7
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I used to not really care much for this when I was younger, but now I think it's awesome. I'd give it a 10 except for a few nitpicks. Now it's a solid 9.

There are ideas in this story that are so far ahead of their time it's spooky.

Very cool overall.
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Old March 19 2014, 12:31 AM   #8
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Good bakground on Nurse Chapel. Sherry Jackson is awesome. I am sorry, but ever since I saw the still photo of Kirk hold that stalactite I can`t take this episode seriously. If you don`t know what I mean...look it up.
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Old March 19 2014, 12:34 AM   #9
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Michael Strong is miscast.
They should have had John Astin as Korby, Carolyn Jones as Andrea and Jackie Coogan as Dr. Brown.
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Old March 19 2014, 03:28 AM   #10
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I love the "Androids don't eat, Miss Chapel..." moment.
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Old March 19 2014, 04:35 AM   #11
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ssosmcin wrote: View Post
I always considered this one pretty weak. Majel is “meh” and Michael Strong is miscast. The penis rock didn’t help.

Still, it’s a strong “Kirk” episode and Ruk is fricking amazing. The Fred Steiner music is legendary and wonderful. A 5.

I agree with all of that until your 5 rating. Sherry Jackson counts as a 10, so if the episode is otherwise a five, they average to 7.5, which is where I land on this one.


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Old March 19 2014, 08:10 AM   #12
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Bad boy!

That aside... er, I give this episode a 5. On the plus side, Sherry Jackson. 'Nuf said.

On the minus side, the lamentable character of Christine Chapel, the TOS wimp.
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Old March 19 2014, 06:59 PM   #13
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For me a fun episode with great casting. I always loved the spinning Lazy Susan idea for making an android and Kirk's method of drawing Ruk into thinking for himself....the dramatic moment that comes of it....underlines that fun. One great weak point however is the near omission of Spock in the narrative.
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Old March 19 2014, 08:42 PM   #14
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Re: Episode of the Week : What Are Little Girls Made Of?

It gets a pass from me as the first 'robots are bad, n'kay,' episode but generally speaking, I'm not a fan of humanoid intelligent robots at all. Ted Cassidy is fun though.

The penis stalagmite is one of the funniest moments in Trek history too.

I like the fact that Chapel got a sizable role but the material she's given is just terrible. They labour on the fact that she's a research scientist but that plays absolutely no part in the story at all, she just plays the jealous, defenceless fiancee. She never uses any scientific method in this episode or later, with the possible exception of TMP. I feel bad for her, and worse still they treated her as a worthless, pointless character in the reboot too. Very frustrating.
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Old March 19 2014, 09:25 PM   #15
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OK, enough of this crap. Would post say this for a woman? Don't say it for a gay man.
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