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Old May 21 2014, 10:58 AM   #1
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Episode of the Week : Shore Leave

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Old May 21 2014, 12:39 PM   #2
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Re: Episode of the Week : Shore Leave

A fun episode, though not great. It´s interesting to learn something about Kirk´s past and to see the crew react to all these unusual occurances. Shore Leave greatly benefits from having been shot on location and the use of dolly shots, which truly stand out when you think of all those "sound stage planets".
But the episode also features one of the worst stunt doubles (in terms of looking like the main actor) in all of TOS: the guy doubling for Finnegan is an old man!
The final solution though was unexpected and one more asset for Shore Leave.

I give it a 6.
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Old May 21 2014, 04:55 PM   #3
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I rate it as an 8. Not a great episode but fun. I actually find myself liking this more as the years have past by. As a kid, I didn't really care for this one much.
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Old May 21 2014, 05:09 PM   #4
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Re: Episode of the Week : Shore Leave

Sturgeon's one of my favorite writers. I just do not viscerally like this episode however. He was correct that the shots of the antennae in the bushes gives it away way too soon, btw.
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Old May 21 2014, 05:38 PM   #5
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Re: Episode of the Week : Shore Leave

Another 8.

Great fun to watch.
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Old May 21 2014, 08:34 PM   #6
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A fun episode with an appeal that only the Muppet faction could appreciate.
Barrows was hot!
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Old May 21 2014, 10:21 PM   #7
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Was it just me. Or did Ruth look ALOT older than Kirk? Especially when you consider she was from his younger days.
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Old May 22 2014, 12:08 AM   #8
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Re: Episode of the Week : Shore Leave

A generally fun episode, and Tonia Barrows elevates things, so to speak.

Also, it gives me an excuse to post this again:

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Old May 22 2014, 12:58 AM   #9
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Re: Episode of the Week : Shore Leave

It's a very good episode for me as a Star Trek music fan. Gerald Fried came up with some great themes, including the love theme later used for Spock and Leila Kalomi in "This Side of Paradise."

It's always a plus to see them on location in the real outdoors. Kirk has a great, protracted fight scene with Finnegan. I give this one an 8.
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Old May 22 2014, 01:21 AM   #10
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Re: Episode of the Week : Shore Leave

Mario de Monti wrote: View Post
But the episode also features one of the worst stunt doubles (in terms of looking like the main actor) in all of TOS: the guy doubling for Finnegan is an old man!
Could there be a more obvious stunt double than curly-haired Spock?
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Old May 22 2014, 06:30 AM   #11
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Re: Episode of the Week : Shore Leave

Generally a fun episode, despite the deus ex machina ending and the fake-out "death" of Dr. McCoy. Unfortunately, the "let's kill off a regular character and then doubletalk them back to life" device became a Trek cliché, with Capt. Kirk holding the record for "dying" not once, not twice, but three times!

One minor quibble: The young actress portraying Lewis Carroll's Alice did a terrible pseudo-British accent.

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Was it just me. Or did Ruth look ALOT older than Kirk? Especially when you consider she was from his younger days.
It's certainly plausible that young Jim Kirk could have been involved with an older woman. BTW, Shirley Bonne, the actress who played Ruth, is actually three years younger than William Shatner.
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Old May 22 2014, 07:16 AM   #12
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It's kinda fun but dumb as a box of rocks. The characters act stupidly, especially once they realize there is some danger.
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Old May 22 2014, 07:18 AM   #13
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Re: Episode of the Week : Shore Leave

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But the episode also features one of the worst stunt doubles (in terms of looking like the main actor) in all of TOS: the guy doubling for Finnegan is an old man!
Could there be a more obvious stunt double than curly-haired Spock?
Apparently I missed something - "curly-haired Spock"?
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Old May 22 2014, 08:01 AM   #14
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Re: Episode of the Week : Shore Leave

Fun but silly. I liked Barrows though. Nice to see McCoy get a shot with a hot chick even if he's old enough to be her dad. Can't criticise Kirk for aiming for a mature woman with Barrows aiming for a mature man. What's good for the goose...
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Old May 22 2014, 01:15 PM   #15
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Re: Episode of the Week : Shore Leave

Mario de Monti wrote: View Post
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But the episode also features one of the worst stunt doubles (in terms of looking like the main actor) in all of TOS: the guy doubling for Finnegan is an old man!
Could there be a more obvious stunt double than curly-haired Spock?
Apparently I missed something - "curly-haired Spock"?
I'm not sure if there are other incidents, but try the fight in sickbay in "Mirror, Mirror"...you don't need HD to notice it.
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