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View Poll Results: Rate "Arena"
1 1 3.33%
2 0 0%
3 0 0%
4 0 0%
5 1 3.33%
6 1 3.33%
7 1 3.33%
8 4 13.33%
9 14 46.67%
10 8 26.67%
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Old July 12 2014, 11:22 PM   #16
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9.

I really like this one and I really like seeing "blood-thirsty" Kirk. Even after the Gorn ship was dead in space, he ordered phaser crews to the ready, he was getting ready to dispatch a helpless opponent. I like that these characters weren't perfect and needed to learn lessons along the way. I think that is why I keep coming back to TOS as opposed to the spinoffs.
I too voted 9. Terrific perspective.
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Old July 12 2014, 11:33 PM   #17
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I didn't vote on earlier post, so now I'll make it 10 to help out ssosmcin.
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Old July 13 2014, 02:22 AM   #18
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From the "tricorder" thread, my favorite part of this episode:

Spock: They've locked on to my tricorder!"
(throws tricorder)
BLAM!
Mine too.

A question I have about the episode.
How did they lure the Enterprise there?
I know they said it was a faked message but I'm thinking the Gorn lack the sophistication of faking a message like that. And wouldn't a Federationship require confirmation codes or something?
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Old July 14 2014, 09:26 PM   #19
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10. A classic transcending its episode, an ENT episode, a Mythbusters special and a videogeme commercial feat. Shatner himself.
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Old July 15 2014, 01:20 AM   #20
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^You forgot Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.
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Old July 15 2014, 01:30 AM   #21
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Sulu had a great moment to shine as acting Captain for a few minutes, but Scotty was in the episode also, shouldn't he have high-tailed it up to the bridge and taken command once the red alert was sounded?

The Gorn is probably one of the most recognizable "guest" aliens in the entire series. I give the episode an eight.
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Old July 15 2014, 01:33 AM   #22
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Sulu had a great moment to shine as acting Captain for a few minutes, but Scotty was in the episode also, shouldn't he have high-tailed it up to the bridge and taken command once the red alert was sounded?
The chief engineer only pulled that crap on TNG.
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Old July 15 2014, 01:42 AM   #23
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From the "tricorder" thread, my favorite part of this episode:

Spock: They've locked on to my tricorder!"
(throws tricorder)
BLAM!
Mine too.

A question I have about the episode.
How did they lure the Enterprise there?
I know they said it was a faked message but I'm thinking the Gorn lack the sophistication of faking a message like that.
I'm guessing the Gorn on the other end of the line claimed he had a sore throat to cover the issue of raspy hissing tones. "Bring down your technical experts, your department heads ... and a load of cough syrup."
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Old July 15 2014, 01:45 AM   #24
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a 9. The Gorn itself is a little less than ideal, even given the era and the budget, and some of the staging ain't perfect, but the first half of the show (except for Kirk running on tiptoe) is perfect. Viva Coon!
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Old July 15 2014, 03:13 AM   #25
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The Gorn is probably one of the most recognizable "guest" aliens in the entire series.
Agreed.

However, lost in the glare of the Gorns' fame and immortality, is the episode's primary 'adversary':

The Metron...



And such an unusual character. Notice how his body (even hands) never moves at all. Also, even his costume is unmoving, unferrered by breeze. Was it heavily starched to appear that way? The whole set-up is almost like a living embodiment of a still image. It's really interesting!
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Old July 15 2014, 03:40 AM   #26
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I wonder if the Metrons and the Organians know about each other. They seem similar.
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Old July 15 2014, 01:32 PM   #27
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I wonder if the Metrons and the Organians know about each other. They seem similar.
yeah, bot are space asses who have no equivalent of the Prime Directive and like to fuck with us lower lifeforms, Humans, Klingons and Gorns included.

I wonder how they compare in power with Q.
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Old July 15 2014, 01:51 PM   #28
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I didn't vote on earlier post, so now I'll make it 10 to help out ssosmcin.
You are too good to me. Thanks.
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Old July 15 2014, 06:17 PM   #29
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I wonder if the Metrons and the Organians know about each other. They seem similar.
yeah, bot are space asses who have no equivalent of the Prime Directive and like to fuck with us lower lifeforms, Humans, Klingons and Gorns included.
Well, they mess with us when we start fucking around in their backyard.
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Old July 15 2014, 07:24 PM   #30
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"Get those damned kids off my space lawn!"
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