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Old May 11 2007, 05:35 PM   #1
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Anyone Else Love "Whom Gods Destroy"?

I'll have to admit that I've watched this episode three times in the last couple of weeks. Sure, it's not the "best" episode, but there's much to like:

1) The late, great Steve Ihnat as Lord Garth - Over-the-top doesn't begin to describe his performance! Love the little changes in his voice, from high-pitched adolescent, to lo-voiced psycho. "Si-lience!"

2) Shatner as Garth - The scene in the beginning when Garth assumes Kirk's form. Shatner as Garth laughs, has a temper tantrum and hams it up, as if the Shat needed a reason.

3) The Restrained McCoy - Too much Tri-Ox compound, perhaps? Kelley is positively medicated here! He's not even angry!

4) Yvonne Craig as Marta - After watching her here, I flipped on the Wild, Wild West season one DVD set and watched “The Night of the Grand Emir”, where the lovely Yvonne does another dance, back in 1965-66.

5) The Return of the Neural Neutralizer - Yes, some form of continuity! Even Kirk says he recognizes it! Also note the Federation Nut House uniforms making another appearance. Keye Luke's uni looked pretty baggy. Guess james Gregory's size was bigger.

6) "Queen to Queen's Level Three"- Classic, my friends.

Your thoughts are appreciated, "Whom Gods Destroy" lovers...
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Old May 11 2007, 06:49 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone Else Love "Whom Gods Destroy"?

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Anyone Else Love "Whom Gods Destroy"?
Absolutely.
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Old May 11 2007, 06:59 PM   #3
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Great fun. Love it! Craig is yummy as always!
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Old May 11 2007, 07:15 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone Else Love "Whom Gods Destroy"?

She was at WonderFest last year and had some GREAT stories about Shatner's ego and filming that episode. When I have time to sit and remember it all, I'll come back.
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Old May 11 2007, 08:22 PM   #5
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I always thought it was a fun episode. And I like green Yvonne better than the original greenie from the Cage.
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Old May 11 2007, 09:50 PM   #6
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Re: Anyone Else Love "Whom Gods Destroy"?

Good episode.

Susan Oliver is still my Slave Girl though, im afraid, always will be.
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Old May 11 2007, 11:17 PM   #7
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Re: Anyone Else Love "Whom Gods Destroy"?

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Good episode.

Susan Oliver is still my Slave Girl though, im afraid, always will be.
You know that illegal, right? It's an amendment or sumthin'.

I like the episode.

When I was a kid I thought the used the "Queen to Queen's Level Three" in other episodes for security reasons...but they didn't. Oh, well.
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Old May 12 2007, 01:56 AM   #8
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Yvonee Craig is GRRRRRRRRRR
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Old May 12 2007, 02:35 AM   #9
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Re: Anyone Else Love "Whom Gods Destroy"?

Ihnat was a marvelous actor. If you get a chance, find an episode of the original "Outer Limits," entitled The Inheritors. Ihnat at his low-key, underplayed best.

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Old May 12 2007, 03:32 AM   #10
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Re: Anyone Else Love "Whom Gods Destroy"?

I find it boring, even with the folds of Batgirl's vagina on display.

It feels like the first draft of a decent story, like much of the third season.

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Old May 12 2007, 03:43 AM   #11
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Shatmandu said:
I find it boring, even with the folds of Batgirl's vagina on display.

Hadn't noticed.
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Old May 12 2007, 03:45 AM   #12
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Actually, no. It's a dreadful bit of television flotsam.
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Old May 12 2007, 03:55 AM   #13
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Deliciously over the top.
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Old May 12 2007, 03:57 AM   #14
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Love it. It's pure ham and cheese. Plus it has one of the darker death scenes in Classic Trek (blowing up Marta).
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Old May 12 2007, 07:52 AM   #15
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Brilliantly absurd, right from the first scene with the opening Captains log going something like "We are delivering drugs which will cure mental illness for all time..."
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