Crazily shaped assignment patches

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Captain Jed R., Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Casting Couch

    Casting Couch Admiral Admiral

    Feb 12, 2011
    Gene's office
    Accidental or not, that this seemingly trivial detail of Dagger of the Mind can be read as symbolizing the neutral neutralizer is both stunning and surprising to me.

    As I see it, there are two main ways to read this, assuming it is deliberate. The first is that the neutralizer is a hidden meaning in the more familiar and expected sun-symbol. The second is much subtler, as a sort of summary of the fact that Dr. Adams perverted his own profession.

    However it was arrived at, this really gives extra depth to the episode. Bravo!

    I assume you mean to say "...of mental illness." ;)
  2. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

    Jan 7, 2013
    New York State
    "And this bird can never change..." :bolian:
  3. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

    Jun 30, 2004
    New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
    Michael Jan Friedman has the middle initial game as a running gag between Kirk and Mitchell throughout the novel trilogy, "My Brother's Keeper". Funny stuff!