50th Anniversary Rewatch Thread

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  1. ZapBrannigan

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    That's the opinion of an individual. :bolian:
     
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    It's the last one Eisenhower would've seen, anyway.
     
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    Too soon?
     
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    You still waiting for his train to pass by?
     
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    Funny you mention that. My dad saw Ike at the train station in my hometown. He was ten. My dad, that is, not Ike. Not at that time at least. He was still alive. Ike, that is. It was before this:
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  7. Commishsleer

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    So this week 50-years ago was the letter writing campaign to get another Season in full swing or was it over?
     
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    Star Trek
    "All Our Yesterdays"
    Originally aired March 14, 1969
    Stardate 5943.7
    What was going on the week the episode aired.

    This is a pretty rich episode as the sci-fi meat and potatoes go. As with Beta III, we get what amounts to something of a parallel Earth that the story doesn't go out of its way to draw attention to. Instead it centers on the intriguing concept of Sarpeidon's entire population escaping their planet's destruction by going into its past. One has to wonder what sort of an impact it had on the world's timeline that so many time travelers migrated to various eras. But what the hey, if your sun's going nova, what have you got to lose?

    We get nice bits of in-story continuity with our protagonists meeting other time travelers and one of them having been exiled into the past by a warlord from what I'd presume is another, unseen era. Mariette's got herself a pretty cozy-looking cave there.

    And of course, there's Spock's gradual reversion, which is well-played and provides some classic bits of business with Bones. I always thought, though, that his devolution would have made more sense if he had been prepared, given how the process was described.

    Atoz is frustratingly if entertainingly dense regarding the nature of his visitors. I wonder what sort of era he settled down in with his family. So was he trying to send Kirk to his death by pushing him through the portal without preparation? Or was Kirk pre-prepared, and it only would have taken effect when he went through the portal?

    In two weeks On June 3, be sure to come back for the sensational series finale...

    ...or not. :shrug:
     
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    That's an interesting thought.
     
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    Clinton Marine Force One-ed into Danbury in 2000 to stump for Congressman Mahoney. The local paper was making a huge deal about it because it was the first time a sitting president had visited Danbury since Teddy Roosevelt. People were taking off work to stand by his limo route.
     
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    All Our Yesterdays, good episode. Sad too. Poor Zarabeth. :weep:

    So now the series is cancelled, Ike has died, so they don't show TI, they wait and throw it in with the Summer reruns?

    Anyone happen to know what they replaced Star Trek with 50 years ago?
     
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    For a darker take on presidential visits, we have Suddenly:

     
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    During the Summer rerun season, The Saint was in Trek's old slot, if that's what you mean.

    In the '69-'70 TV season, it was Bracken's World (nevah hoid of it).
     
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    1954...guess that woulda been Ike, too.
     
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    I guess I'm wondering what showed on March 28, 1969 in Star Trek's time slot. The Saint?
     
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    Coverage of Eisenhower's death.
     
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    So after coverage of Ike's death they picked up with the Saint?
     
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    Trek was scheduled to air that night. I presume that they completely preempted the show. We didn't have 24-hour news networks then.
     
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    It's the last episode in Stardate chronology!
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  20. Pauln6

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    My strongest memories of Star Trek as a child are the faceless crewman in Charlie X, the crew ageing (both the Deadly Years and in And the Children Shall Lead), and Zarabeth's lonely walk back into the snowy wastes. This is the only episode that I can recall making me cry. I'm glad her story was given a bit more detail in the novels.

    I'm not so enamoured of the Kirk elements in this one, as I find them a bit too hammy, but I really like the interplay between the characters in the cave. Zarabeth is a lot more girly than I remember after a rewatch but she's still impressive.

    This is another one where I would not have minded a two-parter, with more detailed exploration of the time periods with a few extra characters and more complex efforts to return home (maybe the Star explodes at the end of episode one as an exciting cliff hanger but in part two it is revealed that the Enterprise receives a signal from one of the outer planets just before the supernova in episode two, with the second part explaining how they got there).

    This late in in the run, the sci fi tropes were being repeated and only character development can set them apart, which is why the Zarabeth scenes work well IMO.