Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Athena28, Jun 11, 2021.
(Lokai beams himself away)
UHURA: Captain, someone has activated the transporter mechanism.
KIRK: Spock, anyone in the transporter room?
SPOCK: Negative, Captain. Transporter room is clear. However, there is a life-form materialising on the planet. It is Lokai. He is back on Cheron.
Kirk: There's nobody there to try him. His judges are all dead.
UHURA: Captain, the transporter mechanism has been activated again.
KIRK: Of course.
SPOCK: It is Bele, Captain. And another life-form has appeared on Cheron.
UHURA: It doesn't make any sense.
SPOCK: To expect sense from two mentalities of such extreme viewpoints is not logical.
Sulu: But their planet's dead. Does it matter now which one's right?
SPOCK: Not to Lokai and Bele. All that matters to them is their hate.
UHURA: Do you suppose that's all they ever had, sir?
KIRK: No, but that's all they have left. Warp factor two, Mister Sulu. Set course for Starbase Four.
Good show, all! Nothing like watching superbeings sparring as they chew scenery.
Couldn't have happened to a more deserving planet....
Well, I gotta compliment the writers on one thing:
They certainly created a dreadful pair of villains to hiss.
Probably 2 of the most dreadful 1 dimensional card board standees you'll ever encounter.
I guess the one thing that kind of surprised me was that they made them both equally loathsome.
I mean, it's easy to detest Bele. He's the racist in power. But, Lokai was no slouch either in his underdog loathsome racism.
While, at a basic level, I'm drawn to root for the underdog, Lokai was such a duplicitous, manipulative racist, so you can't. Lokai is a master of "Let's You and Him Fight!" At least Bele was telling the truth on that score. Lokai reminds me of Che Guevara: Happily leading his followers to their deaths without a care for them. Just useful idiots to be used and murdered later. If Bele hadn't let it slip that Lokai's people really were herded into camps, one would wonder if they were oppressed at all. As much as Lokai was propagandizing, they might've been given the wrong flavor ice cream.
As bad as the episode was, I do have to hand them that.
But, one thing I just can't buy is that this has been going on for literally thousands of years? Really? And the Enterprise comes along, within a few weeks at the most of the final extermination? Any longer than that, and the bodies would have decomposed. (Roadkill doesn't last that long.)
Every time I hear cheron I think of the battle of cheron where the earth romulan war was decided there
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And now the randomizer will select our winner. The winner is... Kertrats47
Okay,@Kertrats47 the next choice is yours.
For the record, a single episode or any episode or episodes connected by the words "To Be Continued" are eligible. Big arcs like the DS9 Occupation arc or the Xindi arc must be done as separate threads.
In accordance with precedent, if after 48 hours the winner has not selected a new episode, we will re randomize and select a new winner.
Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Man Trap
Journey to Babel
The City on the Edge of Forever
The Doomsday Machine
Requiem for Methuselah
The Trouble with Tribbles
The Tholian Web
Bread and Circuses
The Corbomite Maneuver
Balance of Terror
Tomorrow is Yesterday
The Squire of Gothos
Return to Tomorrow
A Piece of the Action
That Which Survives
The Naked Time
Day of the Dove
The Devil in the Dark
Wolf in the Fold
Errand of Mercy
The Enemy Within
The Immunity Syndrome
The Enterprise Incident
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
The Animated Series
The Counter-Clock Incident
How Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth
The Next Generation
Measure of a Man
The First Duty
The Best of Both Worlds
Sins of the Father
All Good Things...
Face of the Enemy
Cause and Effect
Chain of Command
Where No One Has Gone Before
The High Ground
Encounter at Farpoint
The Inner Light
The Arsenal of Freedom
Deep Space Nine
Trials and Tribble-ations
The Way of the Warrior
Improbable Cause/The Die is Cast
Favor The Bold/The Sacrifice of Angels
Far Beyond the Stars
The Homecoming/The Circle/The Siege
In the Pale Moonlight
In Purgatory's Shadow/By Infernos Light
Children of Time
What You Leave Behind
Homefront / Paradise Lost
Rocks and Shoals
For The Uniform
You Are Cordially Invited...
The Sound of Her Voice
Take Me Out To The Holosuite
Our Man Bashir
The House of Quark
Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges
Little Green Men
Bride of Chaotica
Message in a Bottle
The Voyager Conspiracy
Body and Soul
Year of Hell
Eye of the Needle
Worse Case Scenario
Blink of an Eye
Borderland/Cold Station 12/The Augments
In a Mirror, Darkly
Breaking the Ice
Babel One/United/The Aenar
Hmmm... I don't see TNG: "Who Watches the Watchers" on the list... how about that one?
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