Our quest to watch every single episode of Star Trek ever continues as we shamble toward the close of the first season of the original series. This week, we watched "This Side of Paradise." This is the one where Spock no longer has tfw no gf!
This time, we learn all about Bertold Rays, Spock catches feelings, Spore is a bad video game, and an important fanfiction trope is born. The week's soft focus blonde joneses for Spock for once, McCoy's southern drawl turns it to 11, and Kirk gets into a fist-fight with Spock to save the Enterprise. It's very good.
DEATH TOLLS + MISCELLANY
Omnipotent beings: 6
Crew Deaths: 28 total (7 Gold, 5 Blue, 5 Red, 11 Unknown)
Non-crew Deaths: 43
Total deaths: 71
We watched "A Taste of Armageddon" from Star Trek: The Original Series this week, and then we talked about it! No guests, just right. This is the one with the serious Cold War overtones!
Fox is good at diplomacy but bad at being a decent person, Anan 7 has a number in his name, and a 500 year war is waged by computers. No, it doesn't make much sense. It's still pretty great.
updated numbers to be edited in later
Our endless mission to watch all of Star Trek continues, this time with "Space Seed." This is the episode with Khan!
McGivers needs to get her act together and get a better writer, some 90's fashion is predicted almost successfully, and Khan is a very good villain. Now imagine him listening to a Jock Jams cassette tape. History is revealed, timelines confused, and Kirk makes some terrible choices.
Total Omnipotent Beings Encountered: 6
Total Crew Deaths: 28 (Gold: 7, Blue: 5, Red: 5, Unknown: 11)
Non-Crew Deaths: 38
Total Deaths: 66
Hey, it's a Star Trek podcast! We watched The Return of the Archons this week. That's the episode where Spock's got a stylish cloak!
This time, SEM's dad Pete guest stars. Sulu is never the star, things are different in the valley, and what's good for the body is a little puzzling. It is the will of Landru that you will listen to this belated episode.
A note to our listeners: we had to re-record this episode because of a computer crash that ate the first recording. Whoops! It's here now. Shh. It's OK. Next week should be back on track. Hopefully. Maybe?
Death counts/etc will return next week, something went awry.
Our fifty year voyage to watch every last episode of Star Trek continues apace. This time, we watch "Court Martial," from season one of Star Trek: The Original Series! This is the one with the court martial.
This time, the teaser dares to ask whether or not Kirk will have to be court martialed, the title spoils that he will, and space fashion reigns supreme on Starbase 11. Recusal doesn't exist in space, computers are confusing, and Deep Blue is just a dream in a butterfly's eye.
Please put Hatsune Miku in Star Trek.
Note: there are some audio issues in this episode.
Omnipotent beings this episode: 0
Total omnipotent being count: 6
Crew deaths this episode: 0
Total crew deaths: 28 (7 gold, 5 blue, 5 red, 11 unknown)
Non-crew deaths this episode: 0
Total deaths: 64