Sunday, January 20, 2013

Weekend Roundup

I was really, really sick this week. I usually take a lot of notes while watching these episodes but most of my time recently was spent lying on the couch and moaning about how my Downton-Abbey-Spanish-Influenza-Style-Death was inevitable. As such, I have minimal notes. 

Anyway, as usual, here are some of the things I was thinking as I watched the following episodes: 

37- I, Mudd: 
-Yay! Mudd's back! I remember reading that, at some point, he almost had his own show but Roddenberry was all like, "Nope. Ain't nobody got time for that!" 
-Oh, it's Zooey Deschanel. 

38- Metamorphosis:
-Woah! It's Zephram Cochran. I prefer the First Contact Zephram but this one's ok too. 

39- Journey to Babel
-Oh, good, they're wearing dress uniforms. I love the dress uniforms.
-Wow, there's a whole lot of walk and talk in this episode. This is 1967! Aaron Sorkin my ass. 

40- Friday's Child
-This is the episode wherein Leonard McCoy slaps a pregnant lady. TWICE! It's actually pretty awesome. 
-All the natives in this episode are wearing neon fur clothing. I love the idea that there are neon colored furry beasts roaming around on this planet. 

41- The Deadly Years
-This episode reminds me of The X-Files episode, Dod Kalm. 
-Everyone gets super old and they can't figure out why. 
-I was at my sickest during this episode and remember feeling exactly like McCoy looked: 

42- Obsession: 
-This is a straight-up Moby Dick episode and Kirk is going full-Ahab. 

43-Wolf in the Fold
-Uh-oh, I'm pretty sure Piglet just hardcore murdered a belly dancer. 

44- The Trouble With Tribbles
-This episode makes me want a chicken sandwich and coffee. Also, a tribble. 

45- The Gamesters of Triskelion
-Here's the secret fight club episode of Star Trek. Nearly every series has one. I wonder if Star Trek originated this trope in TV. 
-Sulu was supposed to be in this episode rather than Chekov and I wish it'd been him. Maybe he could've done a bit of fencing. 

46- A Piece of the Action

47- The Immunity Syndrome
-This episode is about a giant amoeba taking swallowing the ship. For a while, I thought I was hallucinating this in my altered, Nyquil-induced state.

48- A Private Little War
-I love the idea behind this episode. Even though it ends up being pretty goofy, it's a great, classic Star Trek-themed story. 

49- Return To Tomorrow
-Seeing Dr. Pulaski in this episode is kind of crazy. She's seriously gorgeous and it makes me wonder why they played down the actress' obvious sex appeal when she appeared on TNG. She was all business as the doctor but in this episode she's marvelously old-Hollywood glamourous. 

50- Patterns of Force
-The crew winds up visiting a planet dominated by a Nazi-esque culture. Amazingly this is not the last time Nazis would find their way into Star Trek. 
-Kirk and Spock spend a good deal of time shirtless and handcuffed in this episode. I can only imagine the stacks and stacks fanfics these scenes inspired. 

And on that note, I'm off to bed. 

1 comment:

  1. I hope you're feeling better! Being sick is awful - especially when the Nyquil makes you wonder if you're hallucinating amoebas. Last time I was that sick, Carter had come home from work, made a snack, and been sitting on the couch for at least 2 hours next to me. I eventually broke my gaze on the tv and asked him when he got home. Le sigh!


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