Wiki Trek

Wiki Trek: “That Which Survives”

I forgot entirely about this one. It’s a harmless episode: Lee Meriwether wants to touch Kirk’s shoulder and he hides behind Sulu and McCoy. Lee Meriwether advances, Sulu and McCoy step up to her, a united front, and Kirk stands behind them. The effect is a bit like the fairtytale-theater shows I saw now and […]

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Wiki Trek: “Wink of an Eye”

Another of the 4 eps that I’m missing. Involved a sort of Julius Schwartz s.f. idea, but one that Mem Alpha says had already shown up on a Wild Wild West ep back when Gene L. Coon produced that show; Coon also did the outline for “Wink,” part of his batch of contractually obliged script […]

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Wiki Trek: “Plato’s Stepchildren”

This is another of the four episodes I’m missing. Saw it last summer but not this summer, so I’m going from memory and the relevant Web sites. Another ancient Greek temple found in outer space? All right, I guess that stuff is okay. As long as the plot doesn’t have too many wide-open structural faults […]

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Wiki Trek: “Day of the Dove”

  This one’s okay; after the last few it’s a relief. Yes, there’s yet another all-powerful light blob, but it isn’t superior and there are a lot of Klingons around. They’re fun, and Kirk and his Klingon opposite number develop something like some kind of relationship. Seeing a Klingon woman is interesting, and she’s science […]

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Wiki Trek: “For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched” the Sky”

The episode involves a space disease. I find the following item hard to believe, but it’s from Mem Alpha: An early press release misspelled the disease as “xenopallasathemia”. Fan writer Ruth Berman picked up on the gaffe and reported it to Devra Langsam’s zine Spockanalia, adding “Talk about too much of a god thing.” Because […]

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Wiki Trek: “The Tholian Web”

Not a really bad show, I think, though it’s one of my missing four and I can’t watch it again to make sure. As I remember, the episode’s effects were pretty good and I liked the space suits the guys wore early on. I think Kirk has his suit all thru the scene he does […]

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Wiki Trek: “Is There in Truth No Beauty?”

A clunker. The writing sucks. Everything is pinned to nothing—the story is all gimme. The idea is that every human everywhere is bound to go mad at the sight of the alien because that’s how ugly the alien is, and the dope who comes along with Diana Muldaur is bound to flip out and go […]

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