Episode 13 – Space Seed

Space Seed

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Let’s Talk Spoilers

  • The show is so big, Jessica needed 11 sentences for her synopsis
  • Ok, not much spoilers for this episode but there will be tons when we get to The Next Generation

Let’s Talk Episode

  • Khan!!!!
  • Does Jessica love or hate the episode. She still can’t decide.
  • Maybe the worst choreographed TOS fight so far.
  • How evil Khan actually is.
  • Film and Television Icon, Ricardo Montaban.
  • Kirk did WHAT with Khan!!!???
  • Seriously, what do you do with Khan? How do you deal with him? What would you have done?
  • Were the writers as clever as it seems? Jury is still out.
  • Why didn’t Kirk use McGivers as a spy?

Jessica's Rating for Space Seed

3 of 5 waxed latin Khan chests

Let’s Talk Trek

  • Star Trek has 13 Movies (so far)
  • How the un-produced TV series, Star Trek: Phase 2 became Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Wrath of Khan explores our heroes getting older
  • The new movies, Andy’s shares his opinions and he’s not pulling punches
  • Jessica argues for Star Trek “the way it WAS”! and Andy does the dance of joy!

Animated Series

Let’s Talk Next Week

We'll be closing out The Original Series with the Animated Series, so for next week, we will be watching two episodes:
Yesteryear (season 1, episode 2) and The Lorelei Signal (season 1, episode 4)

Andy Recommends

Popcorn and a movie marathon for December.
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture
- STII: The Wrath of Khan*
- STIII: The Search for Spock
- ST:IV: The Voyage Home
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- ST:VI: The Undiscovered Country*

*STII and STVI will be Bonus Episodes coming soon. Both are a great supplement to our Trek.

City on the Edge of Forever

Episode 12 – City on the Edge of Forever

City on the Edge of Forever

Andy and Jessica talk:
  • McCoy’s gross “sick” makeup - Over the top OR way over the top?
  • Starting out with a full cast in the landing party and ending up with a Kirk/Spock episode.
  • George Takei’s documentary, To Be Takei, chronicling World War II Internment Camps.
  • Andy’s belief that an optimistic, Star Trek future is possible.
  • Kirk is a Man of Action, forced to take no action
  • The Guardian of Forever must have been the inspiration for Stargate.
  • Author and Science Fiction award-winning writer, Harlan Ellison.
  • Who wouldn’t fall in love with Edith Keeler?
  • The incomparable Joan Collins.
  • The World War II generation actually watched this episode live.
  • Jessica shares her observations about the history of WWII.
  • Edith kisses Kirk, not the other way around.
  • Couldn’t they just bring Edith back with them?  Nope.
  • Andy reveals his ACTUAL FAVORITE EPISODE!
  • It’s all about one moment, “Jim, Edith Keeler must die.”

Jessica's Rating

4 of 5 Guardian of Forevers
4 out of 5 rating

Andy’s Suggestions

Star Trek's got a lot of time travel, so if you enjoy looking at our history back in time, the suggestions are Tomorrow is Yesterday and Assignment Earth.

Space Seed Preview

Next Up: Space Seed

Jessica's Prediction

Since eugenics was mentioned, I think the Enterprise will have to deal with an alien device or virus that creates a super powerful or super fast human.

Let that be your last battlefield

Episode 10 – Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

For this slow moving episode, Andy and Jessica discuss:
  • Just how subtle can Star Trek be
  • Super powerful aliens who don't make sense
  • Feels like batman from the 70s
  • Art directors, producers and hollywood 101
  • When you make avatars of your war
  • Jessica realizing that Star Trek looking all old and 80s is actually really impressive
  • The ship design
  • The Trekkie community

Jessica's Rating

2 of 5 Flashing Alarms
2 of 5 Rating

Andy’s Suggestions

If you'd like to see racism handled a little differently, Day of the Dove might be up your alley. If you want to see more of escalating war, A Private Little War is suggested.

Mirror Mirror Preview

Next Up

Mirror, Mirror

Jessica's Prediction

Pretty obvious to anyone who has ever seen any sci-fi at all that this one is going to be about alternate timelines or a parallel universe. Bring on the other us!