Naked Time

Episode 04 – The Naked Time

The Naked Time

Wherein we discuss:
  • Gold glittery hazmat suits
  • My first introduction to Mr. Sulu and the immediate love
  • The Redshirt trope
  • The never-ending scorpion noise of infection
  • How I called the plot on this one
  • The confusion that came from how the virus affected people
  • Spock’s emotions
  • Lack of security measures on the Enterprise
  • Kirk’s apology to Uhura
  • Kirk’s reaction to the virus
  • The original cast’s age and who has passed away
  • More of Spock’s emotions...
  • Spock’s family and their emotions...
  • The awful horrible ending that is the time travel throw in (and my emotions!)
  • The bowling alley

Jessica's Rating

2 of 5 Ripped Captain's Shirts

2 of 5


Andy’s Suggestions

The fun thing about this episode was some of the guest stars. So if you liked Kevin Riley and want to see him not infected, he is also in Conscience of the King, and Nurse Chapel in What Little Girls are Made Of.

The Cage Screenshot

Next Up

We'll be watching the ultimate Star Trek original original, The Original Series Pilot: The Cage

Taste of Armageddon

Episode 03 – A Taste of Armageddon

A Taste of Armageddon

Wherein we discuss:

  • How Jessica just doesn’t believe that anyone would voluntarily walk into a disintegration chamber
  • How this may be the most peaceful and moral of all wars (and the guards are just the worst)
  • Comparing Eminiar 7's war with our food processes
  • Ranking on the Enterprise
  • Redshirts and Spock's nerve pinch and mind melding abilities
  • The new actors vs the old actors—are they older or do they just seem more mature?
  • Shatner’s halting speech--love it or hate it?
  • Maya 3’s character— she’s a pretty face, but did she bring anything to the story?
  • The lack of sexual tension in the show
  • How Anon7 spams the Enterprise
  • The ambassador characters
  • The what ifs of the other planet

Andy's Recommendations

It’s all about the Kirk Speech. That magic moment what William Shatner dramatically delivers the moral or message of the episode. A Taste of Armageddon has one of my all time favorites, but he’s got plenty more.

Check out these episodes:

  1. The Omega Glory - Dealing with two warring tribes and a renegade officer, the story is a little over the top, but the Kirk Speech is fantastic!
  2. Return to Tomorrow - Great episode, great speech! "What is the mission of this ship?”

Jessica's Rating

3 of 5 Disintegration Chambers

4 of 5

Next Up

The next episode I'll be watching is The Naked Time. Stream it on your fave device by searching The Original Series, Season 1, Episode 24.

Corbomite Maneuver

Episode 02 – The Corbomite Maneuver

 

The First Time

Jessica and Andy dive into an actual episode. It's about time! I'm only, what, 50 years late to the party?

On this podcast we talk:

  • the complete surprise that is Balok
  • how tv has changed the perception of Star Trek, especially in regards to airing on tv vs streaming
  • body types from 60s to today and Kirk with shirt off (meow?)
  • lack of female representation in this episode and how far we’ve come in that area AND in production
  • Kirk's decision to render aid at the end
  • how the enterprise is like a submarine
  • problems with creating technology when our current tech goes beyond those ideas

Next Up

The next episode I'll be watching is A Taste of Armageddon. Stream it on your fave device by searching The Original Series, Season 1, Episode 24. Watch with me!

Rating

4 of 5 Yeoman Beehives

4 of 5