Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Original Series, Season 2: Return to Tomorrow

The Original Series, Season 2
"Return to Tomorrow"
Airdate: February 9, 1968
52 of 80 produced
49 of 80 released
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The Enterprise finds the disembodied consciousnesses of the last three survivors of an ancient and powerful civilization on a distant planet. They tell them a tale of how their great civilization was destroyed by their own arrogance and ignorance. They wish to take over the bodies of three Enterprise crewmen for a short while to experience life one last time before consigning themselves to practical eternity in android bodies they will build for themselves. This plan poses great risks for Kirk, Spock, and Dr. Mulhall, an astrobiologist aboard the Enterprise. Will these powerful entities return the crew's bodies to them? Will the Enterprise become the latest casualty in a millennia-old conflict?

Tell us, oh Orb of Wisdom, who is the hammiest of them all?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Original Series, Season 2: A Private Little War

Airdate: February 2, 1968
46 of 80 produced
48 of 80 aired


Kirk and company visit a planet from Kirk's own past, one he visited as a young member of a Federation survey team. There, he befriended a young Tyree and learned about the culture of the hill people, becoming their friend. Now, the planet is riven by conflict - the townspeople neighboring the hills have somehow obtained anachronistically advanced weapons, with deadly consequences. Can Kirk unravel the mystery of their unexpected firepower, or will this tinderbox of a world explode into a conflagration that engulfs them all?
That's one horny critter...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Original Series, Season 2: The Immunity Syndrome

The Original Series, Season 2
"The Immunity Syndrome"
Airdate: January 19, 1968
49 of 80 produced
47 of 80 aired
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The Enterprise is scheduled for some well-deserved R&R, but is diverted when Spock is telepathically struck with news that the Vulcan crew of the USS Intrepid, more than 400 people, have died. The Enterprise must determine what killed them and stop the latest threat to the Federation.
Good thing everyone on this Enterprise actually graduated from the Academy, with their full biology credits...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rikers In Space

The Original Series, Season 2: A Piece of the Action

The Original Series, Season 2
"A Piece of the Action"
Airdate: January 12, 1968
50 of 80 produced
46 of 80 released
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The Enterprise visits Sigma Iotia, the first Earth ship in a century to do so. They find that the planet's inhabitants have modeled their entire civilization after the gangsters of 1920s Earth. They discover they have modeled their society based on a book about gangsters left behind by the Horizon, the last Earth ship to visit. Kirk and Spock are quickly captured by one of the rival gangs on this planet. They must find a way to escape and to undo the damage done by the Horizon.

Matt gave this one a three, and I agree for a total of 6. While a charming comedy episode in its own right, it doesn't quite measure up to other comedic outings, like Trouble with Tribbles. This is still a good episode, and seeing Kirk drive a car is definitely worth the time to watch. Enjoy the podcast, everyone.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Original Series, Season 2: The Gamesters of Triskelion

Airdate: January 5, 1968
47 or 80 produced


Kirk, Spock and Uhura were all set to perform a survey of planet Gamma II, when they suddenly disappeared from the transporter room. When they regain awareness, they find themselves on Triskelion, a strange place in which gladiatorial games are the rule of the day. Can our heroes survive long enough for the Enterprise to locate them?
This is how we express affection on Triskelion, Jamey!

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Original Series, Season 2: The Trouble with Tribbles

The Original Series, Season 2
"The Trouble with Tribbles"
Airdate: December 29, 1967
43 of 80 produced
44 of 80 produced
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In this classic episode, the Enterprise finds itself a predicament that is by turns dangerous and absurd. The Enterprise is at Deep Space Station K-7, charged with protecting a vital grain shipment. Complicating matters are a Klingon warship at the station and the station commander being forced to grant its crew shore leave. As if that were not enough, a peddler has brought aboard the station a new, and even more insidious threat...the TRIBBLE!

It's just no fun when they're already knocked up...

After some serious discussion about whether good comedy could rate as high as good drama, we landed on giving this episode a rating of 5 each for the much-coveted 10. This episode really has everything going for it. The writing is sharp as a tack and the execution by the actors is perfection. The entire episode is a joy to watch and it is rightfully popular with hardcore fans and the Star Trek uninitiated alike. This podcast was a blast to record and we hope you have as much fun listening to it as we had making it.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Original Series, Season 2: Wolf in the Fold

The Original Series, Season 2
"Wolf in the Fold"
Airdate: December 22, 1967
37 of 80 produced
43 of 80 aired
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While on shore leave on the peaceful planet Argelius, a series of women are brutally murdered and the only suspect is Scotty. Kirk is trying to find a way to exonerate his friend and not upset diplomatic relations with Argelius while grappling with growing fear that Scotty may be guilty.

Sooo... this isn't one of those "multiply the estimate by 4" times, is it?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Original Series, Season 2: Obsession

Airdate: December 15, 1967
48 or 80 produced
42 of 80 aired


On a planetary survey for the rare and ultra-strong substance Tritanium, Kirk encounters a memory from his past - a deadly memory. Will the mysterious creature he encounters be stopped, and will Kirk keep his composure, not to mention his command, in the attempt?

Garrovick: Captain, do you smell something?
Kirk: (Chuckles nervously)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Original Series, Season 2: The Deadly Years

The Original Series, Season 2
"The Deadly Years"
Airdate: December 8, 1967
41 of 80 produced
41 of 80 aired
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The Enterprise finds a team of scientists, none of whom are older that 40, dead or dying of old age. The mystery becomes even more urgent when almost all the senior officers of the Enterprise are struck with whatever affliction killed the scientists. Captain Kirk is locked a both a race against time and his increasingly unreliable mental and physical faculties. Will he win?

Or will he need a space prescription for Tri-Viagrizine?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Original Series, Season 2: Friday's Child

Airdate: December 1, 1967
33 of 80 produced


Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Grant have beamed down to secure a mining agreement with a pre-warp civilization. But alas, the Klingons have already made overtures of their own! Will our heroes be able to secure this vital material for the Federation, while also negotiating and surviving the tricky social mores of a primitive culture? And will they be able to avoid all-out war with the Klingons?