Thursday, May 20, 2010

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.

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