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The Deadly Years: As Time Goes By

So, ignoring the fact that no one in charge of making TV/movies knows how radiation works, my heart is breaking. Kirk and a handful of crew are made to age rapidly and only Kirk has memory problems. At first he just repeats himself and fear of the truth of the situation leads him to become…

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Journey to Babel: Meet the Parents

Spock’s parents are on the Enterprise! Spock’s parents are on the Enterprise! Oh, man, this is intensely fantastic. Spock’s dad is there for peace talks and he gets framed for murder and then he gets sick and then Kirk gets attacked while the ship is being followed/attacked/whatever-ed so Spock can’t give his dad a blood…

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Metamorphosis: Lover Knows Best

The actress playing the sick, persnickety ambassador happens to be the daughter from a little show called Father Knows Best. My sisters and I were not allowed to watch that show because in ONE episode she decided she wanted to be an engineer and wear overalls and get grease smeared on her face hanging out with…

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I, Mudd: Sticks in the Mudd

I get that Chekov was added to the show to sorta-kinda represent the youth demographic with a Beatles/Monkeys/Davy Jones-esque thing going on; but, this episode’s crack about how fembots being programmed by a lech to be justlike real girls is “better than Leningrad” has me a little disappointed. That aside, I am thrilled Mudd inadvertently created his own…

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