Scotty’s got an unrequited crush, an expert on ancient civilizations and their myths who — coincidentally — spends the episode falling in love with an advanced being called Apollo who totally commits the thunder and lightning version of sexual assault when she pisses him off. Awesome. It’s just like Space Seed when the expert on Khan fell in love with Khan, but — this time — he’s 100% jerk material.
The only thing that really saves this episode (in my humble opinion) is Chekov, “I am Czar of all the Russias.”
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