Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Star Trek: TOS 1.18 - The Squire of Gothos

Review 17 - Episode 18

The One where the crew meet someone with (sigh) God like powers.

It's safe to say at this point that I despise stories such as this where the crew encounter a 'being', Trelane, who plays with them then fights them and finally a being of greater power comes along and saves the day.

I mean, what is the f*cking point of these episodes? They're so tiresome to sit through, as Kirk and co are made to participate in stupid set pieces and react to the ramblings of someone who we are meant to feel is fascinating, but is a cock.

The only real interesting aspect is that He is very similar to Q, but at least you have John de Lancie giving a bit of charisma and comedy. This is just woeful and too come right after Shore Leave which had similar strange objects and settings. Put simply, Star trek and fantasy don't mix and the pair should never be allowed to meet again.

Any good bits? The initial search for Kirk and Sulu was good as was seeing Spock in command. but that lasted for 7 minutes. It's not enough to save it and we had another crap 'let's laugh at strange stiff Mr Spock' ending, a cliche even at this early stage.

really hated this episode.


Overall Star Trek Rating so far: 49/90

Up next: Arena - I'm quite looking forward to this episode as I'm pretty sure it's the one Kirk fights the Gorn. No God like powers here!

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