Thursday, 31 July 2008

Star Trek: TOS 3.10 - For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

Review 64 - Episode 65

The One with the Asteroid Ship

A rare McCoy episode this and quite entertaining, if a bit daft and predictable in places. Bones is dying and has a year left to live. The Enterprise discovers an Asteroid ship on a collision with a planet controlled by a mad computer.

The scenes with Kirk and Spock knowing about McCoy are quite touching actually and it was nice to see Bones not only get the woman, but be well written again. The Ark ship is an interesting concept as well, though the budget can't quite match the episodes ambition.

The downsides of this episode is the Computer that has gone haywire (how many is that now?) and the fact the incurable disease has an antidote on the Asteroid which of course cures Bones. But the ending was a nice touch with Kirk promising to take McCoy to see them in a year. not bad all told.

Overall Star Trek Franchise Rating so far: 185/320

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