Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Star Trek: TOS 3.5 - And the Children Shall Lead

Review 59 - Episode 60

The One with the annoying kids

This one started out average, then went downhill fast, but there are some nice moments. The Kids are rescued from a planet after their parents have committed suicide, but they have weird powers.

I liked the red shirts being beamed out into space and the horrible realisation that they weren't on the planet below. It was the first time I've really seen how dangerous transporters can be, although I find it hard to believe that there are no safety measures in place.

Kirk, Bones and Spock discussing the situation on the planet and the kids is also interesting and reminded me of the good old days in Season 1-2. However, any scenes with the Kids are awful and their constant shaking of the fist becomes incredibly tedious and annoying. I don't know why the alien looks like a Victorian ghost either,

The fears are quite strange as well and a bit insulting: Uhura looks old and falls apart, Sulu hates swords (?!) flying around and Chekov, well they didn't bother giving Chekov a fear angle.

Pretty bad, but the chemistry of the regulars saves it.


Overall Star Trek Franchise Rating so far: 170/295

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