Space: the final frontier. Our
five-year ten-episode mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Episode 30: “Amok Time”, in which Spock once again but most spectacularly comes under the influence of something (hormones) that causes him to show emotion! Olly and I delve into the logic, the character development, the world building (it’s literally one building on another world, but hey), and so much more. Checkov! Checkov’s wig! Chapel’s burning lust for Spock! Spock’s lava lamp! Vulcan’s principle export (lava lamps)!
This has the beautiful Arlene Martel as T’pring, Celia Lovsky as T’Pau, and a guy as Stonn (okay, not a great character). Olly and I battle to the death over whether production order or broadcast order is most important. And I sing the fight music!
I’m watching the Netflix streaming version; Olly is watching a DVD; and we pretty much stay in sync. Start at 0:00:00 on the countdown.