The trio are profoundly alone and friendless. Kirk tries for lonely integrity. Uhura is menaced by a man. Shatner and his bad acting was somehow unsackable. There is a head melting version of morality. This ep was silly. The attack on Uhura is shrugged off. Kirk’s trainer looks like Lady Gaga. The people forced into games are intellectually and functionally separate from society as a whole.
Kirk does not have multitudinous ways of understanding the world; he’s led by his little Kirk. McCoy whines. This ep is wearyingly predictable. McCoy has idiotic entitlement and imperious rudeness. Kirk takes part in the proto Hunger Games. Kirk and co are vended. Kirk lectures more higher life forms on morality and frees the thralls.
Kirk gets his shirt ripped off. Kirk has no obeyance in difficult circumstances. This ep was insufficient. Kirk is fairly violent and particularly angry. The thralls are bred to increase the herd and this was dreadful. There is no civil society on the planet which is run by brains in a jar who are the venal elite. Scotty and McCoy seem close to mutiny. There are ruthless battles and a blatant brutal barter goes on. Also Kirk punches the Lady Gaga lookalike in the face. An Andorian is a thrall and the Gamesters are of severe ill repute.
“I will instruct you well.”
“You are thralls now.”
“The training enclosure.”
“Wild aquatic fowl.”
“She who bore me.”
“I do not think your words are allowed.”
Nobody has a sense of shame. The aliens suck out peoples’ learning or something. Well they suck out men’s learning. A bodyguard loves his employer/BFF’s wife and uses his BFF’s kidnapping as an excuse to take the wife. Then he changes his mind. Or does he? TPTB seem genuinely oblivious to the aliens. David Vincent is derided but has temerity. Who’s paying David Vincent’s medical bills when he ends up in hospital?
There is talk of a dramatic shift on Minbar and talk of going to the sea and anti-establishment rage. The station’s fighters are called Starfuries. Garibaldi rages and goes on about an ex, Londo sleazes and Talia has to do a favour for Garibaldi. There is bad acting, 90s homophobia and sexism and idiot padding. What are the nets? Sinclair and Ivanova find the Great Machine on the planet.
A Voice In The Wilderness, part 2
Relatives are unfriendly, there are lies, one of the family members is an Andy Warhol spoofing arty wannabe, Elise’s grave is defaced with graffiti and there are family secrets and no date of death on Elise’s grave. A porn-tasche sporting saddo has fantasies, the pervy actor bores, there is a fight and why isn’t Elise in her grave? A woman gets a silly job, there is self harm, the Andy Warhol wannabe causes issues, the ex-husband has a new wife (also a porno queen), the saddo is a perv and an Elise obsessive lurks.
There is a shooting at an Elise exhibit carried out by the obvious suspect. Is the saddo dead? This was laughably dumb. There is no emotional connection just narky bitches and this has no reasonable grounds to exist.
Doc’s Stoned History
“No go zone.”
“They don’t make anything. At all.”
“Mean like badger.”
Un Hopu Caught
Chin Ho is mean to Adam who broods and plans to murder Wo Fat. Adam yells that this time his father really is dead and tells Kono to look in the box and Adam tells her there are 5 more boxes. Wo Fat mailed them to Adam. Poor Adam gets sad and pulls a gun. Steve protects Wo Fat.
Chin Ho breaks into Adam’s house. Kono was left tied up in a room by Adam. Chin Ho finds out they’re dating. Why doesn’t Steve just let Adam kill Wo Fat? Kono saves Adam’s life, then he’s cuffed and hauled off but it doesn’t take. Danno is an ass. Wo Fat’s locked up, for now. This was okay.
“A certain segment of our Asian population.”
“This where you’re gonna die.”