At least it's the first episode I can recall seeing at age five when it originally aired. That or "Wink of an Eye"?? It's still possible that it's really another episode than either of those...but I can only be certain of seeing one or both of the mentioned ones on their first-run.
Plato's Stepchildren isn't a great episode, but it deserves credit for the character of Alexander. He's a man who has been constantly abused his whole life, but when offered the chance to gain the upper hand on his abusers, to take control of the planet and get his own back he practically spits on the idea.
"You think that's what I want? Become one of them? Become my own enemy? Just lie around like a big blob of nothing and have things done for me? No, sir... if I want to do something, I'll do it for myself! If I want to laugh or cry, I'll do it for myself! You can keep your precious power! All I ask is one thing... if you do make it out of here, take me with you!"
"I could have had your power, but I didn't want it! I could have had your position, your place, right now! But the sight of you and your academicia sickens me. Despite your brains, you're the most comtemptable beings who ever lived in this universe!"
He's a bright spot in an otherwise mediocre episode.
The difference between a religion and a cult : in a cult, the person at the top knows the whole thing is a bunch of crap he just made up for profit. In a religion, that person is dead.
Post by The Herald Erjen on Dec 4, 2019 10:26:02 GMT
The earliest episodes I remember seeing were from the second season, but I have no hope of remembering which was one the first I saw. I remember the "The Gamesters of Triskelion," "The Immunity Syndrome," and "Journey to Babel." I also remember seeing "Obsession" when I was in Titusville at the same time the Apollo missions were being launched. Must have been about five at the time. I also remember seeing "The Lights of Zetar," and the discoloration of Lt. Romaine's face as they were trying to possess her horrified me.
And another thing....Dolly had braces in "Moonraker."
Yeah I have no idea which episode I saw first, I watched them for the first time when they were in syndication. When I was in first and second grade we had playground monkey bars shaped liked a spaceship (to our imagination) so every day we pretended to be the crew of the Enterprise and every day I had to be Spock but had never seen the show. So I went home one day and found it came on after school and watched it, and I was kind of okay with playing Spock after that.
This, or something like it, was our Enterprise ...