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01.05 – The Man Trap


Director: Marc Daniels
Writer: George Clayton Johnson


(To Kirk) Bones: Is that how you get girls to like you: by bribing them?

Bones: Dead, Jim.

(After a death from the landing party has been reported and Spock doesn't show the desired reaction) Uhura: That could be Captain Kirk. He's the closest thing you have to a friend.

(To Bones) Kirk: Stop thinking with your glands.

(About Rand) Crewman: How would you like to have her as your own, personal Yeoman?

Uhura: So naturally, when I'm lonely, I think of you?

Kirk: What's the matter: can't you sleep?
Bones: Nope.
Kirk: Try taking one of those red pills you gave me last week. You'll sleep.

Kirk: Your creature is killing my people!

Spock: Very interesting hypothesis, Doctor.

Kirk: It isn't a bad life to have everyone in the universe at your beck and call.

Spock: Fortunately my ancestors spawned in another ocean than yours did. My blood cells are quite different.

Spock: It's killing the captain! Shoot it, Doctor, quickly!

Fannish Stuff & Other Notes

* While Uhura is quite obviously flirting with Spock at the beginning, she seems to be doing so out of boredom or playfulness, rather than any real emotion. Spock really doesn't seem remotely interested.

* When the landing party reports one dead, Uhura admonishes Spock for not showing emotion, but in Spock-terms, he does react with concern.

* Jim shows concern when the creature places Spock in the sick bay.

* The presence of truth serum in the universe opens a lot of doors. It's so overplayed, though.

* Spock's usual pacifism goes right out the window when Jim is endangered – suddenly he's all for killing endangered species

01.07 – Charlie X


Director: Lawrence Dobkin
Teleplay: D.C. Fontana
Story: Gene Roddenberry


Kirk: We have a large supply of entertainment tapes, gentlemen.

(Re: Rand) Charlie: Are you a girl? Is that a girl?
Kirk: That's a girl.

Bones: Captain Kirk is one of a kind, Charlie.

Spock: That is a very intriguing question.

Spock: Your illogical approach to chess does have its advantages on occasion, Captain.
Kirk: I prefer to call it inspired.

Kirk: Charlie, there are a million things in this universe you can have and there are a million things you can't have. It's no fun facing that, but that's the way things are.

(To Rand) Charlie: If I had the whole universe, I'd give it to you. When I see you, I feel like I'm hungry... all over.

Kirk: Leave my crew alone.

(To Charlie, re: Spock) Kirk: Because you need me to run the ship and because I need him.

Kirk: Get out of my chair, Charlie, and get out of it now.

Kirk: You've got my ship and I want it back.

Fannish Stuff & Other Notes

* The second case of Uhura acting flirtatiously with Spock – this time when she sings her song about him, while he accompanies her. Spock looks more embarrassed than receptive, and the flirting seems playful and teasing rather than sincere.

* Notable familiarity and ease of Kirk & Spock's relationship is seen during the chess game, with Kirk stating that he can usually follow Spock's line of thought.

* Kirk only becomes really angry with Charlie once he starts messing with Spock.

* Kirk shows a far greater reaction to Spock reciting a bit of poetry than he does to Rand being completely disappeared, which doesn't say much for the Kirk/Rand possibilities!

01.01 – Where No Man Has Gone Before


Director: James Goldstone
Writer: Samuel A. Peeples


Kirk: Have I ever mentioned you play a very irritating game of chess, Mr. Spock?
Spock: Irritating? Ah, yes, one of your Earth emotions.

(Re: Spock's human ancestry) Kirk: Terrible, having bad blood like that.

(To Kirk) Mitchell: Hey, man, I remember you back at the Academy: a stack of books with legs.

(To Spock) Kirk: Will you try for one moment to feel... at least act like you've got a heart?

Spock: She feels; I don't. All I know is logic.

(Re: Kirk) Mitchell: Command and compassion is a fool's mixture.

Kirk: You know the ugly, savage things we all keep buried, that none of us dare expose.

Mitchell: Morals are for men – not gods!

Kirk: Do you like what you see? Absolute power, corrupting absolutely.

Spock: I felt for him too.
Kirk: I believe there's some hope for you after all, Mr. Spock.

Fannish Stuff & Other Notes

* The second pilot is obviously different from the series proper, and not just in terms of cast and uniforms. The Kirk/Spock friendship is not yet what it is in the rest of the series.

* Appearance of the common episode ending where we have Kirk flirtatiously teasing Spock about some aspect or another of his supposed Vulcan infallibility.

* The characterisation is very different in this episode. Kirk and Spock are both a bit off.



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 28th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)
haha! Spock would kill anything to save Kirk! It was the same scenario with the Horta as well.
Jun. 28th, 2009 11:07 am (UTC)
He does it quite a lot, doesn't he? *g*
Jun. 29th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
I agree about the insincerity of the Uhura flirting - I always got the impression she just found it amusing to tease him about the fact (and I say fact, because lots of other people comment on it) that he shows no interest in women. Unless drugged, of course.

That said, there is nothing about Uhura's Spock song that is not made of win.

I love the way Spock goes from pacifist to KILL!KILL! as soon as Kirk's threatened - he does that in Devil in the Dark (my favourite ep) as well ♥
Jun. 30th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
I think one of the reasons I see it that way is that I can see myself teasing him in exactly the same way if I were in her place *g*

Oh, I love "Devil in the Dark". I seriously grinned like a lunatic all the way through it :D
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