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As always, commentary is pretty slash-focused :)

01.02 – The Corbomite Maneuver


Director: Joseph Sargent
Writer: Jerry Sohl


Bones: What am I, a doctor or a moon shuttle conductor?

Bones: (Alone in the room) If I jumped every time a light came on around here, I'd end up talking to myself.

Bailey: Raising my voice back there doesn't mean I was scared and couldn't do my job. I just happen to have a human thing called an adrenaline gland.
Spock: It does sound most inconvenient, however. Have you considered having it removed?

Kirk: I'll keep that in mind, Mr. Bailey... when this becomes a democracy.

Spock: Has it occurred to you that there's a certain... inefficiency in constantly questioning me on things you've already made up your mind about?
Kirk: It gives me emotional security.

Kirk: I've heard you say that man is ultimately superior to any mechanical device.
Bones: Oh, I never say that either.
Kirk: I'm sure I heard you say that.

Kirk: I've already got a female to worry about; her name's the Enterprise.

Spock: I regret not having learned more about this Balok. In many ways, he was reminiscent of my father.
Scotty: Then may heaven have helped your mother.
Spock: On the contrary; she considered herself a most fortunate Earth woman.

Spock: I was curious to see how they appeared.
Kirk: Yes, of course you were.

Spock: Captain. Request permission to—
Kirk: Denied. If I'm wrong, if it's a trap, I want you here.

Kirk: Ready, doctor?
Bones: No, but you won't let that stop you.

Fannish Stuff & Other Notes

* It's so weird seeing Uhura in gold.

* This is one of my least favourite episodes.

* If you close your eyes when Jim is doing that exercise-y thing at the beginning, it's like a soundtrack to a NC-17 fic *eg*

* I love how Jim postpones putting his top on until the LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT – and makes sure to contact Spock as much as possible in the meantime *g*

* God, that look between Jim & Spock with the emotional security line. Including a real (albeit v.small) smile from Spock.

* The look Kirk give Spock after the line after his mother could quite easily be interpreted as suggesting that Kirk considers himself v.fortunate as well...

* The trap comment comes across as Kirk wanting to protect Spock.

01.03 – Mudd's Women


Director: Harvey Hart
Teleplay: Stephen Kandel
Story: Gene Roddenberry


Kirk: Computer, go to sensor probe. Any unusual readings?
Computer: No decipherable reading on females. However, unusual reading on male board members. Detecting high respiration patterns, perspiration rates up, heartbeat rapid, blood pressure higher than normal...
Kirk: That's sufficient. (Quietly) Strike that from the record, Mr. Spock.

Ruth: Why, you're not giving me an examination, are you?
Bones: Oh no, I wouldn't trust my... judgement.

Bones: Are you wearing some unusual kind of perfume – something radioactive, my dear?
Ruth: No, I'm just me.
Bones: I wonder what makes it do that.

Kirk: What are they, Bones?
Bones: You mean, are they alien illusions, that sort of thing?
Kirk: I asked you first.

Kirk: I don't follow you.
Bones: I don't either.

Mudd: Don't you think you could possibly, by accident arrange to leave me behind here. On this planet that would be punishment enough.
Kirk: I can't do that, Harry. But I will appear as a character witness at your trial... if you think that'll help.
Mudd: They'll throw away the key.

Spock: I'm happy the affair is over. A most annoying emotional episode.

Bones: Smack – right in the old heart. Oh, I'm sorry. In your case, it would be... about here. (Indicates his side.)
Spock: The fact that my internal arrangement differs from yours, Doctor, pleases me no end.

Fannish Stuff & Other Notes

* I love Spock's reaction to Scotty and McCoy's reaction to the women.

* Spock is so amused by Kirk's reaction to the women – and it's obvious that he's expecting it.

* I personally find this one of the weakest episodes. It's my least favourite of season one. The depiction of women is horrible, even for the era, and the resolution is both trite and unbelievable.

01.04 – The Enemy Within


Director: Leo Penn
Writer: Richard Matheson


(Spock walks in on Kirk posing shirtless post-shower.)
Spock: Is there something I can do for you, Captain?
Kirk: Like what?

Kirk: Our good doctor's been putting you on again.

Spock: There is only one logical answer: we have an imposter aboard.

Spock: You are the captain of this ship. You haven't the right to be vulnerable in the eyes of the crew. You can't afford the luxury of being anything less than perfect. If you do, they lose faith, and you lose command.

Sulu: Any possibility of getting us back aboard before the skiing season opens down here?

Evil!Kirk: I'm Captain Kirk!

Spock: If I seem insensitive to what you're going through, Captain, understand – it's the way I am.

Sulu: Do you think you might be able to find a long rope somewhere and lower us down a pot of hot coffee?
Kirk: I'll see what we can do.
Sulu: Rice wine will do if you're short on coffee.

Sulu: I think we ought to give room service another call. That coffee's taking too long.

Kirk: He's like a thoughtless, brutal animal, and yet it's me... me.

Bones: God forbid I should have to agree with Spock, but he was right.

Bones: He's dead, Jim. (Poor dog-in-a-suit)

Spock: For once, I agree with you, Doctor.

Bones: Jim, you can't risk your life on a theory!

Evil!Kirk: It's my ship! My ship! Mine!

Kirk: Mr. Spock?
Spock: Captain?
Kirk: If this doesn't work...
Spock: (nods) Understood, Captain.

(To Rand) Spock: The impostor had some interesting qualities, wouldn't you say, Yeoman?

Fannish Stuff & Other Notes

* The brandy bottles look disconcertingly like those urine bottles blokes pee in when bedridden in hospital D:

* Apparently Bones has a habit of fooling Spock.

* Okay, so the whole scene where Spock is checking up on Jim is just so ridiculously slashy that it's almost too obvious to mention. First you have the blatantly suggestive dialogue and then you have the recurring theme of Jim teasing Spock and said teasing looking a helluva lot like flirting. Add in Spock's obvious discomfort, and you get one of the slashiest scenes in series one.

* Evil!Kirk is sure heavy-handed when it comes to eyeliner.

* Spock seems not to even consider the possibility that Kirk might have assaulted Rand.

* Dog in a suit!

* I don't mind Kirk/Rand, but I'm not really sure I can see it being possible after this episode (chronologically). If so, there really needs to be major attention paid to the after-effect of what his darker side did to her.

* There's an awful lot of Kirk and Spock eye-talking in this episode.

* When the two Kirks are on the bridge, it's Spock who they all rely on to identify good!Jim.

* God, the relief on Spock's face when Jim returns.



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 9th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
The Mudd episode always bothered me too... I mean, there's plenty of eppys that I really don't care for... Space Seed being the one I seem to dislike the most but this one ranks a close second.
Aug. 10th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC)
I've watched Mudd's Women three times now, and I'm yet to find anything that really redeems it in my opinion. There are a couple of amusing moments, but they're at the expense of the characters, really. It doesn't paint them in a great light to be drooling so brainlessly over the women :/
Aug. 10th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
* Okay, so the whole scene where Spock is checking up on Jim is just so ridiculously slashy that it's almost too obvious to mention. First you have the blatantly suggestive dialogue and then you have the recurring theme of Jim teasing Spock and said teasing looking a helluva lot like flirting. Add in Spock's obvious discomfort, and you get one of the slashiest scenes in series one.

Plus the fact that Kirk is half naked, and very obvious about strutting his half naked sexiness...

About Rand... every show I've ever seen where a main character gets raped or almost raped, they treat it like it never happened in subsequent episodes. It's like, if you don't wanna deal with it over the long term, then don't have it happen in the first place.

And didja notice that Kirk owns foundation, and knows how to use it? Interesting factoid about Super Manly Kirk.
Aug. 10th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
Ha, I can't believe I forgot to mention that bit. Then again, Jim wanders around half dressed so often that perhaps it would be more appropriate to comment when he's fully dressed ;)

Yeah, the way they deal with the attempted rape - well, the way they don't deal with it, really - is rather disappointing. While I can understand other characters dismissing it as the very darkest potential of Jim's nature, I can't see Rand being able to write it off so easily :/

Well, compared to the kind of eyeshadow they all wear, a bit of foundation is nothing ;)
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