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Some more notes n' quotes. As always, my inner shipper is showing.

01.06 – The Naked Time


Director: Marc Daniels
Writer: John D.F. Black


Spock: It's like nothing we've dealt with before.

Bones: Your pulse is 242, your blood pressure is practically non-existent – assuming you call that green stuff in your veins blood.
Spock: The readings are perfectly normal for me, thank you, Doctor. And as for my anatomy being different from yours, I am delighted.

Scotty: Unless you people on the bridge start taking showers with your clothes on, my engines can pull us out of anything.

Joe: You don't rank me and you don't have pointed ears, so just get off my neck.

Joe: What are we doing out here anyway?!

Riley: Have no fear, Riley's here!

Riley: You know what Joe's mistake was? He wasn't born an Irishman.

Uhura: Level two, corridor three reports a disturbance. Mr Sulu chasing crewmen... with a sword.

Sulu: I'll protect you, fair maiden!
Uhura: Sorry, neither!

(After Spock administers a nerve pinch to Sulu) Kirk: I'd like you to teach me that sometime.

Spock: Take D’Artagnan here to sickbay.

Riley: I'm sorry, but there'll be no ice cream for you tonight.

(When Riley announces yet another rendition of "Kathleen") Kirk: Please, not again.

Spock: I am in control of my emotions.

Scotty: I can't change the laws of physics.

Spock: My mother – I could never tell her I loved her.

Spock: Jim, when I feel friendship for you, I am ashamed.

Spock: Understand, Jim, I spent a whole lifetime learning to hide my feelings.

Kirk: We've got to risk implosion – it's our only chance!
Spock: It's never been done.
Kirk: Don't tell me that again, science officer; it's a theory, it's possible! We may go up in the biggest ball of fire since the last sun in these parts exploded, but we've got to take that one-in-ten-thousand chance!

(To the Enterprise) Kirk: Never lose you. Never.

(After it's all over) Spock: Are you all right, Jim?
Kirk: You?

Spock: We have three days to live over again.
Kirk: Not those last three days.

Fannish Stuff & Other Notes

* Riley rocks. I wish we got to see more of him.

* Is it just me, or is the nerve pinch kinda sexy? o.O

* A lot is made of Chapel's declaration to Spock, but she seems to be flirting it up with Bones as well.

01.08 – Balance of Terror


Director: Vincent McEveety
Writer: Paul Schneider


Stiles: I was suggesting that Mr. Spock might be able to decode that transmission.
Kirk: I assume you're complimenting Mr. Spock on his ability to decode.
Stiles: I'm not sure, sir.
Kirk: Well, here's one thing you can be sure of, mister: leave any bigotry in your quarters. There's no room for it on the bridge.

Romulan Commander: Danger and I are old companions.

Stiles: These are Romulans. You run away from them and you guarantee war!

Bones: War is never imperative, Mr. Spock.

Bones: In this galaxy, there's a mathematical probability of three million Earth-type planets, and in all of the universe, three million million galaxies like this, and in all of that - and perhaps more - only one of each of us. Don't destroy the one named Kirk.

Romulan Commander: I regret that we meet in this way. You and I are of a kind. In a different reality, I could have called you "friend".

Fannish Stuff & Other Notes

* This is one of my favourite episodes of season one. The Romulans are more three-dimensional (and thus more sympathetic/likeable) than most of the Enterprise's opponents, and the writing is particularly tight. The juxtaposition of Jim and the Romulan commander is very effective too.

* Of course, the Romulans also appeal like crazy to my inner classics!geek :)

* Why do they decide there must be Romulan spies on board? It seems like a bit of a huge leap of logic.

* I love Scotty's face when Spock pushes aside the reference book Jim offers in order to describe the comet's traits from memory.

* It seems odd that Spock's the one to give them away. I know it's to make it seem like he might be a spy (at least to Stiles), but it seems a bit out of character for him to be the careless one.

* There's really not much slashiness at all in this one, unless you count Bones' speech to Jim.

01.09 – What Are Little Girls Made Of?


Director: James Goldstone
Writer: Robert Bloch


Spock: You are certain you recognise his voice?
Chapel: Have you ever been engaged, Mr. Spock?

Korby: You think I could love a machine?
Chapel: Did you?

Spock: Captain, are you all right? You sound tired.

Android!Kirk: Mind your own business, Mr. Spock. I'm sick of your half-breed interference, do you hear?
Spock: Yes, very well, Captain.
Android!Kirk: You look upset, Mr. Spock. Is everything all right?
Spock: No problem here, sir.

Andrea: No. I'm not programmed for you.

Android!Kirk: It is illogical.

Kirk: Doctor Korby... was never here.

Kirk: Something bothering you, Mr. Spock?
Spock: Frankly, I was rather dismayed by your use of the term "half-breed", Captain. You must admit, it is an unsophisticated expression.
Kirk: I'll remember that, Mr. Spock... the next time I find myself in a similar situation.
Spock: *half smile*

Fannish Stuff & Other Notes

* If we accept production order as chronological order, this means that the Chapel/Spock scene in TNT occurred while Chapel was still holding out hope for being reunited with her fiancé, Korby. I find the bits they stick in about Chapel's crush on Spock to be really bitty and forced. Then again, I find her character tends to make me uncomfortable at the best of times. I tend to have to recite "product of the times, product of the times, product of the times..." a lot when she's onscreen ;)

* I love how the thing that Jim immediately thinks of to plant in Android!Kirk's head is him being mean to Spock, as though that's the most OOC thing he could ever do. And, of course, it obviously is extremely OOC, as Spock knows it's not Jim the moment he spouts the line.

* No McCoy at all in this episode :(


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