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CmdrR.
May 25, 2007 2:28 pm

See… at least modernized Romans where modernized clothes. Unlike certain Nazis I could mention.

ety3
May 25, 2007 2:45 pm

They had better not edit the McCoy/Spock scene in the jail cell.

That was one of the best — no, scratch that — the best McCoy/Spock scene ever in TOS.

Doug L.
May 25, 2007 2:51 pm

Curious, they seem to be running a theme of Earth re-creations over at CBS-D. In the last 4 weeks we’ve had the chicago mobs, the nazi’s and now the romans. Fascinating…

Doug L

Moonwatcher
May 25, 2007 2:57 pm

# 2…I agree it’s the best bi-play bettween the two and it always got to me.. The 2nd best line/scene is from the “Immunity Syndrome”…”good luck Spock”…

CmdrR.
May 25, 2007 3:04 pm

2- Send the syndicator a note: “If you ruin this show, we’ll do a SPECIAL on you!”

Is this the first episode where we get the Prime Directive, or just the first speech about it?

Oceanhopper
May 25, 2007 3:16 pm

Great episode. So many times have I thought to myself,
“I should KILL you… but Septimus would probably be displeased.”
Yep, Trek taught me the value of restraint.

The woven-in thread of satire on the power of the state to use media manipulation – the biased newsreel, the canned appluase in the arena – is also cool. It’s the kind of “message show” there isn’t nearly enough of in today’s TV, where such media manipulation is still far from banished.

May 25, 2007 3:18 pm

I think it was Jeff Bond who said he felt this was the Best of the “Earth re-creations” (as Doug L. calls them) episodes. I’m going to second that motion. This one’s well played.

THEETrekMaster
May 25, 2007 3:57 pm

Multiple moons!! Cool!!!

David B.
May 25, 2007 4:39 pm

Whenever I go to Las Vegas and visit (or even just drive past) Caesar’s Palace, I always remember this episode.

Jeff
May 25, 2007 4:54 pm

Shatner does not look happy in that picture.

May 25, 2007 4:57 pm

…Hmm. Two moons. Wonder how that played around with the Graeco-Roman mythologies?

[Thinks]

…Ah, a TOS meets Rome crossover. Now *that* would be something to see. Who gets more “savage cunny” – James T. Kirk or Titus Pullo? :)

Gary
May 25, 2007 6:16 pm

Will CBS-D put bullet holes in the back wall of the jail cell when the guards shoot ’em up?

jonboc
May 25, 2007 6:59 pm

Love this episode, it features one of the slimiest, pompous villains ever in Trek. I love to hate that guy!

May 25, 2007 7:12 pm

I know that there wil be endless bickering back and forth about the implications of the closing lines (from both camps), but I STILL get chills down my spine when Uhura explains about the “Son” and not the “sun.”

Xai
May 25, 2007 7:44 pm

#14
… so true

mrregular
May 25, 2007 9:52 pm

#14:
…As do I.
And it could have been taken a lot farther, too.
It immediately reminds me of a Trek story idea mentioned in Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, by Herb Solow and Robert Justman.
On page 125, from a copy of the first page of Gene Roddenberry’s very first series proposal for Star Trek:
“THE COMING. Alien people in an alien society, but something disturbingly familiar about the quiet dignity of one who is being condemned to crucifixion.”

Captain James B. (Neo Con) Quirk
May 25, 2007 10:17 pm

#14

Agreed.

joeschmo
May 25, 2007 10:27 pm

“Swords Only” You think they could put in some SS Beagle wreckage & Jupiter 7.

Jeffrey S. Nelson
May 26, 2007 2:26 am

Good thing Captain Merrick didn’t have a phaser pack like Captain Tracy.
Actor Logan Ramsey was married to “mama” in the movie “Throw Mama From the Train.” He was a good character actor. I remember seeing him in an episode of “Route 66.” A little bit of trivia to ponder as we wander yonder.

ety3
May 26, 2007 10:46 am

#14, etc. —

I always found the whole sun/Son aspect to be the least appealing of the entire episode. It pulled me right out of the show.

Doug L.
May 26, 2007 10:58 am

re 14

While not being religious at all, I’m also not the least bit offended by this line. It seems to me it speaks to who Uhura is on some level… I never felt like I was being hit over the head with it. It’s a great ep. and an obvious cultural parallel played with a twist.

Doug L.

Stanky McFibberich
May 26, 2007 5:30 pm

re:20. ety3
“I always found the whole sun/Son aspect to be the least appealing of the entire episode. It pulled me right out of the show.”

Good grief.

diabolik
May 29, 2007 11:12 am

The whole pacifist movement being in reality the effects of the spreading faith in the Son was the pivot point of the whole episode, from the very beginning. I suppose every time the “Son Worshipers” (heard as Sun) it pulled you out? That was for the whole show then.

Jim
May 31, 2007 5:08 am

re #14

It’s great because Uhura is clearly smarter than Kirk and Spock put together!

Jim

Kyle Nin
June 2, 2007 10:00 am

There’s a promotional photo from the episode at StarTrek.com now.

Roger
June 2, 2007 2:05 pm

#14
The writers or network wouldnt have the guts to put the line about “the son” in a trek episode nowadays. Strange that a Judeo Christian reference is made in positive light in what is now considered the very secular universe of Trek. Also odd given Roddenberrys beliefs.
Im glad its in though.
(Opens up a whole can o’worms philosophically in that universe
as well.)

JGG1701
June 2, 2007 8:49 pm

Strange that a Judeo Christian reference is made in positive light in what is now considered the very secular universe of Trek. Also odd given Roddenberrys beliefs.
Agreed! :-)

JGG1701
June 2, 2007 8:51 pm

Also glad they didn’t edit that part out. :-)

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