[TOS] The Man Trap

TOS Season 1, Episode 1 (Netflix: S1 E2): The Man Trap
Rating: 3

A salt-sucking, shape-shifting vampire creature slinks around the Enterprise, often disguised as a love from McCoy’s past.

Far too much time is spent with the creature going from one crew-member to the next, being creepy but not advancing the plot in the least. Fortunately there are a number of great character moments, and the central conflict (explored mostly in the first and last ten minutes of the show) with Bones dealing with the visage of a woman he loved elevates the episode to a 3.

Read more about the episode at Memory Alpha.
A.V. Club gave it an A-
The voters at Geos gave it a rating of 7.19 out of 10

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Uhura at the helm!

“Pick some flowers doctor? When a man visits an old girlfriend she usually expects something like that” – Kirk

File Under: Jerk Kirk

Bones uses a tongue depressor

10:26-11:30 Kind of strange scene between Uhura and Spock. Spock’s reaction is supposed to be cold and alien, but it comes off more as Uhura being a weirdo and Spock reacting appropriately… “Why don’t you tell me I’m an attractive young lady” -Uhura

File under: Uhura Speaks

15:50 “We’re beaming down with some questions.” When Kirk says this it works, if Janeway said this it would be totally lame.

“You could learn something from Mr. Spock, Doctor. Stop thinking with your glands.” – Kirk

21:25 Even though you can see the shadow towards the end, this is a pretty cool handheld shot.

23:30 The glove plant is hilarious….“It’s a He plant. A girl can tell.” -Janice

File under: Grace Lee Whitney (Janice)

Are Sulu and Janice buds?

Everyone is eating these colored cubes.

36:00 Kirk runs like a goofus


Spock does some of the good ‘ol two-handed fist punches.

We won’t spoil the last few lines, but they’re good ones.

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  • woverette

    I never realized the way Kirk runs in this episode! Made me laugh