[TOS] The Naked Time

[TOS] Season 1, Episode 4 (Netflix: S1 E5): The Naked Time

Rating: 2

I like the first 20 minutes or so, but it just gets too silly. More precisely it gets silly without being funny, so it just makes me want to cringe. Strangely a number of the shows chose to depict the characters acting crazy in one of the early episodes (see TNG: The Naked Now and ENT: Strange New World) which is a perplexing decision. The audience is just getting to know the characters, so seeing them act abnormally is both difficult to write and unrewarding to the audience. It’s an iconic episode for Sulu, but still only worth a 2.

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Notes:

These red suits don’t seem very secure.

First appearance of nurse Chapel

File under: Majel Barrett (Chapel/Lwaxana)

Riley’s playing hide and seek with these futuristic spray bottles.

Apparently this is what Sulu does when he’s drunk

So…if someone breaks into engineering then Enterprise is basically doomed

Rand!

File under: Grace Lee Whitney (Janice)

I would have liked it if Scotty was acting all goofy like the rest of the crew but they discovered he really was just drunk.

Woah, Bones! You don’t have to rip Kirk’s shirt off to give him a shot.

File under: Keep your shirt on Kirk

Wait, what? They’re time traveling? “The engines imploded” causing them to travel “faster than is possible for normal space.” Alright

File under: Time Travel

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  • http://twitter.com/wolverettealex Alex Varela

    i actually liked this episode! it was pretty funny

    • http://twitter.com/LetsWatchST Lets Watch Star Trek

       It’s understandable that people like this episode. It all depends on if you think its funny, or too silly. We ended up giving it a 2 because we wouldn’t recommend it to just anyone new to Star Trek. They may be turned off by its silliness.

  • http://twitter.com/johntodd55 John Christensen

    Riley and the spray bottles made me lol.