[TOS] The Corbomite Maneuver

[TOS] Season 1, Episode 10 (Netflix: S1 E11): The Corbomite Maneuver
Rating: 4
One of my favorite parts of TOS is the characters. This episode has great character moments for Kirk, Bones, and Spock. Enough so to make it a 4.
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Notes:

The uniforms are a little different. You can even see Sulu’s giant zipper on his collar

Uhura is in gold again

“What am I a doctor or a moon shuttle conductor?” -Bones                      I don’t know what that means

Baily: “We’ve got phaser weapons, I vote we blast it”                              Kirk: “I’ll keep that in mind Mr. Baily, if this becomes a democracy”

Even though a good portion of the episode is the Enterprise staring down a spinning cube, the specifics of everything going on shows off Kirk’s command presence nicely

Kirk: “Aren’t you the one that says a little suffering is good for the soul?”                                                                                                          Bones: “I never say that.”

“In chess, when one is outmatched the game is over. Checkmate.”       -Spock

“Not chess, Mr. Spock. Poker.” -Kirk

Rand is in this one

File under: Grace Lee Whitney (Janice)

I like that Kirk bluffs, and in general this episode provides a great characterization of Kirk, but the actual bluff is a little silly. There is also a bit of a plot hole in how much Balok knows about Enterprise and Earth’s history

A little Clint Howard

File under: Clint Howard

It was a strange move having Baily stay with Balok

 

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  • http://profiles.google.com/dholyer Dean Holyer

    Looks like all these still from The Corbamite Maneuver (the Blue Ray 1080p HD version. Nice collection. Any one have the formula for Tronya?

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

    only if you could accurately depict how weird that man child talking is. And as silly as Baily staying with Balok, I was oddly un surprised by them ending up on their own weird journey. Maybe I think I just found out what my first fan fiction will be about.

  • Wes

    Yeoman Rand!! Great episode, a classic twist.