[TOS] The Conscience of the King

[TOS] Season 1, Episode 13 (Netflix: S1 E14): The Conscience of the King

Rating: 2
This episode puts Kirk in an interesting situation, and has cool character moments. The  main thing that makes it barely fall short of a 3 is how frustrating it can be to wait for Kirk to figure things out.
This was apparently Ronald Moore’s favorite episode of TOS. Whatever Ron.
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Notes:

Kirk has an angry friend!

Hey that’s pretty cool. Oh, right we’re supposed to feel bad for this guy.

So Kirk should’ve basically figured out that Karidian is Kodos within the first 10 minutes.

The computer said this girl was 19 years old. The traveling theater cast a 19 year old to play Lady Macbeth? It almost seems like she was cast as Kirk’s love interest rather than a Lady Macbeth. weird

File under: Romance?

Oh no! that guy!

Rand!

File under: Grace Lee Whitney (Janice)

Bones and Spock are a cool duo, figuring stuff out

Uhura seems like a big hit in the rec. room.

File under: Star Trek Jam Band

It’s Riley again

File under: Bruce Hyde (Riley)

Riley has been poisoned!

It’s been painfully obvious for a while that Karidian is actually Kodos. Kirk acts like he isn’t quite sure yet. They should’ve modified Kirk’s position to something like “we need to be able to prove it.” That’s basically what he means, and it would’ve made him look better

Bones: “What if you decide he is Kodos? What then? Will you play God and carry his head through the corridors in triumph? That won’t bring back the dead Jim.”                                                                               Kirk: “No. But they may rest easier.”                                                           Revenge!

File under: Revenge!

“Double Red Alert!”

Come on, Riley. Is that your best revenge face?

It was nice of the local high school theater club to let Star Trek borrow their sets

 

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

    Bahaha. I remember this episode. Best part is Rand cause she is my favorite character in all of star trek. Kicking it Mary Lynn style. by the way, that last reference was a rabbit hole of a reference.