[TOS] A Piece of the Action

[TOS] Season 2, Episode 17 (Netflix: S2 E17): A Piece of the Action

A Piece of the Action

Rating: 2

This episode can be mildly funny, but it’s really repetitive and feels drawn out. It probably could’ve been a half hour episode. Or better yet, it could’ve been a story idea the writers laughed about for a few minutes really late at night and then abandoned. Okay, maybe that’s a little harsh. I guess it can be amusing if you’re in the right kind of mood.

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Notes:

Kirk, Bones, and Spock beam to a planet to investigate if it has been contaminated by a Federation ship 100 years ago. Looks like it. It also looks like this guy holds his gun as if it's trying to fly away

Kirk, Bones, and Spock beam to a planet to investigate if it has been contaminated by a Federation ship 100 years ago. Looks like it.

They get captured by the main boss on the planet. I don't think he understands how to play pool

They get captured by the main boss on the planet. I don’t think he understands how to play pool

They find the source of the contamination

They find the source of the contamination

I love how this guy takes off his glasses every time some makes a comment he finds perplexing. He rips them off 3 times in about 3 minutes

I love how this guy takes off his glasses every time someone makes a comment he finds perplexing. He rips them off 3 times in about 3 minutes

Kirk goes through this whole charade of teaching these guys a new card game just to distract them by dropping a card and punching them all out

Kirk goes through this whole charade of teaching these guys a new card game just to distract them by dropping a card and punching them

Spock knocks out a lady that's just trying to listen to her radio

Spock knocks out a lady that’s just trying to listen to her radio

Kirk gets captured by a different boss, who haes the first boss. He wants to throw stuff at his head and down his sleeve

Kirk gets captured by a different boss, who hates the first boss. He wants to throw stuff at his head and down his sleeve

Everyone wants more weapons from Enterprise

Everyone wants more weapons from Enterprise

Kirk escapes from him too

Kirk escapes from him too

Kirk starts talking in the same slang and starts to really get into acting like people on this planet. Not to blend in. Just cause.

Kirk starts talking in the same slang and starts to really get into acting like people on this planet. Not to blend in, they already know where he’s from. Just cause.

I think has just about knocked out everyone on this planet

Spock knocks out more people

Kirk just screws around most of this episode. He knows none of these people actually pose a threat

Kirk just screws around most of this episode. He knows none of these people actually pose a threat

My favorite part of the episode is when Kirk shakes a guy in a fight

My favorite part of the episode is when Kirk shakes a guy in a fight

Kirk decides to tell all the gangsters some story about how they have to work together or the federation comes after them. He puts a boss in charge of the whole planet. That'll probably work out fine

Kirk decides to tell all the gangsters some story about how they have to work together or the federation comes after them. He puts that boss that is known to be a liar and generally a bad guy in charge of the whole planet. That’ll probably work out fine

 

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  • CarlS

    Another season-two money saving episode where they just pull out the 20s period suits and props, and shoot everything in the back lot.