[TOS] Season 2, Episode 21 (Netflix: S2 E21): Patterns of Force
I guess there were some Nazi costumes laying around so this episode happened. It’s kind of a shame, because there’s a kernel of an interesting idea that doesn’t show up ’till the end. If they would have dropped the Nazi stuff and built the episode around the ex-federation guy that interferes with a pre-warp civilization to try and make it into his own ideal society there could have been some interesting ideas to explore.
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Kirk and Spock beam down to a planet and find some Nazis, of course.
Spock steals a uniform, and then what do you know, someone comes by that’s just about Kirk’s size
but they get captured
They plan a way of breaking free. You just have to take a little thing in their arm, and this bent piece of metal…
…and turn the light bulb into a laser. duh why didn’t you think of that
They meet up with a lady and she sneaks them into an event to see the fuhrer by them pretending to be her film crew. Hey, is this Inglorious Basterds?
Bones joins them!
Their leader is a federation guy that decided to interfere. He thought the Nazis were the most efficient society in earth’s history. Ehh, not really. They tell us that the moral of the story is that the Nazi’s system wasn’t just bad because of all the racism and genocide, their mentality towards leadership encourages corruption.
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