[TOS] Season 2, Episode 22 (Netflix: S2 E22): By Any Other Name
This episode starts with an intense set up, and fairly high stakes. The episode quickly becomes silly. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, since it was funny, but just be ready for it.
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A landing party comes across some Kelvans. They can freeze people
They get captured
So Spock mind melds with a cave wall
Kirk karate chops a lady and makes a break for it, but they freeze him
This guy wants to play dungeons and dragons
If Scotty pushes that button, he’ll destroy the ship!
They go through the barrier at the edge of the galaxy
The Kelvans turn the “non-essential” crew members into little shapes
They observe that the Kelvans aren’t used to the sensations of being in human bodies. They devise a plan to try to distract them by playing off of their emotions. Bones, observe from further away
Bones gives one of them a bunch of shots
Of course it’s Kirk’s job to distract the main female Kelvan. He goes to her to “apologize” for karate chopping her earlier
Scotty tries to out-drink one of them
and Spock tries to stir up jealousy in their leader
”Can you apologize to me again?” …oh brother
A fight breaks out!
Kirk convinces the Kelvans that their home world wouldn’t even recognize them and they should just find a new home
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