[TOS] Plato’s Stepchildren

[TOS] Season 3, Episode 10: Plato’s Stepchildren

Plato's StepchildrenRating: 2

There are concepts in this episode that I like but the details of the plot involve ridiculous stuff. It’s not an easy episode to watch and take seriously.

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Notes:

There's a voice coming from a tall shadow. I bet the person talking is so huge!

There’s a voice coming from a tall shadow. I bet the person talking is so huge!

The people on this planet really like Plato

The people on this planet really like Plato

Bones has to help some kind of magic man that cut his leg. No one knew what to do and it got an

Bones has to help some kind of magic man that cut his leg. No one knew what to do and he got an infection

They're Plutonians, the smuggest people in the universe

Platonians just sit around all day and see who can make the smuggest face

This lady has Spock guess her age. He guesses 35, but she's actually 2300 years old. She still get offended that he didn't guess 30, when she stopped aging.

This lady has Spock guess her age. He guesses 35, but she’s actually 2300 years old. She still gets offended that he didn’t guess 30, when she stopped aging.

Alexander is the only one on the planet who doesn't have magic powers. Kirk tells him that where he's from people aren't such jerks

Alexander is the only one on the planet who doesn’t have magic powers. Kirk says where he’s from, people aren’t such jerks

Kirk shows the leader some attitude and they make Kirk slap himself

Kirk shows the leader some attitude and they make Kirk slap himself

They want Bones to stay with them in case someone else get's a cut. To persuade Bones they humiliate Kirk and Spock until he agrees. First there is dancing

They want Bones to stay with them in case someone else get’s a cut. To persuade Bones, they humiliate Kirk and Spock until he agrees. First there is dancing

Then there is funny faces

Then there are funny faces

They make Spock feel emotions

They make Spock feel emotions, like the emotion of a tummy ache

Then this happened

Then this happened

They figure out the secret to the Platonians powers and give themselves a double dose. But it takes time to start working

They figure out the secret to the Platonians powers and give themselves a double dose. But it takes time to start working

They make Uhura and Chapel listen to Spock sing

They make Uhura and Chapel listen to Spock sing

Then there's the first interracial kiss! Well, on American TV anyway...and if you're only counting kisses between fictional characters...and if you're not counting Lucy and Ricky. But hey, it's still something, right? I think it's kind of lame that the actors didn't really kiss

Then there’s the first interracial kiss on TV! Well, on American TV anyway…and if you’re only counting kisses between fictional characters…and if you’re not counting Lucy and Ricky. But hey, it’s still something, right? I think it’s kind of lame that the actors didn’t really kiss

The leader was about to kill Alexander when Kirk's magic powers kick in.

The leader was about to kill Alexander when Kirk’s magic powers kick in.

After so long of watching this guy humiliate everyone, it was really satisfying to have to tables turned on him. It's too bad the details of the humiliation had to be so weird

After so long of watching this guy humiliate everyone, it was really satisfying to have the tables turned on him.

Aww, but then Kirk is nice to him. After thousands of years of loving Plato, and modeling every aspect of their lives after him, the says some line about power making saints into savages, and that's that

Aww, but then Kirk is nice to him. After thousands of years of loving Plato, and modeling every aspect of his life after Plato’s ideas, he says some line about power making saints into savages, and he completely changes his mind about everything

Alexander gets to come back to Enterprise with them. So when Kirk left that lady crying on her planet in the last season, he probably just didn't really like her

Alexander gets to come back to Enterprise with them. So when Kirk left that lady crying on her planet in the last season, he probably just didn’t really like her

 

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  • Matt Sheean

    I like how there’s the classical Greek planet and the gangster planet and the nazi planet and the religious planet and a few others that I can’t remember right now.

    • Kane Lynch

      The sequel to into Darkness should be about a war between the Platonians and the stupid Roman Empire planet that’s instigated by Apollo.

      • Malachi Ward

        They should also run across planets that are other tv shows. NuKirk and friends should come across Game of Thrones Planet and then Transformers Planet and then Are You Afraid of the Dark Planet.