[TOS] Whom Gods Destroy

[TOS] Season 3, Episode 14: Whom Gods Destroy

whom gods destroyRating: 3

This episode is fun and I like that the problem Spock has to solve at the end exemplifies the characters in a cool way, even if the situation itself is kind of cliched and silly.

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Notes:

Kirk and Spock beam to a facility where people are kept with mental issues. The building is surrounding by a shield and is on a planet where all the air is poisonous

Kirk and Spock beam to a facility where people are kept with mental issues. The building is surrounding by a shield and is on a planet where all the air is poisonous.

But then they're tricked by a crazy guy named Garth. He used to be one of starfleet's best captains

But then they’re fooled by a crazy guy named Garth. He somehow learned to morph into whatever he wants. It was a little trick he picked up while visiting some aliens.

He is in control of the facility with his alien friends. Garth learned how to change his appearance somehow

He is in control of the facility with his friends. Garth used to be one of Starfleet’s most respected captains, and one of Kirk’s heroes

He locks up Kirk and changes to look like him. He wants to take control of Enterprise

He locks up Kirk and changes to look like him. He wants to take control of Enterprise

But when he tries to beam up, Scotty asks him for the secret passcode

But when he tries to beam up, Scotty asks him for the secret password

So Garth formulates a plan to get Kirk to give him the password. Seems like a good plan so far

So Garth formulates a plan to get Kirk to give him the password. Seems like a good plan so far

He tries to get the Orion lady to seduce Kirk with her dancing

He tries to get the Orion lady to seduce Kirk with her dancing

But then he stops messin around and just breaks out the torture chair.

But then he stops messin around and just breaks out the torture chair.

Kirk won't say the password

Kirk won’t say the password

Eventually Spock manages to free Kirk from his room, but when they reach Scotty, Kirk realizes this is part of Garth's plan

Spock manages to free Kirk from his room, but Kirk realizes it’s probably Garth

For some reason Garth explodes the Orion lady as a demonstration

For some reason Garth explodes the Orion lady as a demonstration

Double neck pinch!

Double neck pinch! Ok this is a good episode now.

Spock has to figure out which one is really Kirk

Spock has to figure out which one is really Kirk!

He eventually figures it out because one of them suggests he just shoot both of them and then sort it out

He eventually figures it out because one of them suggests Spock just shoot both of them and then sort it out

 

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  • http://buddymccue.wordpress.com/ Buddy McCue

    I liked this episode.

    Let’s have another look at that dance. Spock says that Vulcan children dance in a similar way, but I don’t believe him: