[TOS] The Way to Eden

[TOS] Season 3, Episode 20: The Way to Eden

The Way to EdenRating: 1

This might be one of those “so bad it’s good” episodes, but it’s pretty squirm inducing. It might be too embarrassing. Watch at your own risk.

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Some people stole a Starfleet ship, but they don't know how to drive it, and they push it too hard and blow it up

Some people stole a Starfleet ship, but they don’t know how to drive it, and they push it too hard and blow it up.

Scotty managed to beam them out though. They sit on the floor and act like babies

Scotty managed to beam them out though. Please tell me these idiots aren’t going to take over the ship or something.

They like calling Kirk "Herbert". That's not even his name though

They like calling Kirk “Herbert”. That’s not even his name though.

Singing!

There are actual songs in this episode, sung by this guy. With lyrics. It’s incredibly painful.

Chekov has a history with one of them.

Chekov has a history with one of them.

Shoving!

Moshpit!

There leader is a carrier of a disease. He needs advanced medical technology to keep everyone around him from catching the disease. It's too bad because his group is looking for "Eden," where they plan on living without technology

Their leader is a carrier of a disease. He needs advanced medical technology to keep everyone around him from catching the disease. It’s too bad because his group is looking for “Eden,” where they plan on living without technology.

Spock gets along with one of them. They both play an instrument

Somehow Spock gets along with one of them. They both play an instrument.

Chekov accidentally tells this lady everything she would need to know if she wanted to take over Enterprise

Chekov accidentally tells this lady everything she would need to know if she wanted to take over Enterprise. whoops

They hold a little show

They hold a little show. It’s awful.

Spock joins in for a duet

Spock joins in for a duet.

They're able to free their leader because the guard was just too into the music

They’re able to free their leader because the guard was just too into the music.

They take over the ship! They want to try to find Eden!

They take over the ship! They want to try to find Eden.

They think they found it

There it is, right over there!

The crew gets knocked out by sound

The crew gets knocked out by sound.

Everything is acid on the planet!

Everything is acid on the planet!

This guy has gross feet

This guy has gross feet.

Kirk decided he wanted the Starfleet patch on the other side

Kirk decides he wants the Starfleet patch on the other side.

Even though the leader knows everything is acid, he still wants to try the fruit. He dies

Even though the leader knows everything is acid, he still wants to try the fruit. He dies.

 

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  • Wes

    Awful episode. I wonder how much ganja the writers and cast smoked before they came up with these space hippies looking for a great place to start a commune. The only cool thing about this episode is that a sound byte from it is prominently featured in the wicked awesome White Zombie song “Star Face” from the B side of the La Sexorcisto album.

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

    One of my favorite episodes! Who knew you could get so much music out of a bicycle wheel?

    Also, Charles Napiers’ performances weren’t THAT bad. If you catch a re-run of The Blues Brothers, notice that he’s the same actor who portrays the leader of The Good Ol’ Boys. Yep, take that hippie wig off of him and put on a cowboy hat, and he’s a completely different character.