[TAS] Season 1, Episode 9: Once Upon a Planet
Rating: SKIP (For The Animated Series we use a simpler Watch or Skip rating)
I kind of like that they return to the planet featured in TOS episode “Shore Leave,” since a planet like that would become significant to people who go there, but “Once Upon a Planet” doesn’t add much.
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Kirk mentions that they’re returning to what has become a shore leave planet, where your imaginations come true. If saying the title of the Original Series episode wasn’t enough, they also replay the rabbit scene, just to extra remind you
Then, as Bones later says, playing cards show up, but they weren’t playin’
Some… thing captures Uhura
Bones and Sulu beam up and make their way to the bridge and are half way through explaining what’s going on before Scotty gets around to telling them he wasn’t able to beam up Uhura.
Uhura talks to the master computer that’s underground. It’s sick of serving people
They send an away team to get Uhura, but are intercepted by pterodactyls
And then a big cat
Then they remember that the planet is designed to take care of people who are injured, since last time Bones was injured and they took him underground to help him. So they give Spock a shot of something that knocks him out for a bit. I’m not sure why they think this would work, since the planet is clearly not acting how it’s supposed to
The computer on the planet is also taking over Enterprise and messing with everyone.
Spock gets taken underground and Kirk manages to follow. They confront the master computer.
Then they just convince the computer that serving others willingly is really nice
So then everyone gets along and Enterprise has their weird shore leave.
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