[TAS] The Eye of the Beholder

[TAS] Season 1, Episode 14: The Eye of the Beholdereye of the beholder

Rating: WATCH (For The Animated Series we use a simpler Watch or Skip rating) 

 

I don’t know, this isn’t like a great episode or anything, but it’s got some good monsters and a lot of cool background paintings. The plot is suitably cartoony and simple, but it isn’t outright nonsense like these sometimes are. For the Animated Series, that can be enough to earn a ‘watch’.

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Notes:

Bones, Kirk, and Spock beam to a planet because some federation people went missing there

Bones, Kirk, and Spock beam to a planet because some federation people went missing there.

They see a monster

They see a monster

and then another

and then another

they shoot this one in the neck

they shoot this one in the neck

And then it falls on Bones!

And then it falls on Bones! Wait, how big is this thing? It seemed human sized before, but I guess it’s like a dragon or something.

They talk about having to walk a few miles before getting to where they want to go. Why didn't they just beam in closer?

They talk about having to walk a few miles before getting to where they want to go. Why didn’t they just beam in closer?

Spock says that the environment is a little too perfect. He suspects terraforming

Spock says that the environment is a little too perfect. He suspects terraforming.

But then they're captured by slugs!

But then they’re captured by giant slugs!

The slugs are observing them and reading their minds.

The slugs are observing the away team and reading their minds.

They're taken past a bunch of areas for different species, like a zoo

They’re taken past a bunch of areas for different species, like a zoo, guys.

They get to their habitat, and find the missing federation members

They get to their habitat, and find the missing federation members

One of them is sick

One of them is sick

Since the slugs are telepathic, they all try thinking about Bones' medical bag

Since the slugs are telepathic, they all try thinking about Bones’ medical bag

The slugs end up giving them the medical bag, so they try the same trick with their communicator

The slugs end up giving them the medical bag, so they try the same trick with their communicator

One of the baby slugs gives the communicator to Kirk, but then takes it back right when Kirk tells Scotty to beam him up

One of the baby slugs gives the communicator to Kirk, but then takes it back right when Kirk tells Scotty to beam him up.

They get pissed about their missing baby and attack Kirk's mind

They get pissed about their missing baby and attack Kirk’s mind!

But I guess Scotty made friends with the baby, and they beam back. From what the baby learned about Enterprise and the Federation, they decide that they shouldn't keep humans in the zoo, cause they're alright

But I guess Scotty made friends with the baby, and they beam back. From what the baby learned about Enterprise and the Federation, they decide that they shouldn’t keep humans in the zoo, cause they’re alright.

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  • yogonaf

    The poster of
    this episode could have referenced the movies “The Puppet Masters”, “Men In
    Black II”, “The Empire Strikes Back”, “Dune”, “Star Trek” (2009) and “Alien”.