Category Archives: TOS Season 3

Spock’s Brain – Ft. Clay & Sean

When an alien steals Spock’s brain, it’s up to Kirk, Bones, and RC Spock to get it back! Considered to be one of the worst TOS episodes, Spock’s Brain is a fascinating episode that doesn’t do anything well. But is it as bad as everyone says? Clay and Sean join me to discuss gender roles in alien societies, why certain concepts seem goofy, and melodramatic surgery!

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Spectre of the Gun – Ft. Clay

Skin that smokewagon! When Kirk and company are thrown into an alien version of the Wild West, they have to figure out how to survive a gunfight against some legendary gunslingers. Clay joins me to discuss the surreal Spectre of the Gun, an episode that features the (temporary) death of Chekov! We also discuss The Prisoner, writing without an outline, and needless drop kicks!

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Plato’s Stepchildren – Ft. Modi Operandus

The ancient Greeks: philosophers, artists, and… space aliens? When the Enterprise discovers a planet of immortal telepaths who have based their lifestyle on the teaching of Plato, Kirk must figure out a way to not kiss a woman! Modi stops by to discuss the infamous Plato’s Stepchildren, which is an episode known for a kiss but should be known for so much more. We discuss actors going whole hog, special effects limitations, and “little surprises”!

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The Empath – Ft. Modi Operandus

When Kirk and crew are threatened with torture by their alien captors, a mute empath might be the key to their escape. But will the empath be able to lead them out of their darkened room? “The Empath” features yet another alien judgement, but this time it’s not humans who need to defend themselves! Modi stops by to discuss the many types of bad episodes, memorable torture, and saviors with limited capabilities!

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Turnabout Intruder – Ft. Clay

“This is a man’s world… but it would be nothing without a woman or a girl.” Turnabout Intruder is the last episode of TOS, and thus the last TOS episode that this podcast will be covering! Clay joins me to discuss and episode that features body swapping and gender politics, with a healthy dose of people not doing the obvious thing. We also cover women as captains, pointless doctors, and where we stand on TOS!

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TOS Series Wrap Up

We made it to the end of our TOS podcasts! TOS has had some ups and downs, and Wes details his thoughts about how he feels about the first Star Trek series in this podcast. Which season was the best? Which characters shine, and which fade away? Does TOS hold up? All this, and more!

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