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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