Friday, July 15, 2011
So I missed yesterday’s work out… L But so much was going on that made it a great day that I just didn’t have enough time. Yesterday was the last day of my Thursday Summer School Job which has been stressful and a bit trying at times but also very rewarding and fun. After that ended I needed to get everything settled and turned in so I could be done. Then it was off to see the Twins play last night. So yeah I’m not a big baseball fan but watching a live game in the new stadium is exciting and fun. As a bonus I brought my momalla with me so we had a good time doing some Mother/son bonding, I will fully admit that I am a “Mama’s Boy” and enjoy hanging out with my mom. Beautiful weather, good food, and people watching made the game even more enjoyable.
Treadmill- 2.55 miles 283 calories
So the episode starts with the Enterprise responding to an “Earth Style” distress signal coming from a planet. This perplexes everyone because they are light-years away from the Earth. Well when the planet comes into view low and behold it looks just like the Earth. Now remember the show is LOW BUDGET… the Earth replica was used as a way to cut costs use existing exteriors from the studio and current clothing because it just so happens that the “new earth” is about at the year 1960. Cheesy but once you just ignore that fact it is a pretty good episode.
Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Rand and two Red Shirts beam down to investigate. They find a planet full of children and no adults. We find out that the planet is infected with a horrible plague that kills everyone the minute they hit adolescents. The landing party is now infected and must find a cure in seven days or they will die. Along the way they meet a girl named Miri who helps the crew deal with the other children and convince them to help the crew. This is after Miri develops a crush on Kirk and gets the other children to kidnap Rand because she is jealous of her. In the end a cure is found by means of some drastic medical experimentation on McCoy’s behalf and the Enterprise heads off to the next adventure. No, they don’t leave the children alone to fend for themselves. Starfleet sends out medical staff and educators to help the children.
This episode is to host to a number of child guest stars two of whom went on to become big Hollywood players of the day. The first is Kim Darby as “Miri” who two years after this episode aired starred in the original “True Grit” with John Wayne. This role earned her a Golden Globe nomination for her performance as the girl out to avenge the murder of her father. The second is Michael J. Pollard as “Jahn” ,the leader of the children. Two years after this episode aired he went on to star in one of my favorite movies, ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. For his role he received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.