Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Squire of Gothos

Sad but true… nothing really special to report today. I have two weeks left of summer classes after today and I am so excited to be done with it! I’m enjoying all of the learning and networking but I want a vacation.

Today’s Workout-
Treadmil: 2.29 miles and 307 calories

The Squire of Gothos
Once again the Enterprise is en route to deliver supplies to an Earth colony! Now I thought the Enterprise’s mission was to “explore strange new worlds and new civilizations” not to be some type of intergalactic pony express… but I digress. So the Enterprise is on this mission and comes across a planet that shouldn’t be where it is. The Enterprise investigates and find themselves at the mercy of a strange being named Trelane. Trelane proceeds to annoy and harass the crew of the Enterprise even holding several of them hostage on the planet below. The crew always seems to be nearly a step ahead of Trelane and eventually outsmart him even though he is extremely intelligent and can make things appear and disappear out of thin air. Trelane allows the crew to escape after they foil him but he recaptures them and puts Kirk on trial for his crimes against him. Kirk challenges him to a match to the death with the crew of the Enterprise as a prize for the winner. In the end Trelane throws a massive tantrum when he feels Kirk cheats, at this time we find out that Trelane is a mere child among his race of super beings. The Enterprise is then set free and leaves to drop off its medical supplies.

This Episode is pure entertainment and is pretty funny at times. The character of Trelane may even have served as the basis for the popular ‘Q’ character in the future incarnations of Star Trek. The actor who portrays Trelane also went on to play a klingon in the Original Series and Deep Space Nine.

1 comment:

  1. I always thought of Trelane as a precursor to Q with a little Liberace thrown in for good measure.