Thursday, September 22, 2011
Bread and Circuses
Things at school keep getting busier and busier but still all is going well! Tomorrow is happy hour with my coworker family and I am so pumped, a well deserved time out is what we all need. Nothing else to report today. Sorry folks but once the school year starts my life becomes much less exciting/interesting.
Treadmill: 250calories and 2.2miles
Bread & Circuses
The Enterprise is investigating the disappearance of the USS Beagle, a freight ship that was lost six years ago. I must say back in the day Starfleet was a bit behind on the missing persons reports! Well they find the wreckage and trace it to a nearby planet that is very similar to our Earth. They tune into the planets TV stations and find that the planet has nearly mimicked the history of Earth but with one exception, The Roman Empire never fell in the early 2nd century. Now Rome is a barbaric ruthless state with Cars, Telephones, TV’s and Guns. Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam down and are captured by a group of slaves in hiding. Kirk and crew who can’t leave well enough alone decide to head into the city and find out what happened to the crew of the Beagle. They are of course captured by the Romans who are aware of the Beagle crew, and try to exploit Kirk and get him to beam his crew down. The Romans consider them enemies of the state and need new slaves to fight in their televised coliseum games. Kirk is forced to watch McCoy and Spock fight a couple of professional gladiators on TV but through some amazing timing the Enterprise is able to get them out before anyone dies.
The episode isn’t the worst one Star Trek ever produced but as far as second season episodes go… it is in the bottom 5. One more episode and I am on to season three!