Sunday, September 11, 2011

Return to Tomorrow

So this really happened on Saturday but didn't have time to write it up!

Today’s Workout:
Treadmill- 247 calories and 2.16miles

Return To Tomorrow
The Enterprise is exploring the farthest reaches of space and encounters a mysterious signal that they ca not pinpoint. Suddenly a voice is heard that invites Kirk, Spock, McCoy and a Dr. Mulhall toa cavern hundreds of miles below the surface. In the chamber the crew encounters 3 Orbs that hold the intelligence of the last surviving members of a race that died thousands of years earlier. The three beings ask to inhabit the bodies of the crewmembers so that they can create android bodies to live in for as long as they desire. The plan is a great risk and after a very long…. And cheesy… speech from…. Captain Kirk… The crew…. Decides to.. take the risk. LOL Well two of the aliens are just fine with the plan but the alien in Spock’s body wishes to kill the others and hijack Spock’s body permanently. In the end the crew works together to trick the alien out of Spock with the help of the other two beings. Again in the end all is well and the Enterprise is off to a new voyage.

This episode contains the iconic and slowly delivered “risk speech” from Captain Kirk. No clip could epitomize Shatner’s acting style more than this nearly two minute monologue. Also of note the episode guest stars Diana Muldaur who later went on to play Dr. Paulaski in the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, when Gates McFadden left the show for a season.  This is the first of two appearances Muldaur made in the original series.

Diana Muldaur as Dr. Ann Mullhall (1968)

Diana Muldaur as Dr. Catherine Paulaski (1988)

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