Friday, November 11, 2011
Quick post for today because well I am heading out tonight in about 45 minutes and just got off the treadmill. So excited to go out in St. Cloud with my wonderful co-workers!!!
2.2miles and 278 calories
The final episode of the regular run Original Series episodes and it is not as bad as some people say it is. While beaming down to a planet to help some sick and injured Miners Kirk is attacked by an old flame who has been jealous for years because she can’t be a starship captain because she is a woman. Dr. Lester deeply hates being a woman has a major case of penis envy or something. She initially is able to pass as Kirk but she starts going a little crazier as people start to question her/him and we are left with basically Kirk as a “hot tranny mess” in a sense. Spock does a quick mind meld and believes the story told to him by the female body of Kirk. A huge trial ensues in which “Kirk” charges the whole crew with mutiny and wants to put them all to death. The transference is broken and Kirk is Kirk and Lester is Lester. All is well and the Enterprise is off.. and wouldn’t be seen again for another 4 years until the beginning of the animated series in 1973.
We could also call this episode "Star Trek: Freaky Friday". Some people claim this is the worst episode produced but I would have to argue that there are far worse episodes and that this one has some redeeming qualities to it.